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Monny's Christmas Wish

Monny's Christmas Wish

Martin O'Neill has admitted he would like to be given a goalscoring midfielder for Christmas....well in fact the sooner the better.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Monny admitted Villa are desperate for a player in the mould of David Platt or Top man Ian Taylor, that can contribute 10 or so goals from the middle part - describing such a player as potentially being the secret to success or the missing link in our quest for glory.

Non of our centre midfielders have found the net this season, where as Ash and Milly have only done so via the penalty spot.

'I think if you are going to be successful you have to have a goalscoring midfielder,' said the gaffer.

Pointing to the fact that it's only really Milly and Sidwell who attempt to get into the box at every opportunity, he added:

'Midfielders reading situations and seeing that someone is going clear should be breaking their necks to get into the penalty box.'

It's hard to disagree, Sidwell is the only real threat we have in the centre but while he's making the runs he's yet to be successful and given our over reliance on Gabby scoring, things obviously look brighter with the goal threat Collins and Dunne have brought, but unless Monny is prepared to sign a proper dyed in the wool striker to give us another option, somebody in midfield needs to step up and start banging them away.

If they don't we are in for the performances we've seen so far, where we nick games 1-0 or rely on penalties to sneak the points.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday October 30 2009
Time: 4:43PM

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It is hard to disagree... But Who???? lol
FootyFans
30/10/2009 18:16:00
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It is hard to disagree... But Who???? lol
FootyFans
30/10/2009 18:16:00
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Sidwell is a goal scoring oportunist? Seriously?
johnnyuk
30/10/2009 19:12:00
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Sidwell is a goal scoring oportunist? Seriously?
johnnyuk
30/10/2009 19:12:00
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i think sidwell has the potential to score 10 from midfield, he has one hell of a shot on him and always wants to get forward. Apart from him ,what about petrov, he has an amazing scoring record (admittedly in the SPL) but why are we playing him as a defensive midfielder! i say play 4-5-1 with petrov in the attacking role and reo and sidwell (or delph) as defensive and alternate it like they do with the wingers. keeps teams on their toes and gives our midfielders equal chances to chip in with the goals. there is a bit too much pressure on a midfielder to score in 4-4-2 incase they leave a big gap in the centre of the park.
arc1988
30/10/2009 19:47:00
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Van Der Vaart anyone? Surely he will be going cheap as he is sitting for Real Madrid. What was it thought at over the summer? 6.5 mil?
TheYank
30/10/2009 19:47:00
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i think sidwell has the potential to score 10 from midfield, he has one hell of a shot on him and always wants to get forward. Apart from him ,what about petrov, he has an amazing scoring record (admittedly in the SPL) but why are we playing him as a defensive midfielder! i say play 4-5-1 with petrov in the attacking role and reo and sidwell (or delph) as defensive and alternate it like they do with the wingers. keeps teams on their toes and gives our midfielders equal chances to chip in with the goals. there is a bit too much pressure on a midfielder to score in 4-4-2 incase they leave a big gap in the centre of the park.
arc1988
30/10/2009 19:47:00
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Van Der Vaart anyone? Surely he will be going cheap as he is sitting for Real Madrid. What was it thought at over the summer? 6.5 mil?
TheYank
30/10/2009 19:47:00
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Other than Gerrard, Lampard and possibly Tim Cahill, I dont think there is anyone that is a goal threat from midfield. Gerrard and Cahill play as a 2nd centre forward some matches so thats why they get goals. Didnt Hokey-Cokey used to be a goal scorer in his west ham days??
VillaSlice
30/10/2009 20:04:00
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Other than Gerrard, Lampard and possibly Tim Cahill, I dont think there is anyone that is a goal threat from midfield. Gerrard and Cahill play as a 2nd centre forward some matches so thats why they get goals. Didnt Hokey-Cokey used to be a goal scorer in his west ham days??
VillaSlice
30/10/2009 20:04:00
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