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Messiah Makes Mistakes !

Messiah Makes Mistakes !

article submission from astvil123

God himself makes mistakes ... but when will he fix them?

We all know Martin O'Neill is one of the greatest managers in Aston Villa's history; what he has done for this club is truly magnificent. However, you do have to feel that he is occasionally making mistakes at such crucial moments in the season.

We have a great squad and therefore have a great starting eleven; but only when MON gets his team selections right. He seems to like adapting players to play in more than one position but surely it is starting to backfire on him now?

Luke Young - Naturally a right-back - often plays at left-back despite not enjoying that position.
Carlos Cuellar - Naturally a centre-half - often played at right-back last season.
Nigel Reo-Coker - A motivating crunch tackling central midfielder who is now needed in the middle - often played at right-back or just left on the bench without even coming on when needed.
The list goes on for the likes of Gardner and Agbonlahor.

However, surely the idea of having players who can adapt to multiple positions is so they can do IF NEEDED. Yet in the first game against Wigan, towards to end of the second half when we needed to attack, we had James Milner playing at right-back? And I often look at the team and see a big front target man who is extremely slow and can't cross or shoot (Emile Heskey) playing on the left wing?

MON really is a great manager, no doubt, but he really does pick some strange line-ups that cost him!

e.g. Last night. Fabian Delph failed to impress against Wigan, yet he was started ahead of Nigel Reo-Coker and Steve Sidwell AGAIN despite NRC and the Ginger Ninja playing out of their skins at Anfield!

Also Emile Heskey was not only played ahead of Agbonlahor last night, but he was also played which again changed the formation to a 4-4-2. We were 2-0 up and Vienna were looking dangerous and I know MON is a great manager but I'm sorry, after Carew scored he should have taken Heskey and Delph off and brought on Reo-Coker and Sidwell; resulting in a change of formation to 4-5-1. This was a basic tactic that should have been used to keep the game tight and see out the final 20 minutes or so and we would now be in the draw for the group stage. But we kept Heskey and Delph on until it was too late.

Then you have to look at the transfers, (Warnock and Dunne) great signings! Absolutely fantastic! Just one problem though, if they were bought in for the start of pre-season we would have been better against Wigan and Rapid Vienna in both legs. Yet again MON being slow in the market has proved great for the quality he has signed but the timing of the deals is absolutely abysmal! It has really cost us!

He should start getting things right from now on by getting the right team out on the pitch against Fulham and going all out for 4th place this year.

(The lineup MON SHOULD use for Fulham) - Friedel, Beye, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock, Milner, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Young, Carew, (Formation: 4-4-1-1 with Ash in a free role)

(The lineup MON WILL most likely use for Fulham) - Friedel, Beye, Cuellar, Dunne, Shorey, Milner, Petrov, Delph, Young, Heskey, Carew, (Formation: 4-4-2 with Heskey, Shorey and Delph costing us the chance of a home win)

MON is a great manager but he really does lack that sense of urgency needed for him to improve and improve our performances. He needs to be quicker at making subs and transfers and stop messing with a winning team!

I think the man is great and done very well for this club! But a good manger knows when to make a sub, knows when to play the in form players, when to play the right formation and knows that players need to be brought in before the season begins.

Anyway, onwards and upwards and whoever takes to the field will have Villa's backing! Bring on Fulham! UTV!!!



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Writer:astvil123
Date:Friday August 28 2009
Time: 1:42PM

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Comments

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not a job I'd like, I am sure I'd be dead in a week with all the variables and pressure...!
The Fear
28/08/2009 13:44:00
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not a job I'd like, I am sure I'd be dead in a week with all the variables and pressure...!
The Fear
28/08/2009 13:44:00
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you dont think warnock will start?
shortshadyuk
28/08/2009 13:47:00
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you dont think warnock will start?
shortshadyuk
28/08/2009 13:47:00
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what do you base the statement we all know MON is one of the greatest managers in Villa's history ? He isn't in the top 10 sonny!
villan57
28/08/2009 13:51:00
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what do you base the statement we all know MON is one of the greatest managers in Villa's history ? He isn't in the top 10 sonny!
villan57
28/08/2009 13:51:00
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I honestly don't think he will start Warnock at left back. However if we fail to get Dunne signed up for this game then I'm sure he will be used in the middle to replace Davies.
astvil123
28/08/2009 13:52:00
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I honestly don't think he will start Warnock at left back. However if we fail to get Dunne signed up for this game then I'm sure he will be used in the middle to replace Davies.
astvil123
28/08/2009 13:52:00
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"...MON really is a great manager, no doubt, but he really does pick some strange line-ups that cost him!..." So basically not a great manager at all.
Kiwivillan
28/08/2009 13:55:00
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"...MON really is a great manager, no doubt, but he really does pick some strange line-ups that cost him!..." So basically not a great manager at all.
Kiwivillan
28/08/2009 13:55:00
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