Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 14 2008
1) So Cuellar has moved to Aston Villa. Are you surprised he is looking to move?
Not really a surprise, after we were knocked out of the Champions League, I think it was a matter of when rather than if. I was surprised by the clause in his contract, usually the papers pick up on things like that but no newspapers even seemed to know about this clause.
2) What sort of player have Villa bought?
Villa will be getting a no nonsense defender. Cuellar is very composed and very rarely makes mistakes. He is very handy with his head at set pieces so expect him to pitch in with a couple of goals. He is the sort of player who would quite happily take one for the team, and he did last season when he pulled off a save which any good goalkeeper would have been proud of in a game against Celtic. He knew what he was doing, he was prepared to get sent off to try and get Rangers the result they needed. As it happened, McGregor saved the resulting penalty. Had it not been for the referee taking the policy of keeping the game going until Celtic could score a goal, we could have got a valuable point in that game.
I'm told we shouldn't show youtube clips due to copyright which youtube are breaking but I can't resist showing this, if I have to remove it, so be it, every other site seems to get away with it!
3) What impact will the departure have on Rangers and how will the Rangers fans view the player moving from Ibrox?
No doubt about it, it's a crushing blow for the team, he is our rock. I thought the Rangers fans would have been wishing him all the best and no hard feelings, but I'm reading everywhere that fans are calling him a traitor. I don't share that view at all, he done what was best for him.
4) Do you think he'll fit in straight away in the Premier League?
Absolutely 100% convinced that he will. A lot of people will compare him to Boumsong who left Rangers to sign for Newcastle in a big money deal and then flopped, but I think Cuellar is a different kettle of fish. He has character. which Boumsong didn't have. Boumsong thought he could just fit in and the games would be as easy as they were in the SPL but was sadly mistaken. Cuellar will know he has went up a level and I think he will adjust
With thanks to John at >>> Vital Rangers >>>
Date:Thursday August 14 2008
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