‘Kick The Crap Out Of Them’ – Aston Villa Chief General Charles Krulak Motivates His Troops

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2011


By Chris Wright

Conforming to just about every stereotype going, perfectly-named Aston Villa director U.S General Charles Krulak has delivered a rallying cry to his players, urging them to ‘kick the crap’ out of their opponents between now and the end of the season in order to avoid relegation.

Krulak, who is a vet of the Vietnam war (he’s seen things man), delivered his sermon on the club’s Villa Talk forum:

“When my Marines put on their uniforms and the emblem of the Corps and went into battle and things got tough, they did not fight for their Commander, they fought for their brothers-in-arms, the men wearing their uniform and emblem.

“When a player puts on a kit and wears the club badge, I would expect the same. We have very good lads who know how to play with passion. We have all seen them do it and have cheered them on. They are professionals who have given 110 per cent in many games.

“What we need now is to quit pointing fingers and everyone look at the Claret and Blue of our kit and the badge they are wearing and go out and kick the crap out of the next teams we play until the end of the season!”

Probably says more about the ethos of the American military than it does about Gerard Houllier’s mounting problems, but you can’t fault the logic!

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  1. syndex says:

    somehow I do not think this will have the required affect on the likes of pires and young. Heskey was however was old enough to remember nam.

  2. V says:

    Can someone explain to me how a WWII and Vietnam US Veteran ended up becoming executive director at an english FOOTBALL club?

  3. says:

    The guy was born in 1942, so he wasn’t in WWII- You’re thinking of his father. Andy Lerner brought him in with 2 other guys when the villa board resigned following his buyout. Considering the guy was a general he probably is a good administrator. How did a fat swiss man who never played football professionally get to the highest post in that sport’s world governing body? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

  4. V says:

    I didn’t mean it as “how on earth” or as “wtf is he doing there, leave it to someone who knows” and rather as “wow, I’m really curious as to why and how…” First question: I know, it’s ridiculous although UEFA’s president did play and still is dubious when it comes to governing. Second question: pff easy, 83.

    Thank you for clarifying.

  5. Anon says:

    Speaking of Americans, any opinions on why Michael Bradley hasn’t been able to break into the team?

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