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Team News - NRC Dropped/Downing On Bench

Team News - NRC Dropped/Downing On Bench

Team news for Villa in our match at Turf Moor against Burnley (well, we aren't going to play Spurs there are we?!)

A changed team from our 5-1 win with Petrov straight back in and Nigel Hokey-Cokey dropped, not sure how that is fair or how that is top man management but hey ho, I'm not the boss and MON is.

Oh and look at the subs, we have a new face there.... exciting stuff!

Friedel

Young
Cuellar
Dunne
Warnock

Milner
Petrov
Sidwell
Young

Carew
Agbonlahor

Substitutes
Reo-Coker
Downing
Shorey
Heskey
Delph
Guzan
Beye

Meanwhile in the Express & Star MON says he likes competition for places but admits that will leave some players on the bench and not happy.

'People are fighting for places in the side and the same would go for Nigel. He has got his head down in training and got on with things.'

And on the game: 'It will be a stern test for us and I hope the same applies for them as well.'

COME ON THE VILLA... 3 points today.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday November 21 2009
Time: 3:02PM

Comments

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strange one changing a winning team, hey ho, he's da boss!
The Fear
21/11/2009 15:11:00
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strange one changing a winning team, hey ho, he's da boss!
The Fear
21/11/2009 15:11:00
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I think we could all pick Villa's starting eleven from week to week...not sure what message that sends out to the rest of the players whether squad or fringe!!!
marcobavfc
21/11/2009 15:36:00
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I think we could all pick Villa's starting eleven from week to week...not sure what message that sends out to the rest of the players whether squad or fringe!!!
marcobavfc
21/11/2009 15:36:00
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Heskey scored, Downing played well when he came on, Im not sure you can pick the first 11 every week anymore. There was a bench full of quality for us today.
johnmurphy3112
21/11/2009 18:44:00
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Heskey scored, Downing played well when he came on, Im not sure you can pick the first 11 every week anymore. There was a bench full of quality for us today.
johnmurphy3112
21/11/2009 18:44:00
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I don't get it. When we had a 'squad' that picked itself, everyone complained. Now we don't have that situation, everyone complains ...
BobTheBuilder
21/11/2009 19:02:00
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I don't get it. When we had a 'squad' that picked itself, everyone complained. Now we don't have that situation, everyone complains ...
BobTheBuilder
21/11/2009 19:02:00
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And it's no good saying "O'Neill plays his favourites". That's stating the obvious - he's paid to play the team he likes best, and to carry the can if it goes wrong. Let's face it, we fans would be no different in selecting our team. We have NRC-lovers (metaphorically!) and those who think he can't pass a ball to save his granny. The same goes for most other players. There is no consensus - only a boss who makes the decisions.
BobTheBuilder
21/11/2009 19:05:00
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And it's no good saying "O'Neill plays his favourites". That's stating the obvious - he's paid to play the team he likes best, and to carry the can if it goes wrong. Let's face it, we fans would be no different in selecting our team. We have NRC-lovers (metaphorically!) and those who think he can't pass a ball to save his granny. The same goes for most other players. There is no consensus - only a boss who makes the decisions.
BobTheBuilder
21/11/2009 19:05:00
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