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I've seen many fans bemoan Houllier and wish back to to the days of that lovely, lovely irish chap we had before.

I agree with them. Wholeheartedly. Here's why...

Martin O'Neill built Villa Park with his bare hands. It's true, he used his spit for cement.

He also made Ashley Young no I don't mean took him from obscurity and made him a star I mean literally made him from twigs and spit (magic his spit is)

Under Martin O'Neill we never lost a match. NEVER. Certainly not to competition we were expected to win. I don't know what happened to all the title trophies and cups we obviously racked up but regardless we won everything.

We got 6th. Lots. Despite winning everything we finished 6th, which in many ways is better than finishing first and winning the league or finishing 4th and getting Champion's League. (I'd like to add that finishing 6th wasn't half as good when David O'Leary did it with us. He was rubbish)

He was a great man manager. All the lads loved working for him so much they wouldn't ever want to leave .....well except Gareth Barry .....and James Milner but we didn't need them anyway.

Rotation rotation rotation. O'Neill never did this. Great managing. No one likes change.

He didn't give the kids a chance. Houllier's given them a chance, look what's happened an embarrassing draw against Man Utd and a loss to Blackburn. I much preferred O'Neill's idea that Bannan is so small that he should not be allowed out of the house let alone to play football and Albrighton & Clark? They should be at Cheltenham on loan til they're at least 30!

Lets face it Martin O'Neill was gracious enough to leave at a point where no other poor manager could come in and mess up his brilliant squad with signings of their own, not many managers would have the honour to do that.



ll this and what's Houllier done but been french?

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Writer:Hercs
Date:Monday November 22 2010
Time: 4:44PM

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Good Article, I read the first sentence and thought "well, that's a little unfair"...then I read the rest and laughed frequently. Same Team, Nearly the same results. Let's not forget that even at 13th on the table we're three points from 7th.
JWiLs2315
22/11/2010 17:06:00
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Wondered where you were going with that article for a sec...lol Totally agree
sonicdeathmonkey
22/11/2010 17:07:00
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Absolute Rubbish, the only reason Houllier is playing the younsters is because he has no choice (not sure if youve seen the injury list recently but that wouldnt fit in with your article would it?)
DaleAButler
22/11/2010 17:23:00
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Dale if i remember, he had always stuck with albrighton, when he gave bannan his chance he had people like sidwell and ireland who were fit but he went with youth, and when he chose clark he could have easily put warnock cm where he sometimes played for blackburn, and also we had cuellar and davies on the bench when he chose clark to come on against chelsea so work that out.
P.Avfc
22/11/2010 17:38:00
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Albrighton filled the Milner sized hole that we had and if you looked at pre-season it seemed as though O'Neill was thinking that way too. For me playing Bannan over Ireland and Sidwell is a no-brainer. He tried out Sidwell and Ireland over Bannan for the Wolves, Spurs, Chelsea, Sunderland games in which those two players really failed to make an impact at a time when Bannan was scoring a hat-trick over Man United reserves and impressing in training. Clark is someone who has already proved that the manager can rely on him with some pretty consistent performances. I really have no idea why Cuellar is being ignored as he was our man of the match vs Wolves and in the cup. Davies is pretty much still a pub player. The younsters have been blooded and that is the hard part over and done with. Now let Houllier get on and build a team. He hasn't even had a transfer window to work in yet so how can we judge him?
DaleAButler
22/11/2010 17:57:00
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Brilliant. I have to agree with joe1206, very painful and disappointing ends to the previous seasons, and that was all because MON would not rotate. If he had not played the same 11 week in week out we would have finished so much better. GIVE HOU A CHANCE
shandy-bass
22/11/2010 18:31:00
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God I'd hate to see MON back...In Hou we trust!
olofthegreat
22/11/2010 22:35:00
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What do you mean time will tell if he trusts the young players, the plays them week in week out and has a track record of doing it at other clubs. He is always praising bannan in interviews so the likes of him clark and albrighton wont be back on the bench soon, well clark might due to having good options at centre back but he could easily fill in the centre with bannan.
P.Avfc
22/11/2010 23:00:00
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I've got it Hercs! We should simply hire MON for the first half of the season, and Houllier for the second half! Kind of like a manager rotation :D In all seriousness, for me it's too early to make any kind of judgment call until at least the end of the season. I liked MONNY for all his flaws, but ultimately management is about results. WBA went down 2 seasons ago playing some lovely football... wouldnt want that for our club!
thorpyuk
23/11/2010 07:57:00
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Just tighten up at the back, and buy some forwards...and nobody will give MON a second thought...simples !
MASON_PARKER
23/11/2010 09:44:00
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