Aston Villa - Richard Dunne Says The Buzz Is Back (As Is Brad!)
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Richard Dunne Says The Buzz Is Back (As Is Brad!)

Richard Dunne has been doing a bit of talking today! Back with the squad now after some time off following the Euro campaign, he has told Mat Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail that the older players might well have to learn new tricks!

Looks from the interview (full quotes here) the players have realised they won`t be able to mess about with Paul Lambert after problems with both Gerrard Houllier and He who shall not be named.

Dunne is in the last year of his contract, at 32 and with two very mixed (at best) seasons, I`m not convinced Villa will be looking to renew, but if no offers come in for him, his experience might well be useful this season? All up to Lambert, whoever he wants has to have a clean slate from us lot as well really? At least for five minutes?!

"I think there`s four or five of us maybe going into the last year of our contracts, so it`s up to us and every player to prove that we can still be part of it. Certainly the manager has the ambitions and the belief that he`s going to be successful. If we want to be a part of that then we have to go out and do our best and prove it. Hopefully he decides that we`re good enough to stay at the club."

He says on his return it was clear the players are buzzing but have warned the training is hard, albeit enjoyable.

Ha, this could be good couldn`t it?! Get the players heads sorted and who knows, they might surprise us after a couple of seasons 'off` !

Dunne added, "He seems a really good manager to be around. He chats with the lads and he has a laugh with the lads. But you can tell you don`t cross the line, he`s a manager who I`m sure is going to be really successful and get what he wants at Villa. I think hopefully it`s going to be an exciting time for the club."


He has also spoken to Paul 'worse jokes than Fear` Brown on saying the players are delighted to have Brad Guzan back.

'Apart from being a good goalkeeper, Brad's a great character to have around the place. He would have been a big miss in dressing room if he hadn't been there. In the games he played last season he was outstanding. He was probably unlucky he didn't keep his place. But we have a few good goalkeepers so it's hard. But as a player and person he's brilliant and everyone is delighted that he's back."

So there you have it folks. Not quite sure what 'it` is ... I`ll get back to you!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 20 2012

Time: 10:40AM

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No doubt all the players out of contract will magically up their game in the search for a new contract. Sickens me.
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20/07/2012 10:46:00

lets hope the "buzz" is the sound of a cattle prod being used on our back 4 !
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20/07/2012 11:36:00

Please,please Richard. Shut it and lets see a huge improvement on the pitch from you and a far better attitude off it.Just for 12 months,then you can go out to graze.
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20/07/2012 11:47:00

championship next year for Mr Dunne if not retirement. Unfortunately we'll be stuck with him until then due to his wages.
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20/07/2012 12:10:00

I think it will be amazing the difference you will find now you have a decent manager
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20/07/2012 12:53:00

I think we will have a good season from Dicky Dunne and then he will be on the 'buzz' out of here. I think that at his age he knows he is unlikely to get a new contract at VP and we will benefit as he tries to prove to potentail suitors that he still has the legs.
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20/07/2012 12:53:00

As long as the Buzz is in front of the penalty area as per last season
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20/07/2012 13:22:00

sorry should have said not in front
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20/07/2012 13:24:00

Last seasons back four can all buzz off for me. If anyone will have 'em!
Pride of Lions
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20/07/2012 15:36:00

Great Nes his, if the BUZZ is bck please Dunne take yourself Collins and Warnock and catch will ya before ya miss it !!
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20/07/2012 15:41:00

My keyboard is knackerd soz for the poor typing, On a serious note i still can not believe all the posite news and buzz back at Villa, its like the grey cloud has been lifed and the snsine has broken through at long last, if these players like Dunne Collins or whoever sort themselves out and play like they should have been not like the last two seasons then fair enough but im sure Lambert wil axe them as soon as they get a decent offer or they step out of line time will tell, ITS GREAT TO BE A VILLN AGAIN UTV!!!
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20/07/2012 15:46:00

Clive might not be your keyboard mate, I've been having trouble with the site recently (although seems okay today) and its been really difficult to type posts.
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20/07/2012 16:30:00

Clive - this happened same time last week. Are you sure you are not on the sherbert again? Your keyboard seems to be missing a few letters every Friday afternoon :o)
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20/07/2012 17:02:00

personally i think its great to have dunney speaking so positively !
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20/07/2012 17:20:00

lol VOTH Im being too stingey to buy a keyboard ;) Maybe AVborn i don't seem to have the same probs when typing emails etc stay of the Sherbert that helps;)
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20/07/2012 17:58:00

Just watched the Villa practice before friendly tomorrow versus Chicago Fire. Gabby looks quick and lively. The lads seem to have good spirit or buzz about them. Many stopped and talked with fans after practice. UTV from Chicago!!!
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21/07/2012 04:13:00


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