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Martin O'Neill 'Delighted' With Villa Point

Martin O'Neill 'Delighted' With Villa Point

Well, lets face it, that wasn't great but we didn't lose and a point down in London isn't all bad?

We didn't really turn up apart from the defence who again had to put up with a great deal of pressure because our attacking intent wasn't right. Emile Heskey put in the effort at least but pulled up with another injury, then on came John Carew and sadly we were from thereon in down to ten men.

John Carew, Carew
Well the flipping HELL WERE YOU
Try having a shot or two
John Carew, Carew

;o)

Ho hum, I'd have taken a point before the game started, it was a mustn't lose situation and despite the promise of fast attacking footie from the managers pre-game, or was it just appy arry? the game was a bit of a non event. Spurs had more chances but they didn't put them away and as much as some of them are already bleating about how awful we were, if you can't as the bestest team in the universe beat such a 'bad team' as us (their view not mine) then did-dums basically.

Not that many Villa fans seem happy, not so much with the result, a point away from home is never a disaster, more the no show and lack of attacking options or intent.

Hey ho, the ever excellent Glensider away match report will follow tomorrow, as well as a friend of mine's opinions for Vital in the Observer (oh and my boorish ramble in Maxim!) and in the meantime, Martin O'Neill has spoken ... and what did he have to say I hear you cry... well shut up a minute and I'll tell you:

On the official site he said .... no, sorry, fed up waiting, I've got some tea ready... will bring the match reaction tomorrow (you don't get this sort of dedication anywhere else you know!), he did say on ESPN he was 'delighted' with a point so there is a match reaction of sorts for you! In the meantime...

Richard Dunne, a colossus at the back again, said: 'It was very difficult. Tottenham are a very good side and the same as ourselves are pushing for the top four. Our main objective was to come here and take some points so we're quite pleased. We had a blip over Christmas so to get back in the points is important.'

Dunne said that the Spurs penalty claim might have been valid (then again, Dawson hand balled in the first half) and MON added, 'I honestly have not seen it. Where have you heard that phrase before? If you tell me it looks like a penalty and we've had a bit of luck then we're content.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday February 6 2010
Time: 8:22PM

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A little harsh on JC fear. I thought that you could have had shearer and rooney leading your line and they would never have scored with the service they got. Thought gabby disappeared completely. But thats probably a result of every throw-in going to JC and every long ball and every free kick etc. Became easy to control us - every time the ball went out wide there were three or four spurs players covering leaving acres of space in the middle. Just milner and petrov were camped in our own half...
Astriel
06/02/2010 20:31:00
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A little harsh on JC fear. I thought that you could have had shearer and rooney leading your line and they would never have scored with the service they got. Thought gabby disappeared completely. But thats probably a result of every throw-in going to JC and every long ball and every free kick etc. Became easy to control us - every time the ball went out wide there were three or four spurs players covering leaving acres of space in the middle. Just milner and petrov were camped in our own half...
Astriel
06/02/2010 20:31:00
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Point away from home deserved or undeserved will do for me . Spurs have not conceded in 4 at home and we have the best defensive record away from home in the Prem (11), so there you go
Fatloser
06/02/2010 20:34:00
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Point away from home deserved or undeserved will do for me . Spurs have not conceded in 4 at home and we have the best defensive record away from home in the Prem (11), so there you go
Fatloser
06/02/2010 20:34:00
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thought Spurs played some lovely stuff at times and i too am content with a draw. we kept a clean sheet and whilst we half turned up today....i was delighted with the way the defenders put their bodies on the line at times... bentley seemed like his old self again.....and performances like this will help his world cup aspirations......perhaps at the expense of our own ashley and dj stu i'll take that point today....
reza
06/02/2010 21:30:00
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thought Spurs played some lovely stuff at times and i too am content with a draw. we kept a clean sheet and whilst we half turned up today....i was delighted with the way the defenders put their bodies on the line at times... bentley seemed like his old self again.....and performances like this will help his world cup aspirations......perhaps at the expense of our own ashley and dj stu i'll take that point today....
reza
06/02/2010 21:30:00
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Bentley is a'champayne charlie' who's going nowhere in football, he's only playing well to get a move away and no-one wants him. He's well behind DJ and Ash in the pecking order.
claretandbluearmy
06/02/2010 21:44:00
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Bentley is a'champayne charlie' who's going nowhere in football, he's only playing well to get a move away and no-one wants him. He's well behind DJ and Ash in the pecking order.
claretandbluearmy
06/02/2010 21:44:00
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Seriously do we pay Carew actual money for these performances
ant1ant1
06/02/2010 21:46:00
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Seriously do we pay Carew actual money for these performances
ant1ant1
06/02/2010 21:46:00
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