UK time is: 14:39:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Aitkin Not Impressed With Villa

Roy Aitkin is unimpressed that Villa have conceded 50 goals this season. Bearing in mind that our current (for how long?) manager David O'Leary was a top defender at Arsenal, I'm sure he's not too pleased either! Villa have suffered with a long list of long term injuries to key defenders and have a lack of strength and depth in the squad.

'We've conceded 50 goals over the course of the season, and the statistics sum it up because we've conceded far too many and not scored enough. We are a team that does play on the front foot and creates chances and I would expect us to score more than the 39 we have so far. We have to be more ruthless at both ends.'

Again, I have to say he is watching a different team to me this season, how can he possibly claim Villa play 'on the front foot'?

He adds: 'We are now looking to win as many points as we can get. Everybody has tried to drag us into the relegation battle over the course of the last month or so, and the win against Blues helped us. But with relegation still being possible, we know we have to get as many points as we can, and we've nine points to play for.'

Villa are 15th with 39 points, 7 points clear of the last relegation place with Manchester City (h), Liverpool (a) and Sunderland (h) to play.

Aitkin continued: 'The disappointing thing is we had a chance to catch the teams above us. That's our aim, to catch the likes of Manchester City and Fulham and finish above them.'

He also claims Villa will be able to attract players in the summer - not sure if anyone has told Doug that?! 'As far as attracting players, we will be looking at similar players to the others, and we feel we have as much to attract them as those other clubs. Ultimately, it will come down to finances but as far as players coming to the club is concerned, I don't see it being a really big problem.'






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:Thursday April 20 2006

Time: 11:37AM

Your Comments

Injuries the only problem or have we not been organised right?
The Fear
Injuries the only problem or have we not been organised right?
The Fear
Roy is not the only one unimpressed by the fact that we have conceded so many goals this season, but we the supporters are additionally unimpressed by the fact that the same problems and failures have existed since day one, yet seemingly have not been addressed on a regular basis, to eliminate the continual shipping of unnecessary goals. Injuries admittedly havent helped the cause, but there seems to be a total lack of organisation at the back. A lack of height has also been a major contributing factor, aided at times by just sheer bad defending.
glensider
Roy is not the only one unimpressed by the fact that we have conceded so many goals this season, but we the supporters are additionally unimpressed by the fact that the same problems and failures have existed since day one, yet seemingly have not been addressed on a regular basis, to eliminate the continual shipping of unnecessary goals. Injuries admittedly havent helped the cause, but there seems to be a total lack of organisation at the back. A lack of height has also been a major contributing factor, aided at times by just sheer bad defending.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Dreams Come True At Villa Park (Monday September 1 2014)

Man Of The Match - Villa v Hull (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

KEA Is Rejoining Feyenoord - Update (Sunday August 31 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Hull (Sunday August 31 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

Diakite Heads For Italy After Contract Termination
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 14:28:00
Clubs Have No Chance Of Signing van Dijk.
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 14:08:00
Deadline Day Rumour Mill-Russell Martin
Burnley : 01/09/2014 13:37:00
Gardner - We Must Pick Ourselves Up
WBA : 01/09/2014 13:34:00
Lescott To Get Fitness Boost
WBA : 01/09/2014 13:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 7%
Cissokho 21%
Hutton 44%
Senderos 6%
Vlaar 4%
Delph 3%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 0%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 0%
Bent 0%
Grealish 1%
Agbonlahor 10%
Weimann 3%