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Mortimer Puts The Boot Into Our Seniors

Dennis Mortimer has accused our seniors of living on their past reputations this season instead of earning their money fairly by putting in acceptable performances.

In quite a damning assessment of the squad, Morty told the Birmingham Mail that whoever eventually becomes our new manager has to take a long hard look at the squad and ship out those that don't want to be here or can't be bothered to give 110% each and every game, so the squad can move forward united:

'The biggest thing they need to do is get the players sorted out. There's too many players looking after themselves. They need some strong leadership on the field fighting for each other and for the team. From what I can see, too many players there right now are living on past reputations and are not doing enough to earn their money.'

Difficult to disagree really, and nice to see it being aired in the press for a change as it's what most of us have been saying for a long time.

Singing from the same sheet as the fans, Mortimer also called for some attractive football next campaign:

'There needs to be more adventure. They've been so negative, there's no invention, no punch. They need a consistency around the players and the playing style, it's just so spasmodic.'

Well said Sir Dennis!

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 28 2012

Time: 4:00PM

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There would be a huge clear out if the new manager was to do that as the only senior players to give any kind of consistent performance were given and Ireland.(obviously as Stan is not available to us I am not including him) I would say big Dunny as well only you will think I am looking through green tinted glasses COTVABU
irish villa
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28/05/2012 16:14:00

Here, here Sir Denis......
Pride of Lions
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28/05/2012 16:16:00

Can't argue with Sir Dennis.
Green Villan
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28/05/2012 16:20:00

What a guy! Dennis for manager! As the original King Kenny used to say: "Round 'em up, put 'em in a field and bomb the (lazy, overpaid) Bas****ds!"
Windy Villain
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28/05/2012 16:21:00

for everything dunne does well - he cancels out with every stupid clumsy thing he does. he gives away stupid pens and fouls and loves scoring own goals... dune, collins, warnock, hutton all need to go for me - most goals conceded with set pieces is the proof enough for me. people blame the keeper but there are 4 people who are meant to be protecting the keeper
villa4life87
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28/05/2012 16:23:00

lol just realised JF had already covered this. And he did it with pretty pictures aswell! I think the sun's getting to me!
mike_field
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28/05/2012 16:28:00

It's okay Mikey baby, you are forgiven, we can never have enough of Sir Dennis : )
Steff_the_Villan
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28/05/2012 16:41:00

dunne does well for the republic no idea why he can't do the same in a villa shirt. I guess cash isn't a big enough motivator...
maigrait
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28/05/2012 17:03:00

I'm the bestest but he has more article comments than mine which was probably the bestest article in the whole wide world ever....! *storms off crying*
The Fear
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28/05/2012 17:37:00

And you had pictures! lol Cheers Steff, I'm off for a lie down!
mike_field
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28/05/2012 17:43:00

Seems like the lack of communication in the club has spread to our dear old Mike and Fear. Come on lads...........What sort of outfit are you running????? lmao ;)
GibboVilla
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28/05/2012 18:07:00

Same as always Gibbo, but thankfully you lot don't always notice PMSL (and we are very grateful for that by the way!)
mike_field
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28/05/2012 18:25:00

 

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