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A Glorious Day, We Weren't Arse

A Glorious Day, We Weren't Arse

Martin O'Neill must lie awake at night wondering how we can tonk Arsenal 2-0 yet struggle against Newcastle and Boro. But for today, we can all enjoy the win.

I'd have been perfectly happy with a point, but to take all 3 points, even against a poor Arsenal side is something special.

Today, I'll let Martin speak for himself without going off on one of my normal tangents. Suffice to say, I was hoping for 2 points minimum from Arse and Man U. We are already a point ahead of that so if we can battle out a point against Man U then the doom from Newkie and Boro will be definitely in the past....of course assuming we don't then bugger it against Fulham.

Speaking on the official site, a delighted manager said:

'I thought the team were absolutely brilliant.

'We took the game to them and it was a true masterclass in all areas.

'We were brilliant - the whole team were fantastic. It was a really sensational performance.

'Gabby took his goal brilliantly - but it was his overall play that impressed me most. He bought people into the game and it was a top class centre-forward performance.

'He was important for the opening goal too. If he didn't go in to head the ball, Clichy would have cleared easily.

'It was a great, great win.

'We were disappointed with the last two performances. We should have put Newcastle away in the first half at St James Park and it was similar this afternoon. But here, we galvanised ourselves for the second half.

'It was an incredible performance from start to finish. It was a performance to savour and to be proud of.

'Anyone who is a Villa fan should be delighted with the whole team tonight.'

I have to comment.....is this the start of us playing for 90 minutes I wonder? I certainly hope so.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday November 15 2008
Time: 7:38PM

Comments

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Weird game, innit? Losing to Midlesborough at home, but winning at the Emirates - I'm just glad I'm not a betting man! A good night to be villa fan. Any suggestions as to why GB didn't take the pen?
claretandbluestu
15/11/2008 20:15:00
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well done lads anyone who wipes the smile off Wengers face is all right by me!
merlin
15/11/2008 20:17:00
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I'm sure they said in commentary that Barry was off the pitch at the time, so that would explain it.
The Fear
15/11/2008 20:19:00
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Someone, not so far away from me, reckoned that the Barry link to the Arse this week may have played its part....? Having not heard the commentry Mr Fear, I certainly hope your understanding is closer to the truth than my mates is!!!!
claretandbluestu
15/11/2008 20:33:00
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Looking forward to MOTD again!
olafthegreat
15/11/2008 21:57:00
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I miss the start of MOTD and for once we're first!! Le Arse indeed.
Adam Deuce
15/11/2008 23:21:00
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well done,great display,more performances like this and less like newcastle last week and you'll have the Arse's champions league place for sure!2-0,and it probably should have been more,well done again!!
CoxintheBox
16/11/2008 02:07:00
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You boys are looking tight this year (on today's showing anyway). If you want the CL spot you've got to find consistency though. Out of all the 'chasing pack' you're making the early headway and performances like this will only add to your confidence. Incidentally, I know as a Liverpool fan I wouldn't get the sort of reception I would have pre 'Barrygate', but just to ask quickly, are you lads happy with the way things turned out in the summer? Alonso is in the form of his life and you can't blame us for being thankful for keeping him (therefore not getting Barry), and your team is looking useful (again, need more consistency) so maybe what happened in the summer was for the best after all? :p
Naoise
16/11/2008 03:00:00
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I can't figure out who I want to give MOTM too. Agbonlahor hit the headlines but Sidwell worked his socks off and broke up play constantly. I'm going to go for Sidders for picking himself up after last weeks howler. Great display from all the boys (besides Milner, wasn't too pleased with him)
los_angeles_villan
16/11/2008 03:13:00
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What a great weekend - wins all around for the Premiership's big four! :P
YatesyVillain
16/11/2008 04:00:00
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