UK time is: 14:22:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Injured Striker Can Go All The Way

On-form Aston Villa striker Luke Moore has picked up a thigh injury whilst training with the England U21's in preparation for the game against Norway. The extent of the injury isn't yet know but early reports suggest it could keep him out of the weekends clash v Portsmouth.

Moore, who is our top scorer in the Premiership this season with 8 goals, was surprisingly benched in last weekends 0-0 so off-form Juan Pablo Angel could start up front with Milan Baros!

Meanwhile the 20-year-old's team mates have been singing his praises, with both Liam Ridgewell and fellow striker Kevin Phillips saying the player is the real deal.

Ridgewell has tipped Moore for England adding:

'He's busy, running around, not giving defenders time and I think he gave Jonathan Spector (Charlton) a bit of a hard time. I think it was good for him to come off the bench and show what he can do. He will have been a bit frustrated at dropping to the bench, but he let his football do the talking.'

Phillips told the official site 'He can go all the way' warning opponents that he can only get better from hereon in.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 28 2006

Time: 12:31PM

Your Comments

Must be great for his confidence to hear his team mates have faith in him
dannydeeavfc
Must be great for his confidence to hear his team mates have faith in him
dannydeeavfc
Of course, the phrase "all the way" could mean to a bigger club - which isn't what is wanted.
NeilBaker
Of course, the phrase "all the way" could mean to a bigger club - which isn't what is wanted.
NeilBaker
shame about the injury lukey hopefully be fit for saturday touch wood
was_danrenshaw
shame about the injury lukey hopefully be fit for saturday touch wood
was_danrenshaw
Tipped for England, lets face it if AJ and Darren Bent can get in the team, surely theres a chance for him!
murph
Tipped for England, lets face it if AJ and Darren Bent can get in the team, surely theres a chance for him!
murph
I still think he's largely in-effective for big proportions of games, but then strikers are judged on goals so if he can keep banging them in he should play.
DeanoVilla
I still think he's largely in-effective for big proportions of games, but then strikers are judged on goals so if he can keep banging them in he should play.
DeanoVilla
Cant work out why he didnt start at The Valley, but even so I still believe he has a lot to prove. He's far from the finished article. I'd start Super Kev against Portsmouth, presumably with Baros, even though the latter looked totally disinterested against Charlton.
glensider
Cant work out why he didnt start at The Valley, but even so I still believe he has a lot to prove. He's far from the finished article. I'd start Super Kev against Portsmouth, presumably with Baros, even though the latter looked totally disinterested against Charlton.
glensider
I agree with the above although I would say Baros looks disinterested in most games, its only the promise of 10seconds of brilliance (that he doesnt always produce) that keeps him in the team.
andrew144
I agree with the above although I would say Baros looks disinterested in most games, its only the promise of 10seconds of brilliance (that he doesnt always produce) that keeps him in the team.
andrew144
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (463) (Friday August 22 2014)

Pre Newcastle Injury News (Friday August 22 2014)

The Villa Times - 21/08/2014 (Thursday August 21 2014)

Villa Have A Fox In The (Directors) Box (Thursday August 21 2014)

Bennett Makes Loan Move (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Former Villa CEO Linked To Forest (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Arsenal Man Linked As Villa's New CEO (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 806
2. Pride of Lions 592
3. ClivetheVillan 490
4. Villan Of The North 310
5. Barney2004 258
6. kefkat 224
7. mike_field 216
8. sirdennis 215
9. Juan Mourep 203
10. DeanoVilla 200

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Arsenal 1 1 0 0 1 3
4. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 1 3
5. Swansea 1 1 0 0 1 3
6. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 1 3
7. Hull City 1 1 0 0 1 3
8. Spurs 1 1 0 0 1 3
9. Everton 1 0 1 0 0 1

Breaking League News

Mourinho Praises Ginger Version after our 3-1 loss
Burnley : 23/08/2014 14:01:00
Aston Villa v NUFC Team News
Newcastle : 23/08/2014 12:34:00
Swans on the Road!
Burnley : 23/08/2014 11:29:00
Aston Villa v NUFC Preview
Newcastle : 23/08/2014 10:58:00
Two In, One Out
Q.P.R. : 23/08/2014 10:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa v Newcastle (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 47%
Lose 21%
Draw 32%