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The Futures Bright - And Claret & Blue

When Martin O'Neill first came to Aston Villa he carried with him a reputation of only being able to work with so called 'ordinary' players and focused on getting the best out of them. Many people doubted that when he joined Villa that he'd be able to push onto the next level to manage (or even purchase) world class/champions league players, that were capable of or challenging winning any awards.

But in the usual MON style he's quietly gone about his business and has slowly built a team of solid professionals (a term given to almost any player nowadays!) who have really started to gain a winning mentality and are capable of picking up results whilst playing poorly.

Over the past season he has managed to turn our better players (Ashley Young, Gabby, Laursen and Barry) into quality players who the neutrals and top teams are quite rightly starting to take notice of.
Its been a long since Villa have had any players that the United and Madrid's of this world would want to poach from us, now our team has several. Add that to the fact that we are definitely not a selling club
and wont be bullied around by Europe's elite and it shows Aston Villa really are going places.

If MON gets the players he wants over the next few transfer windows and if Milner, Davies, Guzan and Cuellar progress anywhere near like Ashley Young and Co we could end up with one hell of a starting 11.

The future is actually very bright and not just some crappy thought up PR slogan!

Happy New Year all and UTV!




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Writer: son_of_cher Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 31 2008

Time: 2:52PM

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nice. agreed. UTV!
ric112
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31/12/2008 15:03:00

I agree the future is bright :P but i would like one hell of a squad rather than just "one hell of a starting 11"
ThePretender
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31/12/2008 15:04:00

I don't think anyone doubted him when he first arrived , in fact it was the opposite . It's since he's been here that people have doubted him. The truth is and I know that it's hard to take , is he's yet to do as well as Sir Brian , BFR. I think we were top at Xmas under JG so lets wait and see before we go over the top with the praise .
Villan57
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01/01/2009 09:58:00

agree Pretender, we have to get some depth now, I'm sure MON knows that... although I thought the same last Jan and last summer!
The Fear
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01/01/2009 12:34:00

Steady praise for the manager should be restricted to odd comments. Brilliant manager who knows HOW TO WIN.
col8
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01/01/2009 18:53:00

Add to the above the emerging talents of The Fonz, Banann, Albrighton, Clark, Forrester and Co. - The future is needed bright at VP!
bazzah
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02/01/2009 12:48:00

Good positive piece of writing. We are not there yet, but we're definitely on our way. Things have never looked so bright for AVFC, probably since those days back in '68 when Pat Matthews rescued the club, and we all finally believed that the dark days of despair were finally behind us. Of course they weren't, but even in relegation to the old third division, the seeds were being sown for a bright and promising future.
glensider
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06/01/2009 16:19:00

You're so right bazzah. We have young emerging talent aplenty working their way through the ranks. None of them yet ready for regular first team action, but all looking to have very bright futures ahead of them.
glensider
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06/01/2009 16:21:00

 

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