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O'Neill Not Resigned To Losing Milner

O'Neill Not Resigned To Losing Milner

Martin O'Neill had admittedly that although it's probably likely Milly will be leaving for pastures new, he still does retain some hope.

Speaking to Sky Sports News a reporter asked him the direct question of whether he was hopeful of keeping Milner at the club for next season, and O'Neill answered with:

'Well, I don't know about that,' before explaining that these days 'if' a player wants to leave then there's very little the club can do about it and with the money flowing around these days events like this are happening more and more and it is becoming more difficult to plan for success because you never quite know when somebody will be poached, tempted or tapped...although to be fair those are my words, not O'Neill's.

'But what I will say is we have a better chance of performing in the manner in which we did last season if we could keep the best players and James Milner comes into that equation.'

Now some fans will jump on that in terms of performance and entertainment but that I think would be unfair, as O'Neill is clearly referring to Top 6 finish and he is right that we will only look to crack that Top 4 by keeping our best players and then strengthening in other areas.

So presumably whilst Monny still has that aim, he will harbour some hope of keeping Milner and convincing him to stay instead of heading for the dull lights of Man City.

Plenty of others think we should cash in, but I'm not one of them, but if he does decide he wants out £25 million minimum would do, as long as we used it wisely.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday July 13 2010
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

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FFs, like Barry all over again --- sell him now, and take the money whilst citeh are still prepared to sling it around.........
victort
13/07/2010 15:41:00
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With Petrov guaranteed to partner Milner or whoever, we will never get top 4.
Villan444
13/07/2010 16:21:00
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Sell now. But please buy sensibly and try not to fall out with the players you buy, Mr O'Neill. There's no place for Cloughie-style management in today's game.
144wittonlane
13/07/2010 17:26:00
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boring....
Steve64k
13/07/2010 18:48:00
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I don't know whether McGeady would be a waste of money, but by definition Keane and Parker as known players that have been around for ages will not amount to good value or good enough players. If Villa are going to attract stars or stars in the making they must either be youngsters on the way up or from a more obscure foreign source. That way you could potentially, if your manager and scouting staff do the business, hit the jackpot, but if it did not work out it would not break the bank. Apart from the top bundles of dosh and BIG BIG club reputations Villa (like 16 other Premier clubs) are nearer to Wigan in the way we need to conduct our business - which is not a criticism just a fact. We are howeveer one of the most attractive Premier League options outside of the Big Few - so spot the right players and they will always choose Villa first over most other non-London based clubs outside the top four. Get us a few bargain gems for once please - plus have faith in the youth.
stennyvilla
13/07/2010 20:40:00
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True, Albarnista.
144wittonlane
13/07/2010 22:06:00
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Only if he signs a new contract fifthcolumnblue. Otherwise we'll be losing out on alot of money - and money we can't afford to lose.
Albarnista
13/07/2010 23:10:00
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£18m + a player who is valued at between £10-15m sounds like a fair deal to me. Ireland just needs to move to get himself back on track, so if you paid £12m for Milner in the first place, then you've made a decent profit. I'm still in the undecided camp over Milner. He's a very good player, just don't happen to think that we need that much, unless we have a huge cull of former favourites like SWP.
fifthcolumnblue
14/07/2010 10:16:00
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SWP has got lazy and you guys need to trim your squad or risk bad apples ruining a season destined for success...just remember, money does not equal long term sucess and for that reason i'd keep a good stock of reliable english players for when johnny foreigner starts to get upset with our weather, cups o tea and bad breath. Why doesn't anyone rate Micah Richards?
koolbill
14/07/2010 12:17:00
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