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MON's Post Spurs Loss Reaction

Martin O'Neill was disappointed after our 2-1 loss to Spurs today and told the official site he thought we played 'great' in the first half' despite conceding an early goal.

Adding, 'Ashley Young was in great form - really mesmeric in that first half - and it looked as if it was a case of when rather than if we would score. I was very confident in the dressing room at half-time and so were the players. But we conceded a desperately poor goal early in the second half and that was a major setback for us. It rocked us.'

The Villa boss goes on to say the rhythm was gone and adds that they are all 'bitterly disappointed because it was a game we really thought we could win.'

He also admits our home form has been the problem this season and our record at Villa Park has let us down.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 15 2009

Time: 8:24PM

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Monny, absolute muppet today, I think it's the first time you have *****ed me off. Leaving the defence clueless after taking Knight off, even the commentators said it was like musical chairs, and NRC must be so *****ed off with being moved around the most.
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15/03/2009 20:38:00

Was it true that Villa fans booed Gabby off? I thought the boos were for MON for taking him off. If first instance is true, then that is a bit callous... after all that he has done for Villa this season? And they say that our fans have short memories...!
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15/03/2009 20:43:00

To true othello, booing Gabby was disgraceful. Seems to me that 20% of villa fans in the Holte End are proper dic!heads. The atmosphere today reminded me of the D'OL era and the manager and players don't deserve that. They have given us the best season in many years so far, just wish we could support them properly sometimes!!
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15/03/2009 20:49:00

We should rally around and stick be our fantastic manager and team the same as every one was blowing smoke up our arse`s 2 months ago come on the villa were 2 years ahead of schedule and sure were get back on track come on you lions
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15/03/2009 21:32:00

Gabby wasnt booed....the Holte cheered when he was taken off. I felt for him, but he needs to be put in the reserves to get his touch back. I hate all this we are ahead of schedule nonsense, plus all this 'if you had given us 5th at the start of the season we would of taken it' crap. Thats the talk of mediocrity - its tantamount to giving up. We had our chance against Stoke. Blew it. Against Chelsea. Blew it. Against Spurs. Blew it. Oh, look at the next two away fixtures. We are going to get turned over, unless we go back to the 4-5-1 with Carew the lone striker. Oh and dear lord - please lay your healing hands on Martin Laursen.
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15/03/2009 21:42:00

Sorry folks, but face it - you've played too many games and your squad is too tired. Playing the reserves and going out of the UEFA cup may still prove to be what saves your season, but yopu've got quite a few players that need to rediscover their form if you want that Champ's league spot.
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15/03/2009 21:49:00

FCB, don't give me that s h i t e about too tired. They only play football for *****s sake!!! we are very likely to lose 5th place soon too unless we turn it around. Gabby needs to be dropped and someone else given a chance imo.
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15/03/2009 21:55:00

The fans cheered because after 10 games of poor performances from Gabby, MON finally took him off, the cheers were for O'Neill making the right call (finally) not Gabby coming off. O'Neill finally proved that he is willing to take off his favourites, gabby needs 2 games away from the limelight and then he can come back stronger
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15/03/2009 21:59:00

The booing was for the clueless manager and the cheers were ironic when he finally noticed Gabby wasn't doing it . Hasn't been for weeks now . Funny how he had noticed Curtis had returned to pub player and dropped him or was that just to get his love child back in the team ?
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15/03/2009 22:19:00

Not a good day in the office and with one point from the last 15 and two tough away games to come - things are not looking good.
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15/03/2009 22:21:00

People cheering when players get taken off and booing at the final whistle are making things worse.And doesnt give a very good impression of the club or the fans,we will be the cause of our own downfall.I wouldnt be suprised if the manager walked in the summer.
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15/03/2009 22:25:00

Dont worry 57 we'll have a D'OL back in charge soon,and you can go back to watching your truck racing while the rest of us feel the misery every week that we used to.
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15/03/2009 22:30:00

We should have got a point. They scored 2 ***** goals that we should have dealt with. Drop Heskey and keep Carew in there. Gabbys a top player when he's confident. Get off his back FFS. Still 5th and level on points with le Arse remember lads. Lets not lose the faith just yet
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15/03/2009 22:44:00

Poo and manure will loose!!! 2 points though - I can type but I'm no typist - don't put me in your office in the typing pool, I'm much better as a tea lady! second point - we played good ****il we put our tea ladies in the typing pool), oh and we have more points than at this stage last year! Keep progressing, keep the faith, UTV
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15/03/2009 23:18:00

Jesus - don't type "bracket until" you will be censored
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15/03/2009 23:28:00

Sorry Pking, D'OL will be in charge at WHL in June after 'arry fails to win the league. Probably with Glen Roeder as his no 2 and Dave Basset as reserve coach
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15/03/2009 23:33:00

That UEFA gambit has really backfired! If we don't finish fourth we may as well finish 10th as MON has already devalued the UEFA Cup. Some truly awful decisions by the boss recently.
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15/03/2009 23:49:00

I dont know about you but an england team with Ashley Young on the left and Aaron Lennon on the right would be devastating!!!!!
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15/03/2009 23:51:00

Ash made a fool of Lennon today
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16/03/2009 00:06:00

Made a fool of Lennon......what...granted, had a great firast half but went missing in the second.
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16/03/2009 05:44:00

'Ash made a fool of Lennon today.' Oh really? What a ridiculous comment that is! Show a bit of a magnanimity in defeat and stop acting like the stereotypical whining Brummie that gives us all a bad name. Lennon set up a goal and gave a well respected right back (playing out of position again!) a torrid time. Don't get me wrong... I HATE losing but to be a bad loser is even worse. Spurs did nothing different to us than what we've been doing all season. Beaten at our own game.
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16/03/2009 07:24:00

Stop getting excited about beating us at last. Im from Northants not Brum Bright spark. Lennon can run with the ball......Thats it. Young can do everything buddy hence why real madrid came snooping thanks to your ex boss. Why didnt they go for Lennon???? Im angry because i want to see us play champs league with the big boys (where we belong) and relegation fodder like you throw spanners in the works. Well done spuds, 6 points clear of the relegation zone. Give yourselves a big pat on the back. Well done.......
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16/03/2009 15:38:00

Great goals by the way.....
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16/03/2009 15:39:00

Medzy, you really aren't that clever, are you? I'm Villa through and through, and a Brummie. If your grasp of English was just that little bit better, you'd have noticed that from the last post. It's these antagonistic posts that give US VILLA SUPPORTERS a bad name. I bet you booed or would have if you'd got out of your armchair in 'Northants'.
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17/03/2009 00:29:00

Sorry mate. I forgot how superior you were. we get an education here bud
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17/03/2009 23:10:00

For your information, I work saturdays so it doesnt warrant me buying a season ticket as i will be losing out. Dont insult me with the 'your not very clever' bollox either, i just misread the post probably because i was still angry. You Brummies are the ones with the reputation for being DIM so dont start getting personal. I could go on about how woeful 'BRUM' is but its villa that are important to me. I wanted a reaction from a spurs fan but i got one from a 'fellow' villa fan. I bet your one of the****s that want MON out and boo our own players, like they're not good enough for us. Dont question my passion for the villa either because ive got the rampant lion tatooed on my arm, which means im villa til i die. your deluded if you think you've got more right to support them than me. I might not live within 10 mins but at least i can breathe clean air, scumbag free. Its no wonder Brum has an awful reputation with cocks like you living there. Id rather sit in an armchair than put up with that
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18/03/2009 14:58:00


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