Have Villa Waved The White Flag For UEFA Cup?
Have Villa waved the white flag when it comes to the UEFA Cup?
The squad has been announced today and once again Martin O'Neill has gone for a less than strong selection, something he seems to do a great deal in all cup competitions. Now fair enough some will say that with the size of our squad we have to prioritise for the league push but I guess the counter question is who is responsible for the size of the squad and isn't winning silverware - or winning at all - a good habit to pick up?
Suppose all depends on the result but looking at this squad, I'd certainly not place money on a win in Moscow and thank the good lord Paul McGrath that I didn't buy tickets to go over there like four of my mates. Not sure how they will feel when they see this. I guess time will tell.
Martin O'Neill explained: 'We have a couple of players carrying injuries and a couple of others who I believe need resting for the important final third of the season.'
There is no Gareth Barry, Ashley Young, Gabby Agbonlahor or James Milner and Brad Friedel also stays at home.
Bit pathetic really, but hey ho.