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Villa Boss Says We Can Still Finish 4th

Martin O'Neill tried to remain positive after the loss v Spurs and says we can still finish 4th this season.

After today and with trips to Liverpool and Manchester United, not to mention a tough home tie v Everton, I have to hold my hands up and say I doubt it but then, it isn't over until the fat lady sings. Who knows what can happen in this mad old game?

He admits the recent results don't reflect his optimism but adds

'It looks like we're going to have to get something out of the next two games - at Liverpool and Manchester United - which will be incredibly tough but it is possible. The important thing is that the players still feel they can do it.'

Do you agree, can Villa still do it? Or can you look into the future, if so WILL Villa still do it?!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2009

Time: 8:00AM

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I don't know whether they can do it, but I certainly HOPE they can!
Shannon
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16/03/2009 08:18:00

Any of you remember Ron Saunders' press conference after we had been beaten at home by our title challengers, Ipswich in 1981? He asked the assembled journos if any of them wanted to bet against us taking the title. None of them accepted. You have to believe. The alternative is despair.
chocolate teapot
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16/03/2009 09:01:00

Yeah course we can Martin - all we need to do to hold onto this 8pt lead over Arsenal is to buy about 3 players in the January window, 1 of which must be a leftback seeing as you clearly are not fond of Shorey - that will allow square pegs in square holes. This strengthening will mean we can play a very good XI in every game we play so that our 'winning mentality' will not be lost by having to play weakened sides in any of the cup games. But above all do not change the formation - 4-5-1 is working very well so whatever you do do not change it. Certainly do not by non-goalscoring strikers to encourage hoofing it up the park. We are better on the flanks with Milner and Young combining with the frontman - Gabby or Carew to fire us to the promised land.....oh dear - what date is it??
deano.avfc
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16/03/2009 09:48:00

The last 6 games of the season are so crucial but are all winnable. We need to pick up at least 4 points over the next 3 games (Liverpool, Man U and Everton) to stand a chance. The home game against Everton is our cup final this year.
son_of_cher
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16/03/2009 10:47:00

We can do it for sure. Arsenal also have a tough last few games. Its certainly worth fighting for considering we're on the same points as them. if only we'd beaten stoke......
medzy
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16/03/2009 15:44:00

Arsenal have started a run. We have surrendered the momentum. Surrendered being the operative word. It is not impossible - but we need to put pressure on by winning games, which means scoring goals. Unless MON changes things then it will not happen. If he does it could. But he won't. Our defensve kingpin and captain's return would be the defensive spur we need, but can we have a change up front please?
stennyvilla
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16/03/2009 20:13:00

Its gone lads. It went when we drew against Wigan. The lucks ran out.
PiperUK
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16/03/2009 20:20:00

deano - love it mate and spot on.Frustrating.
ASPINALL
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17/03/2009 07:30:00

 

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