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Mellberg Focused On The Football

Olof Mellberg says he is focussed on the football and is happy to put any talk of a new contract on hold until the end of the season.

His agent was last seen bashing his head repeatedly against a wall shouting No Olof, NO!

O'Neill has spoken of his desire to tie the Swede to a longer contract as the defenders current deal runs out in June 2008.

The bearded on told the official site: 'I'm not too worried about my contract just yet. I've just been focussing on games - not just for Villa, but for the national team. It's important to concentrate on my performances. I'm enjoying my football as much as ever here and it was good to hear the manager talk about the possibility of a new deal. There is a good team spirit here and a feeling that the club is moving in the right direction. I'm enjoying being a part of that and I want to help the team finish the season strongly.'

'This is an important period for us. That's why some of the recent results have been so frustrating - especially the away games.' Adding 'Performances are important, but at this time of the year you want the points - no matter how you get them. We've had a good break now and we have no excuses. We have to turn our performances into results and we need more points from away games. We should have more than one away win this season. Some of the performances in away games have been very good, even when we've been beaten.'

'Maybe at the beginning of the season, you can be a little bit more optimistic if you have the performances but not the results. There is a lot of time to put things right. At this time of the season, you are running out of games, you just need the points to climb the table. That's what we'll be looking at, starting with the game at Fulham.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 27 2007
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

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There is no need to panic about the mighty olaf waiting for his new contract. He'll sign in the summer and do his part in returning us to the top 6 next year.
keithlees1978
27/02/2007 19:56:00
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At least he's not dismissed the idea of a new contract!
bmb
27/02/2007 20:01:00
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I would be more bothered about Ridge or Cahill, as they are the future. It has to be up to him though, would hate to see him playing for example Man shoddy, or Blackburn. Thing is, with his experience we still seem to panic at the back at times. Having said that he is ever present, top quality, and has held the side together through difficult times. Who knows, without him Villa could have been in all sorts of trouble. We will know one way or the other, if he doesnt sign in the summer, the end of an era will be the outcome.
morky13villa
27/02/2007 20:30:00
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OLAF the Great will have no problem securing a new contract, the only thing there may be a wrangle over is the length.
col8
28/02/2007 10:29:00
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Give this gentleman the additional bonus of a key to the freedom of Aston to show him just how much we care and want him to stay. col8 is quite correct of course in his reading of the situation, An extended contract shouldn't be a problem, but the length of that contract might be a sticking point.
glensider
28/02/2007 19:36:00
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