UK time is: 04:09:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villa - A Barry Bonus!

Gareth Barry has stoked the fire between Villa and Birmingham City as he says he wants the 3 points for Villa and if it meant Blues were relegated it would just be a bonus for us!

Barry told the official site: 'All that matters is the three points.'

With Portsmouth doing a Harry Houdini and looking like escaping the drop, Villa are still not secure with Premiership safety, a win today would do the job.
He continued: 'There's fear there, of course, until you're mathematically safe.....Keeping the cushion we have over Birmingham the same should be enough to see us safe but it will bring satisfaction to our supporters if we help to send Birmingham down. This is part and parcel of living in Birmingham, this rivalry, and it's got worse since they came into the Premiership.'

'When we beat them at St Andrews it was one of the most satisfying results since I've been here, but this is the biggest one since they came up in terms of what's at stake.'

Gareth Barry has the honour of captaining Villa today as Olof Mellberg misses another game due to his hamstring injury.

He added: 'These games are rarely classics. There's too much at stake, so you don't get too much fancy stuff. You need to work hard for each other and scrap for absolutely everything. It's often a mistake that settles this sort of game and we have to make sure we're not the ones who make that mistake.'




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:Sunday April 16 2006

Time: 10:10AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
if you boys don't do it today, i really fear for you, both pompey and brum will only be four behind with momentum, and you will be on a winless streak at just the wrong time
paultsmouth
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 10:22:00

if you boys don't do it today, i really fear for you, both pompey and brum will only be four behind with momentum, and you will be on a winless streak at just the wrong time
paultsmouth
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 10:22:00

3-1!!!!! Give Cahill a contract NOW!!!!!
soccerstef@hotmail.c
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 15:40:00

3-1!!!!! Give Cahill a contract NOW!!!!!
soccerstef@hotmail.c
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 15:40:00

After a great win (I didn't see the match but 3-1 is a great win!!!) followingh GB's comments I say we get in touch with Her Majesty to arrange a little suprise for him: Sir Barry of Aston. lol. But seriously, it's great to hear a Villa player talking the way the fans think and feel.
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 16:00:00

After a great win (I didn't see the match but 3-1 is a great win!!!) followingh GB's comments I say we get in touch with Her Majesty to arrange a little suprise for him: Sir Barry of Aston. lol. But seriously, it's great to hear a Villa player talking the way the fans think and feel.
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 16:00:00

Cahill's goal was world class, worth the entrance fee alone!
The Fear
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 16:12:00

Cahill's goal was world class, worth the entrance fee alone!
The Fear
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 16:12:00

Barry for captain permenatly!
Tierney
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 20:59:00

Barry for captain permenatly!
Tierney
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 20:59:00

Agree, Gareth Barry would make an excellent captain. He leads by example, and it was a huge boost today having him back in the starting line up.
glensider
Report Abuse
17/04/2006 04:22:00

Agree, Gareth Barry would make an excellent captain. He leads by example, and it was a huge boost today having him back in the starting line up.
glensider
Report Abuse
17/04/2006 04:22:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 49
2. The Fear 21
3. col8 11
4. sirdennis 11
5. colavfc 10
6. kefkat 10
7. ClivetheVillan 9
8. DeanoVilla 9
9. holtelower 6
10. SiggyBrownie 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Everton 30 8 10 12 -4 34
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28
16. Aston Villa 30 7 7 16 -20 28
17. Sunderland 30 4 14 12 -21 26
18. Burnley 30 5 10 15 -23 25
19. Q.P.R. 30 6 4 20 -23 22

Breaking League News

Are Stoke the 14th biggest club?
Stoke : 01/04/2015 20:00:00
Is Walcott on the Chelsea Radar?
Chelsea : 01/04/2015 18:57:01
Rovers Hoping for Henry Return
West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:50:01
Did You Watch England Last Night?
West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:44:01
Hammers on the Trail of Onuoha
West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:37:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

March Player Of Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 11%
Clark 59%
Okore 0%
Hutton 0%
Lowton 0%
Cleverley 3%
Delph 6%
Bacuna 1%
Sinclair 4%
Westwood 0%
N'Zogbia 2%
Sanchez 0%
Benteke 1%
Agbonlahor 13%