UK time is: 06:28:04
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

Bradley DoF Link Denied (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Petrov On Sherwood & VP Return? (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Benteke Buzzing With Albion Victory (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Sherwood Defends Hutton's Groin Shot (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Audio - West Bromwich Albion Reaction (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Aston Villa v WBA (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Deja Vu - Bob Bradley To Villa (Tuesday March 3 2015)

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. ClivetheVillan 182
2. Pride of Lions 170
3. kefkat 101
4. The Fear 93
5. thefacehead 79
6. sirdennis 73
7. HeathfieldRoad1874 71
8. Bonker 67
9. Fulford 53
10. Freeman14 50

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28
15. Hull City 28 6 9 13 -11 27
16. Sunderland 28 4 14 10 -16 26
17. Aston Villa 28 6 7 15 -23 25
18. Q.P.R. 27 6 4 17 -19 22
19. Burnley 28 4 10 14 -22 22
20. Leicester City 27 4 6 17 -20 18

Breaking League News

FA Youth Cup v Spurs (Semi-Final 1st Leg)
Chelsea : 05/03/2015 01:00:01
Stoke ease past Everton
Stoke : 04/03/2015 23:13:00
Sanchez Stalls QPR Progress
Q.P.R. : 04/03/2015 23:11:00
Report - Spurs 3-2 Swansea City
Swansea : 04/03/2015 22:52:01
Stoke : 04/03/2015 22:44:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 9%
Hutton 3%
Okore 0%
Clark 18%
Lowton 10%
Westwood 0%
Cleverley 1%
Delph 5%
N'Zogbia 0%
Benteke 2%
Agbonlahor 49%
Sub - Grealish 3%
Sub - Bacuna 0%
Sub - Weimann 0%