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Dunne Looking For Villa To Raise Game

There is a report in The Express today by John Wragg part of which has quotes from Richard Dunne talking about our strange ability to raise our game for the 'big' games and fail in following games against teams we really should be beating.

When asked if there is something in our make up that means we don't step it up against teams like Wigan, Blackburn and last weekends dull affair v Wolves.

The answer?

'Probably' !

He explains in the report - full report here by the way: click link

'Just look at our showings against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, and compare them with this and at Blackburn. There is a massive difference. Maybe we are not putting in the same amount of effort. We need to improve it because we are going to come across teams that we are not able to beat.'

He agrees that they have got to start making sure that every game we play is viewed as a big game.

'We’ve beaten Chelsea and you think to make that victory worthwhile you have to come to other places and win games and we haven’t been able to. The only positive to take is we haven’t played great and not been beaten.'

Martin O'Neill also said that he thought the preparation for the game was spot on and that he isn't going to read too much into it 'other than we weren’t good enough. I am disappointed but I don’t think of it as playing against a lesser side.'

All very confusing, as mentioned by Dunney, the Chelsea victory was hard fought and well deserved, then you look at the performance and do wonder. A draw away from home is no disgrace but the way both teams played left a lot to be desired and with the money we've spent we should be looking to pick up all 3 points surely? It was the same v Wigan and certainly v Blackburn Rovers.

Ho hum, bring on Everton!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 26 2009

Time: 11:30AM

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hopefully a 3-2 rather than an a 3-3 (against everton)
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