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The Verdict - Up Your Injury Time

Martin O'Neill was positively beaming after today's 1-0 victory over Manchester United, describing the effort by the players as nothing short of 'courageous'.

Speaking to the Official Site with a glass of Port and a Cigar the manager paid tribute to the belief and work ethic of the squad. Even the gracious in defeat Fergie commented how committed we were and how hard we worked!

'I am just absolutely delighted to have won the game.'

You and everyone else Martin!

As for the 26 year nonsense, he added:

'It has been a long time since the football club has won at Old Trafford. It wasn't easy but it was a really fine victory.'

Games at Old Trafford are never easy, but we deserved today and hell, everything was right for us. Yes ok we'll have the plastic Mancs on later talking about injury decimation, injury time, the ref cheated them, Rooney never dives, we should never have won blah blah blah.

Who cares - you can only beat what's put in front of you and today we beat it. Job done, argument over, anyone else going to laugh at the irony of Man U fans attacking a referee?

Well done Mart - well done the lads!

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 12 2009

Time: 9:20PM

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were they at there magnificent best, probably not, but we should take a lot of credit for that..1st half we attacked them well and caused them as many problems as they us, we score they hit the bar, our midfield look really fluent & gabby n emule workin hard up front..2nd half we were so well organised & defended superbly that contributed to some stray man u passes & poor crossin, as we continually frustrated the hell out of them..they had quality out there but so did we & tonight we showed it, displaying our many qualities when we get it right...I am one immensely proud villan tonight..well done boys & mr o'neill........
marcobavfc
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12/12/2009 22:03:00

were they at there magnificent best, probably not, but we should take a lot of credit for that..1st half we attacked them well and caused them as many problems as they us, we score they hit the bar, our midfield look really fluent & gabby n emule workin hard up front..2nd half we were so well organised & defended superbly that contributed to some stray man u passes & poor crossin, as we continually frustrated the hell out of them..they had quality out there but so did we & tonight we showed it, displaying our many qualities when we get it right...I am one immensely proud villan tonight..well done boys & mr o'neill........
marcobavfc
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12/12/2009 22:03:00

question now is can we show the same desire & motivation & tactical nouse come tuesday night????
marcobavfc
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12/12/2009 22:22:00

question now is can we show the same desire & motivation & tactical nouse come tuesday night????
marcobavfc
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12/12/2009 22:22:00

time keeping......agh shame Fergie.....finally a ref who comes to old trafford and is not bullied about. i thought he was brave too for booking the diving rooney..... it matters not what they say...WE WON!
reza
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13/12/2009 06:35:00

time keeping......agh shame Fergie.....finally a ref who comes to old trafford and is not bullied about. i thought he was brave too for booking the diving rooney..... it matters not what they say...WE WON!
reza
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13/12/2009 06:35:00

With this win, we should be playing more like this and scoring more goals. I think that we can break that top four and also the experts in Africa say that Aston Villa are in the title race!
__villa__
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13/12/2009 08:39:00

With this win, we should be playing more like this and scoring more goals. I think that we can break that top four and also the experts in Africa say that Aston Villa are in the title race!
__villa__
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13/12/2009 08:39:00

How can we NOT be in the title race. Are Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool in the title race (well 2 of them are)? Have we beat all of those teams? Yes. so therefore we are 100% in the title race.
Adam Deuce
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13/12/2009 10:34:00

How can we NOT be in the title race. Are Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool in the title race (well 2 of them are)? Have we beat all of those teams? Yes. so therefore we are 100% in the title race.
Adam Deuce
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13/12/2009 10:34:00

Yup, if you are in reach of the top, you have to be in the race surely? Not going to get carried away but we do have more strength in depth and Jan might (doubt it, think it will be quiet) bring in some others to help complete the jigsaw)
The Fear
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13/12/2009 11:49:00

Yup, if you are in reach of the top, you have to be in the race surely? Not going to get carried away but we do have more strength in depth and Jan might (doubt it, think it will be quiet) bring in some others to help complete the jigsaw)
The Fear
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13/12/2009 11:49:00

We have (jointly) the least defeats in the league at the moment. I'm liking that stat.
lorenzo
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13/12/2009 17:56:00

We have (jointly) the least defeats in the league at the moment. I'm liking that stat.
lorenzo
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13/12/2009 17:56:00

joint second on defeats. Man City have that one.
Oweek
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14/12/2009 01:22:00

joint second on defeats. Man City have that one.
Oweek
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14/12/2009 01:22:00

my head still hurts. was in Beijing and had to find an all-night bar (1.30am kick-off there) where I found another Villa fan and a few glory-hunters to wind up. the evening started well with Spurs losing and ended magnificently with a bottle of champagne. worth every penny and every aspirin consumed after.
Oweek
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14/12/2009 01:25:00

my head still hurts. was in Beijing and had to find an all-night bar (1.30am kick-off there) where I found another Villa fan and a few glory-hunters to wind up. the evening started well with Spurs losing and ended magnificently with a bottle of champagne. worth every penny and every aspirin consumed after.
Oweek
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14/12/2009 01:25:00

It should be taken out of the Ref's hands and passed onto the nearest drunken basward from Scotland. The truth is Ferguson is not used to a level playingfield.
col8
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14/12/2009 03:32:00

It should be taken out of the Ref's hands and passed onto the nearest drunken basward from Scotland. The truth is Ferguson is not used to a level playingfield.
col8
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14/12/2009 03:32:00

 

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