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Too Much Character Says Delboy

Too Much Character Says Delboy

Nathan Delboy has said that there wasn't a chance in hell that Villa would capitulate after going 2 behind against Everton because there's too much desire and determination in the squad.

Speaking on the official site, the youngster expressed his disappointment at not taking all 3 points, but his pleasure at the spirited fightback to secure a point by the end of the match.

'It was a really good comeback. Some teams would have just collapsed. But this side would never do that - we have too many players with terrific determination and desire.

'We got our just rewards at the end. We managed a draw and it could even have been a win. A lot of people wouldn't have given us a prayer when we were two goals behind.'

It was a good Prem run out for Delfouneso, replacing Gabby on the 53 minute and he almost took full advantage of the opportunity and could've secured the win for us.

'It was exciting to come on. It was so important to get up to the tempo of the game because we were really fighting to get back at that point.

'It was important to be lively because I had no time to ease myself into the game. I needed to get involved.

'I had a chance at the end and I thought I was a little unlucky because Tim Howard made a good save. I could have taken it a little further but I wanted to catch him out but he did well.

'I nearly got on to the end of a chance right at the end too. I bet people were holding their breath at that point but I just couldn't reach it.'

I think by that point people were holding more than their breath to be honest. If he had placed his main chance a little further wide there's no doubt he would've won the game for us, but it's a learning curve for him and I'm pretty sure next time he finds himself in that position he'll opt for a little accuracy over power next time and we'll all be cheering!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday April 14 2009
Time: 3:12PM


This boy really excites me. For his age he is an absolutely fantastic prospect. The fact that he's getting in those kinds of positions is a good sign on it'ts own. 2 more season, and a loan spell, and we have a 20 year old England international.
14/04/2009 16:09:00
great potential, our youth development folks don't get as much praise as they deserve really.
The Fear
14/04/2009 16:36:00
All we are saying is give Fonz a chance - or six.
14/04/2009 23:09:00
There's no questioning the determination and desire of the players, which makes it all the more galling that they've been undermined by their manager. O'Neill has a small-time mentality, coupled with an inferiority complex. Unfortunately, this can't help but be passed on to the players. Even though failing to strengthen in January was criminal, and led to the UEFA Cup debacle, we've still had the players to gain ten more points from our last six games (wins over Stoke, Spurs, Everton and Man Utd). What's been missing isn't the personnel, but the belief, which stems from the UEFA Cup surrender. If a club can't compete in a tin-pot competition like the UEFA Cup, how on earth can it expect to qualify for, let alone compete in, the cash-cow, be-all-and-end-all that is the Champion's League?
15/04/2009 07:23:00
Good point RE: the 10 points that have been wasted Albamista. Mainly due to shockiing defending though and I feel a bit sorry for MON as he thought that Laursen would be back by now and his replacements have let the manager down.
15/04/2009 16:24:00
So we have all the determination and desire we need but no belief? People are just saying words now.
16/04/2009 13:04:00
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