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Kevin MacDonald Speaks Ahead Of Hammers Test

Kevin MacDonald Speaks Ahead Of Hammers Test



Villa's caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald has told Mat Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail that the players will get a fresh slate from him. This could be great for our players, a fresh chance to prove themselves, some now know they don't need to leave to fight for a team place and they will all be pushing each other to get a team place.

'Obviously one or two will be a little bit happier than others because they haven`t been getting a game. The thing they have to realise is they have to be playing to the best of their ability to get into the team. Just because they haven`t been getting a game doesn`t mean I`m going to pick them. I`ll pick what I think is the right team - in my opinion - to win the game on Saturday against West Ham. Everyone starts with a fresh slate, of course. You have to remember too that, having worked with a lot of the young players over the years, I`ll look on them as potential players.'

Meanwhile he has said to Paul Brown on the swanky new Official Site that the young players won't let him down:

'I wouldn't have any qualms about throwing in six or seven of the lads who have done well for me over the past two or three years. Whether they would be regulars, who knows? If we had a spate of injuries then I would have no problems with them playing in one or two games before we got one or two back, or even see them coming off the bench to impress. Marc has done fantastically well this pre-season as has Ciaran Clark. But people like Barry Bannan, Andy Weimann and Nathan Delfouneso, mainly for England, have all done very well too. It's whether they get in the team for the first game. That will be my decision come Saturday morning.'

So exactly who is Kevin MacDonald then?!

Obviously we all know him from his winning exploits as coach for our reserves team and now he has been made caretaker manager - with me once more being rudely overlooked, I mean I'm cheap and sit right by the bench anyway, what is the harm in trying... ok, ok, plenty of harm, I know! - but apart from that, who is he?

Info from the ever great...!... wiki: Click Here

The tough 49-year-old Scott was part of Liverpool's 1986 double winning team. He has also been assistant manager (for former Villa star Steve Staunton) for the Republic of Ireland as well having a short time as caretaker manager at Leicester City in 1994.

Reserves info: Click Here



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 12 2010
Time: 4:31PM

Comments

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wonder if he will push his credentials to keep the job permanently? Or indeed if he even wants it permanently, not for everyone these jobs, I'd be dead within 24 hours worrying!
The Fear
12/08/2010 16:33:00
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Good luck K-Mac!!! UTV
26.05.82
12/08/2010 16:40:00
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Here's something positive for you all! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/8909410.stm
jsmccue
12/08/2010 17:30:00
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Good luck Kevin MacDonald. There will be a honeymoon period, as there is for all (most!) new managers. How long it lasts will depend on results. I for one truly hope that he will be successful and universally liked by all Villa fans. I'm heartily sick and tired of the divisions between us, and having one section of fans damning every move - good or bad - by the manager. We move on ...
BobTheBuilder
12/08/2010 19:04:00
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Good luck to him, just hope he has the courage of his convictions and isn't afraid to start with a really fresh team.
AVbornandbred
12/08/2010 19:33:00
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How long do you think he's got before either the fans or Lerner start getting nervous and demand a big name manager?
fifthcolumnblue
12/08/2010 19:36:00
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All the best Kev! UTV!
Zarch
12/08/2010 21:50:00
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Kevin is a winner, just look at the reserves, happy hunting on Saturday, villa forever!
Rightsofway
12/08/2010 23:06:00
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