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Villa Romp To Pre-season Friendly Victory

Villa Romp To Pre-season Friendly Victory

Villa romped to a 6-0 win over Swiss side FC Wil 1900 and Martin O'Neill was delighted with the pre-season start. Our goals came with a brace from Marlon Harewood + contributions from John Carew, Nathan Delfouneso, Shaun Maloney and Wayne Routledge.

The Villa boss told the official site:

'It was very good, considering we've been back in training for just about a week. It was very encouraging and there were some very nice goals scored. You wouldn't want to read too much into it; maybe the strength of the opposition wasn't fantastic. But even so it was a nice venue and a nice way to start. It was nice to score a few goals but more importantly it was just good to get a feel of the pitch and a feel of the game to try and get back into a rhythm as quickly as possible because we've got the Intertoto game coming up.'

Adding, 'In normal circumstances I wouldn't be too bothered; we'd have a leisurely build-up to the season. But we have to get into competitive mode very early on this season. Whoever we face in the Intertoto, in terms of matches, will be much fitter than us, so we have to try and overcome that.'

Highlights can be found at AVTV if you are a subscriber: Click Here or youtube if you are cheeky!

VILLA: Taylor, Laursen, Young, Harewood, Carew, Knight, Salifou, Routledge, Petrov, Baker, Gardner. Subs: Agbonlahor, Williams, Parish, Delfouneso, Reo-Coker, Stieber, Albrighton, Osbourne, Maloney

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 11 2008
Time: 10:44AM

Comments

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How did the kids do? How did Routledge do? Was Salifou a class above his old team mates? So many questions!
farmer_dan
11/07/2008 10:56:00
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your not expecting that kind of easy ride at the bank are you?
wimp2k7
11/07/2008 10:57:00
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Saw the goals on You Tube. Impressive, but Division Three opposition
krfeskivilla
11/07/2008 11:05:00
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wimp2k7 what bank are you refering to, sorry I seem to be missing something.
col8
11/07/2008 11:05:00
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Sperm Bank.
villakieran
11/07/2008 11:06:00
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http://www.ifutbal.com/videos/5289/wil-vs-aston-villa here's the highlights, perhaps the opposition were poor, but some of the inventiveness, carew and maloneys lobs, and youngs pace down the right for the second, all really well worth taking a look at.
lorenzo
11/07/2008 11:10:00
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I had the streamin commentry up on the Official Site... it is awful didnt even tell me when full time whistle went! Does any know of a better site to use for Saturdays game? Also does anyone know if our intertot games are on telly maybe setenta or something?
Tez86
11/07/2008 11:18:00
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intertoto is on setanta :)
industrial_musical
11/07/2008 11:27:00
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Harweood is our new 20 goal a season man!
son_of_cher
11/07/2008 11:28:00
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He only needs another 18!
farmer_dan
11/07/2008 11:56:00
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