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Phew, First Villa Target Achieved

Phew, First Villa Target Achieved

Phew First Target achieved

Its seems to have been missed, but with 41 points its a fair bet we won't be relegated this season. Well done O'Neill.

In common with many I believe our first 13 are good enough for a top 4 spot, always have done, I'm just waiting for an injury to hit us hard and the balloon to burst.

We just don't have the quality in the squad of the others in the top 4, we don't have a manager who is as smart in the transfer market as some, so what.

O'Neill brings something, what I've no idea, but now he is finally up to speed with the PL, he's giving as good as most, better than many as our position and 9 matches unbeaten shows.

OK I'm not that pleased with many of his buys, I refuse to believe he could not have done much better for the money spent and I still feel he has to make a step up in January and buy above his normal level.

Friedel apart the teams backbone, our best defender, our best midfield player and our best striker are not his buys. I agree Young has achieved a similar level of performance, and I'm sure others will in time, but to push on now, when transfers are so hard for so many reasons, we need to bring in players who will replace that core 13 players who we know should achieve 4th or higher.

To do so in January is a virtually impossible task, for most, especially O'Neill, especially for a manager who has so far not bought proven stars.

This time around, I don't see players who take 6 days, let alone 6 months or even 2 season to have an impact are what is needed. We need a player, players who will take the great advantage O'Neill's team has gained and consolidate it.

It can be done, of course it can, and although I don't like suggesting names, because point scorers immediately go to Google to denigrate your suggestions, the likes of Bale, Anelka, Parker, Bellamy, Toure, Messi, and so on

Go for it Mart, relegation has been avoided, relax a bit son, go get some real quality, you know you want to.


Date:Monday January 12 2009
Time: 3:45PM


ha ha for some reason when I started reading that, I thought gotta be a '48 post.
12/01/2009 16:04:00
Jones and NZogbia - things an only get better if we land these two talented startlets. I just worry it might change the way we play!
12/01/2009 16:17:00
Surely you could argue though that Ashley Young is our best midfielder and Laursen nor Gabby were the players we would have seen if they'd not been under MON's guidance...We'll never know i guess.. I do know what your saying however... You only had to look at the Tottenham becj against Wigan and you could have picke 4 or five that would make us a better team/squad! Lennon? Bent? Jenas? Bentley? Dos Santos?
12/01/2009 16:29:00
^^ Sorry about the spelling^^ only 20 mins of work left and my brain has packed it's bags for the day already!
12/01/2009 16:31:00
Agree entirely Krisvilla. I knew immediately. Haven't heard anything for a while because we have been doing so well but with 12 days gone of the transfer market and only a 17 year old Dutch international to show, that is good enough reason to have a moan.
12/01/2009 16:47:00
villan444 it was this that gave it away i think, "Its seems to have been missed, but with 41 points its a fair bet we won't be relegated this season. Well done O'Neill." I know he was only joking but, just gave it away, saying that though reading the rest.... In the future don't think '48 has to sign it off, we'll know it's him by the content of the article.
12/01/2009 16:54:00
Are you having a laugh we had no chance of ever being relegated i think you just wanted a dig at MON, it's hard to attract top players when your not top four and any player that has not done the business isn't playing but makes up the squad number. PS i don't think his joking 48's always negative.
chris the villan
12/01/2009 17:04:00
he was joking, i got wise to his posts, be ridiculous to say villa are relegation contenders!
12/01/2009 17:18:00
Oh for Heavens sake some of you need to lighten up. Its a standard joke when you achieve 41 points that you can breath freely as relegation has been avoided. Thanks to Hitman for at least being with it.
12/01/2009 17:41:00
It is no different to what MON said when asked about finishing in the top four, he said safety first was his priority.
The Fear
12/01/2009 17:53:00
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