Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Not all Doom and Gloom At Villa

Not all Doom and Gloom At Villa

Having read with interest many different points of view about Villa. I feel we are not in as bad a shape as many suggest.

I know we have the worst Manager in Europe (not too sure about the rest of the World) and a Chairman well past his sell by date. Leaving all that aside we have a team to build on with many seemingly good players coming through the youth system. So it may not be all doom and gloom.

Keeping our best players, using our fringe players and adding some players with passion (they do not need to be world beaters) who just have good old fashioned drive and steel.

Then hopefully we can stay in the top flight, DD cannot last for ever, O'Leary will be found out by those who count and not just the fans and then (and only) then will be get back to where we belong.

By Irish Villa


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday June 2 2006
Time: 2:11PM

Comments

0
Totally agree Irish Villa, but we do need to hang on to players like Davis and Barry, although I do think that, given the right offer, we could let Barry go as Davis is the one that is real quality, Barry can be replaced. Heck, buy Milner for the right wing and put Gabby on the left, I know he's a right footer but if Erikson can do that sort of thing at international level, than why not us. If we could get a combined fee of £20 millin for Baros and Barry, I think people's minds would soon change about our prospects for next season (I'm just not sure I trust O'Leary to spend the money sensibly)
Villain Of The North
02/06/2006 14:26:00
0
Happy days then! We'll get Irish Villa as motivation coach and Villain can do our buying and selling.
The Fear
02/06/2006 15:09:00
0
Nop it hasnt helped...Im still depressed!
andrew144
02/06/2006 16:58:00
0
Well i couldn't do any worse than O'Leary ;-) But seriously, I know that in terms of running a football team / club, I know absolutely sod all, but then neither do O'Leary and Ellis. If only they could think a little "outside the box" instead of cost cutting and putting all our hopes on players that are either proven to be not good enough or just past it, we might see some different results.
Villain Of The North
02/06/2006 18:34:00
0
I think your right Villain.. If we can get a suitable amount of cash for Barry, lets say, and use that to throw silly money at a quality balling winning and creative midfielder who can play alongside Steven Davis. (And I mean REALLY silly money) we would have the makings of a quite good side. Let's say we get 10 million for Barry. Wouldn't 10 million be more than enough to pay for Thomas Gravesen's transfer fee and also some tasty wages for him?
GaztonVilla
02/06/2006 19:15:00
0
Yes but realistically we are never going to get 10m for Gareth Barry. Selling both Baros and Barry would bring in about 12m combined at best. I'd love to think we'd get in excess of that amount, but I just cant see it. If it comes down to having to sell them, then I hope I'm very wrong, because selling off our better players, then failing to bring in the much needed quality to both replace them and then strengthen elsewhere, is going to leave us in very desperate straits.
glensider
02/06/2006 21:05:00
0
deadly seems to have already brainwashed acouple of people people
south coast villain
02/06/2006 21:40:00
0
When you see Everton buying Lescott and Johnson and the likes of Wigan bidding for Huth it shows how low we've got that our targets dont want to come even if we did have the money to buy them.(Beattie)We need a ballsy centre forward to play WITH Baros never mind sell him. £5m for JPA from Man City? Take, run, and buy Roberts! Build around Cahill, Ridge, Davo, Gabby and Moore. Come back Comers!!!! We will be great again! P.S. how long can we leave Curbs unemployed?
Madirish
02/06/2006 23:18:00
0
Glensider, if we only got £12 million combined for Barry and Barros, there is no way we should sell, but if Baros has a good WC (and I suspect he will) we should get a combined fee of at least £15 million and maybe more. I know you're not going to get world-beaters in to replace them for that money but we don't need world beaters at this stage (ok, maybe in the future, when we've started to challenge for honours again but not yet) and we probably couldn't attract them without either Chelski type money or the promise of European football. We just need players (and a manager) to beat the likes of Wigan, Man Citeh and Fulham. It's called building a foundation for future developement and as we all know, anything built without a foundation will one day come tumbling down as will happen they day Abramovic leaves Chelsea (he will leave one day, he has no affinity for the club or even the country it's in) - Leads are a classic example of this - you buy success, the money runs out / is withdrawn and the whole empire colapses as there was no sustainable foundation. Just my humble opinion.
Villain Of The North
03/06/2006 09:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Thug Paul Robinson Charged For Violent Conduct

If we did this, we'd be charged by the police, kicking and hitting out at someone. Not sure why they are allowed to do it in the name of sport?

Fans Do Villa Proud Despite Disappointing Season

By the time the curtain on the Championship campaign of 2016/17 comes down, almost 750,000 Aston Villa fans will have been in B6 for matches following relegation.

Four Generations Of Villa Fans Attending From France

DJFRRANCE attending the Villa v Blues with four generations including passing on this wonderful heritage to his grandson.

U23s - Blackburn 0 Aston Villa 0

Premier League 2 disappointment for Aston Villa following scoreless draw with Blackburn Rovers in our final fixture of the campaign.

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)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone4%
Hutton27%
Chester3%
Baker19%
Taylor4%
Lansbury1%
Jedinak6%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor33%
Sub-Gardner2%
Sub-Hourihane1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Honda to hand McLaren duo more reliable engine?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is Tyson Fury on the way back?
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel349
2.Pride of Lions341
3.sirdennis256
4.The Fear231
5.Silhillvilla196
6.Melon Donkey167
7.HeathfieldRoad1874160
8.kefkat147
9.Sasquatch136
10.BBJ100
Vital Football Comment