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O'Neill Hints At Berger Villa Future

Martin O'Neill has hinted that Patrik Berger might have a future at Villa Park.

The Villa boss told the official site: 'There is a new determination about Patrik. He has had a wonderful career and played in front of big, big crowds. There is a feeling at the autumn of your career that you want to keep that going. When he came on against Watford and West Ham, playing in front of a big crowd gave him an enormous lift.'

Adding: 'He is playing on a stage that he is used to and loves. When you lose that I think something goes out of your life. It is now a great chance for him to resurrect that. He has kept himself fit - and credit to him - and I suppose the little contretemps has now been forgiven.'

Contretemps? What a great word, got to remember that one.






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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 17 2007

Time: 11:16AM

Your Comments

I would hope that funds where in place to replace the old guard at Villa Park. Anyway hasn't Cheeseburger signed a pre contract with McDonald's happy meal united in the MLS?
still skeggy
he has impressed me
Christo
If Berger is fit and enthusiastic about football it is a massive bonus for us. He is capable of turning a game on its head.
gwyllum18
Contretemps = falling out, but I had to look it up as well...
col8
He has always been a class act, as long as he is fit and raring to go it can only be a bonus for the Villa
steff_the_villan
If he's doing the business, and his attitude is right, then why shouldn't he have a future at the club. There is no doubting his ability, and he may well be very worth keeping on for another twelve months or so. I certainly wouldn't be against it.
glensider
yeah....big word indeed...but i'm not sturpises at MoN for using it..what with his background in law.
reza
Reading between the lines though, Patrik is probably looking for a two or three year deal, and I cant see how as a club we could take that route.
glensider
 

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