Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lee Hendrie Swansong?

Lee Hendrie Swansong?

Looks like Aston Villa's longest serving player, Lee Hendrie believes he has said his final goodbyes to the Villa faithful after he got a standing ovation whilst warming up and a great reception when he came on in the second half against Sunderland.

Hendrie has struggled to get and hold down a regular place at Villa this season despite a lack of bodies in midfield.

Hendrie, who has only made nine starts, told the official site:

'It could have been my last game. I don't know exactly what is going on. I'll just have to see what is going on over the summer really. I've got a year left. I've spoken to the manager before and he said that if someone did come in, he would help me out. That's pretty much it. I haven't had too many conversations with the gaffer. So it's pretty much a case of wait and see. I couldn't even say if I will be here next season.'

Adding:
'At the moment I have got to be honest and say that I don't want to go through a whole season like I did this year because it was a wasted season. If it is going to be the same sort of season I am going to have to move on. That's unfortunate and it is not something that I want to do. I have said all along that I want to finish my career here. It would be fantastic to do that, but things don't always work out that way.'

He also says about his appearance 8 minutes from the end 'I am just glad I did with the response I got. The hairs were standing up on the back of my neck when I was on that touchline. It was absolutely fantastic. The response from the fans when I came on...it was an emotional moment for me. Deep down you think: 'am I going to be here to witness that again?' That's not nice, but I would like to thank the fans. The reception I got on Sunday was probably my biggest ever, and I only got on for eight minutes!'

'I hope it's not over. I would hate to go out on that note. But in the same respects, if I have to...I have to. I'd like to thank everyone who has backed me and stood by me. I've always been up and down (with the fans) but for them to be so upbeat at the end was absolutely amazing.'


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 9 2006
Time: 2:15PM

Comments

0
Here we have yet another longstanding Villa player having to leave the club, I would have thought (given the chance) that he has more to offer us.
irish villa
09/05/2006 14:33:00
0
Here we have yet another longstanding Villa player having to leave the club, I would have thought (given the chance) that he has more to offer us.
irish villa
09/05/2006 14:33:00
0
Where ever he goes i wish him luck
Bobbymsb
09/05/2006 17:27:00
0
Where ever he goes i wish him luck
Bobbymsb
09/05/2006 17:27:00
0
He's always been up and down in form and is inconsistent in my opinion, but I can't see what/who we will replace these players with and at least his heart is in the club. No good selling players unless we can replace them with better surely? Eirik Bakke is certainly not the answer with his injury record.
The Fear
09/05/2006 17:46:00
0
He's always been up and down in form and is inconsistent in my opinion, but I can't see what/who we will replace these players with and at least his heart is in the club. No good selling players unless we can replace them with better surely? Eirik Bakke is certainly not the answer with his injury record.
The Fear
09/05/2006 17:46:00
0
Hendrie leaving depends on who we bring in. What would we get for him..£500.000 ? One year left, keep him and see, if not he gets a Bosman. Do players have a right to a testimonial ? Not in this day of high wages
Fletch
09/05/2006 18:02:00
0
Hendrie leaving depends on who we bring in. What would we get for him..£500.000 ? One year left, keep him and see, if not he gets a Bosman. Do players have a right to a testimonial ? Not in this day of high wages
Fletch
09/05/2006 18:02:00
0
Most passionate player about the club arguably. Would prefer him to stay, but if DO'L is still here can understand his decision to keep his career moving.
Tierney
09/05/2006 19:34:00
0
Most passionate player about the club arguably. Would prefer him to stay, but if DO'L is still here can understand his decision to keep his career moving.
Tierney
09/05/2006 19:34:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 04/12/2016 Happy Birthday Paul McGrath

Aston Villa news round up including two former players Birthdays.

Aston Villa Fans React To 2-0 Loss v Leeds United

Aston Villa fans reacting to the away defeat to Leeds United

Gollini Not To Blame - Fans Can Be Ignorant On Keepers?

A Vital Villa member who played to a good level as goalkeeper comes to Gollini's defence.

Stats: Leeds v Aston Villa

All the stats from Leeds (2) vs (0) Aston Villa, Elland Road, 3/12/16 Att: 32,648

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini6%
Hutton2%
Elphick0%
Chester10%
Amavi0%
Westwood16%
Jedinak14%
Gardner8%
Adomah32%
Gestede2%
Kodjia2%
Sub - Grealish4%
Sub - Ayew0%
Sub - Agbonlahor4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
What next for Mercedes?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Saunders Retains Middleweight Title
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear91
2.JuanPabloAngel69
3.sirdennis45
4.HeathfieldRoad187439
5.BodyButter35
6.Melon Donkey26
7.Wurzel25
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings24
9.Silhillvilla22
10.TuBBz20
Vital Football Comment