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Blues Boss Admits Cuellar Is Gold

Blues Boss Admits Cuellar Is Gold

Alex McLeish has stated that Martin O'Neill has struck gold with his capture of Carlos Cuellar.

McLeish, former Rangers manager still keeps one eye on the Gers apparently and was very impressed with Cuellar's debut season in the Scottish Premier League.

Speaking on our official site, he said:

'He's a good player. It will be interesting to see him at another level. It's definitely a huge step up, the Premiership. But he played extremely well for Rangers. He was a stalwart defender, a no-nonsense defender, no frills, he just did his job.

'He sniffed out danger when Rangers were under pressure in that great UEFA Cup run last season. I think you can only go on what you've seen so far, but certainly the Premier League will be a real test for Carlos.

'But I think Martin O'Neill, who is quite a shrewdie in the transfer market, knows what he's doing.'

Meanwhile Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has revealed the Barclays Premier League newboys missed out in the race to sign Cuéllar.

Must admit it's strange for a Blues manager to be commenting on our signings, even though McLeish has the Rangers tie in. Not sure how many Blues fans will react to this, but given their could be some reaction to him 'praising up' O'Neill's signing, he must be pretty confident Cuellar will make a big difference to us this season.

I wasn't going to bother with this earlier, but it fits in here. In other Cuellar news, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has said he was in for Cuellar himself, but once he found out we were interested, he gave up.

'We did make enquiries and I was more than confident. But once you hear that a club of Villa's size are in for him big time you clearly fear the worst.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday August 13 2008
Time: 3:43PM

Comments

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Well, nothing new there, just confirmation of what we already know which is that Cuellar is Dios!!
romanianvillain
13/08/2008 15:56:00
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I take my hat off to McLeish for being prepared to speak from the heart. I sincerely hope we have got a gem. I recall Petrov was a "rave" at Celtic. The Prem. always sorts out the men from the boys. Hopefully we will see him on Sunday against Man City and give him a warm welcome to Villa.
villacross
13/08/2008 15:57:00
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wtf, pulis. WHERE DID U PUT UR BALLS. how will his players look at him now? =/
Gruck
13/08/2008 16:09:00
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For some reason, and I'm prepared to be lynched by some Villa fans for saying this, but I actually quite like McLeish. Whilst I couldn't stand Mr Potato Head, and still can't, McLeish seems to have a bit more about him. Here's hoping he sees sense and leaves the Blues for someone better soon.
paintnothing
13/08/2008 16:21:00
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I like him too paint nothing. I don't even mind potato head. I think we are too far from Blues these days to even be bothered by petty local rivalries any more. We have bigger fish to fry. In fact, to be honest I find it a bit sad that we still sing the "s*hitting on the city" song on match day...
simonbigron
13/08/2008 16:29:00
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maybe its that with MON being an ex-celtic boss that he only bought rangers best player to scupper them!!!
bobbyfett
13/08/2008 17:05:00
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Shock headlines Stoke manager says Fear is the worst.........the question is worst what, i think its the worst at buying a round!
DudleyPhill
13/08/2008 17:59:00
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love the last quote, once a club Villa's size are in for a player, you fear the worst.
The Fear
13/08/2008 18:10:00
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McLeish is alright for a Bluenose, lol. what is it with Birmingham sucking up to the Villa lately? First it was David Sullivan saying we've got a great Chairman, now McLeish is at it.
jjr89
13/08/2008 19:27:00
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because we are kicking arse at this football game right now
ric112
13/08/2008 21:02:00
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