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Sir Dennis Of Mortimer - Villa Need Trophies

Sir Dennis of Mortimer has told the Birmingham Mail that Villa need up to five players in order to challenge next season.

The former Villa captain and European Cup winner said that Villa were still 'woefully short' last season despite spending money last summer and so it is obvious we need more depth, especially as we are once again in Europe.

He also says what a few fans have been wondering recently, whether Villa need to re-focus in order to bring some silverware to Villa Park?

'A lot will depend on whether the manager sets his sights on the top four again with everything else going by the board. ‘A top-four finish and nothing else – the Champions League being what it’s all about. As for Villa fans, I would say winning the title wouldn’t be a bad aim. That’s what I would want as a fan. Other than that they’d want to see them winning some kind of trophy and that would mean playing your best team and getting some sort of consistency.'

He says, rightly in my humble opinion, 'It is trophies that matter' and says if we have not qualified for the Champions League but do pick up a trophy, then the season will be a success.

He also says just because some clubs like Manchester City are spending big it doesn't guarantee them success but bringing in the right players does help!

'And the one thing I can say about Martin O’Neill is that he will get the right players.'




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 30 2009

Time: 9:00PM

Your Comments

All true bar the last bit.... Oooops
TuBBz
All true bar the last bit.... Oooops
TuBBz
Funny tubbz, more likely one player whose value is 1.5m
GreenGiant13
Funny tubbz, more likely one player whose value is 1.5m
GreenGiant13
Totally agree with him, good to see an ex-player saying it like it is, too many of the former stars wheeled out on the website recently seem to be there for one purpose only to say how amazing O'Neill is, well half the fans remain unconvinced by him, its about time we had someone telling the truth. The club needs depth and needs to try to win silverware, coming 4th is going to be very tough, much tougher than winning the League Cup or even the FA Cup, so why run before we can walk? Lets go all out in the cups next season aim for our 3rd consecutive top6 finish and then in O'Neill's 5th season we can push for a top4 spot. Have I just been positive? I think I need a lie down.
young_jonah
Totally agree with him, good to see an ex-player saying it like it is, too many of the former stars wheeled out on the website recently seem to be there for one purpose only to say how amazing O'Neill is, well half the fans remain unconvinced by him, its about time we had someone telling the truth. The club needs depth and needs to try to win silverware, coming 4th is going to be very tough, much tougher than winning the League Cup or even the FA Cup, so why run before we can walk? Lets go all out in the cups next season aim for our 3rd consecutive top6 finish and then in O'Neill's 5th season we can push for a top4 spot. Have I just been positive? I think I need a lie down.
young_jonah
you must know by now throwing the cups is not a guarantee that we will have a better league campaign were you not one of the many slating oneil for doing that very thing last year? not the best idea if you ask me we want to compete on all fronts and we will
clarkamus
you must know by now throwing the cups is not a guarantee that we will have a better league campaign were you not one of the many slating oneil for doing that very thing last year? not the best idea if you ask me we want to compete on all fronts and we will
clarkamus
What`s the great man basing the last line on ?
ASPINALL
What`s the great man basing the last line on ?
ASPINALL
clarkamus, is your comment aimed at me? Re-read my comment, I have stated we need to go all out in the cups, i.e. try and win them and we should be aiming to finish in the top6 in the league as well, I think we need to forget top4, for now.
young_jonah
clarkamus, is your comment aimed at me? Re-read my comment, I have stated we need to go all out in the cups, i.e. try and win them and we should be aiming to finish in the top6 in the league as well, I think we need to forget top4, for now.
young_jonah
oh ok sorry chap missread that, totally agree with you then
clarkamus
oh ok sorry chap missread that, totally agree with you then
clarkamus
young_jonnah i am with you on your comments. i think it is fair to say that MON made a mistake last year by put out an understrenthed team in europe but thats life who is free from mistkes? not a soul on earth. this season must must see cups at villa we keep saying we are a big club well big clubs win leauges and cups true or false? we need to take the bull by the horns and just go for it not worry abot fourth spot aim to win the leauge play every game like its your last aimto win the f.a cup leaughe cup european. and by doing this you will see at the endof the season we will have gained alittle lads give villa 2-3 more years with MON and the youngsters we got believe me we are going places
black_villian
young_jonnah i am with you on your comments. i think it is fair to say that MON made a mistake last year by put out an understrenthed team in europe but thats life who is free from mistkes? not a soul on earth. this season must must see cups at villa we keep saying we are a big club well big clubs win leauges and cups true or false? we need to take the bull by the horns and just go for it not worry abot fourth spot aim to win the leauge play every game like its your last aimto win the f.a cup leaughe cup european. and by doing this you will see at the endof the season we will have gained alittle lads give villa 2-3 more years with MON and the youngsters we got believe me we are going places
black_villian
 

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