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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.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 9 2009

Time: 11:52AM

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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
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09/08/2009 12:02:00

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
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09/08/2009 12:02:00

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
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09/08/2009 13:58:00

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
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09/08/2009 13:58:00

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
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09/08/2009 15:04:00

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
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09/08/2009 15:04:00

Oh, and Mr Fear.....what is the 'Word cup'? is it some kind of spelling competition? ......lol sorry ;)
jolf
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09/08/2009 15:05:00

Oh, and Mr Fear.....what is the 'Word cup'? is it some kind of spelling competition? ......lol sorry ;)
jolf
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09/08/2009 15:05:00

I kind of forgot to read the article after being distracted by the picture.
villan of the north
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09/08/2009 17:19:00

I kind of forgot to read the article after being distracted by the picture.
villan of the north
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09/08/2009 17:19:00

Can I join the England squad pictured above?
chocolate teapot
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09/08/2009 22:29:00

Can I join the England squad pictured above?
chocolate teapot
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09/08/2009 22:29:00

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
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10/08/2009 00:04:00

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
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10/08/2009 00:04:00

With the Picture you used you would the article to be called "Villa Duo - MON Abrest of issues"
Mat777
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10/08/2009 12:12:00

With the Picture you used you would the article to be called "Villa Duo - MON Abrest of issues"
Mat777
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10/08/2009 12:12:00

 

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