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Villa Boss Calls For Perspective

Whilst of the press went to Chelsea despite our victory, Monny has reminded us we haven't 'done nothing yet' in the grand scheme of things.

Dismissing the London bias in the press as just one of those things, Monny knows if we can win the amount of games Chelsea have over the last 5 years and achieve in real terms what they have then maybe the bias will change.

Until then it's just something we will have to put up with he said to the official site.

Achieving 'nothing yet' doesn't mean he isn't pleased with the progress we have made so far since he joined, nor the progress this season but he does warn of people getting carried away when there is so much of the season left to play for.

'Just because you get one or two good results against the big sides doesn't automatically mean you have made all this fantastic progress.

'There has been progress, no doubt. I think we have some really good players - a decent squad with good players not being able to get in at this moment - that's very encouraging. It's also probably the strongest we have been in three years.

'But you know what happens - you get a couple of mishaps and a couple of injuries and you think 'why did I say all that?''

Sadly last season is a good point in case for the last sentence there with all the talk of Top 4 from the club.

We've too many silly losses this season to get really carried out, we know we can raise our game on the day for the big boys. In fact the two best, and dare I say proper performances in all areas of the pitch have come against Liverpool and Chelsea. If we carry that form through to the terms we should be expecting to beat then we can get carried away.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday October 21 2009
Time: 9:00AM

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Dunno about you lot but I feel a lot more confident about this season. The strength in depth is going to make all the difference. We got Luke, Bouma, Downing, Curtis all to come back and midfield coverage with NRC, Gardener & Delph on the bench. Only concern is that we get cover for Gabby & Carew - and I don't mean the Fonz or Hesky - sorry guys!!!! My only other request is an age reducing time machine to bring back the young Merson & JPA in their prime!!!! Any change Randy your R&D guys can knock one up???!!!!...
ljkal
21/10/2009 10:22:00
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Dunno about you lot but I feel a lot more confident about this season. The strength in depth is going to make all the difference. We got Luke, Bouma, Downing, Curtis all to come back and midfield coverage with NRC, Gardener & Delph on the bench. Only concern is that we get cover for Gabby & Carew - and I don't mean the Fonz or Hesky - sorry guys!!!! My only other request is an age reducing time machine to bring back the young Merson & JPA in their prime!!!! Any change Randy your R&D guys can knock one up???!!!!...
ljkal
21/10/2009 10:22:00
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Yes, I've noticed the bias involving Chelsea a lot and I find it disgusting too.
Squiddy
21/10/2009 13:32:00
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Yes, I've noticed the bias involving Chelsea a lot and I find it disgusting too.
Squiddy
21/10/2009 13:32:00
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Unless Liverpool royally implode (though that seems like a distinct possiblity), we'll finish 7th at best, although I wouldn't be at all surprised if either Sunderland, Everton, or both, finished above us. Quite simply, we don't look like a good team. A good team spirit and hard-working definitely, but there's a serious lack of quality in our play - and it's not so much the calibre of player, but more the way they are set up to play. Even last season when we had the premier orchestrator of play in the league in our side we looked poor. A top half finish looks fairly certain, but O'Neill has made so much progress at this club that winning a place in the worthless Europa League would be a fair achievement.
Albarnista
21/10/2009 13:50:00
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Unless Liverpool royally implode (though that seems like a distinct possiblity), we'll finish 7th at best, although I wouldn't be at all surprised if either Sunderland, Everton, or both, finished above us. Quite simply, we don't look like a good team. A good team spirit and hard-working definitely, but there's a serious lack of quality in our play - and it's not so much the calibre of player, but more the way they are set up to play. Even last season when we had the premier orchestrator of play in the league in our side we looked poor. A top half finish looks fairly certain, but O'Neill has made so much progress at this club that winning a place in the worthless Europa League would be a fair achievement.
Albarnista
21/10/2009 13:50:00
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Albarnista, I see you are taking MON's advice literally!
General Disarray
21/10/2009 15:11:00
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Albarnista, I see you are taking MON's advice literally!
General Disarray
21/10/2009 15:11:00
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"... with all the talk of Top 4 from the club". Hmm - not sure about that. My perception is that MON and the club were continually playing down all the 'top 4' talk. I think you'll find it was the press and (some) of the fans who were getting all gung-ho.
BobTheBuilder
21/10/2009 16:06:00
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"... with all the talk of Top 4 from the club". Hmm - not sure about that. My perception is that MON and the club were continually playing down all the 'top 4' talk. I think you'll find it was the press and (some) of the fans who were getting all gung-ho.
BobTheBuilder
21/10/2009 16:06:00
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