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Confidence Is Fine Claims Laursen

Confidence Is Fine Claims Laursen

I love it when the official site uses the word 'bouncebackability', but I am strange. Laursen believes we have it and he aims to show it in the next two matches.

Speaking on the official site Laursen talks about how often we 'bounced back' last season from disappointing draws or losses and with confidence still high in the camp he believes Villa are more than capable of showing that same character this season.

The FH (Icelandic jobbie) will be easy enough. There isn't a cat in hell's chance of them coming to Villa Park (defensive problems or not) and reversing our 4-1 lead, but the concern lies in the second match against Liverpool.

The Scousers aren't playing particularly well either to be fair and will need to turn on the style to secure a result against Standard Liege after the pathetic first leg attempt saw them played off the park. But after all the summer rumblings over Gareth Barry, and with how flukey they normally get when they play us, you know they will be up for the match and we have to hope the team shows the same commitment that us fans will be showing.

Oh and it would be nice if the ref didn't award a 3rd penalty in as many matches just because somebody falls over a blade of grass.

Anyway, Laursen:

'We always bounced back last season and we will try and do that again. I can't promise that but our confidence is fine. It is not low, we are just sad not to have got at least a point from the weekend.

'But confidence is still OK. We played a very good game against Manchester City at home and we hope to win again on Thursday. We are just disappointed we came back twice against Stoke but lost the game.

'Of course we're disappointed right now but we have a big week coming up. We can go through in the UEFA Cup and then on Sunday there's a massive game at Villa Park.

'So we're all looking forward to this week but we can't be happy after Saturday's defeat because we are all so disappointed to have lost that game.'

There are only 11 players and a manager who can put that right. I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping they do.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday August 25 2008
Time: 4:18PM

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Getting through to the UEFA Cup proper will be a boost, so confidence should be high again come Sunday. Question is, how is MON going to react to the Stoke debacle ? Will he play Barry ? Will we have a couple of new arrivals to throw into the mix ? I predict the following on Sunday: Cuellar to make his debut, Milner to play on the right, Barry to sign a new long-term contract, and a big money striker by the name of T. Henry to come off the bench and score the winner. Eat that Scousers!
pongogidman
25/08/2008 16:50:00
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Totally agree Vital Villan, you ARE strange. Good observation! :o)
The Fear
25/08/2008 17:15:00
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Stoke game was just a bedding the team in thing... wont affect the performance against Liverpool one little bit.
col8
25/08/2008 19:04:00
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I think Baryy will be up for this big time against liverpool, he will be out to prove a point that he is worth 18mil.
liamo1981
25/08/2008 22:25:00
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"The FH (Icelandic jobbie) will be easy enough. There isn't a cat in hell's chance of them coming to Villa Park (defensive problems or not) and reversing our 4-1 lead" - Confident enough aren't you Vital Villan (Murph?). Dont disagree with you, just made we smile. Well said anyway. Agree too that Sundays encounter with that nice Spanish made and his merseyside outfit is the real test. We have to get our act together, sort out our defensive problems for that one.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:45:00
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Stoke was a one-off I believe. Obviously we'll find out over the next few weeks, but I'm certainly far from pushing the panic button just yet.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:46:00
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