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We Simply Weren't Good Enough Cries Manager

We Simply Weren't Good Enough Cries Manager

Martin O'Neill has said he won't use excuses after todays performance against Wigan and has instead said we weren't good enough.

Speaking on the official site the gaffer apparently pulled no punches in his after match verdict and admitted that at no point in the game were we at the races.

More importantly he wasn't frustrated after the match, because frustration can only occur when you deserve a point or more...his feeling was one of disappointment.

'After an initial 15 minutes, we were second best all afternoon.

'You can analyse everything but at the end of the day, we looked tired, which was a bit of surprise considering we had a good pre-season.'

Tired....TIRED! How could those players be tired? Most of them haven't had a pre season aside from a single game, others like Friedel were predominantly replaced by younger models in the Peace Cup.

Maybe not match sharp but TIRED FFS!

'But I'm not going to make excuses.'

Well don't then, tired I ask you? Nothing to do with the same old piss poor tactics? Nothing to do with playing Petrov who will still be feeling his shoulder. Debuting Delph from the beginning despite the fact he hasn't been at the club for more than five minutes. Persisting with a 442 when it doesn't work. Persisting with Gabby and Heskey as 'goalscorers' I give in.

'The fans will be disappointed with the performance. People have mentioned the absence of Gareth Barry and Martin Laursen. This is a new team - we have to be ready for that.'

No excuses, but now it's our 'new team' are 'tired'. We lost Barry and Laursen. You sold Knight without a replacement.

You brought Downing, Delph and Beye.

TWO new players in a starting 11 don't make a new sodding team and if the rest still haven't worked out how to play together we really are in trouble.

'We were good enough last season to overcome a lot of hurdles on our way to finishing sixth and that's what we intend to do again.'

Yeah we overcame lots of hurdles in the second half of last season. No sorry, actually that's we were came over lots of times surely?

Start as we mean to go though...at least we know what to expect. More Milner at right back, a lack of a plan B (insert everything said last season).


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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday August 15 2009
Time: 8:30PM

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Is that the royal we Martin? Have a look in the mirror to see our main problem
villan57
15/08/2009 20:35:00
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Is that the royal we Martin? Have a look in the mirror to see our main problem
villan57
15/08/2009 20:35:00
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thats because he hasnt spent any real money in todays transfer market biggest signing 6mill from leeds come on. i think he doesnt have a clue what to do at home he just likes to play away from home fans arent gonna keep paying money to watch villa if were gonna keep playing s*** at home
avmike
15/08/2009 20:50:00
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thats because he hasnt spent any real money in todays transfer market biggest signing 6mill from leeds come on. i think he doesnt have a clue what to do at home he just likes to play away from home fans arent gonna keep paying money to watch villa if were gonna keep playing s*** at home
avmike
15/08/2009 20:50:00
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Bah ! Weakened team, smaller squad...Heskey as main striker....sold our best players....what did we really expect ?
MASON_PARKER
15/08/2009 20:53:00
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Bah ! Weakened team, smaller squad...Heskey as main striker....sold our best players....what did we really expect ?
MASON_PARKER
15/08/2009 20:53:00
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I woke up this morning not looking forward to a new season for the first time in my life, I expected us to be poor today and yet I still ended up shocked at how bad we were, that is a fair old achievment, and the Carew situation could develope into a disaster
ant1ant1
15/08/2009 20:58:00
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I woke up this morning not looking forward to a new season for the first time in my life, I expected us to be poor today and yet I still ended up shocked at how bad we were, that is a fair old achievment, and the Carew situation could develope into a disaster
ant1ant1
15/08/2009 20:58:00
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has he lost the dressing room? a lot of unhappy faces today... strange seeing Cuellar coming off laughing his head off with a Wigan player mind you, he should be ashamed after the performance he put in! MON looks like a spent force to me, this is his 4th season, not his 1st, not that his 1st was very good.
The Fear
15/08/2009 21:06:00
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has he lost the dressing room? a lot of unhappy faces today... strange seeing Cuellar coming off laughing his head off with a Wigan player mind you, he should be ashamed after the performance he put in! MON looks like a spent force to me, this is his 4th season, not his 1st, not that his 1st was very good.
The Fear
15/08/2009 21:06:00
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