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McLeish Wants Positive Mental Attitude For Arsenal

McLeish Wants Positive Mental Attitude For Arsenal

Alex McLeish has said he believes that we can win at Arsenal and he hopes the 11 players he selects do as well.

Should he be selecting players who he doesn't think believe we are able to win any game?

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Alex continued with the nonsensical interview material as he said.

'The great thing about cup football at any level is you've got to believe you can win.'

Sorry, does that really only apply to cup football? Has that been why we've been so piss poor in the league? We've been forgetting to go into games thinking we can win...really?

'I believed we could win at Chelsea and we did and I believe we can win at Arsenal. I hope there's 11 guys who take to the pitch that day who are like minded.'

And then the best bit.

'On paper we shouldn't win, the bookies won't be expecting us to win, but if you've got aspirations to win a cup then these are games you have to win.'

Neither should Swansea and they've beaten both teams, but I don't see them hanging out the white flag ahead of games.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday January 17 2012
Time: 5:24PM

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eeerrr. Whatever happened to 'one game at the time'? Why are we discussing Arsenal on the 28th when we are playing Wolves on 21st. Please somebody get rid of this muppet from Villa Park. Not soon. Not after a couple of more defeats. But now. Immediately. If not sooner.
voiceoftheholte
17/01/2012 17:57:00
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listen to the voices of the Holte!!
paul muldrew
17/01/2012 18:07:00
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"On paper we shouldn't win, the bookies won't be expecting us to win, but if you've got aspirations to win a cup then these are games you have to win." On paper we are as good as Arsenal. Apart from RVP they are a bunch of overrated nobodies. I don't like our manager saying this and if this is his attitude then there is absolutely no wonder we are languishing where we are. It's all about expectations and the manager should set the bar. Our keep is better tha theirs. Our defence is as dodgy as theirs. In midfield we have just as much guile as them - in fact, in Ireland I would argue we have the best player. Up front we have players who can destroy them...in fact Bent did last season. Aston Villa should always be capable of giving Arsenal a good thrashing and nothing changes that now. Man for man we are more than a match for them. Eck, you are not managing Blose now. I couldn't give a monkeys what cockney media pundits and bookies think. Villa should never be thinking of anything other than victory against clubs like Arsenal. Lose the small-time, low expectations attitude. A win is expected.
donegalvillan
17/01/2012 18:28:00
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What a tool, these comments just prove what I believed all along and thats that we go into league games NOT believing we can win, what a great manager we have probably the only manager in the prem who makes his players believe they CAN'T win!!!
KerryVillian
17/01/2012 19:02:00
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Complete packet of *********.
lerneravfc
17/01/2012 19:46:00
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A managers number one job is to motivate and install belief into everyone on and off the pitch, right from board level through to the fans. It's a confidence game, look at MON, not the greatest tactical manager but he has the players feeling ten feet tall and makes everyone believe they can beat anyone. We are in the dull drums, the fans and players heads are well and truly down, we have no confidence at all and won't ever under this muppet. He can't even say the right thing and how hard is it??!! It's up to us to step it up and get him put boys, we have to make Randy see because he certainly doesn't feel it like we do. I've felt physically sick from the moment Eck was appointed and it's only getting worse
AdzVilla11
17/01/2012 21:22:00
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I think what McIdiot is saying is that with him in charge then, on paper we can't beat them, and the bookies don't expect us to.

I agree it is not the players it is the way they are played.
Just shot his own ******** foot off in my opinion.
RiF
17/01/2012 22:26:00
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If this is how he talks to the players in the dressing room no wonder we play like we do. #utv
V111A DR
18/01/2012 08:21:00
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"I hope there's 11 guys who take to the pitch that day who are like minded" - He is clearly going to play a "lesser" team probably full of the reserve players and throw it away. Ar se ho le
nottinghamvillain
18/01/2012 09:53:00
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would like a positive mental attitude in ALL games please... thank you.
The Fear
18/01/2012 12:55:00
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