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Cuellar In Bid For Central Spot

Cuellar In Bid For Central Spot

Carlos Cuellar would like nothing more this season than to simply play in the centre of defence again after spending pretty much all last season in the right back berth.

Speaking on the Official Site whilst Cuellar admitted he was more than happy to fill in at right back, he would much prefer to be back in his natural position if at all possible.

'I think it was a special case last season because they needed me there, but I think my natural position is centre back. I feel happier and more confident, I think I play better there too.'

Cuellar also says he's very 'proud' of the statistic that put our back four as one of the best in the league last season, despite him being out of position.

'It's great to be one of the best defences in the league. We didn't concede many goals last season and that made me proud.'

The only worry in the interview is he also admits he'd be prepared to go in goal if O'Neill wanted him to. I'm sure he'd be reasonably competent, but I'm not sure it's a good thing to be giving Monny ideas to be honest.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday July 18 2010
Time: 4:27PM


18/07/2010 17:40:00
haha the mental managing Monny ways... we could of had more in attack if we played luke young or Beye, Carlos Cuellar, never seen a football player control and pass the ball so badly
18/07/2010 18:42:00
certainly looks a good solid central defender when he is in the centre, we've some great competition at the centre these days which is testament to MON's transfer dealing isn't it?
The Fear
18/07/2010 20:00:00
Gotta be good at something! He looks good defensively, but right back is alien to him, once approaching the half way line. It's so blatant, just seems a defensive luxury, but an attacking burden... need to strike a good balance , hmmm maybe a right back specialist... Luke Young maybe?
19/07/2010 00:17:00
Not a Carlos Cuellar fan I'm afraid, whether he plays in central defence, or operates at right full back. Reminds me a lot of George Curtis, he has many of his attributes, and a lot of his failings too. Simply not good enough, and is all too often a liability to the rest of his team-mates.
19/07/2010 07:32:00
novel idea - put players in there best/preferred position (as much as cuellar gets slated, he must surely play better centrally???)
19/07/2010 11:55:00
In fairness to MON, Curtis was out for a long time even though he was playing well before his layoff. Then we didn't/couldn't get Dunne in until the last minute which was possibly due to ManCity. Main problem IMO is that because we haven't rotated, we can't sell the players on for a decent price and they all want to go as they aren't playing so may run down their contracts.
19/07/2010 13:30:00
not really albarnista, in some ways I can see your argument + obviously realise your great dislike of the manager, I see his faults as you know but also his positives. Think we have a solid defence, maybe one too many but then last season at one stage it looked like both Dunne and Collins were going to be injured at the same time and it wasnt' clear how long Collins was going to be out. We then had Carlos to step in and also Davies recovering and ready. IF Davies hadn't got injured, maybe we'd have bought one less last summer but we've said for years we need cover, he got cover due to the problems and now he is wrong doing that? Would rather more than enough players rather than be in danger as we have been in previous years of having no cover. The right-back thing does confuse but again, only MON really knows his reasons for dropping Luke Young, to us without the knowledge it looks a very strange one I agree but.....

Hey, I'm trying to look on the bright side of all things Villa at the moment, !
The Fear
19/07/2010 13:30:00
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