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We Cannot Be Complacent

Martin O'Neill has warned the players not to expect an easy ride when we travel to Old Trafford this weekend.

Man U's team has taken somewhat of a battering lately, especially with defenders dropping like Ronaldo in a penalty box, but O'Neill doesn't want anybody thinking the game will be a shoe in (think Beckham it makes sense).

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail O'Neill pointed out that prior to the Chumps League game against the Wolfburgers, Rudolph was clear the priority was this weekends Prem clash.

'He might not have every single option available to him but he'll have a lot more options available to him on Saturday, you can guarantee that.'

Reading that quote anyone would think Man U had withdrawn players from the England squad because of 'injuries', it's not nearly that fun though.

Monny is just pointing out that the likes of Rooney and Giggs were rested is all.

With most of the papers building up this weekends clash to be the best time for Villa to secure a win since, well longer that I can remember, they are right...but that doesn't mean we'll get the win if we fail to turn up.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 10 2009

Time: 11:57AM

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Please let us beat them for once. I have 50 sheets on this game. A win will pay for my Christmas shopping!
son_of_cher
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10/12/2009 12:15:00

Please let us beat them for once. I have 50 sheets on this game. A win will pay for my Christmas shopping!
son_of_cher
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10/12/2009 12:15:00

Damn, I had a whole day of complacency planned and everything.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 12:17:00

Damn, I had a whole day of complacency planned and everything.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 12:17:00

Could we ever be complacent at Old Trafford? Did this really need to be said?
2fishinatank
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10/12/2009 12:24:00

Could we ever be complacent at Old Trafford? Did this really need to be said?
2fishinatank
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10/12/2009 12:24:00

You aren't funny Jay! I'm saying no more on the game until I see their squad, other than that it's a slow news day!
mike_field
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10/12/2009 12:52:00

You aren't funny Jay! I'm saying no more on the game until I see their squad, other than that it's a slow news day!
mike_field
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10/12/2009 12:52:00

I beg to differ :)
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 12:59:00

I beg to differ :)
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 12:59:00

You had to, nobody else came to your rescue! lol
mike_field
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10/12/2009 13:04:00

You had to, nobody else came to your rescue! lol
mike_field
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10/12/2009 13:04:00

True dat.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 13:05:00

True dat.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 13:05:00

To be fair (ignoring MF and Jay as I do!) the press ask the gaffers stupid questions and they have to say something in answer. It is tough as you read what you think is a quote from the ministry of the bleeding obvious but I guess we all feed off quotes and the papers have to be filled!
The Fear
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10/12/2009 14:48:00

To be fair (ignoring MF and Jay as I do!) the press ask the gaffers stupid questions and they have to say something in answer. It is tough as you read what you think is a quote from the ministry of the bleeding obvious but I guess we all feed off quotes and the papers have to be filled!
The Fear
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10/12/2009 14:48:00

Biting the hand that feeds Fear?
Gordonsleftboot
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10/12/2009 15:28:00

Biting the hand that feeds Fear?
Gordonsleftboot
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10/12/2009 15:28:00

As much as it pains me to say, but Manure are quality. They could play in flip flops and blindfolds and they would give most teams a run for their money. That said, we are capable of beating anyone. And a win this weekend to bring us within 5 points of them is as likely as it ever has been.
voiceoftheholte
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10/12/2009 15:28:00

As much as it pains me to say, but Manure are quality. They could play in flip flops and blindfolds and they would give most teams a run for their money. That said, we are capable of beating anyone. And a win this weekend to bring us within 5 points of them is as likely as it ever has been.
voiceoftheholte
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10/12/2009 15:28:00

I see your point but I just find it funny that our lives are dependant on football that we have to hang on to their every word just so they can sell a few papers.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 15:48:00

I see your point but I just find it funny that our lives are dependant on football that we have to hang on to their every word just so they can sell a few papers.
JayVFC
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10/12/2009 15:48:00

(think Beckham, it makes sense) ROFLOLOCOPTERS. :) as far as the game goes, i'm watching it with two united mates in the same cambridgeshire-based pub that saw me thrown out after the game at old trafford last season. hurt. we are due a win against united. i've got a tenner on us, at those odds i should get a nifty 70 back. but who knows! please turn up, villa. i've been running my mouth all week!
benji_starsky_avfc
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10/12/2009 17:26:00

(think Beckham, it makes sense) ROFLOLOCOPTERS. :) as far as the game goes, i'm watching it with two united mates in the same cambridgeshire-based pub that saw me thrown out after the game at old trafford last season. hurt. we are due a win against united. i've got a tenner on us, at those odds i should get a nifty 70 back. but who knows! please turn up, villa. i've been running my mouth all week!
benji_starsky_avfc
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10/12/2009 17:26:00

Absolutely, 100%, nailed on win for Villa.
RiF
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10/12/2009 21:55:00

Absolutely, 100%, nailed on win for Villa.
RiF
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10/12/2009 21:55:00

me, happy with draw
Lost_In_Ca
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11/12/2009 00:25:00

me, happy with draw
Lost_In_Ca
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11/12/2009 00:25:00

Every non Villa site reckons manure will stuff us but if we do win we wont get any credit because of their sick list . I find it hard to be confident because of past history . The worst one was in a cup game we were winning 2-0 with 10 mins to go and i had to go to work (was already late) all day long i was was chuffed because we beat Utd but when i got back home that night i found out we lost 3-2 . I didn't know whether to cry or go on a crazy chainsaw rampage .
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 00:54:00

Every non Villa site reckons manure will stuff us but if we do win we wont get any credit because of their sick list . I find it hard to be confident because of past history . The worst one was in a cup game we were winning 2-0 with 10 mins to go and i had to go to work (was already late) all day long i was was chuffed because we beat Utd but when i got back home that night i found out we lost 3-2 . I didn't know whether to cry or go on a crazy chainsaw rampage .
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 00:54:00

Sorry but i've got $20 on Villa so we have no chance .
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 00:56:00

Sorry but i've got $20 on Villa so we have no chance .
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 00:56:00

"if we do win we wont get any credit because of their sick list" - maybe from the press, but I suspect we'll be happy enough :)
ExpatVillaShirt
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11/12/2009 11:10:00

"if we do win we wont get any credit because of their sick list" - maybe from the press, but I suspect we'll be happy enough :)
ExpatVillaShirt
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11/12/2009 11:10:00

I'll be ecstatic
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 13:17:00

I'll be ecstatic
Doug4ever
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11/12/2009 13:17:00

Benji - what's that Robocoptors thing????
mike_field
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11/12/2009 15:43:00

Benji - what's that Robocoptors thing????
mike_field
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11/12/2009 15:43:00

it's a fusion, mate. ROFL - roll on floor laughing. lol - laugh out loud. copters - helicopters. nothing special. just enjoyed this article ;) can't explain how happy i'll be if we sneak this one. come on villa!
benji_starsky_avfc
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11/12/2009 16:15:00

it's a fusion, mate. ROFL - roll on floor laughing. lol - laugh out loud. copters - helicopters. nothing special. just enjoyed this article ;) can't explain how happy i'll be if we sneak this one. come on villa!
benji_starsky_avfc
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11/12/2009 16:15:00

 

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