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Dunne - Players Ashamed Of League Position

Now he's closer to fitness he's back in the press, and Richard Dunne has admitted the players are ashamed of our league position.

Clearly we only need to look at the performances of the team as the season has gone on to confirm that - they've been right there caring haven't they...oh no, sorry my mistake. The heart and the fight has mostly come from the youngsters whilst the seniors carried on letting us down.

But credit where it's due I suppose, with possible relegation clauses kicking in if we go down it's nice to know they care now.

Dunne says it's nothing to do with that obviously, it's about being associated with taking 'one of the biggest clubs in Britain down'.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail he said:

'I can't speak about people's contract but the last thing on anybody's mind is money. It's about pride and nobody, not any player, wants this on their CV. I mean, who wants to be part of a Villa squad that took one of the biggest clubs in Britain down?'

Dunne also calls on the fans to continue supporting the team, saying the lads will fight hard in the final games as our future is in our hands, and he also praises McLeish for doing 'as best' and 'as much' as he can.

He adds the players are fully behind the manager and that we should forget the season so far, and just focus on the three games to go.

It hasn't looked much like the players were behind the gaffer this season, so I suppose the next three games will tell us an awful lot if those are the only games we are meant to be focusing on this season.

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ps - Dunne could be in contention for a return to the first team against WBA.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 27 2012

Time: 5:18PM

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why is anybody in this side supporting a proven rubbish manager when only last season they were revolting against a bloke who won a prem title? the worlds gone tupsy turvy...
Zarch
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27/04/2012 17:28:00

well said richard dunne, i agree with you. Shame you played like frank bruno on E for most of the season.
lerneravfc
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27/04/2012 17:28:00

the second this season is over give him the chance to walk out with whatever little dignity he has left or boot him the eff out...
Zarch
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27/04/2012 17:31:00

what title did Houllier win, he didnt so lets get facts right. As for the young players trying, well thats great but i could run around and be ******** useless like Albrighton or defend as badly as Baker, he was at fault for the second goal against Bolton. Lets not paper over any cracks here the club is a mess from top to bottom and that includes the fans
madforit
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27/04/2012 18:41:00

Get your fat backside on the winner at The Hawthorns then I might listen to you Dunne, we might just get a goal from a corner
fatloser
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27/04/2012 21:12:00

Giving a toss is long overdue, as is a goal from a corner. Time for the Dunney monster to lead from the front. Trying hard to stay optimistic........
Madirish
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27/04/2012 21:54:00

Watch this..... Dunne and Given perform heroics (with a little luck thrown in) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prz73jrk0gE
Madirish
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27/04/2012 22:01:00

Madforit - you don't consider league cups and UEFA titles? So before we all "get facts right" houllier still would have been a WAY better manager and our senior players who are still here and under performing would have been gone and this season would have been completely different than it is now. So much so that I'm even prepared throw it out there and say this season we wouldn't be where we are now if GH was still in charge.
Zarch
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27/04/2012 23:22:00

I'd imagine the Wolves players are ashamed of their league position too! Also agree with Zarch, bloody certain we wouldn't be in this state with GH in charge... even Gary Mc....
Pride of Lions
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28/04/2012 05:24:00

I'm in agreement too Zarch GH is and was head and shoulders above this idiot.
Charizma
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28/04/2012 06:37:00

Yeah I really rated GH and I remember the sheep wanted him out too. Great news about Dunney. Get in there son!
PiperUK
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28/04/2012 08:21:00

SHUT UP AND PERFORM DUNNE I used to rate Dunne until i saw his selfish attitude last season he lacks discipline reason why Houllier wanted him out and reason why Man city sold him. The only time thats selfish guy plays good is when he plays for Ireland. Reason why he wants Mclueless because he does not care about Villa if we get relegated he will be one of the first out the door.
Shane Villains
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28/04/2012 10:27:00

I used to imgine how last season would have gone if MON called it a day at the end of his last season and we had Houllier earlier. GH enjoyed being a manager again and despite our shortfalls i think a summer with him and things would have been better... different... Like we'd still have young and downing. Bent would be here and the kids would get the cup games to bleed them in... And we'd be pushing for europe spots again. I liked GH... despite his obvious alliegence to Liverpool.
Zarch
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28/04/2012 11:38:00

Oh, do wise up about Houllier. We were headed straight for the trapdoor of relegation until he went sick. His football may have been 'pretty' but his results were pretty awful. Only when he left did we scrape together a few points. I do accept that he was better than McLeish but that is not saying much.
chocolate teapot
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28/04/2012 11:39:00

fair enough choco... there are no guarantees and we'll never really know. at the same time though you can't deny he had purpose and things would be very different this season had he stayed in charge.
Zarch
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28/04/2012 12:07:00

 

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