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Houllier Beats The Boo-Boys (For Once)

11 Apr 2011 10:12:11

Houllier Beats The Boo-Boys (For Once)

Gerard Houllier admitted he would have happily taken a point from Newcastle. Which is probably why 99% of Villa fans want to see him kicked out! Gerard Houllier: “When you are fighting relegation you need to know every point is valuable. “I know people would have been disappointed with a draw but if a draw had come I would have taken it. “We knew, even before this game, that we had our fate in our own hands. “We started a new league of eight games. This is a new league for us. “We know what we want to do and there’s commitment. “We have control of our fate. If we show our qualities – particularly our battling qualities because that’s what it is at the moment – you need to know every point is vital. "Stiliyan Petrov played two games last week and earned his 100th cap, (for Bulgaria) so I didn’t play him at Everton but I told him in the middle of the week that he would be involved. He trained hard and looked fitter. “His experience allied to his skill bought a lot. I also knew we needed someone with a long pass to switch play because Newcastle are very good at defending and squeezing.”


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