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Monny Confident Of Rapid Return To Winning Ways

Monny Confident Of Rapid Return To Winning Ways

Martin O'Neill has backed the team to erase the Wigan nightmare from our memories when we take on Rapid Vienna this Thursday.

Speaking on the official site, Monny was adament 'one game doesn't define a season' but stopped short of discussing the number of wins vs the number of games since January of this year, preferring instead to point to Everton's less than successful start to last season given where they finished (above us).

This apparently is more important in determining whether fans should or should not be disheartened after the Wigan game. The season Everton had last year is a far greater indicator of how our season may go than say our form during the whole of this year so far.

Yeah ok...I'll buy that.

Anyway, Monny repeated his disappointment at the loss, stating it would've been nice to kick off with win or at the very least 'to not be beaten'.

But he has faith with the players he's assembled, and he believes we will bounce back.

'We have plenty of ability in the squad and although we didn't show it at the weekend, we are capable of scoring goals.'

When Carew is in the team yeah, without doubt.

Blaming ever increasing expectations, he added:

'People want to define a season by how you do on the opening day. There's a long, long way to go.

'Everton started very scrappily last season and ended up finishing fifth.

'We know we can do much better. We will get ourselves together and take it on from there.'

The Rapid Vienna game keeps taking on more and more of a 'must win' mantel as it draws near. Fans are still looking for a statement of intent from the club as it pertains to transfers.

After our end of season form, Wigan was almost a must win in itself to show lessons had been learnt, but sadly that opportunity passed us by and now we onto European competition - again with fans expecting us to take it seriously this year after the CSKA fiasco.

Is there anyway that we can afford to lose?


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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday August 18 2009
Time: 5:45PM

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