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Downing Delighted To Join

Downing Delighted To Join

Stewart Downing has spoken of his delight at joining the Villa, and suggested it was a no brainer after speaking to Martin O'Neill.

Speaking on the official site, Downing explains that the ambition of the manager and the direction of the club were a massive factor in his decision to move from Smoggy Boro to Rainy Brum.

'I am really pleased to be joining Villa. It's a massive football club with good ambition.

'When it became apparent that Villa were interested I was very excited. I wanted to come as soon as I met Martin O'Neill so I am delighted it's now sorted out.

'As soon as I spoke to the manager at the training ground, I wanted to play for Villa and I wanted to play for him. He has great ambition and wants to build a good squad to take the club forward. I want to be part of that.'

Speaking about his impression of the club as an outsider he says:

'As an outsider looking in, it was obvious that Villa were a club on the up. You can see a chairman and manager who want to build great things. They have done that over the past few seasons, particularly by finishing sixth last time around, which was great.

'But once you get here and see the stadium, the training ground, the people behind the scenes and the manager with his ambition and hopes for the future, it's even better than you realised.'



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday July 16 2009
Time: 4:25PM

Comments

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Seems like a sensible lad and a MON type of player so he should get the most out of him.
Villan444
16/07/2009 16:31:00
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Seems like a sensible lad and a MON type of player so he should get the most out of him.
Villan444
16/07/2009 16:31:00
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top man, welcome on board... looking forward to seeing him bombing down the wing some day very soon!
The Fear
16/07/2009 16:37:00
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top man, welcome on board... looking forward to seeing him bombing down the wing some day very soon!
The Fear
16/07/2009 16:37:00
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1st signing done, roll on some more!!!!
clarkamus
16/07/2009 16:41:00
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1st signing done, roll on some more!!!!
clarkamus
16/07/2009 16:41:00
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what number will he wear? does any1 know?
alcoollie
16/07/2009 16:47:00
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what number will he wear? does any1 know?
alcoollie
16/07/2009 16:47:00
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Good signing lads, does this mean Young is on his way out?
emigre
16/07/2009 16:54:00
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Good signing lads, does this mean Young is on his way out?
emigre
16/07/2009 16:54:00
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