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

fans against Tottenham

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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.



Don't listen to them: Martin O'Neill comforts the taken-off Agbonlahor

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. 

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