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Villa Trio In England Squad - MON Unimpressed

Villa trio James Milner, Ashley Young and Emile Heskey are all in Fabio Capello's squad for England's friendly with Holland on Wednesday.

From Vital England:

England face Holland in a friendly on Wednesday night, a game that has seen Villa manager Martin O'Neill - never short of a word or two - hit out at a 'pointless' game...

This, along with various other international friendlies and word cup qualifiers, comes on the eve of the new premier league season and this is something that has rattled O'Neill - and others - but not being one to hold back he has voiced his displeasure at this, having previously been unhappy with the U21 and U19 Euros over the summer: 'we will have loads and loads of people away. We have got full internationals, under-21s and under-20s. We might as well invent an under-22 and under-24 competition.

Full article: England - O'Neill hits out!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 9 2009

Time: 11:52AM

Your Comments

He's dead right. I don't always agree with the 'club before country' argument, but this match, a few days before the start of the season, could destroy some clubs' ambitions for the season, all for an hour and a half's friendly football.
BobTheBuilder
He's dead right. I don't always agree with the 'club before country' argument, but this match, a few days before the start of the season, could destroy some clubs' ambitions for the season, all for an hour and a half's friendly football.
BobTheBuilder
if MoN is so bothered by it he can easily do a ferguson and say the players are injured, personaly i would love to see England lift the world cup but it cant be done if we dont make the right preps for it
Astonian Villan
if MoN is so bothered by it he can easily do a ferguson and say the players are injured, personaly i would love to see England lift the world cup but it cant be done if we dont make the right preps for it
Astonian Villan
He's dead right, what a ridiculous time for an international friendly! I mean, what is it going to achieve? Like Bob the Builder, I don't usually agree with the 'club before country' bit, but I think the timing of this game is bad. Oh, great pic BTW! ;)
jolf
He's dead right, what a ridiculous time for an international friendly! I mean, what is it going to achieve? Like Bob the Builder, I don't usually agree with the 'club before country' bit, but I think the timing of this game is bad. Oh, great pic BTW! ;)
jolf
Oh, and Mr Fear.....what is the 'Word cup'? is it some kind of spelling competition? ......lol sorry ;)
jolf
Oh, and Mr Fear.....what is the 'Word cup'? is it some kind of spelling competition? ......lol sorry ;)
jolf
I kind of forgot to read the article after being distracted by the picture.
villan of the north
I kind of forgot to read the article after being distracted by the picture.
villan of the north
Can I join the England squad pictured above?
chocolate teapot
Can I join the England squad pictured above?
chocolate teapot
I don`t think it`s an Official International week, so we could refuse to allow are players to attend. I think it will do them some good to play with and against better players, should get them match fit quicker.
Fletch
I don`t think it`s an Official International week, so we could refuse to allow are players to attend. I think it will do them some good to play with and against better players, should get them match fit quicker.
Fletch
With the Picture you used you would the article to be called "Villa Duo - MON Abrest of issues"
Mat777
With the Picture you used you would the article to be called "Villa Duo - MON Abrest of issues"
Mat777
 

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