Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Leary, The Kids & Villa Fans

O'Leary, The Kids & Villa Fans

Has no one told David O'Leary that his services are no longer required yet?!

Not only has he told the Villa faithful to help lift the team on Sunday (as if we would do anything else, sugarbags or not) but he has also spoken of the future!

O'Leary told the official site: 'The way they (the crowd) lifted the kids last week was tremendous.'

Got to mention he's got 'kids' hasn't he? Are we the only team with young players? Also, if he doesn't want the 'kids' he could have been playing De La Cruz plus his signings like the Djemba twins and Matthieu Berson.

He added: 'Obviously you always want your senior men available. But if you have to turn to the kids, you want them to respond as Gary Cahill did last weekend. If the young lads keep playing like that - absolutely fine. And I have to again thank the fans. Yes I try to encourage the young lads from the side of the pitch, but I had a brilliant amount of help from the fans last Sunday. I could see with the players at half-time they were grateful for the encouragement. I could see when they made some mistakes, nobody got on their backs.'

And 'For all I was trying to encourage them from the touchline, I felt I had thousands around me trying to do the same thing. That was a brilliant help.'

Charm offensive at last?!
He then admits 'It's important that we get this club to safety and the way to do that is with everybody pulling in the same direction. Then we want this club to be successful in the future.'

All talk and no trousers, the fans are leaving in their droves and the dross we have seen this season is simply not good enough. IF he stays, he'll have to do A LOT better AND lay off the fans. At the moment he has an E- in his school report and as Sir Alan Sugar would say 'you're a lightweight' if only Doug would say 'you're fired' (and leave himself obviously!)

According to the manager, no one has told him his job is on the line. Hmmm, a few thousand fans will if you don'tget us a win on Sunday!

"On Sunday, you're either a hero or a villain. That's what the derby games are about. I've won drawn and lost these games and I know how much this game means to fans. We all know what we want. We all want Villa fans going home delighted and able to go into work the following day proud. I want to drive home knowing we've made them happy."

Adding:

"Nobody has said to me that this game, win or lose, has any bearing on my future. I don't see it changing things one way or the other. People can slant it like that, but I'm not going to be judged on 90 minutes. It's an important game, not for me and my future, but for the club."


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday April 14 2006
Time: 2:17PM

Comments

0
Its all a little late isnt it? i think he's burnt his bridges with the fans now and now amount of arse kissing will get me back on side!
deanovilla
14/04/2006 15:20:00
0
Its all a little late isnt it? i think he's burnt his bridges with the fans now and now amount of arse kissing will get me back on side!
deanovilla
14/04/2006 15:20:00
0
Smacks of desperation to me !
fatloser
14/04/2006 22:43:00
0
Smacks of desperation to me !
fatloser
14/04/2006 22:43:00
0
Smacks of, when will you leave this great club you chump to me!
The Fear
15/04/2006 12:25:00
0
Smacks of, when will you leave this great club you chump to me!
The Fear
15/04/2006 12:25:00
0
Too little too late. Its like the condemned man attempting to convince every man and his dog that he's seen the error of his ways and turned to religion.
glensider
15/04/2006 18:23:00
0
Too little too late. Its like the condemned man attempting to convince every man and his dog that he's seen the error of his ways and turned to religion.
glensider
15/04/2006 18:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 27/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

One Of The Greatest Phone Calls You Can Get

Steve Bruce, his moments since coming to Aston Villa...

3rd Minute Applause For 'Our' Little Charlie Round

Forever one of us. Rest in peace little man. 3rd minute applause.

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker5%
Chester5%
Johnstone15%
Taylor0%
Jedinak38%
Hutton10%
Hourihane2%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Australian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear401
2.Pride of Lions312
3.sirdennis307
4.HeathfieldRoad1874289
5.JuanPabloAngel276
6.Sasquatch208
7.Silhillvilla174
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter148
10.DeanoVilla137
The Vital Football Members League