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GT's Top Four Tips

Graham Taylor has tipped Villa to be in the Top 4 in the coming years and he thinks we will make Champions League football a regular outing.

Taylor has never been shy of speaking out on the Villa, but he must certainly be enjoying the Villa related questions he gets these days.

Speaking to the official site he was full of praise for our growth since Lerner and O'Neill arrived and like most fans, he looking forward to next season with some relish.

'Villa have had some catching up to do because there have been some missed opportunities in years gone by.

'But that's in the past now and Villa look like they can reclaim their place in football's upper echelons. I certainly hope they can do that.

'It will take a lot of hard work but Martin O'Neill is well on his way to leading the club back to the glory land.

'I expect him to get them back into the top four and playing Champions League football on a regular basis. If he does that, there will be no-one happier than me.

'I've known Martin for many, many years and he has a simplicity about his football. He gets that from his mentor Brian Clough.

'If you are a defender, your job is to defend; if you're a centre-forward, you're there to score goals; if you're a wide man, you get crosses in.

'With Martin you will see a very well organised side who play simple, progressive, winning football. That will satisfy the majority of supporters, particularly at a club where they have been off the top for many years.'




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 2:53PM

Your Comments

he also made Carlton Palmer an England player.nuff said!
SweetLeftFoot
he also made Carlton Palmer an England player.nuff said!
SweetLeftFoot
Yeah, you hear that Barry!!!!!???? Watch out scousers, we're coming for you, this time it's personal.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Yeah, you hear that Barry!!!!!???? Watch out scousers, we're coming for you, this time it's personal.
Villan-in-Cyprus
And was the last manager before the pathetic Mclaren NOT to get England into a major Championship.
Villan444
And was the last manager before the pathetic Mclaren NOT to get England into a major Championship.
Villan444
Leave off lads. GT did a great job for the Villa lest you all forget.
evoflash
Leave off lads. GT did a great job for the Villa lest you all forget.
evoflash
he did a better job for Bradford City when he bought Ian Ormanroyd!!!
SweetLeftFoot
he did a better job for Bradford City when he bought Ian Ormanroyd!!!
SweetLeftFoot
Full of respect for GT after his first stint.
industrial_musical
Full of respect for GT after his first stint.
industrial_musical
Agreed, first time round he was quality. If only he had stayed and not ruined his career by going to the National team.
Villan444
Agreed, first time round he was quality. If only he had stayed and not ruined his career by going to the National team.
Villan444
Anyone who big-ups the Villa is OK with me. Can only help.
Gazvilla
Anyone who big-ups the Villa is OK with me. Can only help.
Gazvilla
Taylor was a very under-rated manager appalingly treated by the press!
merlin
Taylor was a very under-rated manager appalingly treated by the press!
merlin
Look at the players in recent years like Crouch and Der Hammer that he brought into the Villa team,he clearly knew a thing or two,there was quite a weak selection of players for Taylor to choose from when he was England manager.I wish he was involved with scouting at the club.
Pking
Look at the players in recent years like Crouch and Der Hammer that he brought into the Villa team,he clearly knew a thing or two,there was quite a weak selection of players for Taylor to choose from when he was England manager.I wish he was involved with scouting at the club.
Pking
Champions League is still a dream with the current squad it would be a nightmare.
col8
Champions League is still a dream with the current squad it would be a nightmare.
col8
I agree with both Merlin and PKing. GT was an excellent manager who brought on some good players too. Tony Daley being just one.
Gordonsleftboot
I agree with both Merlin and PKing. GT was an excellent manager who brought on some good players too. Tony Daley being just one.
Gordonsleftboot
I say bring GT in to scout out players for MON seeing he has so much trouble.!!!
industrial_musical
I say bring GT in to scout out players for MON seeing he has so much trouble.!!!
industrial_musical
I agree, got to be better than Storey-Moore who seems to be stealing a wage!
silkie villain
I agree, got to be better than Storey-Moore who seems to be stealing a wage!
silkie villain
GT for Director of Football?
industrial_musical
GT for Director of Football?
industrial_musical
GT is a Villaman through and through. Knows what he's talking about.
glensider
GT is a Villaman through and through. Knows what he's talking about.
glensider
Pity a role cant be found for him in the Villa Park set-up. He has a lot to offer.
glensider
Pity a role cant be found for him in the Villa Park set-up. He has a lot to offer.
glensider
 

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