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Should Angel Be Sold In The Summer?

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?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 6 2007
Time: 3:35PM

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0
I love that guy. He's flawed, he is often pathetic in front of goal, but he works hard, is good on the ball, and can probably be of much use to MON in helping train, much like Sheringham at West Ham. Also, really, how much could we get for him? He's a good option. And he loves this club.
505anthony
06/02/2007 15:45:00
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He misses too much (including penalties!). Often goes missing in the matches against really big teams. His partnership with DV was majestic and teams sussed him out after his good season & DV was sold (stupidly). Never stops working for the team, I too have a soft spot for him. But if we are to step up to the next level, these players (and a few more of our favourites) will be on thier way in the summer.
tarzan
06/02/2007 15:57:00
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Agreed Tarzan, if villa are going to progress then we need players that can get into a top 4 team. Unfortunately Angel isn't one of them.
andrew144
06/02/2007 16:24:00
0
I think that he wants to play regularly, so I do not see his future in our squad. It is up to him to train well and tutor younger players, but his age is not so high to accept this kind of role.
Majkee
06/02/2007 16:29:00
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I like Juan Pablo, and have enjoyed seeing him wear the claret and blue shirt over the past few seasons, but now surely it is the time for him to seek a new challenge elsewhere. His Villa Park days are numbered, and while in theory I guess he could sit tight until the end of his supposedly lucrative contract, I dont think somehow that he's that type of player, or indeed person.
glensider
06/02/2007 17:08:00
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He's been a good servant to the club but i can't help but feel his time is up.
weller77
06/02/2007 17:19:00
0
We now have 2 new forwards and 2 improvers in Gabby and Moore. Where does he fit in???
Gazvilla
06/02/2007 17:28:00
0
Could Angel be converted to an attacking midfielder? Just a though.
attila11101
06/02/2007 18:12:00
0
Hold that thought!
Gazvilla
06/02/2007 18:55:00
0
Cant sell him as I dont think anyone would want him
Christo
06/02/2007 19:08:00
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