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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

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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
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17/02/2007 11:20:00

he has impressed me
Christo
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17/02/2007 22:55:00

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
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17/02/2007 23:05:00

Contretemps = falling out, but I had to look it up as well...
col8
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18/02/2007 00:28:00

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
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18/02/2007 12:42:00

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
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18/02/2007 17:09:00

yeah....big word indeed...but i'm not sturpises at MoN for using it..what with his background in law.
reza
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19/02/2007 06:22:00

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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01/03/2007 14:13:00

 

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