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Martin O'Neill Manager-of-the-month

My mole at the BBC has told me that Martin O'Neill has won the Barclaycard Premiership Manager of the Month award.

Can't 100% guarantee it as I've seen nothing myself but he doesn't usually steer me wrong.

So, well done Martin O'Neill for the storming end to the season - hopefully with two wins to bring us to an end.

(And well done even if this doesn't turn out to be true!!!!!!!!!!)

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 4 2007

Time: 2:40PM

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More cause for celebration if indeed it is proved to be correct. The club as a whole are on a roll right now. All we need is for Randy to be declared 'Owner Of The Year' and we can really pop the champagne.
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04/05/2007 14:46:00

Looks like a loss on Saturday then.
Hoss The Villain
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04/05/2007 14:50:00

you're full of optimism aren't you? well done Martin and the Lads.
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04/05/2007 14:58:00

It's called the curse of the award.
Hoss The Villain
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04/05/2007 15:01:00

I think you'll find plenty of Managers have broken the curse of late. I think one was Potato Head.
Adam Deuce
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04/05/2007 15:05:00

Sod the curse of the award we are already cursed as its on TV! Maybe this curse will cancel out the other curse and we might win?
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04/05/2007 16:21:00

Well done MON, proved the doubters wrong, Aahley Young looks majestic!
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04/05/2007 17:27:00

its been confirmed
Its All Over FC
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04/05/2007 17:28:00

When was the last time a Villa manager won this award? Gregory? Just shows the excellent PR job being carried out by the new board of directors, Villa are becoming noticed again! Congratulations to Martin & all the staff & lets get behind them to make Saturday a great occassion for all.
Let the Revolution B
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04/05/2007 18:14:00

Despite the moaners and groaners, Martin fully deserves this recognition. He's got on with his rebuilding job without a fuss, added quality where possible, and optimism is now very much the name of the game. The first of many Martin, I have absolutely no doubts about that. Now make sure you join the lap of honour tomorrow to ensure that we can all show our appreciation of your efforts. Was it really twelve months ago when David O'Leary attempted to steal the show during the last campaigns lap of dishonour?
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04/05/2007 18:23:00

I second the comment, when was the last time a Villa manager got the award!!...Well the magic is starting to rub off and come the summer with new quality signings we will be even stronger.John get exercising with the pilates on the ole digits!!, as the site is going to go balistic... the transfer window is even more exciting than the playing season.Oh and we will get the chance to stuff the blues again!I love football and my mighty Villa."You are my Villa, my only Villa, you make me happy when skys are grey, you'll never know just how much I loooovvveeee you....please don't take my Villa away.Laaaa, la, la,laaaaa, la, la, la, la....
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04/05/2007 18:42:00

Well done big Martin lets have few more months like this one next season.
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04/05/2007 18:42:00

Superb news, especially as we are starting to get noticed. John Gregory won it last early in the 2001-2 season if I recall correctly.
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04/05/2007 18:48:00

Congratulations to Martin and may this be the first of many for MON and Aston Villa!!
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04/05/2007 19:09:00

Andy Gray eat your words.........
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04/05/2007 22:08:00

Yep. Andy Grey will go on sky on Saturday and say, I told you all Mon is doing a fantastic job at the villa. What a paper hat!
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04/05/2007 22:26:00

Andy Gray is an absolute moron...
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04/05/2007 23:28:00

did david o'leary win it when we went on that run a couple os seasons ago, near the end of the season when we were pipped at the post for europe by newcastle, im pretty sure we went about 14 games unbeaten
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05/05/2007 00:39:00

maybe not 14 actually, but it was a few
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05/05/2007 00:40:00

no it was john gregory September 2001 and he also won it September 1998. Dion Dublin was the last player to get it in November 1998. the same season dwight yorke won the player of the year for man utd
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05/05/2007 00:50:00

brian little won it it jan 1995. oh and southgate jan 2000 and paul meson feb 2000. at thats it
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05/05/2007 00:57:00

This I hope will not be the kiss of death for the game against Sheff Utd, not only will the team of 82 be going on the pitch, MON will be there with his trophy for MOTM. Party atphmosphere just dont need Warnock to**** in the fireworks.
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05/05/2007 05:45:00

O'Neill said: "I'm delighted to get this award. We've put some good results together over the last few weeks - then again we've had to! "Winning three on the trot away from home was obviously very pleasing and we just need to replicate that sort of form at Villa Park." Jim Hytner, from the Barclays Awards Panel, said: "Martin O'Neill has made a terrific impact in his first season back in the Barclays Premiership. "He's built a team full of young talent that is becoming increasingly hard to beat, no more so than in April. Three successive away wins also demonstrate that his Villa side combines a solid defence with real threat in attack."
The Fear
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05/05/2007 13:36:00

home win to celebrate would be good!
The Fear
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05/05/2007 13:37:00

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