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Milner The Magnificent

Martin O'Neill has paid tribute to our little midfield man James Milner after scoring 2 and creating 2 after 2 games in the middle.

Speaking on the official site following the match today O'Neill in many senses, totally overused the word 'brilliant' when describing Milly.

'James was brilliant, really brilliant.

'It's as if he's played there all his career.'

O'Neill went on to praise Milly's versatility, and raised the subject of him filling in at right back when it's been needed in the past.

'He is a very good footballer and he is thriving here. He has taken his game on a notch, two, maybe even three notches.'

It also seems many fans are in good company with O'Neill who states that he told James at the beginning of the season he thought he could play in the middle, and Monny is obviously delighted to have been proven right.

He's not the only one.

The engine of Milly makes him the perfect middle man, especially as he's not afraid to put his foot on the ball nor get dirty. Use any comparison you want, with his eye for goal and overall play I don't believe it's overhype to mention him as becoming as important to us as the likes of Platty or Tayls were in their day.

As it seems a day for jokes, Monny ended by saying:

'He has even played left back for him (Fabio Capello) - I haven't tried that one yet.'

To read Monny's full comments please Click Here

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 5 2009

Time: 8:10PM

Your Comments

a class act, on and off the field
clarkamus
proud to have him playing for us
clarkamus
a class act, on and off the field
clarkamus
proud to have him playing for us
clarkamus
Good play by Sidwell today, if ony he thought that quick all the time!
RiF
Good play by Sidwell today, if ony he thought that quick all the time!
RiF
Milner is quite possibly the ideal footballing role model for kids today, I just hope that AVFC can give him the platform as the man he's succeeding in that role, Ryan Giggs, got from MUTD
villan of the north
Milner is quite possibly the ideal footballing role model for kids today, I just hope that AVFC can give him the platform as the man he's succeeding in that role, Ryan Giggs, got from MUTD
villan of the north
Send him over to us lads! :o)
JT_daniel
Send him over to us lads! :o)
JT_daniel
Clearly a man very much happy in his surroundings. Wouldn't it be amazing to think he could fullfill his potential and ambitions here at Villa Park?
Adam Deuce
Clearly a man very much happy in his surroundings. Wouldn't it be amazing to think he could fullfill his potential and ambitions here at Villa Park?
Adam Deuce
Im sure the money boys will be hovering over Milner soon. They can forget that he's claret and blue through and through.
johnmurphy3112
Im sure the money boys will be hovering over Milner soon. They can forget that he's claret and blue through and through.
johnmurphy3112
Milner is playing on his role.. his such a creative player and loves to run and pass a lot. I think he was a born centre midfielder and now with most of our team fit we got a good chance against United
__villa__
Milner is playing on his role.. his such a creative player and loves to run and pass a lot. I think he was a born centre midfielder and now with most of our team fit we got a good chance against United
__villa__
Milner is now becoming s match winner, i believe Downing will be a match winner and i also believe Ashley Young could become a match winner too with more experience. Now we just need a really good tough midfielder. Perhaps Reo Coker can be that man. Perhaps now we have Downing here and Milly playing in the centre perhaps try a 4,5,1 with Agbonlahor on hes own. Heskey and Carew go missing far too much in matches for my liking. Friedel, Warnock, Cueller, Dunne, Young, Downing, Milner, Reo Coker, Petrov, Young, Agbonlahor.... A lot of pace with Reo Coker playing as Captain and Petrov trying to bring everyone else into play. It could work.
Villa 4 Ever
Milner is now becoming s match winner, i believe Downing will be a match winner and i also believe Ashley Young could become a match winner too with more experience. Now we just need a really good tough midfielder. Perhaps Reo Coker can be that man. Perhaps now we have Downing here and Milly playing in the centre perhaps try a 4,5,1 with Agbonlahor on hes own. Heskey and Carew go missing far too much in matches for my liking. Friedel, Warnock, Cueller, Dunne, Young, Downing, Milner, Reo Coker, Petrov, Young, Agbonlahor.... A lot of pace with Reo Coker playing as Captain and Petrov trying to bring everyone else into play. It could work.
Villa 4 Ever
Love milner to bits, got the potential to become a true Villa great.
The Fear
Love milner to bits, got the potential to become a true Villa great.
The Fear
Jimmy Milner is Brazilian ...
StuLinney
Jimmy Milner is Brazilian ...
StuLinney
It's the first time we've had aplayer like him since Merson, the key difference being we'll get a decade out of him, unlike the 3 or so years from Merse. He's developing into a really class act.
lorenzo
It's the first time we've had aplayer like him since Merson, the key difference being we'll get a decade out of him, unlike the 3 or so years from Merse. He's developing into a really class act.
lorenzo
He's nothing like Merse, more like Taylor right now wiyhe perhsp potential to be like Plat
villan of the north
He's nothing like Merse, more like Taylor right now wiyhe perhsp potential to be like Plat
villan of the north
A different gravey - just a class act - the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool can stick there foreigners! Up the Villa
davidsands1982
A different gravey - just a class act - the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool can stick there foreigners! Up the Villa
davidsands1982
Erm, was'nt he bought from Newcastle?
JT_daniel
Erm, was'nt he bought from Newcastle?
JT_daniel
 

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