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Richard Dunne With Red Cards

I know I'm good aren't I. What a fantastic headline! Now if I only could write stories this site would set! Richard Dunne has pledged to improve his disciplinary record and give me no further excuses to create cheesy headlines.

Speaking to SSN new signing Richard Dunne has promised to reduce the number of times he leaves the pitch early, but is adamant that he will not stop giving 100% in matches, nor change the type of player he is.

'I've had loads of red cards. I think there is me and Patrick Vieira as the most red-carded players in the history of the Premier League, so I'm in good company.

'I don't think I deserve many of them, although obviously the odd one. But it's just the way it goes and I suppose, as a defender if you're making last ditch tackles and you miss the odd one, then you're automatically off.'

Given the 'financial' rumblings over his transfer away from Man City some fans have been worried that as he didn't want to leave Dunne will not be committed to our cause. Quite why I don't know, but I've seen those views expressed. Dunne is clear though, it's a fresh slate, he's starting again at a new club but his desire to win and achieve has not changed.

'Where ever I go and play I'll always be 100% committed, I don't like to lose matches and I hope that's one of my strengths and I'll always give it my all.'

I guess we will see all we need to about Richard Dunne depending on his attitude in the upcoming Derby match against our lowly neighbours. He has the opportunity to make himself an immediate hero in our ranks and by God to I hope he does...a hattrick would be nice.

Again for those who are worried he isn't committed, he knows exactly the type of club he's joining givin the words of Gareth Barry and Stuart Taylor. You do wonder what else they might have said though (sorry couldn't resist). It also seems Craig Bellamy beamed about his former boss.

'The manager has obviously worked with Craig Bellamy who spoke really highly about him and Gareth Barry and Stuart Taylor spoke very highly of him too.

'But, when you then come and meet him yourself, you realise that he really seems an honest man who can hopefully help me improve as a player.'

Five times Man City player of the year was it? The pedigree is good, whether he can improve I care not. Whether he can bolster our defence and go at least some way towards replacing Martin Laursen are my only concerns.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 7 2009

Time: 8:00AM

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lol, you've been enjoying your headlines recently MF, very good!
The Fear
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07/09/2009 09:26:00

lol, you've been enjoying your headlines recently MF, very good!
The Fear
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07/09/2009 09:26:00

He has been allowed a leave of absence for the Ireland friendly on Wednesday - obviously to train with Villa. Considering Friedel, Warnock, Cuellar and Beye (I assume) will not be on duty they will have a good few days to prepare for Saturday!! Should look like a well oiled machine!
deano.avfc
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07/09/2009 10:09:00

He has been allowed a leave of absence for the Ireland friendly on Wednesday - obviously to train with Villa. Considering Friedel, Warnock, Cuellar and Beye (I assume) will not be on duty they will have a good few days to prepare for Saturday!! Should look like a well oiled machine!
deano.avfc
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07/09/2009 10:09:00

Dunne shouldn't play. It should be Cuellar & Collins against our rivals. Or even Cuellar & Clark and have Dunne as back-up to the back-up. No defender should have that many red cards, Dunne is a liability. A defender who always gets sent off, gives away penalties & scores own goals. What a coup for 6m (Double what we paid for Laursen!) Less red cards? Less penalties against & own goals would be nice too Dunney.
StuLinney
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07/09/2009 10:15:00

Dunne shouldn't play. It should be Cuellar & Collins against our rivals. Or even Cuellar & Clark and have Dunne as back-up to the back-up. No defender should have that many red cards, Dunne is a liability. A defender who always gets sent off, gives away penalties & scores own goals. What a coup for 6m (Double what we paid for Laursen!) Less red cards? Less penalties against & own goals would be nice too Dunney.
StuLinney
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07/09/2009 10:15:00

Keeps me off the streets JF lol

I agree Stu, Dunne is a liability. There's no place for the likes of him in our team. Christ we had Delaney give away so many penalties surely we've moved on. Teale and McGrath chipped in with numerous own goals aswell it's just not good enough.
mike_field
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07/09/2009 11:28:00

Keeps me off the streets JF lol

I agree Stu, Dunne is a liability. There's no place for the likes of him in our team. Christ we had Delaney give away so many penalties surely we've moved on. Teale and McGrath chipped in with numerous own goals aswell it's just not good enough.
mike_field
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07/09/2009 11:28:00

I think you're wrong Stu. he's obviously putting all the effort in he can.
footy_fans
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07/09/2009 16:39:00

I think you're wrong Stu. he's obviously putting all the effort in he can.
footy_fans
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07/09/2009 16:39:00

The question was never does he put the effort in because we all now he does. The question is will it cost Villa?
LeeCookFan
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08/09/2009 10:30:00

The question was never does he put the effort in because we all now he does. The question is will it cost Villa?
LeeCookFan
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08/09/2009 10:30:00

At City, he was carrying the other defenders, he did their shift too, which put him in a lot more pressure. But with Villa, with expereinced teammates, hopefully it won't, Lee.
footy_fans
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08/09/2009 12:52:00

At City, he was carrying the other defenders, he did their shift too, which put him in a lot more pressure. But with Villa, with expereinced teammates, hopefully it won't, Lee.
footy_fans
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08/09/2009 12:52:00

Hope Dunne proves me wrong. I don't get how he has accused Citeh of forcing him out though. He himself said Hughes didn't mind him staying and fighting for his place, so is that not all that matters? He could have just refused talks with us and stayed. He wasn't forced anywhere. Man City accepted an offer from us, from what I understand (I may be wrong) he wasn't put on the list or offered to clubs, & the manager wanted him to stay. So how was he forced out? Anyway, welcome to the biggest club you've ever played for, & ever will play for!
StuLinney
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08/09/2009 13:04:00

Hope Dunne proves me wrong. I don't get how he has accused Citeh of forcing him out though. He himself said Hughes didn't mind him staying and fighting for his place, so is that not all that matters? He could have just refused talks with us and stayed. He wasn't forced anywhere. Man City accepted an offer from us, from what I understand (I may be wrong) he wasn't put on the list or offered to clubs, & the manager wanted him to stay. So how was he forced out? Anyway, welcome to the biggest club you've ever played for, & ever will play for!
StuLinney
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08/09/2009 13:04:00

 

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