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Martin O'Neill To Manage Liverpool? Hogwash!

The words hog and wash spring to mind?

It has been whispered a few times, must admit I was up in Liverpool last weekend and the taxi drivers were all full of it. Personally, I just can't see it.

See what?

Martin O'Neill to Liverpool when the mini-me Tom Jones impersonator is sacked. For one thing, can Liverpool afford to pay off Rafa?

Very much doubt it.

For another, why would MON go to a club in so much debt and seemingly in turmoil with the fans at odds with the owners and the owners at odds with the owners?!?!

A report from the www.newsoftheworld.co.uk says Liverpool's clown owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett want MON to replace Rafa Benitez if they don't gain qualification for next season's Champions League.

The report says they'll stand by him this season but their stance will change in the summer if he doesn't get them back to the CL.

And more rubbish in the report says MON has always honoured his contracts (well, he has a rolling season by season contract so that is easy enough?!) and that he is 'frustrated' by how the Villa fans have turned on him. Total rubbish, he still has massive backing, far more than any of our previous owners, there might be a few doubters (aren't there at every club for every manager and player??) who post on forums and talk on talk shows, but as MON doesn't read the fan sites and I'm sure doesn't listen to the phone in's I can't see that is much of a problem?!?!?

So, I'll finish as I started... hogwash!


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 9 2009

Time: 12:02PM

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Utter tosh! He believes in the things he is doing with Villa and I reckon he'll want to see his project out. He wouldnt want to work with Hicks and Giblet as you can see the ****e the fat spanish waiter has to put up with. The scousers will just have to have Sammy Lee as manager.....good times!
GUMBOAVFC
Utter tosh! He believes in the things he is doing with Villa and I reckon he'll want to see his project out. He wouldnt want to work with Hicks and Giblet as you can see the ****e the fat spanish waiter has to put up with. The scousers will just have to have Sammy Lee as manager.....good times!
GUMBOAVFC
Oh please you can keep that overrated mangers of yours. Rafa is 1000 times better manager then him, dont listen to the agenda filled media. If they replace rafa with this guy liverpool would have team full of average enlgish players playing dull football.
Renaissance
Oh please you can keep that overrated mangers of yours. Rafa is 1000 times better manager then him, dont listen to the agenda filled media. If they replace rafa with this guy liverpool would have team full of average enlgish players playing dull football.
Renaissance
Renaissance I am sure you are right in which case the majority of supporters from both clubs will be happy this is a non story !!!
Fatloser
Renaissance I am sure you are right in which case the majority of supporters from both clubs will be happy this is a non story !!!
Fatloser
yawn - he wont go there. he hates them!
leelindsay
yawn - he wont go there. he hates them!
leelindsay
Yeah position for position think about our 'poor' English players - A YOUNG or Riera, MILNER or Kuyt, L Young or JOHNSON, WARNOCK or Insua, SIDWELL or Lucas, AGBONLAHOR or Babel. Thats 5-1 to Villa - we seem to like that scoreline. Take Gerrard and Torres out of your team - give it 6months and they will be! And Liverpool are an average, mid-table side!! Your team is falling apart coz Alonso is away - the reason he left?? Rafa!!! Getting into top 4 at expense of Liverpool is much easier than at the expense of Arsenal last year!!
deano.avfc
Yeah position for position think about our 'poor' English players - A YOUNG or Riera, MILNER or Kuyt, L Young or JOHNSON, WARNOCK or Insua, SIDWELL or Lucas, AGBONLAHOR or Babel. Thats 5-1 to Villa - we seem to like that scoreline. Take Gerrard and Torres out of your team - give it 6months and they will be! And Liverpool are an average, mid-table side!! Your team is falling apart coz Alonso is away - the reason he left?? Rafa!!! Getting into top 4 at expense of Liverpool is much easier than at the expense of Arsenal last year!!
deano.avfc
Haha dream on. your team has 2 of our rejects. you will finish at 7th at most. villa supporters must be most fickle supporters in the land not too long ago lot of villa fans wanted O'neil out.
Renaissance
I don't believe a word that rag the NOTW writes, they make tons of stories up every week, in the hope that one of their lies comes true, I think their motto is, "if you throw enough S**t, some of it will stick"
jolf
Haha dream on. your team has 2 of our rejects. you will finish at 7th at most. villa supporters must be most fickle supporters in the land not too long ago lot of villa fans wanted O'neil out.
Renaissance
I don't believe a word that rag the NOTW writes, they make tons of stories up every week, in the hope that one of their lies comes true, I think their motto is, "if you throw enough S**t, some of it will stick"
jolf
Renaissance - some valid points, but might i remind you who won the last time our 2 teams played? That's correct, and at Anfield too. Also, stating that our team will finish 7th is a little premature surely? We might finish 10th :D
Ericols_Son
Renaissance - some valid points, but might i remind you who won the last time our 2 teams played? That's correct, and at Anfield too. Also, stating that our team will finish 7th is a little premature surely? We might finish 10th :D
Ericols_Son
The problem with villa that they dont score or create enough chances in open play. There is nothing in your midfield set pieces seems to be villa's main strength as seen against us at anfield. O'Niel wasted lots of money on average british players he should be signing more skillful foreign players. i dont think many liverpool fans would want such manager.
Renaissance
The problem with villa that they dont score or create enough chances in open play. There is nothing in your midfield set pieces seems to be villa's main strength as seen against us at anfield. O'Niel wasted lots of money on average british players he should be signing more skillful foreign players. i dont think many liverpool fans would want such manager.
Renaissance
We don't want him. You are welcome to him, as we are happy with what we have. Rafa will get it right.
WestDerbyRed
We don't want him. You are welcome to him, as we are happy with what we have. Rafa will get it right.
WestDerbyRed
Renaissance is right,, our best signing that I can think of is Dunne, Warnock, Young, Milner and Carew. I have always wanted him to sign an exciting player from a diffirent country that could offer us a lot. English players cost a lot of money too. MON is a great manger no doubt,, but I think that since he has kind of settled in Villa changing manager wouldnt be the greastest idea. And another problem, who will replace MON at Villa?? If its an average manager were gonna have to say good bye to all our places and goals and go back to mid-table and beating the drop. MON has accomplished a lot in the past 4 years from 16th he brought us up to 11 then 6 and 6 again. I think he could push on if he signed players outside the box.
__villa__
Renaissance is right,, our best signing that I can think of is Dunne, Warnock, Young, Milner and Carew. I have always wanted him to sign an exciting player from a diffirent country that could offer us a lot. English players cost a lot of money too. MON is a great manger no doubt,, but I think that since he has kind of settled in Villa changing manager wouldnt be the greastest idea. And another problem, who will replace MON at Villa?? If its an average manager were gonna have to say good bye to all our places and goals and go back to mid-table and beating the drop. MON has accomplished a lot in the past 4 years from 16th he brought us up to 11 then 6 and 6 again. I think he could push on if he signed players outside the box.
__villa__
LOL Renaissance. Who scores your goals when Torres and Gerrard aren't playing???? Without them and Benayoun, Liverpool are nothing, and in loads of debt (not sure the exact debt because you're losing more and more by the day.) 2 owners who don't get on and want out. Your fans are SOOOO deluded. None of them have a clue about football. You call us fickle but at least most Villa fans are realistic and we will admit if we played badly. You scousers need to take off your red tinted specs and realise how poorly you are thought of by everyone outside your goldfish bowl!!
Villan444
LOL Renaissance. Who scores your goals when Torres and Gerrard aren't playing???? Without them and Benayoun, Liverpool are nothing, and in loads of debt (not sure the exact debt because you're losing more and more by the day.) 2 owners who don't get on and want out. Your fans are SOOOO deluded. None of them have a clue about football. You call us fickle but at least most Villa fans are realistic and we will admit if we played badly. You scousers need to take off your red tinted specs and realise how poorly you are thought of by everyone outside your goldfish bowl!!
Villan444
Renaissance - True we could do with scoring more goals from open play but is it wrong to score from set pieces?? Me thinks not, all goals count in the end, monny has already stated that he will be looking to bolster our scoring options come come January, we should be there or there abouts then! UTV
GUMBOAVFC
Renaissance - True we could do with scoring more goals from open play but is it wrong to score from set pieces?? Me thinks not, all goals count in the end, monny has already stated that he will be looking to bolster our scoring options come come January, we should be there or there abouts then! UTV
GUMBOAVFC
Renaissance; if O’Neill wasted so much money on over rated English players, perhaps the ‘Fat Spanish Waiter’ should try the same thing? Oh but he did try it didn’t he?; with Barry and Young as I remember! Where are Ashley Young and Barry now? cause they didn’t opt for Liverpool did they? Perhaps you should be more concerned with your 'over rated/over priced' international players? Lucas, Carra, Ngog, Vorinin, Skrtl, Degan, Babel, Insua ???? None of which would get into the starting 11 at villa. The only two players worth their salt are Gerard (who has carried you since he was old enough to shave and steal cars), and Torres - Both of which will be playing with Barry at Citeh next year cause you are flat broke and out of the Champions League - Again no doubt, when either us, Citeh, or Tottenham beat you to 4th. You’re a joke and so is your club, now go forth, multiply, and sign on my little bin dipping cretin.
Stig
Renaissance; if O’Neill wasted so much money on over rated English players, perhaps the ‘Fat Spanish Waiter’ should try the same thing? Oh but he did try it didn’t he?; with Barry and Young as I remember! Where are Ashley Young and Barry now? cause they didn’t opt for Liverpool did they? Perhaps you should be more concerned with your 'over rated/over priced' international players? Lucas, Carra, Ngog, Vorinin, Skrtl, Degan, Babel, Insua ???? None of which would get into the starting 11 at villa. The only two players worth their salt are Gerard (who has carried you since he was old enough to shave and steal cars), and Torres - Both of which will be playing with Barry at Citeh next year cause you are flat broke and out of the Champions League - Again no doubt, when either us, Citeh, or Tottenham beat you to 4th. You’re a joke and so is your club, now go forth, multiply, and sign on my little bin dipping cretin.
Stig
I take it Stig, you are not a Liverpool supporter! They have two world class players. We don't. However, even with those two Liverpool have no chance of winning the league. If Villa had two genuine world class players added to our squad, I believe we would be able to challenge. Not as it matters, cause we won't get two such players.
krfeskivilla
I take it Stig, you are not a Liverpool supporter! They have two world class players. We don't. However, even with those two Liverpool have no chance of winning the league. If Villa had two genuine world class players added to our squad, I believe we would be able to challenge. Not as it matters, cause we won't get two such players.
krfeskivilla
Stig so much hate eh? We could have 17 of our players at next years world cup more then any club in the world. we know how much strength we have, dont let the ill informed media fool you. Onto O'Neil he may be a great man manager but he so tactically inept to be success at a top club. villa should look elsewhere if they want to break into top 4. MON will not take much risk in transfer market instead he will go with his tried and tested formula.
Renaissance
Stig so much hate eh? We could have 17 of our players at next years world cup more then any club in the world. we know how much strength we have, dont let the ill informed media fool you. Onto O'Neil he may be a great man manager but he so tactically inept to be success at a top club. villa should look elsewhere if they want to break into top 4. MON will not take much risk in transfer market instead he will go with his tried and tested formula.
Renaissance
Know how to tell a club on the downslide? They try to hire everyone else's good ideas. 17 players in the World Cup but only 7th in the EPL? Enjoying your season Renaissance, cause it looks Anfield isn't going to need a rebirth.
Pippsk
Know how to tell a club on the downslide? They try to hire everyone else's good ideas. 17 players in the World Cup but only 7th in the EPL? Enjoying your season Renaissance, cause it looks Anfield isn't going to need a rebirth.
Pippsk
I love it - a Liverpool fan moaning about our style of play when they basically won the CL with the most boring, counter attacking, 1-0 football you'll ever see. Hahahaha. MON would never deal with those muppets in charge of Liverpool. Look on with envy.
HeathfieldRoad1874
I love it - a Liverpool fan moaning about our style of play when they basically won the CL with the most boring, counter attacking, 1-0 football you'll ever see. Hahahaha. MON would never deal with those muppets in charge of Liverpool. Look on with envy.
HeathfieldRoad1874
Haha, spot on Heathfield... dull affair to say the least. I'd rather watch Everton than liverpool play any day.
johnnyuk
Haha, spot on Heathfield... dull affair to say the least. I'd rather watch Everton than liverpool play any day.
johnnyuk
Renaissance you are funny! Presumably the two "rejects" you speak of are Friedal - one of the best 'keepers in the league and Warnock? Hang on a minute, hasn't Warnock just received an England recall? Another astute bit of business from The FSW. Well done Rafa. Well as long as you guys are happy with him then that's great. Clearly MON would never leave Lerner's well run ship for the circus that is the Hicks and Gillet run LFC. Good luck against The Scum tonight. You'll need it!
Adam Deuce
Renaissance you are funny! Presumably the two "rejects" you speak of are Friedal - one of the best 'keepers in the league and Warnock? Hang on a minute, hasn't Warnock just received an England recall? Another astute bit of business from The FSW. Well done Rafa. Well as long as you guys are happy with him then that's great. Clearly MON would never leave Lerner's well run ship for the circus that is the Hicks and Gillet run LFC. Good luck against The Scum tonight. You'll need it!
Adam Deuce
The question to ask is would anyone want Rafa as manager and I think that perhaps everyone in the world would say they wouldn't. Scousers get real, is Rafa your dream manager? I think the only person who would accept the liverpool managers job is Megson who is hated by all supporters anyway and so has nothing to loose. Nice to see liverpool being given a game by Birmingham at the moment!
RiF
The question to ask is would anyone want Rafa as manager and I think that perhaps everyone in the world would say they wouldn't. Scousers get real, is Rafa your dream manager? I think the only person who would accept the liverpool managers job is Megson who is hated by all supporters anyway and so has nothing to loose. Nice to see liverpool being given a game by Birmingham at the moment!
RiF
It might well be hogwash, but we can still dream.
Albarnista
It might well be hogwash, but we can still dream.
Albarnista
Personally I like the fact that MON buys British. We're a great British club with a predominantly British team - not many others can say that.
AVFC4ME
Personally I like the fact that MON buys British. We're a great British club with a predominantly British team - not many others can say that.
AVFC4ME
Liverpool have to resort to diving in the penalty area just to draw with Birmingham .. Keep Rafa and by doing so we have a better chance of breaking into the top 4 ..
Doug4ever
Liverpool have to resort to diving in the penalty area just to draw with Birmingham .. Keep Rafa and by doing so we have a better chance of breaking into the top 4 ..
Doug4ever
I have to laugh at the Liverpool fans moaning on here and saying how we only score from set pieces. Neither Villa or Liverpool are in a position to start moaning about winning ugly! A win is a win! And I think that that kind of attitude is where Liverpool fans have themselves deluded. As for MON's tactical downfalls? Yes we are inconsitent (but more consisent than the scousers!) but for the Chelsea and Liverpool games, I believe, MON tactiacally outwitted Rafa and Carlo!
capitalvilla
I have to laugh at the Liverpool fans moaning on here and saying how we only score from set pieces. Neither Villa or Liverpool are in a position to start moaning about winning ugly! A win is a win! And I think that that kind of attitude is where Liverpool fans have themselves deluded. As for MON's tactical downfalls? Yes we are inconsitent (but more consisent than the scousers!) but for the Chelsea and Liverpool games, I believe, MON tactiacally outwitted Rafa and Carlo!
capitalvilla
I remember last season when we got thumped off Liverpool. Kuyt goal (from free kick) & Gerrard's goals (free kick & 2 pens) & also the Riera 1 was from a Reina kick. Set pieces eh? It's sad that Liverpool's most successful season in years was last season, winning NOTHING & finishing 2ND to Man Utd. (Something Villa had already done in the Prem.) As for the English thing, I think Warnock, Milner & A. Young (yeah, that average, English, Young Player Of The Year & Record Player Of The Month holder Ashley Young) are in good company then with all the Liverpool players in England squad. Glen Johnson & ... err ... (bit of help pls.) Villa & Liverpool are British Clubs after all. A note to ALL liverpool fans & Man Utd fans. Stop moaning about American owners because I think they're great Backing the manager with cash, investing in clubs facilites, paying fans travel, ensuring the club is growing (3rd fastest in world) & NO DEBT! Yanks for the memories indeed.
StuLinney
I remember last season when we got thumped off Liverpool. Kuyt goal (from free kick) & Gerrard's goals (free kick & 2 pens) & also the Riera 1 was from a Reina kick. Set pieces eh? It's sad that Liverpool's most successful season in years was last season, winning NOTHING & finishing 2ND to Man Utd. (Something Villa had already done in the Prem.) As for the English thing, I think Warnock, Milner & A. Young (yeah, that average, English, Young Player Of The Year & Record Player Of The Month holder Ashley Young) are in good company then with all the Liverpool players in England squad. Glen Johnson & ... err ... (bit of help pls.) Villa & Liverpool are British Clubs after all. A note to ALL liverpool fans & Man Utd fans. Stop moaning about American owners because I think they're great Backing the manager with cash, investing in clubs facilites, paying fans travel, ensuring the club is growing (3rd fastest in world) & NO DEBT! Yanks for the memories indeed.
StuLinney
RIF. Rafa has won thing like La liga and CL. unlike MON who expertise in winning mickymouse league and cups. GET REAL.
Renaissance
RIF. Rafa has won thing like La liga and CL. unlike MON who expertise in winning mickymouse league and cups. GET REAL.
Renaissance
First of all, the news came from that bible of great football journalism, The News of the World. Nuff said, surely. Secondly, how a Liverpool fan can come on here and moan about us being second rate after only managing a draw against the Noses and mere weeks after *we beat them at their own ground fair & square* is beyond me. Lastly, only a fool would write Liverpool off, but right now it would take a bigger fool to write us off. UTV
ExpatVillaShirt
First of all, the news came from that bible of great football journalism, The News of the World. Nuff said, surely. Secondly, how a Liverpool fan can come on here and moan about us being second rate after only managing a draw against the Noses and mere weeks after *we beat them at their own ground fair & square* is beyond me. Lastly, only a fool would write Liverpool off, but right now it would take a bigger fool to write us off. UTV
ExpatVillaShirt
 

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