Interview With A Villan
1) How do you think Martin O'Neil's time at Villa is going? And are you happy with your current league position?
Very happy. Can't help but look at the wasted points v Spurs and also wished we'd done what we should have and taken Man City apart, that would put us right up there, but lets face it, Villa are in transition and being in the top six (if we can keep there until Jan) will help us attract more quality players in the next transfer window which should give us a fighting chance of Europe next season.
2) Who has been the stand out player for you this season? And more importantly who is the biggest danger against us this Saturday?
Well Gareth Barry is the engine, he seemed back to his best on Wednesday night against Blackburn as well which was great. I would think the stand out though is a toss up between Ashley Young who really has come on leaps and bounds this season or Gabby Agbonlahor who has proved beyond doubt he is no one season wonder. Both are very exciting players.
With John Carew getting fitter and scoring goals again, he will also be a danger for you guys, I'd certainly not go out of my way to argue with the Hulk, that is for sure.
3) And switching things around, which Gooner will be the most dangerous against you? (bear in mind Cesc is injured)
You do have some 'ok' players yourself I guess! ;-) I am happy Fabregas isn't playing, he is (and it doesn't take me to tell you this obviously!) top drawer. I'll go with Emmanuel Adebayor mainly because he is in my fantasy football team! I also hope he is right about our summer buy Moustapha Work Permit because Adebayor said the midfielder was like Zidane!
4) How many Aston Villa fans does it take to change a light bulb?
It all depends what sort of a light bulb. You see, we'd need the details. If it was an old style light bulb then we'd have to mount a campaign first. So maybe 4000 in that case to march towards the bulb with banners and singing 'Light Bulb Out'. I'd say that Villa fans are very faithful though, so possibly you'd need to add at least 30 000 home fans to support the light bulb changer.
5) Whos' your tip for the Premiership title this season, and be honest.
Manchester United. Out of the two I'd slightly prefer them because they do have at least a few British players. I know, I know, bone of contention for Gunners fans but it is just wrong in my eyes, you've so many superb players and are the best to watch on your day, but I'm old fashioned and would like to see at least half of every team made up of homegrown players.
6) Which Arsenal player, under the age of 20, would you most like to burglarise from our squad?
God, I've no idea of ages here, so I'll just nick Fabregas and we'll call it quits. I wouldn't mind young Theo Walcott either in truth, looks a dynamite prospect.
7) Predictions for Saturday?
Well, I missed the Chelsea game (we won 2-0) due to ill health and I'm missing this game due to my mate getting married (DOH!) which is a great shame as it is one of my favourite fixtures BUT I'm hoping that in my absence it'll be another blinder and have a sneaky feeling we might end our hoodoo v you chaps with a 1-0 win. I guess a draw is more likely but I'll live in hope.
All the best for the rest of the season, hopefully it will soon be a five horse race in the Prem with a resurgent Villa back amongst the elite where we belong.
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