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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

Your Comments

Less Hectic because he only has about 15 people to train with.
young_jonah
Less Hectic because he only has about 15 people to train with.
young_jonah
15!!!!!! Have we signed new players then???
PBAVFC
15!!!!!! Have we signed new players then???
PBAVFC
is the peace cup on tv?
tr1dent
is the peace cup on tv?
tr1dent
Any Villa fans coming to Colchester? Is it a full team coming down? Nearly sold out!
Matt_Us
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
Any Villa fans coming to Colchester? Is it a full team coming down? Nearly sold out!
Matt_Us
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
But, come the Revolution, or is it the start of the new season, there will be more, won't there??
Obediah
I don't know what happened there but something went funny!!!
Obediah
I don't know what happened there but something went funny!!!
Obediah
less hectic for villa more hectic for villa fans
clarkamus
less hectic for villa more hectic for villa fans
clarkamus
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
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
Fine, fine... you're all not coming to get turned over by the mighty U's! (Did that get your attention?!)
Matt_Us
Fine, fine... you're all not coming to get turned over by the mighty U's! (Did that get your attention?!)
Matt_Us
It must not be hectic - MON has done nothing!!
deano.avfc
It must not be hectic - MON has done nothing!!
deano.avfc
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
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
Everton have said they have no money but yet seem in the market for Naughton and Defour! Not bad!
deano.avfc
Everton have said they have no money but yet seem in the market for Naughton and Defour! Not bad!
deano.avfc
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
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
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
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
Wow, you're going miles, glensider... see you there!
Matt_Us
Wow, you're going miles, glensider... see you there!
Matt_Us
P.S. We moved out of Layer Road a year ago - unless you want to watch some concrete, don't go there!!
Matt_Us
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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