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Gerard Houllier - Things Will Change - Gradually

Gerard Houllier - Things Will Change - Gradually

Hou Hou Houllier has been talking to the Daily Mail .... which is nice!

Gerard Houllier who will be on the bench for his first game on Wednesday night v Blackburn Rovers in the Carling Cup has warned it will take time to get his ideas over and to make the changes necessary at Villa.

'In the short term I need to know the players more and they need to get used to the different types of training - more continental in terms of tactics - and a variety of drills. It will take time to implement and be accepted. You come with philosophies and beliefs and need to convince the players to do them. Will we be playing in a different way? Obviously it won't be done overnight. You can't change habits in the middle of a competition. It has got to be gradual.'

Sounds interesting, can't wait to see some tactics and rotation return to Villa Park. I'm all for that! LOL

He also says that entertainment is important but getting results is the first priority. 'At the top level you need entertainment for TV and the fans. That will take some time.'

And on the Carling Cup, he confirms he'll be taking it seriously. 'We will not be putting out a lesser side. It will be a good side. I will rotate some of the players and I will not be the only manager to have done that. The League Cup was the first trophy I won at Liverpool and, if you win five games, you are at Wembley. We all know the club is desperate for some silverware. We want that and to reach a high position in the league. That is what we are here for.'

Full article: Daily Mail

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 21 2010
Time: 5:04PM


Tactics? Rotation? How very refreshing!
villan of the north
21/09/2010 17:11:00
I wouldn't have it any other way.... This may not sound like great excitement but slowly and surely seems the best way forward to me. Sounds like a very realistic interview from what I have read.
21/09/2010 17:23:00
nrc at right back surely?
21/09/2010 18:45:00
I think my head might explode if I see some tactics AND rotation!
21/09/2010 19:46:00
Let's taste the pudding first shall we. We are not talking Mourinho here.
Pancho Villan
21/09/2010 20:14:00
Dp you know what i find funny these dats lads how fickle football is, a manager should be given all the time he needs in the older days early 90's and before they were given time whether the fans booed or not how we gonna win and develop if we jump on there back for losing a game or 2 in row, its all this sky sports and newspapers brainwashing and telling tell tales in the playground which really is silly lol, i seen a few stories on sky and papers this week all they say is so and so said this and so and so said that would be better its a farce enjoy watching our team lads the club will be here longer than us and all these smedia chinese whisper stirers !
22/09/2010 00:44:00
looking forward to seeing us play thats all i enjoy win lose or draw support our team as a good atmospgere takes the pressure off the players rather than on the edge atmosphere lets sing when it goes flat rather than moan or go quiet it helps ! good luck mr houll's VILLA TIL I DIE win lose or draw
22/09/2010 00:48:00
Why complain if rotation brings Sidwell and Co. back into the team? Sidwell had a very good season at Reading a few years ago and that club went into decline when he left. OK he has not done much since he came, other than throw the ball back quickly once, but who knows if given a different role we may see something new. Certainly he has the physique that the midfield has lacked so far this season. They all need to be given the chance and if Houllier can get more out of some of them, then everyone is a winner. Its a shame to see so much negativity at the start. Of course he needs time and no manager worthy of the name would simply discard players without seeing first what they can do for him.
22/09/2010 08:16:00
He's making the right noises and it's a chance for those who've been on the fringe to get themselves a future at the club. I'm glad we're rotating, even under KM we didn't really change things to much, it's time we all started getting behind our club, there has been to much division and negativity and the only way we're going to get better is if we all get some positivity. I'm also glad that we're taking this seriously, the League Cup has been kind to us over the years and another one on the shelf will do very nicely!
22/09/2010 12:48:00
He is making the right noises CannockVilla. Now if he can back those right noises up with action, then we might just be on a winner after all.
30/09/2010 22:36:00
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