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Martin O'Neill's Pompey Verdict

Martin O'Neill's Pompey Verdict

Martin O'Neill waxed lyrical after the 1-0 win at Fratton Park about the team effort and the impact made by Emile Heskey.

He told Official Site that Emile put in a 'super display' and applauded the 'great finish'.

Must admit I didn't realise Heskey scored goals like that, not often we get goals from outside the box, maybe this will become a new trend...!?

The Villa boss also thought there was an 'instant rapport' between the big man and Gabby.

'He was great, particularly when you consider he doesn't know the team at all. I was delighted for him. When he came off, I just said: 'Brilliant Emile!' I haven't got the word power of a Wordsworth, Milton or Chaucer, so I just told him he was brilliant.'

But he doesn't stop at Emile, he also pointed out Carlos Cuellar and Zat Knight amongst other 'brilliant performances'. 'There were loads of brilliant performances - Carlos Cuellar and Zat Knight to start. Luke Young at left-back was terrific and the captain Gareth Barry was fantastic. His opening 20 minutes set the tone for the game. He was going in and winning challenges he had no right to win. Stiliyan Petrov was excellent and James Milner was fantastic - absolutely fantastic.'

Terrific then!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 28 2009
Time: 11:14AM

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if we win all our remaining games 1-0, i would be over the moon.
Pablo1978
28/01/2009 11:40:00
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You did to us what we used to do to teams last season. Get a good goal, defend, ride our luck & go home with all 3 pts. Good luck for your challenge into the top 4 we'll be grateful just to stay up.
storagematt
28/01/2009 11:42:00
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Heskey even looks like he still has quite a fair amount of pace aswell.Him and gabby look like a perfect partnership.
lerneravfc
28/01/2009 11:43:00
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What's this??? people praising Emile and MON - wow - last week (and when we signed Emile) it was MON not got a clue - Heskey is not what Villa need we need a "World Class Quality Striker" - No we don't we want the kind of players MON wants and needs - gritty determined not brilliant but good players with a never say die get past me if you dare attitude. Just believe in MON and Randy - if it goes pear shaped at the end and we finish 5th - so what? what a ride we are having (and will have again without a shadow of a doubt). Football Manager - pffft! - this is real football!. What a night last night - my step daugthers and cousins all miserable (they live in Portsmouth) and me texting them - POMPUS 0 VILLA 1 hee hee!
nazvfc
28/01/2009 12:11:00
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Well done guys, in MON you have a great manager who has built a fantastic squad, and mostly with english players. Good Luck for the rest of the season and you'll defo finish in the top 3.
bluedr
28/01/2009 16:50:00
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