Should Angel Be Sold In The Summer?
Martin O'Neill has thrown down the gauntlet to Juan Pablo Angel as the striker once again found himself falling down the Villa pecking order.
Angel didn't even make the bench on Saturday against West Ham and he's suffered similar lows under the previous managers during his very mixed time at Villa.
Martin O'Neill said: 'I wouldn't start reading anything fantastic into that. Numerically, this is the strongest squad and the most choice I've had in terms of the bench since August. If you looked at the bench about two months ago, and including Christmas, we had 16 players. Now we have a stronger bench and this is the first time Juan has missed out all season.'
'Juan may well be disappointed - I hope he is - but we've got competition for places. Every manager says they want that, but if you're asking me, then yes, I do really want competition for places. I don't mind, and I want the squad to be strong because one of the reasons why we started to drop was because we didn't have the competition for places.'
Our latest poll, suggested by seanking16, asks if Juan Pablo Angel should be sold in the summer?
I'm like many Villa fans, I've a soft spot for Angel, he has rarely moaned - trouble is he has also rarely scored! You have to question the service to him over the last few seasons but is that the only reason for such a poor return on goal?