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Reo Reborn Under Houllier

Marc Albrighton and Luke Young have hailed the impact of Gerard Houllier in kick starting Reo-Coker's season.

Speaking on the Official Site Marc Albie Albrighton used cliches like a 'new lease of life' and 'reborn' to describe the changing fortunes of Reo-Coker and he couldn't be more pleased given how the player has slotted into midfield and helped shore us up a touch.

'I thnik he had a couple of season where he wasn't enjoying his football but the gaffer now has given him a new lease of life.

'At Tottenham he was absolutely fantastic, he didn't put a foot wrong. So hopefully he'll be reborn again and be a great player for us.'

Albie explains that Reo has consistently been putting in those types of performances in training, and that he thinks opposition players don't fancy playing against him because of his work rate and determination in getting the ball back.

Luke Young was also full of praise for the midfielder and believes he'll be even better once he gets his fitness levels up properly given he had such a spell on the sidelines.

'The way he played at Spurs, that's his game, he's done brilliantly for us breaking things up, bursting with the ball and giving it to someone else.

'If he can get himself up to the fitness levels he's been at before then he'll be a great player for us.'

It certainly appears all the players have been given a clean sheet under Houllier and for the most part they are certainly responding.

Whether Houllier sees NRC in his vision for us or not we'll find out if a new contract is offered, but you'd be very surprised if one wasn't if Hokey Cokey can continue to put in those sorts of performances.

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Date:Thursday October 7 2010

Time: 6:34PM

Your Comments

If he can perform like he has done recently throughout the rest of the year and pop up with 3 or 4 goals then he will have done fantastic for us! He needs to work on his shooting though and when to release the ball at the right time, however he is getting better at that and hopefully he'll continue to improve. I'd sign him up! If we're going to be playing with 2 defensive midfielders now then NRC and Delph seems a good combination.
astvil123
petrov needs to be dropped sorry to say try reo and ireland in the middle and give the armband to dunne all we are missing is the creativity in the middle of the park and an alan shearer upfront
black_villian
friedel young cuellar collins warnock albrighton reo-coker ireland downing young heskey
chasrack
you woulnt have dunne in yur line up? n who would you make captain?
black_villian
Outstanding performance by NRC at White Hart Lane, continuing his great start to the campaign.
glensider
I always wanted Reo to get a good run in the team as every good team needs a ball winning defencive midfielder and Petrov was never gonna protect the back four as good as Reo can, and we signed Petrov as an attacking midfielder but the EPL isn't weak like the Scottish prem and the only way MON could save face was to convert him to defencive midfielder. I hope Reo and Ireland get a chance together when the latter is fully fit.
chris the villan
 

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