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Martin O'Neill's Post Match Verdict

Martin O'Neill's Post Match Verdict


Martin O'Neill told ://www.avfc.co.uk after another lackluster home performance it was 'disappointing results wise but that finishing 6th was the main thing.

'We had played some really great stuff in the first half but Blackburn came out with renewed determination and enthusiasm and it set us back for 10 minutes. Then we came back into the game a bit more. But just as we were pressing, they scored. But that said, I am delighted with the team, delighted with the crowd and hopefully we can look again and see where we can improve the team, which is the most important issue.'

On the season as a whole he added, 'There's many a thing to be savoured and to be enjoyed from this season. And of course, it is mixed in with a few disappointments. It was a disappointment today but overall we have achieved sixth and I'm delighted. One major reason is we have just the one qualifying game next season in August, rather than July.'

He also promises they'll try to improve the home form. To be fair, they'll have to, they can't rely on die hard fans who would turn up (as Docherty once said) to watch the shirts dry.

On the fans he says he thinks they have appreciated the team and the team have certainly appreciated our support.

'Yes they are moments in matches where people get irritated. I think that's a general thing in football. But the fans have been terrific, really terrific. It hasn't been cheap supporting the team this season. They come out in big, big numbers to support us and I am full of appreciation of it.'

Onward and upward, lets get the manager situation sorted one way or the other, bring in some more top players and start all over again. Don't you just love footie?!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 10 2010
Time: 7:47AM

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they HAVE to improve at home, a few more home wins and 4th would have been ours, we'd have sold out more and we'd also have not annoyed quite so many fans at times? I was bored yesterday I have to admit but hey ho, as MON says, we got 6th and that was the aim at the start of the day.
The Fear
10/05/2010 07:49:00
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Creative playmaker & proven striker please.... 2 shopping items that are difficult to get at this level :s Darren Bent & Benayoun please!
thorpyuk
10/05/2010 07:56:00
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he mentions being "delighted" at the "one major reason" of playing the europa qualifying match in august not july... does this mean he cares? this comp is good experience, we are not quite champs league ready, and a decent run here surely provides an opportunity for everyone, not just the borderliners as MON stated previously... Thorpyuk - benayoun and bent get my vote as well......
leftfoot
10/05/2010 09:20:00
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Before we sort the players we need to sort the manager issue out. There seem to be too many rumours for nothing to be going on in the back ground. The first step is a positive declaration that either the manager is staying or going. Then you can start to think about players - if indeed we have any money for new players. It may be worth considering that the pound has fallen against the dollar which will not have helped Randy's investment and given the financial problems of the past year or so, none of us know whether Randy is still as wealthy as he was or not. I have to say if I was Randy, I would be looking at the season and thinking that there were good parts but also some obvious weaknesses. The latter is the reliance on the same individuals week after week with many players bought by this manager either being on the bench or not involved at all. There is also an obvious lack of tactical nous as stated on here many times. Now is the time for the Chairman to decide - MON to stay or go? And to be fair looking at the Cleveland Browns, Randy does not seem to have a successful track record in managing sports teams. Its going to be an interesting Summer.
Gordonsleftboot
10/05/2010 09:33:00
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ThorpyVilla if you signed Benayoun and Bent then you really WOULD be a force next season.
HuddersfieldYiddo
10/05/2010 11:42:00
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To be fair looking at the Cleveland Browns he resurrected that team back from the dead, as the original franchise upped and left to Baltimore. So this version of the Cleveland Browns has been playing for maybe 10 years, when it started off with a brand new set of players. Hard to win a Superbowl in that short amount of time
Francobaresi13
11/05/2010 02:36:00
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