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Reading that quote anyone would think Man U had withdrawn players from the England squad because of 'injuries', it's not nearly that fun though.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

Your Comments

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
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
Damn, I had a whole day of complacency planned and everything.
JayVFC
Damn, I had a whole day of complacency planned and everything.
JayVFC
Could we ever be complacent at Old Trafford? Did this really need to be said?
2fishinatank
Could we ever be complacent at Old Trafford? Did this really need to be said?
2fishinatank
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
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
I beg to differ :)
JayVFC
I beg to differ :)
JayVFC
You had to, nobody else came to your rescue! lol
mike_field
You had to, nobody else came to your rescue! lol
mike_field
True dat.
JayVFC
True dat.
JayVFC
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
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
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
Biting the hand that feeds Fear?
Gordonsleftboot
Biting the hand that feeds Fear?
Gordonsleftboot
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
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
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
(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
(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
Absolutely, 100%, nailed on win for Villa.
RiF
Absolutely, 100%, nailed on win for Villa.
RiF
me, happy with draw
Lost_In_Ca
me, happy with draw
Lost_In_Ca
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
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
Sorry but i've got $20 on Villa so we have no chance .
Doug4ever
Sorry but i've got $20 on Villa so we have no chance .
Doug4ever
"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
"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
I'll be ecstatic
Doug4ever
I'll be ecstatic
Doug4ever
Benji - what's that Robocoptors thing????
mike_field
Benji - what's that Robocoptors thing????
mike_field
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
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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