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Never Fear Monny's Here

It's the first Monny interview of the new season on the official website, and he's aiming to put us all at ease.

Speaking for the first time this new season (obviously discounting the statements about players were weren't bidding for) Martin O'Neill has taken the opportunity to let us know that he has a burning design to add strength, quality and depth to our 'small squad' (copyright overused soundbyte).

He assures us that:

'I am hoping we will be able to add to the squad over the next couple of weeks.'

And being mindful of the losses of Gareth Barry and Martin Laursen, he informs us that:

'There are obvious and immediate replacements that we are looking to bring in.'

Which is nice and that's about it, other than saying:

'We are all looking forward to the season.'

A sentiment some fans don't seem to share if you judge the feeling on the message board.

I'm not sure if this is a new interview actually, sounds exactly the same as what was said at the end of last season, in January, last summer minus the Barry and Laursen comments obviously.

But I think I understand it, he's simply lulling the Top 4 into a false sense of security and 5 minutes before our first competative match of the season we'll be unveiling World Class stars and taking the Premiership by storm.






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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 10 2009

Time: 2:30PM

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People bitch when they don`t think he is trying to sign players,when he tells us he is they write little articles like this,The man can`t win.
lerneravfc
People bitch when they don`t think he is trying to sign players,when he tells us he is they write little articles like this,The man can`t win.
lerneravfc
Don't worry. MON is on the ball. We will still finish higher than Citeh. Delph in.
Faangler
Don't worry. MON is on the ball. We will still finish higher than Citeh. Delph in.
Faangler
martin is one of the countrys elite managers so glad we have got him
Runtingz
martin is one of the countrys elite managers so glad we have got him
Runtingz
Kyle Naughton in talks to join Everton as Sheffield United accept 4m bid
B6_COMPANY
Kyle Naughton in talks to join Everton as Sheffield United accept 4m bid
B6_COMPANY
it is there but he seems to act like its his own money, we need to get the ball rolling or we will seriously be left lagging behind. He has done a good job so far just wish he wouldnt frustrate us so much in the transfer window
stanvilla83
it is there but he seems to act like its his own money, we need to get the ball rolling or we will seriously be left lagging behind. He has done a good job so far just wish he wouldnt frustrate us so much in the transfer window
stanvilla83
as per the writer of the artical players of class coming in last minute is not a bad shout considering man citee and other clubs will be trying to get the same players as us in a lot of cases so the later he leaves certain deals the less chance he has of being guzumpted by clubs with more money than sense
Runtingz
as per the writer of the artical players of class coming in last minute is not a bad shout considering man citee and other clubs will be trying to get the same players as us in a lot of cases so the later he leaves certain deals the less chance he has of being guzumpted by clubs with more money than sense
Runtingz
Found this over on the Villa blog. http://www.oxygen.ie/page/2452 Something a bit different at least.
Mancuni-villa
Found this over on the Villa blog. http://www.oxygen.ie/page/2452 Something a bit different at least.
Mancuni-villa
It's easy Lerner, he can stop repeating 'he's hoping to sign players' every window and spend that time signing them.

Diarra, weren't we in for him the season before last but bulked at the 90 odd grand a week wages?
mike_field
It's easy Lerner, he can stop repeating 'he's hoping to sign players' every window and spend that time signing them.

Diarra, weren't we in for him the season before last but bulked at the 90 odd grand a week wages?
mike_field
interesting mancuni-villian wud love that to happen but surely that would be the end for reo coker
clarkamus
interesting mancuni-villian wud love that to happen but surely that would be the end for reo coker
clarkamus
The link goes to a rumour saying a 10m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra is going to be made. Hmmm! What will be will be, some players will be incoming, of that I've no doubt. Enough to compete on all fronts?! NO idea, they've certainly been handicapped by the two high profile exits but Villa will survive, no player is bigger than the club, that is for sure!
the fear
The link goes to a rumour saying a 10m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra is going to be made. Hmmm! What will be will be, some players will be incoming, of that I've no doubt. Enough to compete on all fronts?! NO idea, they've certainly been handicapped by the two high profile exits but Villa will survive, no player is bigger than the club, that is for sure!
the fear
I'd happily let it be the end for Reo if it did happen, as much as I like Nigel. Can't see it myself, wages being the main stumbling block.
Mancuni-villa
I'd happily let it be the end for Reo if it did happen, as much as I like Nigel. Can't see it myself, wages being the main stumbling block.
Mancuni-villa
he cudnt of bin on much at pompey surely
clarkamus
he cudnt of bin on much at pompey surely
clarkamus
can we have huntelaar,sneijder,drenthe and robben too !! the good thing about madrid and city buying everyone is that quality players are surplus to requirements.perhaps ancellotti will clear a few out of chelsea and spurs will deffo let some good players go.ssn report that stuttgart have agreed fee 4 huntelaar but player still to decide on his future 17.5 mill i think it said.bellamy is a horrible git but he never gives up i feel he would give gabby a kick up the arse ! lets hope he leaves his golf clubs behind though !!
scoops
can we have huntelaar,sneijder,drenthe and robben too !! the good thing about madrid and city buying everyone is that quality players are surplus to requirements.perhaps ancellotti will clear a few out of chelsea and spurs will deffo let some good players go.ssn report that stuttgart have agreed fee 4 huntelaar but player still to decide on his future 17.5 mill i think it said.bellamy is a horrible git but he never gives up i feel he would give gabby a kick up the arse ! lets hope he leaves his golf clubs behind though !!
scoops
I feel there is a bit of panic setting in amongst us fans and we need to calm down a little. the transfer window has been quiet all round except for a couple of clubs. Arsenal have only signed 1 player, Spurs haven't signed anyone, Liverpoo have signed 1 and Everton haven't signed anyone of note. I appreciate on numbers we should be more active than other teams, but the point is not a lot of movement has happened yet and often these things suddenly kick off and there is a flurry of transfers in quick succession for all teams, we just need to be patient and wait for this flurry to happen.
Longman
I feel there is a bit of panic setting in amongst us fans and we need to calm down a little. the transfer window has been quiet all round except for a couple of clubs. Arsenal have only signed 1 player, Spurs haven't signed anyone, Liverpoo have signed 1 and Everton haven't signed anyone of note. I appreciate on numbers we should be more active than other teams, but the point is not a lot of movement has happened yet and often these things suddenly kick off and there is a flurry of transfers in quick succession for all teams, we just need to be patient and wait for this flurry to happen.
Longman
does anyone else reckon we have also bid for naughton but have asked for it to be kept quiet as we like to do our business that way or am i clutching at straws?
clarkamus
does anyone else reckon we have also bid for naughton but have asked for it to be kept quiet as we like to do our business that way or am i clutching at straws?
clarkamus
Michael Johnson of Man City would be a genius signing. One of the prem's brightest prospects last year, and this year kind of faded behind the big money signings and Ireland. This would be a cheeky signing, and go some way to replacing Barry i think. I can't see any of the Madrid players thinking Villa is the place to salvage their careers. London/Manchester/Spain is where they'll be dispersed.
AstonMartinOneill
Michael Johnson of Man City would be a genius signing. One of the prem's brightest prospects last year, and this year kind of faded behind the big money signings and Ireland. This would be a cheeky signing, and go some way to replacing Barry i think. I can't see any of the Madrid players thinking Villa is the place to salvage their careers. London/Manchester/Spain is where they'll be dispersed.
AstonMartinOneill
yeah amo with the exception of diarra or possibly v.nistelrooy the others would want champions league football but never say never eh ! did we sign the young lad from arsenal does anyone know ?
scoops
yeah amo with the exception of diarra or possibly v.nistelrooy the others would want champions league football but never say never eh ! did we sign the young lad from arsenal does anyone know ?
scoops
Mart does things in his own sweet way, and in his own time. He's not going to change the habits of his managerial lifetime now, so although the vast majority of us find this lack of incoming transfer activity extremely frustrating, there's very little we can do right now, except grin and bear it. I'm disappointed that we missed out on Sturridge, I'll be sorry if we lose out on Naughton, but surely we are now close to completing three or four deals, after all we've had since the end of May to do the groundwork? Mart knows more than most, that failure to seriously strengthen the squad, will result in our club being at a serious disadvantage compared to our rivals for a top five/six finish, when we kick off in anger in mid-August. He has everything under control.......I hope!
glensider
Mart does things in his own sweet way, and in his own time. He's not going to change the habits of his managerial lifetime now, so although the vast majority of us find this lack of incoming transfer activity extremely frustrating, there's very little we can do right now, except grin and bear it. I'm disappointed that we missed out on Sturridge, I'll be sorry if we lose out on Naughton, but surely we are now close to completing three or four deals, after all we've had since the end of May to do the groundwork? Mart knows more than most, that failure to seriously strengthen the squad, will result in our club being at a serious disadvantage compared to our rivals for a top five/six finish, when we kick off in anger in mid-August. He has everything under control.......I hope!
glensider
That's a very good question scoops. Wasn't he (Carruthers wasn't it) supposedly putting pen to paper on July 1st? I've certainly not read or heard any confirmation that would update the status. Mind you, considering the lack of feedback that the club supplied last season regarding the recovery (or otherwise) from serious injury of young Adam McGurk, I'm not in the least bit surprised that once again our information department has been seriously found wanting.
glensider
That's a very good question scoops. Wasn't he (Carruthers wasn't it) supposedly putting pen to paper on July 1st? I've certainly not read or heard any confirmation that would update the status. Mind you, considering the lack of feedback that the club supplied last season regarding the recovery (or otherwise) from serious injury of young Adam McGurk, I'm not in the least bit surprised that once again our information department has been seriously found wanting.
glensider
Id question whether the article has the right Diarra? Madrid also own Mamadhou Diarra who was going great guns until a year long injury which caused them to bring in Lass (as he is known at madrid to avoid confusion) and he has been extremely popular since his arrival. M diarra was one of the players on Perez's rumoured clear out list. I cant see Lass coming, he is desperate to play regularly for France and he's going to be a great foil to Kaka and Ronaldo and so on. The other one is a very good player anyway and would certainly take either, but hope it doesnt mean NRC leaving, i've got a lot of man love for him.
MOGVILLA
Id question whether the article has the right Diarra? Madrid also own Mamadhou Diarra who was going great guns until a year long injury which caused them to bring in Lass (as he is known at madrid to avoid confusion) and he has been extremely popular since his arrival. M diarra was one of the players on Perez's rumoured clear out list. I cant see Lass coming, he is desperate to play regularly for France and he's going to be a great foil to Kaka and Ronaldo and so on. The other one is a very good player anyway and would certainly take either, but hope it doesnt mean NRC leaving, i've got a lot of man love for him.
MOGVILLA
mike_field he says he is hoping to sign players because believe it or not he can`t just ask and a player comes running because aston villa are so great,It takes time and there are a lot of variables.
lerneravfc
mike_field he says he is hoping to sign players because believe it or not he can`t just ask and a player comes running because aston villa are so great,It takes time and there are a lot of variables.
lerneravfc
 

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