Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

A Tough One To Swallow

A Tough One To Swallow

Thomas Sorensen says the 2-0 loss to Liverpool was 'a tough one to swallow' but is sure that Villa will start to pull themselves away from the bottom of the table as long as they keep working like they did against the Reds.

Sorenson, who was upset at the 'controversial' penalty decision, said: 'It was looking like a clean sheet and it was sad after all the hard work we put in. One bad decision ruined it for us but that's the situation we're in. It was a tough one to swallow and I don't think I've been this disappointed for a very long time. On the other hand, if we keep playing like we did, we'll soon be in a different position because we put some things right during the week that we'd been doing wrong for quite some time now. We rectified things on Saturday - for example we held a higher line. Against Manchester City on the Monday, we gave their strikers too much room.'

I must admit, from where I was sitting, the shape and organisation of the defence was much better than of late, although it has to be said, Liverpool did squander a few excellent chances to put the game to bed before 'that' penalty decision.

Sorenson added: 'If you talk to Liverpool's players, I think they will have found things really difficult. After the first 25 minutes when we didn't play particularly well but worked hard, we got into the game. And, as the game progressed I thought we were the better team, but a bad decision cost us. They both went for the ball and I think Crouchy just slipped and Ridge obviously fell with him. I've seen it on telly as well and in my view, it's not a penalty - even if I wasn't a Villa player. So it's tough to take. Had they scored a great goal or had it been a clear penalty, then you couldn't have really said anything. But it's tough when it wasn't even 50-50.'

He also says that Villa have got to put that behind them and move forward (and hopefully upwards!) 'Now we need to look forward - the season hasn't ended and we can take a lot of positives and if we continue down that route, we'll get out of this situation. We need to score goals as well. I think the defence put in a fantastic performance, so we could've done with a goal at the other end.' According to some statistics, Villa only had one shot on target, I assume that was McCann's first half attempt. Their keeper was certainly not very stressed for the 90 minutes, in fact, he must have been bored stiff!

He also says the team couldn't ask for anymore from the fans: 'The crowd were anxious but you can't ask for more than 42,500. I think they just needed a goal to lift the whole atmosphere but we have to do it on the pitch no matter what comes from the stands. I thought the crowd was great and we couldn't fault them.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 7 2005
Time: 2:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Claret & Blue Bruise

The Bruise... from PB !

Fear The Blogger In The Sun. Part 5- Top Class Fans

Blog 5 for The Sun, this time on the away win and the fantastic fans of Aston Villa...

Something For The Weekend (549)

If they were to win again, I will be totally thunderstruck.

Agbonlahor - Still Unfit To Work & Still They Pander To Him

Baffling, chance number 30001 for Gabby Agbonlahor...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Fulham will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 13 6 5 2 23 5
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
14 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
15 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
16 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
17 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
18 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
19 Burton 13 3 5 5 14 -2
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2016 United States GP - FP1
Latest Vital Boxing News
It’s Parker v Ruiz Jnr for the WBO Title
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear462
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings131
Write for Vital Football