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Dunne Blasts City & MON Happy With Defenders

Martin O'Neill is happy to have grabbed Richard Dunne from Manchester City and James Collins from West Ham believing both to be top signings.

He said on the official site: 'It's just great to get them in. I think it gives everybody a boost around the football club and hopefully they stay injury-free and are ready to go.'

He says Dunney has an established 'pedigree' and on Collins he explained: 'Recently when we were looking around to try and improve that position I had an opportunity to see him a couple of times at West Ham. I went and saw West Ham against Tottenham and he did fine. Last week I went up again to watch them play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park and I thought he coped with most things again. I just think for value for money, if he stays fit, he'll be an excellent acquisition.'

Meanwhile Dunne isn't impressed the way that Man £ity dealt with his exit. He told the Daily Mail that he is far from impressed with City executive chairman Gary Cook who 'doesn't understand the core loyalty of the club and where it begins.'

He also said 'City have just signed Joleon Lescott and he's getting dog's abuse for being disloyal and breaking a contract he signed at Everton a year ago. But City have just done the exact same to me. It's not me who asked to leave. I would quite happily have stayed there and been part of the squad and fought for my place. I have been loyal to them for a long time but it was their decision to cancel a four-year contract.'

He also calls the contracts given 'pointless' .... wish someone would give me one of those pointless contracts though, better than what I pay myself for sure!

And on Villa he is hoping to help push us to fourth with our young squad who he says should have confidence from last years close run for the Champions League places.

Looking forward to seeing Dunne play and see what sort of partnership he can forge, big boots to fill now he has the Number 5 shirt worn by God and Laursen!

Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by PJVilla:

Who should our first choice centre backs be now?

Cuellar & Dunne 51%, which is just as well as Davies looks like he could be out for a few months as MON says it is looking 'more and more likely' that he'll need surgery on his shoulder problem.

Other results:

Davies & Dunne 28%
Unsure, let MON have that headache! 9%
Cuellar & Davies 8%
Collins & Dunne 3%
Davies & Collins 1%
Collins & Cuellar 0%

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 4 2009

Time: 5:33PM

Your Comments

nice rant if you follow the link (Daily Mail) to the full article!
The Fear
nice rant if you follow the link (Daily Mail) to the full article!
The Fear
Again and again MON talks about "value for money", as if that will keep us in the top 6, nevermind challenge the top 4. Yep, he's happy buying a Daewoo instead of a Sony.
Saurat
Again and again MON talks about "value for money", as if that will keep us in the top 6, nevermind challenge the top 4. Yep, he's happy buying a Daewoo instead of a Sony.
Saurat
everybody knows sony aren't the best anymore...
footy_fans
everybody knows sony aren't the best anymore...
footy_fans
bit confused, I've got a Sony Brava,now does that mean I should be in the team or just watching films?! I guess Saurat that you are looking at Collins as cover, he is also still young (25) so not at his peak and might prove 'great' value in the future as he could become a main defender?
The Fear
bit confused, I've got a Sony Brava,now does that mean I should be in the team or just watching films?! I guess Saurat that you are looking at Collins as cover, he is also still young (25) so not at his peak and might prove 'great' value in the future as he could become a main defender?
The Fear
Yeah - I agree with Saurat - let's buy some big names like Balaban and Baros again - much better value ...
BobTheBuilder
Yeah - I agree with Saurat - let's buy some big names like Balaban and Baros again - much better value ...
BobTheBuilder
Any team can only play 11 on the field at anyone time..we were champions once (Good title for a Movie on Aston Villa!!)...We won the European Cup with no names too! We have match winners and no doubt we will have more in the future!..lets just watch the team play..stuff!
Steve64k
Any team can only play 11 on the field at anyone time..we were champions once (Good title for a Movie on Aston Villa!!)...We won the European Cup with no names too! We have match winners and no doubt we will have more in the future!..lets just watch the team play..stuff!
Steve64k
Aw, Dunney is just upset that he didn't get as much of a golden handshake as he wanted. Loyalty in football is dead.
fifthcolumnblue
Aw, Dunney is just upset that he didn't get as much of a golden handshake as he wanted. Loyalty in football is dead.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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