Date: 5th May 2007 at 9:30pm
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Vital Villa prediction poll was virtually spot on, 89% predicted a win, 3% (hi to Vital Sheff Utd fans!) said a loss and 8% predicted a draw. Our latest poll is asking for your man of the match, if only we could vote for the lot of them this time!

Martin O’Neill spoke after the 3-0 win saying he wished the season was just starting.

Roll on next season is all I can say!

The Villa boss and Barclaycard Manager of the Month said:

‘It was great and my view is that that sort of home performance has been coming for a long time – if we could get the first goal. I felt the confidence was so, so high and I’ve sensed that all week in training. The players couldn’t wait to get out there and put on a performance. It was also great to have the parade of the 82 boys. That inspired events today, the crowd came in to celebrate a great past and hopefully the start of a decent future.

‘Now it’s far too early to say that, but this was a great win and we sign off at Villa Park on a high. I’m not sure I speak for the players here, but I wish the season was just starting. We scored three great goals today. Gabby did well to roll his defender and it was a great finish. He’s done so well for us this season. I just felt Ashley Young’s goal has been coming and I was delighted for him. As for Patrik Berger, it was a terrific finish to round off a terrific move.’

‘All in all it was a good day for this football club. I think the fans enjoyed it, I know I enjoyed it and that’s now eight games unbeaten.’

Set up nicely for next season, new Nike shirts and some new players to fill them, together with the foundations of a good team already in place and showing today just what they can do.

What a day. That will live long in the old memory banks.


47 Replies to “O’Neill On Villa Win And Then Some!”

  • Also very good to see that with Bardsley returning back to Old Trafford, MON put Hughes on for a full 90 mins.

  • nothing at all to moan about today, great from start to finish. Really proud of everything that went on today, Villa are finally back!

  • the claret and blue just looked awesome wherever you looked, such a great gesture!

  • I can only watch games on tv or from downloading from the internet, as i live is australia, but that was by far the most vocal i have heard the villa fans. great to hear abd see, the free scarves looked great. yeah where was petrov

  • It was good to see Davis get a bit of a run, i hope he starts the last game. he looked good too for those few minutes. Gabby is really starting to look like a good forward, hes holding the ball up brialliantly. And petrovs goal has to be the one of the goals of the season, the build up play was great.

  • Definitely a memorable one. First game televised down here that ive stayed up to watch and with pleasure. Thats how we need to be playing, 3 well worked goals and a good send off and a treat for the team of 82 very much. Just hope we can get that top 10 spot

  • Fantastic performance only blighted by the fact that United seemed only to be there to make up the numbers. The volume of the crowd was truly awesome – particularly after Berger slotted his goal in.

  • Its a bit off-the-point here but with the new crest and Nike sponsorship – it just got me thinking – are still going to be our sponsors????

  • I heard we might not even have a sponsor name on the shirt. Anyone confirm? Hate the new sponsor logo.

  • I have hears that we will have no sponsor other than Nike. ie. the Nike Swoosh across the front of the shirt.

  • Fantastic performance and result. Rushed home to catch M.O.T.D. and was dissapointed with the “blink and you’ll miss it” coverage of the ’82 boys, particularly after they showed the Manc City fans before their derby. Couple of questions, as above where was Petrov and why didn’t MON get his Manager Of The Month award on the pitch, or did I miss that? Finally a mention to Warnock, not everybody’s cup of tea, but I thought his post match comments were gracious and spot on. Nice one.

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