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Anti depressants For Some Villa Fans????

Anti depressants For Some Villa Fans????

Ladies and gentlemen, we have one. One what? An opti! Excellent post by Villan Semper Fidelis Villa:

The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, there is a hole in the o-zone layer, debates about global warming, war continues in Afghanistan, reports that too much processed meat is bad for you, half of UK final pension schemes in the private sector are going to close within the next three years, rising levels or personal debt, warnings regarding increased levels of repossessions if there is an interest rate rise, increasing levels of unemployment, swine flu, Smoking linked to increased brain lesions and brain shrinkage in MS; Personality type linked to risk of death among individuals with peripheral artery disease and worst of all Aston Villa have lost the first game of the season and John Carew has a sore toe.

O`Neill out

Benitez out

Moyes out

Get them all out, they are all failures, lets finish the season now.

I have read, what if O`Neill goes at Christmas, what if Villa do a Newcastle, Martin O`Neill should have done this and that - all with the benefit of hindsight I might add.

Alex Ferguson known for his mind games is clearly trying to hoodwink a section of the Aston Villa fans by saying how highly he rates Martin O`Neill in numerous reports over the years. He clearly wants Villa to keep such a useless manager, he couldn`t be telling the truth could he?

O`Neill has a proven track record, much better than the record of many of the managers people seem to want to take over at the club. Then again, opinions are normally based on who is in fashion at the time.

Thank goodness Randy Learner believes in the long game, being patient, putting his trust in someone and sticking by them even when times are tough, no surprises that he is a successful business man because of this approach is it? He has the balls to stay at the table when things are getting tricky instead of folding. No one can have that level of wealth without making difficult decisions.

I might also add that Alex Ferguson was given time by the board at Manchester United, how he rewarded them for showing faith in him.

I seem to remember a Manchester United team that lost at the start of a season - you can`t win anything with kids, well what happened there? There are still some of those kids at the club, how many medals later?

Times have changed since then, now the mega rich have entered the frame, Villa have a very wealthy owner, however his fortune is dwarfed by that of the owners of Chelsea, Manchester City, whereas Manchester United and Liverpool sell merchandise all over the world and have more income streams than Aston Villa and can attract better players because of the history of those clubs.

Do we give up? No

What Martin O`Neill seems to be doing is bringing in a wealth of talent, young, English building for the future. Villa once missed out on Robby Keane because of an extra 500k (approx 5.5m) in the Doug Ellis years, he went on to be sold for approx 13 million. These days, Villa don`t miss out on the young talent, they attract it and sign it. They want to play for Martin O`Neill.

People cry for more players, for more money, yet it`s not their money they are spending. At the same time, some of the player`s people are calling for have the option of signing for Inter Milan etc.

As much as I like Birmingham, if I had the wealth of some of these footballers and had no ties to the area I would not choose it above Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, and London. I could post if I would sign Messi, doesn`t mean it`s going to happen, in fact we all know it never would, plus I would not be accountable for it, easy to have an opinion that way. Most people on here could post a forty man squad of names, going out and doing the business is another matter.

Time - everyone wants success now without thinking what is realistic. Maybe O`Neill has created a rod for his own back by almost challenging the top four last season. I think he would want that pressure though and would embrace it.

He`s (Martin O`Neill) had 3 years - Yes, how many has Alex Ferguson had? Wenger? Villa are playing catch up. Liverpool and Chelsea also had a better infrastructure after the Doug Ellis Years. Manchester City have just spent silly money.

Then there are the General posts on this site, a director of the football club, some people are downright insulting, the people that post here are a minority amongst Aston Villa fans, let us not forget that, yet the General still takes the time out.

The General seems to have the patience of a Saint with some of the drivel that he has to read through, issues being repeated, time and time again. He knows that he will not please everyone and continues to post and answer everyone, even those that show a clear lack of respect at times.

People complain about lack of knowledge because they are from the US, people ask how much money is going to be spent, people ask for minutes from meetings, people complain about investments in the club saying they want it on the pitch even though it`s from a different budget. No matter what is done some people like to complain.

The transfer window remains open, the sounds coming from the club remain positive, maybe Doug should be brought back. Perhaps Randy should cut his losses and sell to the circus that is in charge of Liverpool.

Take one game at a time, Villa win the Peace Cup people are raving about the youngsters, Villa lose first game of the season O`Neill out etc etc etc. People can have whatever options they want on here, you`re not accountable for them, at the end of the day they are just opinions (normally with hindsight) and you will never know if you`re right or wrong because you will never be in the situation to be held accountable for them.

I for one remain positive.

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Writer:Semper Fidelis Villa
Date:Tuesday August 18 2009
Time: 11:56AM

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Well said that man. Knee jerk reactions all round are nothing more than that. I was as depressed about the performance as the next man, but its not the end of the world. Plenty of time to get things right. Up the Villa
Jongekki
18/08/2009 12:19:00
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Well said that man. Knee jerk reactions all round are nothing more than that. I was as depressed about the performance as the next man, but its not the end of the world. Plenty of time to get things right. Up the Villa
Jongekki
18/08/2009 12:19:00
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Semper Fidelis Villa, this is one of the single most fantastic posts I have read on Vital Villa, full of sense and reason. Some people have no patience these days. I guarantee any other fan in the top flight would want MON, I used to live in Manchester and many United and City fans would be ecstatic to have him as their next manager. I fear the boo boys could soon push MON plus some of the quality players out of the club soon, and it will be a real case of 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'. Up the villa.
Longman
18/08/2009 12:24:00
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Semper Fidelis Villa, this is one of the single most fantastic posts I have read on Vital Villa, full of sense and reason. Some people have no patience these days. I guarantee any other fan in the top flight would want MON, I used to live in Manchester and many United and City fans would be ecstatic to have him as their next manager. I fear the boo boys could soon push MON plus some of the quality players out of the club soon, and it will be a real case of 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'. Up the villa.
Longman
18/08/2009 12:24:00
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was on another site a people were saying sack him and bring in martinez its unreal how some people have reacted, MON is the right man for the job.
clarkamus
18/08/2009 12:33:00
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was on another site a people were saying sack him and bring in martinez its unreal how some people have reacted, MON is the right man for the job.
clarkamus
18/08/2009 12:33:00
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Nice to be positive, but you are forgetting one thing, this wasnt just one game, it is a contiuation of the last 4 months or last season. If you would make a form table of our last 12 matches in the PL we would be in the relagation zone! And that isnt after one game, but a third of as season. We all know that we have a weak squad, and even if MON is trying to pretend he didnt realise that until he went to a managers meeting, he is only fooling himself, or trying too. He only has 13 days to address the problem, although he has already had months to plan for it! Of course its good to be positive, but its also bad to bury your head in the sand! Incedently, Fergesson also highly rated the "walley with a brolley" and look what happened to his England team? Balance is the key, Martin should be given more time, the end of theTF window, and then until christmas, if things havent improved, then questions need to be asked!
villa_de
18/08/2009 12:38:00
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Nice to be positive, but you are forgetting one thing, this wasnt just one game, it is a contiuation of the last 4 months or last season. If you would make a form table of our last 12 matches in the PL we would be in the relagation zone! And that isnt after one game, but a third of as season. We all know that we have a weak squad, and even if MON is trying to pretend he didnt realise that until he went to a managers meeting, he is only fooling himself, or trying too. He only has 13 days to address the problem, although he has already had months to plan for it! Of course its good to be positive, but its also bad to bury your head in the sand! Incedently, Fergesson also highly rated the "walley with a brolley" and look what happened to his England team? Balance is the key, Martin should be given more time, the end of theTF window, and then until christmas, if things havent improved, then questions need to be asked!
villa_de
18/08/2009 12:38:00
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Excellent post and many good points. I am over Saturday now. But the fact is we do not have strength in depth and we only have 13 days to sort it otherwise we will struggle and then how do we attract players in January if we are languishing near the bottom. If Davies or Cuellar break a leg or even tweak a hamstring on Thursday who do we have to defend against Torres on Monday night. Beye for his 3rd game alongside somebody he has never played central defence with and Reo-Coker/Gardener at RB. This is a desperate state of affairs to be in after 3 years.
Dead Souls
18/08/2009 12:40:00
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Excellent post and many good points. I am over Saturday now. But the fact is we do not have strength in depth and we only have 13 days to sort it otherwise we will struggle and then how do we attract players in January if we are languishing near the bottom. If Davies or Cuellar break a leg or even tweak a hamstring on Thursday who do we have to defend against Torres on Monday night. Beye for his 3rd game alongside somebody he has never played central defence with and Reo-Coker/Gardener at RB. This is a desperate state of affairs to be in after 3 years.
Dead Souls
18/08/2009 12:40:00
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