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Pre Season Build Up Less Hectic

Martin O'Neill is looking forward to a more relaxed pre season build up this year, after our Intertwobob commitments last season.

That being said though, he says each game will still be competative and the players will be working hard to achieve full fitness in readiness for the forthcoming campaign.

Speaking on the official site the gaffer said:

'There are pros and cons to any pre season.

'The last time around we got into playing 'must win' games very early on but we will have a gradual build up this time around.

'It's going to be interesting but still very competative.'

Villa face Peterborough and Colchester before heading off to Spain for the Peace Cup which as we keep being reminded is full of teams of fantastic quality like Porto, Real Madrid and Juventus.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 13 2009

Time: 3:00PM

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Less Hectic because he only has about 15 people to train with.
young_jonah
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13/07/2009 15:07:00

Less Hectic because he only has about 15 people to train with.
young_jonah
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13/07/2009 15:07:00

15!!!!!! Have we signed new players then???
PBAVFC
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13/07/2009 15:27:00

15!!!!!! Have we signed new players then???
PBAVFC
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13/07/2009 15:27:00

is the peace cup on tv?
tr1dent
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13/07/2009 15:37:00

is the peace cup on tv?
tr1dent
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13/07/2009 15:37:00

Any Villa fans coming to Colchester? Is it a full team coming down? Nearly sold out!
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

Any Villa fans coming to Colchester? Is it a full team coming down? Nearly sold out!
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:10:00

I don't know what happened there but something went funny!!!
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:12:00

I don't know what happened there but something went funny!!!
Obediah
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13/07/2009 16:12:00

less hectic for villa more hectic for villa fans
clarkamus
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13/07/2009 16:29:00

less hectic for villa more hectic for villa fans
clarkamus
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13/07/2009 16:29:00

why oh why have we signed no one yet! Everton and man city are going to leave us behind and the end of next season we'll hear the "we had the smallest squad" excuse yet again! find who you want, pay the fee and pay the wage..No Risk No Reward! we need at least 6 players jsut to stay still..8 or 10 to truly compete.its drivin me bonkers
rizzo
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13/07/2009 20:00:00

why oh why have we signed no one yet! Everton and man city are going to leave us behind and the end of next season we'll hear the "we had the smallest squad" excuse yet again! find who you want, pay the fee and pay the wage..No Risk No Reward! we need at least 6 players jsut to stay still..8 or 10 to truly compete.its drivin me bonkers
rizzo
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13/07/2009 20:00:00

Fine, fine... you're all not coming to get turned over by the mighty U's! (Did that get your attention?!)
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 20:13:00

Fine, fine... you're all not coming to get turned over by the mighty U's! (Did that get your attention?!)
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 20:13:00

It must not be hectic - MON has done nothing!!
deano.avfc
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13/07/2009 21:40:00

It must not be hectic - MON has done nothing!!
deano.avfc
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13/07/2009 21:40:00

I see... so he'll be bringing down a full squad to Essex, then? Except Barry and that Goalie, you've not sold many either. I expect Everton fans feel the same as you guys!
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 22:29:00

I see... so he'll be bringing down a full squad to Essex, then? Except Barry and that Goalie, you've not sold many either. I expect Everton fans feel the same as you guys!
Matt_Us
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13/07/2009 22:29:00

Everton have said they have no money but yet seem in the market for Naughton and Defour! Not bad!
deano.avfc
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13/07/2009 22:55:00

Everton have said they have no money but yet seem in the market for Naughton and Defour! Not bad!
deano.avfc
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13/07/2009 22:55:00

Talk is cheap - action is what we need. The longer he leaves it the tougher it will be for the new signings (if any) to gel and settle in. Preseason is only a few days away. I just hope he proves us all wrong and shuts us up.
rizzo
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13/07/2009 23:21:00

Talk is cheap - action is what we need. The longer he leaves it the tougher it will be for the new signings (if any) to gel and settle in. Preseason is only a few days away. I just hope he proves us all wrong and shuts us up.
rizzo
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13/07/2009 23:21:00

Yes, I'm going down to Colchester Matt_Us. No idea why, cause no doubt by the time I've returned from Peterborough and then Layer Road, I'll need a lengthy break from watching our lot. After Lincoln last July, we said no more away trips for pre-season games, but the pull of AVFC is such that we simply cant keep away. Added to the fact that we four lead dull and boring lives, so hitting the road gives us something to do. See you there Matt_Us.
glensider
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14/07/2009 03:05:00

Yes, I'm going down to Colchester Matt_Us. No idea why, cause no doubt by the time I've returned from Peterborough and then Layer Road, I'll need a lengthy break from watching our lot. After Lincoln last July, we said no more away trips for pre-season games, but the pull of AVFC is such that we simply cant keep away. Added to the fact that we four lead dull and boring lives, so hitting the road gives us something to do. See you there Matt_Us.
glensider
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14/07/2009 03:05:00

Wow, you're going miles, glensider... see you there!
Matt_Us
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14/07/2009 05:06:00

Wow, you're going miles, glensider... see you there!
Matt_Us
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14/07/2009 05:06:00

P.S. We moved out of Layer Road a year ago - unless you want to watch some concrete, don't go there!!
Matt_Us
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14/07/2009 05:08:00

P.S. We moved out of Layer Road a year ago - unless you want to watch some concrete, don't go there!!
Matt_Us
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14/07/2009 05:08:00

 

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