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Alex Disappointed, But Pushing On

Alex Disappointed, But Pushing On

Alex McLeish has declared himself disappointed following the 3-0 loss to Arsenal today, but has promised a positive performance against Chelsea.

Speaking to the Official Site after another match day that most of us would like to forget, the manager said focused on looking forward:

'We have a home game next week and we have to be positive. We have to concentrate on the glass being half full rather than half empty.'

I think most of us would like a half full glass at the moment, I'd imagine quite a few thousand are drowning their sorrows at the bottom of an empty glass at the moment.

'At 2-0 we had a couple of chances, at half time we thought that if we could get a goal back we could make Arsenal nervous. Andi Wiemann...'

!!!!!!Scapegoat alert!!!!!!

'...had a couple of chances. He scuffed a left footer and played the ball across the face of goal when he might have gone for goal. Normally, his striker instincts would have made him try to score, but he was lively when he came on.'

Yes Alex, whatever you say. He wasn't trying to score...okay. He couldn't have just made a couple of mistakes, you know the kind your favoured seniors make match in match out yet never get benched for.

No he lacked a strikers instinct and wasn't trying. Well let me see that lack of effort on a match day more often as he was far more of a threat than any of the other buggers leaning on a lamppost and hardly moving.


We had two shots on target according to the BBC. Presumably they are both Weimann's. So why single him out, why not focus on the other experienced strikers who managed naff all?

In a good dig at the fans, he adds:

'People expected us to come here and win, but we have to be realistic.'

No Alex, we expect to try and win. There is a huge difference, but blame everybody else if it makes you sleep easier at night.

A little bit of truth wouldn't go amiss.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday March 24 2012
Time: 7:37PM


This interview has completely p****d me off!!! He blamed Weimann? The young striker who saved us against Fulham! Without Weimann we would now be 5 points off relegation instead of 8! As for the dig at the fans, he's an idiot! He has thousands travel to Arsenal for the second time this season to watch yet another awful display and then he tells us to get realistic. HOW THE HELL IS HE AT THIS CLUB??????????
24/03/2012 19:56:00
'People expected us to come here and win, but we have to be realistic.' - LMAO! He's so ridiculous I think I'm starting to like him.
24/03/2012 20:00:00
Exactly Mike, try to win!!!!! They are incompetent and incapable. Where are his excuse makers now??? This is indefensible at best.
24/03/2012 20:07:00
we were cr--p have seen today`s current poll ,how the hell does heskey get 17% .i would not retire him with the donkeys at Blackpool as that would be a insult to them. this is my worst day i have been supporting villa in my 45yrs .He has to go NOW or we are going down and heskey can go with him. Anybody can see weimann should have started.
24/03/2012 20:08:00
24/03/2012 20:22:00
Okay okay Mc*****, we aren't allowed to expect a win at Arsenal then? We are being too unrealistic? Didn't no that it is impossible for teams to beat the bigger clubs. Oh im sorry didn't Wigan beat Liverpool today? Mcnegative out now!
24/03/2012 20:32:00
^ If we retired him to Blackpool, maybe we could have Ollie in exchange? There's a manager people would play for and get behind.
24/03/2012 20:33:00
He hasn't slagged Weimman there for me, just said he had a couple of chances, where does he blame him? I'm all for criticising but I think sometimes people have a knock for the sake of it
24/03/2012 20:43:00
I can't believe he said we shouldn't expect to win, if that's the case then yes he has to go for sure, what the hell are we doing turning up for games
24/03/2012 20:51:00
Oh dear. Alex. Oh dear. Does he never stop and think what is he saying? Great way to shatter the confidence of a young striker eh? Alex, we expect villa to look like they care, to play to a shape and to show some bottle. Alex, mate, seriously, please hold your hands up, admit this isn't working, and go.
The fear
24/03/2012 21:07:00
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