Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Martin O'Neill Impervious To The Criticism

Martin O'Neill Impervious To The Criticism

I'm slightly behind the loop following my holiday but I'm catching up I think! These quotes from Martin O'Neill were from yesterday but worthy of a quick mention on the front page I think.

The Villa boss told The Express & Star that he is impervious to the criticism on transfers!

He told the press: 'Really, I am not remotely interested. Honestly, I couldn`t care less whether I get unfairly criticised. I really could not care less. If you are tagged with that [being slow in the transfer window], then too bad. What I will say is the business we did in the last few days of August really made our season.' He went on to say the impact that Stephen Warnock, James Collins and Richard Dunne made was massive. Which is a fair comment!

'It was so, so important to get those three players in, so personally, if I had to wait until the last couple of days because of circumstances then I would. This idea that you think because you fancy a player a minute later you have him in, sorry, I think that has been proved wrong up and down the country for the last two decades, never mind anything else.'

Then he says another couple of times just in case anyone wasn't sure...! 'I`m not worried, genuinely I couldn`t care less and if that`s the reputation I have I`m not remotely concerned about it.'

Me thinks he protests too much..! No, to be fair, as a manager, I am sure you have to insulate yourself from the moaning, it is HIS job, his decisions and his decisions alone, he'll then stand or fall by them.

Have to say that ... again ... I am not sure we have missed out on anyone yet have we? Other clubs and fans are also going stir crazy, that is the nature of the transfer window isn't it?

BBC site on all the transfers to date: Click Here

MON also says he has never liked the transfer window saying it puts 'incredible pressure' on the clubs to get things done quickly and also calls for an extension to the January transfer window.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 4 2010
Time: 2:50PM

Comments

0
I can understand MON's comments but would think he would be better to ignore such things, not say he isn't bothered as that can be misinterpreted. Hey ho, not that bothered... oh hang on! lol
The Fear
04/08/2010 15:06:00
0
Yeah exactly mate, He says we havn't got enough funds to compete at the highest level but still we have finished in the top 7 three seasons in a row so id say thats pretty much top level. But he does say the same comments on every other site.
P.Avfc
04/08/2010 15:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Di Matteo Credits Villa Fightback

Manager Roberto Di Matteo has been giving his thoughts following today's draw with fellow relegated Newcastle United.

Stats: Aston Villa v Newcastle United

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (1) Newcastle United, Villa Park, 24/9/16 Att: 32,062

Aston Villa v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship match.

Follow Aston Villa v Newcastle Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini6%
Chester0%
Elphick2%
Baker0%
Adomah0%
Westwood0%
Jedinak2%
Amavi0%
Bacuna2%
Kodjia41%
Ayew33%
Sub - Tshibola12%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Hepburn-Murphy2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Gutierrez considering options away from Haas
Latest Vital Boxing News
Crolla v Linares – Running Order
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear513
2.glensider327
3.sirdennis294
4.Fulford263
5.Silhillvilla210
6.Melon Donkey179
7.kefkat155
8.JuanPabloAngel130
9.villasince67121
10.DeanoVilla115
Write for Vital Football