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Martin O'Neill Admits Chelsea Were 'Brilliant'

Martin O'Neill Admits Chelsea Were 'Brilliant'

Martin O'Neill admitted after the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea that the opponents were simply brilliant.

He said on AVTV:

'We shouldn't take anything away from Chelsea. Sometimes you are only as good as the team you're playing lets you. They were very strong, very quick, athletic and agile. They were absolutely brilliant. They are a class side. From our point of view, it was frustrating that we couldn't get our good players into the game. What you need at places like this is the lads performing at the levels they have in recent games but we couldn't today.'

Adding, 'We needed to play well to pick up something but we couldn't manage that. We had a little spell just after half-time where we came back into the match but we needed to score at that point. Unfortunately, we didn't and Chelsea ended up winning comfortably. The game has been built up because we have been doing quite well. People were talking about whether we could break into the top four. I'm sure tomorrow morning, we'll be told we can't do that. That's no bad thing because we know the distance we have to go.'

The comments on the Tom Ross/Pat Heard commentary were that Chelsea won the game with ease and no bruises and some of our players were ball watching instead of getting stuck in. They were there, I wasn't! Unfortunately we've not got our great away match reporter Glensider to educate us of the facts this week, if anyone else was there and would be so kind as to submit a match report, please email me or pm me. (Just click the letter icon by my name in the editor details or send to astonvilla@vitalfootball.co.uk)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday October 6 2008
Time: 9:24AM

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They were good but not as good as is being made out,People will draw all types of conclusions from yesterdays game but for me we just had a bad game and you can`t do that at stamford bridge,I am still predicting a third place finish.
lerneravfc
06/10/2008 10:36:00
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I dont think we were that bad. Chelsea's first half performance was as good as I have seen in a long time. They would have stuffed Manure or Barcelona with football like that. Perhaps we could have been more negative and tried to stop them playing, but MON tried to be bold and attack them. No problem with that, let's just hold our hands up..Chelsea were superb
krfeskivilla
06/10/2008 13:10:00
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I disagree. I thought we would've lost to most Premier League teams yesterday. Nicky Shorey played like a 5 year old for 93 minutes. He couldn't defend, he couldn't tackle, he couldn't pass, he was ****ing pathetic!!!!!!! Because he was so bad, it effectively took Ashley Young (our danger man) out of the game because he was too busy covering for the frequently absent "left-back". Laursen also had to leave his own man on a number of occaisions to cover for Shorey. The guy was in complete awe of the Chelsea players and clearly not up to the task. I'm even more puzzled that MON left him on for the entire match!!!!? Instead he took off Luke Young, who was coping much better. I'd have brought off Shorey at Half Time, put Barry in LB, shuffled the midfield along to stick Milner on the right. It seems he still hasn't realized that NRC isn't a RB. The whole team were poor, but for me Shorey just stood out from the rest and stopped us from breaking free down the left, or from breaking anywhere for that matter! Carlos looked class when he came on though.
Villan-in-Cyprus
06/10/2008 13:30:00
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Were Chelsea really that good, or was it because we were frankly, that poor? We didn't show, and were very, very lucky to only get beat by two.
glensider
02/11/2008 22:59:00
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Hopefully this defeat though will have the right effect, and draw the right response from the lads. The season has only just started, theres a long way to go. We can both learn and thrive from this dereat.
glensider
02/11/2008 23:01:00
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