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Given Hails Dunne Impact

Shay Given has hailed the impact Richard Dunne had on the Baggies game after returning from injury.

Bear with me, it's a slow news day and I have to something, failing that my other option is housework so I'm almost prepared to cover any news fluff at the moment!

Speaking to the Official Site Given said that Dunne gave everybody a big boost by returning to the pitch for the derby, and he believes his performance is a testament to the centre half:

'He was inspiration, he only trained for a couple of days. He's been out for eight weeks with a broken collarbone and to put in a performance like that just speaks volumes for him. I had very little to do and that is all credit to Dunney and Carlos Cuellar, credit must go to them.'

Now hang on a moment. Compared to what we have seen this season yes I happily concede it was one of Dunne's better performances - especially considering his fitness level - but Mr Given had plenty to do in that game and did it mightily well may I add.

I also can't agree about Carlos either. Everyone is entitled to a bad day, and it was a bad day for our King who was nowhere near as solid as he has been since returning to the team.

So yes credit where it's due, that's only fair, but let's also remember what we saw with our own eyes eh and not go too overboard in trying to cheer people up.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 30 2012

Time: 5:57PM

Your Comments

not dunnes biggest fan, but to be fair he was out for a long while with a bad injury, so fair play to him.
lerneravfc
Yep, fair play, did a good job.
Pride of Lions
Yep, fair play, did a good job.
Pride of Lions
Does his contract need renewing? also carlos did have a shocker.
fatloser
i would say we still need some experienced heads in the defence... baker seems good but is still only learning the trade. Hopefully either dunney/collins/carlos will stay around and provide more cover.
maigrait
Him and Collins are our best centre halves, Cuellar and Baker looked championship level against Bolton.
ASPINALL
Intetestingly I thought Carlos was better than dunne. Carlos won more tackles than any player on the pitch and did make a great clearance, not his best showing but still the best defender on show. Also dunne was actually our most successful passer of the ball with something like 83 percent successful passes.
godplayed4villa
what do you all think? Has this season been enough to frighten Randy into opening his wallet in the summer? Even if it doesnt, I'm looking forward to life without Eck - someone young, hungry and attacking please!
bigolbear1970
 

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