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Monny Dunne With The Praise

Martin O'Neill has singled out Richard Dunne for praise after an immense performance against Manchester City tonight.

Speaking on the official site after the 1-1 all draw Monny described Dunne's performance as 'absolutely immense' after he bagged a goal and also almost helped keep a clean sheet.

However, Monny of the Heskey loving clan, also wished to pay praise to Collins and Warnock for slotting in so well to our back four since they joined, and it's hard to not agree given we look tighter at the back than at any point since the loss of Martin Laursen.

Quite why there's no special praise for a 7.8 million centre half playing at right back I don't know - but then again I don't know why Hokey cokey was playing on the right wing either. I know Nuffink!

'Richard was magnificent - he put in a real man of the match performance. He was absolutely immense. There's not much more to add really - it was just a great performance.'

Moving onto James Collins, Monny was equally as gushing with his praise insisting that Collins isn't a figment our imagination:

'James is a real player - he competes and he has composure on the ball too. In the past that's probably something we haven't had.

'Stephen has been really quality too.'

Not sure we've never had composure in defence before, other than those moments where everyone other than defenders have played there?

O'Neill goes on to admit the lack of a second goal put us under pressure, and after the break we were second best.

'I didn't want half-time to come because we were playing very strongly.

'We needed that second goal but it just wasn't to be. We were disappointed with the result, but certainly not the performance.'

But there's more. Apparently the 4th official asked Monny to put a bib on (enter your own joke) because apparently his top clashed with City's awway strip.

Good to see that's the reason our strikers were irrelevant today, everytime they heard the manager shout they got confused as to the direction of the goal.

'He asked me to change it because it was playing tricks with the linesman on the far side.'

On a serious point, how fecking stupid was that linesman. How often are any team offside within the 'technical area' as it pertains to the halfway line?

What next, fans in the crowd will have to be removed because some idiot can't distinguish them from the 10 players on the pitch?

Offside - but I was only in the toilet Guv honest.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 6 2009

Time: 12:06AM

Your Comments

Haha yeah I noticed his Britney Spears-esque 'costume change' part way through the match - I though he was just trying to boost sales of Villa wear!
AVFC4ME
Haha yeah I noticed his Britney Spears-esque 'costume change' part way through the match - I though he was just trying to boost sales of Villa wear!
AVFC4ME
I have to admit ... I MAY have been wrong about Dunne on that showing. Wow. But I'll wait for a few more games which are NOT against the team that understandably dumped like an piece of c***. What a good performance. Good game that was spoilt by Heskey's inclusion. Time to go, even the players don't have faith in you m8. Well done Dunney!
StuLinney
I have to admit ... I MAY have been wrong about Dunne on that showing. Wow. But I'll wait for a few more games which are NOT against the team that understandably dumped like an piece of c***. What a good performance. Good game that was spoilt by Heskey's inclusion. Time to go, even the players don't have faith in you m8. Well done Dunney!
StuLinney
Good to see Dunney back to his old self. Great goal and performance - can he reproduce it next match?
Thaibluefan
Good to see Dunney back to his old self. Great goal and performance - can he reproduce it next match?
Thaibluefan
Dunney man of the match and deserved it, never scored like that for us, but good game fair result, a bit disappointed with the Villa fans over Barry, given that he nearly went to liverpool the year before and stayed and gave Villa 100%, I am sure that most of you thought he would go this summer and his move did not come as a surprise, just a matter of where he went to, but thats loyalty for you.
buzz lightyear
Dunney man of the match and deserved it, never scored like that for us, but good game fair result, a bit disappointed with the Villa fans over Barry, given that he nearly went to liverpool the year before and stayed and gave Villa 100%, I am sure that most of you thought he would go this summer and his move did not come as a surprise, just a matter of where he went to, but thats loyalty for you.
buzz lightyear
Dunne and Collins. Fantastic signings... especially the ginger one who could prove to be an absolute gem. I was most impressed with Warnock though. He could be pushing for a world cup place with showings like that. Also, a word for Carlos Cuellar. Considering the guy was playing out of position, he was as much of a rock as the rest of the back four.
Rawlie
Dunne and Collins. Fantastic signings... especially the ginger one who could prove to be an absolute gem. I was most impressed with Warnock though. He could be pushing for a world cup place with showings like that. Also, a word for Carlos Cuellar. Considering the guy was playing out of position, he was as much of a rock as the rest of the back four.
Rawlie
Good performance by the whole team. Young's crossing a bit astray but I thought we competed well in midfield and were more of a threat on goal. 2nd half we looked a bit tired and it's worrying that the team seem to have no confidence in Heskey. He won the ball in the air well but seemed to lack confidence or any rapport with the rest of the team. Re. the booing of Barry, lots of our fans were clapping him too, the majority seemed to be behind him.
panchovilla
Good performance by the whole team. Young's crossing a bit astray but I thought we competed well in midfield and were more of a threat on goal. 2nd half we looked a bit tired and it's worrying that the team seem to have no confidence in Heskey. He won the ball in the air well but seemed to lack confidence or any rapport with the rest of the team. Re. the booing of Barry, lots of our fans were clapping him too, the majority seemed to be behind him.
panchovilla
Dunne always raises his game against good teams, his best games for Ireland have come against the likes of Italy and Holland away from home. The whole defence look solid, and I especially like the look of Warnock up and down the left. Davies, Bouma and Luke Young to come back gives us real strength in depth at last.
Madirish
Dunne always raises his game against good teams, his best games for Ireland have come against the likes of Italy and Holland away from home. The whole defence look solid, and I especially like the look of Warnock up and down the left. Davies, Bouma and Luke Young to come back gives us real strength in depth at last.
Madirish
The whole booing of Barry was by a minority. Personally I think he gave the club excellent service and deserves nothing but praise
2fishinatank
The whole booing of Barry was by a minority. Personally I think he gave the club excellent service and deserves nothing but praise
2fishinatank
Mike to be fair, our central defenders since MON have arrived have included Laursen, Mellberg, Davies, Cuellar, Knight... while they all have their own qualities I wouldn't describe any of them as 'composed'. Also, I think, "our strikers were irrelevant" is VERY harsh on Gabby!
Sheriff Kimbo
Mike to be fair, our central defenders since MON have arrived have included Laursen, Mellberg, Davies, Cuellar, Knight... while they all have their own qualities I wouldn't describe any of them as 'composed'. Also, I think, "our strikers were irrelevant" is VERY harsh on Gabby!
Sheriff Kimbo
gotta say he surprised me with his performance!
merlin
gotta say he surprised me with his performance!
merlin
O I thought you meant MON was done with giving praise out to Dunne, but I see what you did there, very clever that, I don't care what they say about you behind your back, I think you're allright.
steff_the_villan
O I thought you meant MON was done with giving praise out to Dunne, but I see what you did there, very clever that, I don't care what they say about you behind your back, I think you're allright.
steff_the_villan
 

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