Unhappy fans should target O'Neill, the real Villan of the piece, not burned-out Agbonlahor

16 March 2009 10:17
Martin O'Neill must take his share of the blame for the shoddy way Gabriel  Agbonlahor was treated by some Aston Villa[LNB]fans against Tottenham[LNB].[LNB]The manager entered his team into the InterToto Cup last July and ensured they would face a formidable fixture list, which he now admits has left them tired.[LNB] [LNB]Don't listen to them: Martin O'Neill comforts the taken-off Agbonlahor [LNB]He then raised expectations about Champions League qualification by gambling  everything on finishing in the top four of the Premier League including, when  he fielded a weakened team in the knockout stages, Villa's genuine shot at UEFA  Cup glory.So when unrealistic supporters cheer the substitution of a young player who  will inevitably suffer fluctuations of form in such a long season it is not  just their actions he should be questioning.  [LNB]   More from Hatchet Man... HATCHET MAN: Two goals in two matches hardly makes shin-digger Essien prolific - he's only got 16 in 148 games for Chelsea[LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Come clean Sir Alex: It was cowardice, not anger, that made you dodge the Sky TV cameras[LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: He's cost City £800,000 a goal and travels worse than cheese in a spacesuit - happy 29th week of fleecing City, Mr Robinho[LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Robinson's attack on his West Brom team-mates is more ill-timed than brave[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Owen's return at Newcastle is nothing more than a 'massive' anti-climax[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Dancing fiend: Wright-Phillips goal celebration was more like an Abba routine[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Arsenal's narrow victory in Rome doesn't mean their problems are ancient history[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Rooney may live to regret his hate-filled outburst ahead of Liverpool clash[LNB]13/03/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE[LNB]  [LNB]  

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