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Liverpool Shock Draw Shows Belief

Martin O'Neill believes the fact that many fans were disappointed by our draw against defensive Liverpool shows how far the club have come and the levels of optimism that now surround the club.

Speaking on the official site, O'Neill stated that he was looking forward to the rest of the season and he loved the 'mood' change that has occurred over the past few years.

'I am looking forward to the rest of the season with great optimism.

'There's been a change of mood and expectation at this football club and that's great.

'I liked the fact against Liverpool that there was a tinge of disappointment that we didn't beat them.

'That was a great thing - that's where we are.

'As James Milner said after he signed, there have been great strides since he was last here.

'Liverpool, even by their own admission, were hanging on in the last 15 minutes of the game. That's certainly a positive sign.

'While you can't make any big statements after three games, things are certainly upbeat.'

Now to beat the rest of them up.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 3 2008

Time: 8:50PM

Your Comments

glad all this barry nonsense is over for a while cause i've always liked villa, their fans and their manager. we were outplayed for a sizeable portion of that game although in fairness don't think we've really started. all the best for rest of the season til anfield at least. could really do with your lot taking points over some of the other big teams as well and i'm sure you will
SH
Well done SH for an honest and balanced post.
Nigel-not-Reo
but come the end of the season you may be rueing it if we do pick up those points! ay!? ay!?
ric112
Many positives to take from it. We looked like we could win it! Even Liverpool admitting hanging on in the last 15 minutes. Keeping a clean sheet, even before Cuellar comes in and Shorey, Luke Young and Curtis Davis are all still settling in. I think the back 4 plus Friedel did us proud! Even if Gerrard or Torres weren't playing, the full Liverpool defense was, and we certainly created them many problems! So although at first we were disappointed not to beat them, I agree with Martin, that just shows how far we have come!
villa_de
Yes Mart, you and Randy are doing a fantastic job, PLEASE KEEP IT UP !!
Euro_Champs_82
villa wasted a golden chance to get all the points against liverpool
ehabfarouk1973
It was still a point gained for Liverpool and 2 lost for Villa. Torres coming off when we were on top of them was the worst thing that could've happened. Straight away they shut up shop for the draw, never seen a back 4 stay so far back!
Villan-in-Cyprus
But let's be realistic, this wasn't so much about the points was it? It was about teaching Liverpool a lesson.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Well said V-i-C...maybe we'll teach them a little better at Anfield - that would be sweet. I'm interested to see how Liverpool do this season though if I'm honest, they look like a team left lacking when Gerrard isn't in the team.
Mayo_12
Shock Draw?
young_jonah
here's one for the Villa fans, see below
Gleeson_23
A Primary Teacher explains to her class that she is a Liverpool fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they too are Liverpool fans. Everyone in the class raises their hand except one little girl. The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says, 'Mary, why didn't you raise your hand?' 'Because I'm not a Liverpool fan,' she replied. The teacher, still shocked, asked, 'Well, if you are not a Liverpool fan, then who are you a fan of?' 'I am a Villa fan, and proud of it,' Mary replied. The teacher could not believe her ears. 'Mary, why, pray tell, are you a Villa fan?' 'Because my mum is a Villa fan, and my dad is a Villa fan, so I'm a Villa fan too!' 'Well,' said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, 'that is no reason for you to be a Villa fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time. What if your mum was a prostitute and your dad was a drug addict, what would you be then?' 'Then,' Mary smiled, 'I'd be a Liverpool fan
Gleeson_23
Very good Gleeson:)
Villan-in-Cyprus
I wasn't disappointed, there were certainly many plus points in evidence. We possibly could have won the game if we had been firing on all cylinders up front, but there were some impressive individual showings that bode well for the future.
glensider
James Milners comment about the great strides that have been made since he was last here on spot on. The club is very definitely moving forwards, but then again, we all know that.
glensider
 

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