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Berger Earns New Contract

Berger Earns New Contract

Aston Villa midfielder Patrik Berger will be offered a new contract at the end of the season it has emerged.

Berger, who fell out with Martin O'Neill early in the season seems to have undergone a huge transformation and has featured in a number of games for Villa in 2007. O'Neill believes that despite Berger's age and injury prone nature, that the former Czech international will be the match winner next season.

Boss Martin O'Neill:

'If he can remain fit for a year - and that's the big thing - then I think he'd be able to make the same contribution as he has since January.

'There's not too many players outside of the top teams at this minute who have Patrik's vision.

'I never said his career here was finished, but you would have got long odds on the contribution he's made after going to Stoke because he didn't really get into their team.

'He came back, and I think the realisation that the great days as a footballer playing in front of big crowds might be over has maybe given him that inspiration which has brought out the very best in him.'



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
Time: 11:33AM

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i think the primary reason for keeping him will be strength in depth on the left wing.
industrial_musical
02/05/2007 13:13:00
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Could be a shrewd move on the clubs part, even though as MON suggests it is something of a gamble. Presumably Patrik will weigh up his options come seasons end before making a decision. Could be that the lure of the dollar might just tempt him stateside, if indeed that option is open to him.
glensider
02/05/2007 20:03:00
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I am pleased to hear this. He has shown us recently that he still has something to offer. He has said he wants to stay and, if it is all about building a big squad with strength in depth this could be the right thing for both club and player.
jonah
03/05/2007 08:09:00
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Has the potential to be our Paul Merson figure for the next 12 months if he can stay fit. Great attitude too, he could have sulked and walked after the Stoke loan spell but he came bouncing back.
DeanoVilla
03/05/2007 09:32:00
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Good point Deano, having said that was his turn around for yours and my benefit? or his?
morky13villa
04/05/2007 23:10:00
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