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Nani's horror tackle on Stiliyan Petrov brings back memores for Martin O'Neill

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13 Feb 2010 23:12:18

Nani's horror tackle on Stiliyan Petrov brings back memores for Martin O'Neill

Nani's two-footed challenge on Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov  brought back unpleasant memories for Martin O'Neill. 'I know the old players, particularly defenders, when they doafter-dinner speeches will say 'we waited for this boy coming and thenwe kicked him to death and then we passed him on to someone else', andit all gets a good laugh,' said the Villa boss. 'But I think the gameis better now.' Ironic that FIFA's clampdown on violent tackles was meant to protect the likes of Nani Horror tackle: Nani slides in on Stiliyan Petrov  Crystal Palace v ASTON VILLA: Gabriel Agbonlahor and Stiliyan Petrov's fitness a major doubtEdwin Van der Sar ready to stay with Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for at least another yearDavid Beckham not certain to line up against Manchester UnitedMANCHESTER UNITED FC


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