Date: 5th June 2008 at 12:23pm
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Martin O’Neill says he knows what he wants and he wants what he knows, or something like that and has assured fans he is working on bringing in new players.

I don’t know why but I can’t stop singing Elvis Presley today… hmmm:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark

(that is tongue in cheek by the way, it is early days in this transfer window and I’m told the work is being put in to bring in the right players!)

I digress…but don’t worry, it isn’t painful and I can get a cream for it.

Meanwhile back on planet earth MON told the official site that he knows we need to make up numbers as we started off with a small squad and now with the departures of Mellberg, Moore, Berger and Soresen, we have an even smaller one. However he also says

‘It doesn’t mean that we have to be signing a player every week. We could sign seven in one day!’

Right, nail it down, which day, we’ll all stay in and wait, that would be a great day!!!???

Adding, before so rudely interrupted, that we needed to add numbers anyway because of the new rule meaning there will be an extra two players on the bench making the match day squad 18.

‘What you want to try and do is that the players who perform brilliantly for you, you want to strengthen the squad with a bit of quality to help them along. We have to definitely rebuild. I don’t need reminding of that.’

He also says that looking back the team did great last season considering only 21 players were used.

‘When you consider that Wayne Routledge is yet to make his full debut, Moustapha Salifou likewise. Neither started a game. Isaiah Osbourne played only a handful of games as did Stuart Taylor. Nine played 32 games or more which is incredible. That is something that I think has been overlooked in all of this, the big effort that those boys have put in.’

I reckon by the end of July we’ll have 5-6 new players, what do you think?!