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Ecks Official Response

Okay the Official Site has it's own McLeish reaction to the Man U game out now, and it doesn't get any better.

We've already seen the 'three cup finals' bit and I have already taken care of the 'half a reserve season' rollocks, so I'll cherry pick this time.

On the penalty that has seen Ash elevated to the Olympic diving squad:

'I didn't think it was a penalty. Ashley has thrown his leg towards Ciaran, and Ciaran, having seen the replays, tries to pull his leg away. We know what Ashley is like in terms of the dummy.'

Ferguson has stuck up for his player, admitting that he made a meal of it, but insisting it was a penalty. Ferguson is in the minority.

On the second goal:

'It looked a bread and butter cross, there was not great pace on it and it eluded everyone. Big Nathan let it go, I don't know why, he maybe thought there was no one behind him. But that's one the young players will look at and think 'next time I will get my foot behind it and lace it out the pitch.' He has made that decision but I don't blame him in any way, shape or form because I thought he had another commanding game. I am proud of the young players again, they have had to grow up really quickly this season.'

What will the senior players like Hutton, Collins and Given, who all equally missed it (although at least Given made an effort instead of looking at it thinking 'ball') conjugate? Probably not a lot, we can hang it on Baker, although at least McLeish rightly points out he did have a good game otherwise.

For some reason the OS also carries a different version of the reserve comment.

'Some haven't even played a full season in the reserve league. That is a measure of where we are with our resources.'

Having already discussed this I'll leave it because even a full season doesn't wash with the players out on show, suffice to add as many on the forum have, did we not have experience on the bench? Cuellar, Heskey, N'Zogbia, even Delfouneso is relatively experienced at first team level.

You pick the team though, you make the excuses.

And that folks is all she wrote.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 15 2012

Time: 9:13PM

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Using the one or two in experienced players as scapegoats. Disgraceful excuse of a manager. The starting 11 was mostly experienced prem players, and the ones that were not could have been changed for cuellar,nzogbia and heskey. If he just stuck his hands up and took the blame i would cut him some slack. But he is down playing the club to cover his own arse.
lerneravfc
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15/04/2012 21:17:00

If our squad is so threadbare then it makes you question why he loaned out experienced international players like Makoun and Beye doesn't it really.
SchoolBoyError
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15/04/2012 21:32:00

SHUT UP FOOL!!!
KerryVillian
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15/04/2012 21:49:00

I think the Brothers Grimm must write his script. He is worse than pathetic. Just go forth and multiply Idiot!
Pride of Lions
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16/04/2012 02:03:00

Strange quote on official site under news - "McNaught described the defeat as a harsh lesson for villa's young players" are they referring to his season total 'win' column, or season total 'goals for' column LOL
thorpyuk
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16/04/2012 09:13:00

For me, Young dived - no question. I see it's a trick that he's now perfected. Neither of the first-half goals should have happened - there was no great play on United's part to achieve them. Having said that, it's the same old story about Villa this season, young players or not. The main concentration is on keeping the opponents out instead of creating chances.
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