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O'Neill Praises 'Big Commitment' Against Palace

O'Neill Praises 'Big Commitment' Against Palace

Martin O'Neill has hailed the commitment and spirit of the squad after we stormed into the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Speaking on theOfficial Site following last nights 3-1 victory in the 5th round replay, the gaffer said he was delighted with the display, especially as it may have been excusable for the players to have their eye on the next match given the circumstances.

'I am happy, it was another big commitment.

'I'm delighted for the team, they deserved to win the game - although we left it very late.'

We did leave it late, but that actually sounds worse than it needs to. We were in total control of the match, and although Palace made it difficult, by rights we should've had the 3rd long before a penalty was needed. Palace didn't really threaten, it was our errors that gave them openings, and as ever when 1-0 up it was us sitting back that allowed them back into the game.

But we came through it with some style and it should've given the players a big boost ahead of the weekend. It might also serve as a timely reminder about taking chances, and NOT sitting back when we have the lead.

So it's all eyes to the Biggun now - fingers crossed and all that.

O'Neill did admit that some players stayed behind longer than normal for a better check, fuller bath and massage etc no doubt, but at least following today there is nobody new to the worry list.

Another quarter final without adding to the injuries we have is about all we could ask for!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday February 25 2010
Time: 8:00AM

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doesn mon say anything other than i am delighted
black_villian
25/02/2010 12:31:00
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doesn mon say anything other than i am delighted
black_villian
25/02/2010 12:31:00
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Maybe he worries he's not getting his message that, in fact, he is "delighted".
ljkal
25/02/2010 13:39:00
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Maybe he worries he's not getting his message that, in fact, he is "delighted".
ljkal
25/02/2010 13:39:00
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well, i'm delighted that he is delighted - in fact its all delightful
lost_in_ca
25/02/2010 14:44:00
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well, i'm delighted that he is delighted - in fact its all delightful
lost_in_ca
25/02/2010 14:44:00
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I actually have found myself using 'delighted' and 'delightful' on far too many occasions in recent years. I blame MON.... :)
gmvillan
25/02/2010 15:04:00
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I'm disappointed. Sorry to be controversial during all of your delight but what has happened to the 'terrific' permances? It is a sad sad day when MON doesn't use the t word!
the fear
25/02/2010 16:00:00
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I'm disappointed. Sorry to be controversial during all of your delight but what has happened to the 'terrific' permances? It is a sad sad day when MON doesn't use the t word!
the fear
25/02/2010 16:00:00
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I know cus he could keep everyone happy if he said things were delightfully terrific or terrifically delighful
ant1ant1
25/02/2010 19:39:00
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