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3 Points Were Vital

Martin O'Neill has said he told the team prior to todays match that 3 points were vital, and he praised Gabby's second half strike for being exactly what we needed to see out the game.

Speaking on the official site after todays 2-0 win over fulham, a relieved Monny was pleased to see us pick up the 3 points before we have yet another international break.

Singling out Gabby for the majority of the praise, the manager said:

'Gabby was terrific. It was just a fantastic goal. He said modestly in the dressing room: 'I just hit it.' It was a brilliant strike.

'We were looking good at the time but that second goal just about won the game for us. We saw it through comfortably in the end. That was great for him. It was nice to score in front of the Holte End. The crowd was right behind him and the team.'

Admitting that the team were a little apprehensive before the match, no doubt the result of those pesky fans who get upset when we play like amatuers, he called the crowd fantastic and no doubt hopes that our 3 wins on the trot will turn into some serious form:

'It was very pleasing. We were a bit apprehensive before the match because it was a home game in the league. But the crowd were terrific.

'We now have six points and it takes us into the break with plenty of positives.'

Should we get Dunne as rumoured, and maybe, hopefully, a striker to boot and we can find our form and start putting in more Liverpool type performances whilst also taking points from those games we are dire in the season will take on a far more happy slant for all.


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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday August 30 2009
Time: 8:25PM

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Well done to Villa again today. Good to see a win after being knocked out of Europe. All players gave their all today and allowing the players to get used to this formation could be fantastic for us. Reo, Sidders and Petrov as a central 3 is really strong i think. Well done boys.
arc1988
30/08/2009 20:35:00
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Well done to Villa again today. Good to see a win after being knocked out of Europe. All players gave their all today and allowing the players to get used to this formation could be fantastic for us. Reo, Sidders and Petrov as a central 3 is really strong i think. Well done boys.
arc1988
30/08/2009 20:35:00
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4-5-1 does make us solid. Can't believe the season has only just started and we've an international break already!
The Fear
30/08/2009 20:44:00
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4-5-1 does make us solid. Can't believe the season has only just started and we've an international break already!
The Fear
30/08/2009 20:44:00
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Good result but i just didn`t think we were that good to be honest,No creativity at all,But anyway three points is the main thing and i suppose you can`t argue with that.Well done the lads.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:14:00
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Good result but i just didn`t think we were that good to be honest,No creativity at all,But anyway three points is the main thing and i suppose you can`t argue with that.Well done the lads.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:14:00
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I`m being a dick we did what we had to do against a poor performing fulham,Good win.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:20:00
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I`m being a dick we did what we had to do against a poor performing fulham,Good win.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:20:00
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No creativity? The side "created" two goals. Would you rather the side followed Baggies example of "who cares if we get relegated, as long as we play beautiful football"? Or the Arsenal "we're to good to tackle" ethos? 4-5-1 is the way. Been sayin' so for ages (as have others). Yes, it would be nice to have a Bergkamp, Zola, Sheringham or Joe Cole. However, the current (league) midfield trio of Petrov, Sidwell and NRC, seem to have gelled and make up for the lack of a "thinking" footballer. Ashley Young is also a very creative player. The decline last season was caused by the switch to 4-4-2. Before then, many felt that Villa were playing some of the most exciting (counter-attacking) football in the EPL. To be honest, I'm just glad Fulham didn't do "a Stoke". That they didn't shows Villa have progressed, and can "win ugly".
VillaWillRiseAgain
30/08/2009 21:33:00
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No creativity? The side "created" two goals. Would you rather the side followed Baggies example of "who cares if we get relegated, as long as we play beautiful football"? Or the Arsenal "we're to good to tackle" ethos? 4-5-1 is the way. Been sayin' so for ages (as have others). Yes, it would be nice to have a Bergkamp, Zola, Sheringham or Joe Cole. However, the current (league) midfield trio of Petrov, Sidwell and NRC, seem to have gelled and make up for the lack of a "thinking" footballer. Ashley Young is also a very creative player. The decline last season was caused by the switch to 4-4-2. Before then, many felt that Villa were playing some of the most exciting (counter-attacking) football in the EPL. To be honest, I'm just glad Fulham didn't do "a Stoke". That they didn't shows Villa have progressed, and can "win ugly".
VillaWillRiseAgain
30/08/2009 21:33:00
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