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Olof Mellberg Close To New Deal

Olof Mellberg Close To New Deal

Martin O'Neill is hoping Villa defender Olof Mellberg will have signed a new deal before the season ends.

The Villa boss said:

'His agent wants me to get back in contact and between now and the end of the season I'd be hoping to sit down and sort something out. Like anything else, if the player has a notion he wants to stay, then fine, but if he doesn't want to then there's not a great deal you can do about it. If he playing well and you want him, then he's in a good position, if he's playing poorly and you're not that bothered, then the club's in a better position.'

And on the fact the bearded wonder only has a year left on his contract, he added, 'Listen, if someone's good enough to play in the side, my basic principle is I don't care whether he's got three weeks left.'

Would you extend the contract of Ollie? I would say we must, he has immense experience and rarely lets Villa down. What say you!?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 3 2007
Time: 5:22PM

Comments

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Do you get the feeling that o'neill just rates him because he's been our best option but is really hoping to replace him?
johnnyuk
03/05/2007 18:02:00
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Johnny - Gotta agree mate. End of the day we know he's reliable but if he don't want to commit then let's move him out and replace him. It's not as though we're in a position like we were at the beginning of the season when we had to tie up the Gareth Barry contract.
Gazvilla
03/05/2007 18:29:00
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I don't think that there's any suggestion that he wants to quit The Villa. He looks much better with Laursen alongside him. Surely no one wants to see Oli leave?!
Adam Deuce
03/05/2007 18:59:00
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No, but time moves on and we should definitely be looking at all options. I believe that a new quality central defender this summer is a must, not that I'm suggesting that Olof should be, or would be, the man to wake way for any new arrival. Olof has proved over time to be a great signing, and a loyal, dedicated Villan, and I for one certainly hope he signs a new deal.
glensider
03/05/2007 19:55:00
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Exactly Adam,give this man a decent partner and just let him DEFEND and he becomes a Nordic warrior,this man must stay and the whole team must grow beards and run about like a loon just like the Olaf God.
ASPINALL
03/05/2007 21:02:00
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I'm with you Adam, would hate to see him go. Oh and agree with Aspinalls madness, they should all grow beards, they should, they should, they must...... arrrggghhhh nurse!
The Fear
03/05/2007 21:36:00
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Do you think a perm to go with the beard would be too much? And would that catch on to the likes of Gabby, Ash and John Carew. Perhaps that could be the next poll. After you with the nurse JF.
morky13villa
03/05/2007 21:48:00
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Kevn Phillips,1-0,St Andrews,REF blows whistle and off goes the Nordic warrior - arms aloft like he`s just won the Olympic marathon as he despises them dirty b@stards as much as you or I,God i love that man,he can`t pass a ball but he`d slide in and lose a NAD if it meant us winning a game so i say stay a Villa ledge.
ASPINALL
03/05/2007 22:58:00
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A passionate posting ASPINALL - Well said that man! As a true Villan, Olof desrves his place alongside the modern era Villa Park legends. He has few equals, while I agree that his comments and observations relating to our neighbours from across this great city of ours, were classic in the extreme.
glensider
04/05/2007 06:42:00
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Amen to that Glensider,plus i wasn`t just talking about the squad- maybe every season ticket holder next season could grow a Mellberg,(yes,even the women)
ASPINALL
04/05/2007 06:55:00
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