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Barry - Milner - MON On The CSKA Squad

News is a bit thin on the ground at the moment, the only talk is the UEFA Cup build up and the mixed reactions!

Gareth Barry is being heavily quoted from before the news broke of the squad being sent over. He agreed that the decision was difficult for the Villa boss and said he can see why players might need a rest ahead of Stoke at the weekend.

'If you're looking at the game with Stoke on Sunday as the priority then it might be vital a few players do get a rest.'

Meanwhile another left out of the travelling party to Moscow, James Milner says Villa can still win. 'It's obviously the manager's decision. Whatever team we put out, it will be good enough to get a result because we've a squad of quality players, even if it might not be the biggest.' He also says they all know CSKA are a good team but says Villa also have plenty of good players, not just the first choice 11.

Meanwhile, the man who makes all the decisions - and God knows how I'd hate his or any other managers job, I'd be dead in a week - Martin O'Neill said in the Sunday Mercury:

'Although it was a difficult decision, we have to trust the players who are going. I think it's a great opportunity for some of the younger lads in the side, which is terrific. We're not going to be defeatist.'

He also says it was always going to be hard to go to Moscow, then face Stoke and then be up for the game against Manchester City the Wednesday after.

Adding 'But the chairman has entrusted me with the decisions, and I believe what we're doing is for the well being of the football club.'

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 25 2009

Time: 2:08PM

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The solution is simple then! If we have such a good second string, let them play on Saturday against Stoke! They have the worst away record in the PL. Surely they can beat them? That would allow us to play the 1st team against Moscow and give us a slight chance of progressing! Then again, you could just send the squad we are sending, just to throw the match and get any futher Cup matches out of the way, and just pretend you thought the 2nd string were good enough to beat the Russian Champions!
villa_de
i bet that a very different squad would have been making the trip had we been 2or 3 up from the first leg.....
avflell
surely not avflell , it would of been the same !! Why play such a strong squad in the first leg ? Because we as paying fans would of been gutted ! I still cant believe that we are taking such a ***** poor squad to moscow. I just don't get it .
jaspervilla
 

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