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Heskey's Peace Prospects

Heskey's Peace Prospects

Emile Heskey has said the team are looking forward to testing themselves against some of the brightest talent in Europe when we feature in the Peace Cup.

As covered earlier on the site, Villa will travel to Spain in July for the pre-season tournament featuring the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Lyon, Ajax and FC Porto and Heskey doesn't believe we could have much better preparation for the 2009-10 campaign.

Speaking on the official site, he said:

'Obviously seeing who is involved, it is very exciting coming up against Real Madrid, Seville, Juventus and Lyon - they are all big clubs.

'We'll be pitting our wits against the best in Europe so hopefully we'll do well.

'In pre-season you are building yourself up for the start of the season and getting ready to go, so to put yourself up against those types of teams you can't get any better test.'

Villa's involvement is certainly a sign of our rising stock in and around Europe but who'll be the first to ask how seriously are we taking this tournament?

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday March 17 2009
Time: 4:10PM

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How seriously will MON be taking this? Will he field the reserves cos he feels it is beneath us to win a European tournament ;0) - sorry had to get that one in.
nazvfc
17/03/2009 16:18:00
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This shows how football is dying and, with stunts like this, it deserves to. More respect is being afforded to a pre-season contest than the UEFA Cup. Why? Because there is probably more money is this little get together.
The Real Neil
17/03/2009 17:41:00
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I'd rather Villa play in this than in some friendlykickabout with a few lower league opposition. This will be more of a challenge then just strolling around on a pitch in some far off backwater.
nazvfc
17/03/2009 17:58:00
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It will say a lot if the dates clash with the CL qualifiers.
The Real Neil
17/03/2009 18:19:00
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The Peace Cup? Woopie f**cking doos.
PiperUK
17/03/2009 19:07:00
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Is this something you really want? You're going to be in Europe anyway next season.
Thaibluefan
18/03/2009 00:26:00
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Jeeeez.....some of you lot will moan about ANYTHING! It's a prestigious tournament FFS - just look at the names that are involved. Isn't Villa being invited to play in this a fantastic sign of how we're progressing? Would you have preferred them to invite Tottenham or Man City instead and rather us play our pre-season against 2nd division Danish opposition again? I truly can't believe people on this site sometimes....
YatesyVillain
18/03/2009 05:01:00
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YatesyVillain is right, this shows how far we have come. Bolton and Reading have been involved in this prestigious competition, its about time Villa are considered to have the quality of those two clubs!!! All hail the Messiah, who needs the CL anyway?
young_jonah
18/03/2009 07:52:00
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Just what your tired and jaded squad need - to travel abroad, play in a worthless, meaningless and pointless competition, risking fatigue, injury etc.. Hasn't MON already blamed tiredness caused by an early start to the season as the reason for your recent slump? Not a wise idea really is it?
fifthcolumnblue
18/03/2009 08:28:00
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So rather than have this as part of the pre-season build up you'd rahter us play some part-timers from Denmark or whereever. Jeez anything to criticise MON eh?. Who enjoyed the pre-seson game against Milan? Better than (no disrespect) playing Walsall. Give it a rest - this is PRE-SEASON NOT during the season and a distraction. Rather than MON it's MOAN MOAN MOAN for some people.
nazvfc
18/03/2009 13:21:00
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