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Bodymoor Heath Opening

Bodymoor Heath Opening

Martin O'Neill has spoken about the £13million redevelopment of Bodymoor Heath training complex and said: 'These facilities are second to none.'



The Villa manager cut the ribbon this morning of the all new and majorly improved training ground facilities with Sir Dennis of Mortimer and current club captain Gareth Barry.



He said 'This place is absolutely terrific, it really is. We couldn't ask for a better facility. I thought the current training ground was OK as it was, but this is another thing entirely. Now having such a state-of-the-art facility guarantees nothing on the field of play, but we will lack nothing in our preparations next season.'

'There's no doubt in the modern game that looking after players in the best possible way is becoming the norm. I hope the players are deserving of it. It will be great to train in a decent environment with great facilities. These are the last word. The facilities are totally different to what it was like in my day.'

If you went to the open day today, let us know how it went in the article comments below!

Certainly looks a bit different to what we had before with portacabins for some of the changing rooms!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 6 2007
Time: 5:21PM

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Comments

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How gay does Garry Barry look in that top!
BodyButter
06/05/2007 17:37:00
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haha what a comment, thought the same thing myself!
son_of_cher
06/05/2007 17:46:00
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Went to the new training ground. It was AMAZING!!!! very impressive. We got greeted by the General on the door. This man will become a Villa LEGEND! he was such a top man and we are so lucky to have people the quality of the general and Randy involved in our club as they really do have the fans at heart.
spit-fire
06/05/2007 18:24:00
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Saw the video of the opening on villa world, the general seems like a right comedy character. The facilities look top class.
son_of_cher
06/05/2007 19:52:00
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Barry looks like the distant son of Chris Coleman. It's great being a Villa fan at the moment.
tarzan
06/05/2007 20:57:00
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looks very impressive, past legend (mortimer), current heart beat of the team (barry) and potential legend (o'neill) all lined up quality, all we needed was Randy and the General in the background :)
industrial_musical
06/05/2007 22:14:00
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Its a real shame to hear about Roeder,Sacked the same month MoN wins manager of the month.Makes his comments about MoN not having the guts to manage Newcastle seem a tad ironic.Hopefully O Neill sends him his commisorations.
Pking
06/05/2007 23:59:00
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Roeder is a joke and Barry .... well its been said already ...lol
iomvilla
07/05/2007 06:55:00
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An outstanding facility, very futuristic. Another huge step forward by the Randy Lerner era, who are well and truly dragging the club into the 21st century. We will be the envy of the very vast majority of our competitors, over the availability to our players of this superb complex.
glensider
07/05/2007 09:08:00
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It`s all just too much for me this weekend,ok all the beer doesn`t help but how emotional can this all get!! I`m half expecting Messi and Ronaldinho to sign tomorrow,thankyou Randy for all of it,i`m totally hetrosexual but i indeed love you.
ASPINALL
07/05/2007 10:31:00
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