Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Allardyce Plays Down Villa Links

Allardyce Plays Down Villa Links

Looks like Big Sam Allardyce isn't intending to come to Villa Park but has said what a 'compliment' it is to be linked with all the vacant positions!

Big Sam is third favourite behind Martin O'Neil (who won't come with Ellis in charge) and Alan Curbishley (who wants a year off football and surely wouldn't come whilst Ellis is in charge anyway!).

Allardyce, who should be the new England manager, said it was 'quite a compliment' having also been linked with the Sunderland job.

'I always seem to be speculated on with every job that comes along, which is rather nice. Normally, it's when you are out of work that you get to be favourite for most jobs, so at this moment in time that would be Martin O'Neill and Alan Curbishley. If I'm running a close third to them and I'm already in a job, that's quite a compliment.'


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 21 2006
Time: 4:23PM

Comments

0
He would need compensation, so I can't imagine he's even on Doug's list
DougInABox
21/07/2006 16:31:00
0
J? You should be grateful Mick McCarthy has gone just down the road to Super Sammy Chung and his Chinese Laundry territory! He would have finished you off :-))
merlin
21/07/2006 16:39:00
0
I reckon the new manager will be paul jewell, compo is only £500,000
groseyboy
21/07/2006 16:52:00
0
Big Sam has probably gone as far as he can with Bolton. Its downhill from here, but no matter what you think about the guy, he's done a tremendous job at The Reebok. Whether he'd be seriously interested in moving to, and starting again at a bigger club (I guess we are still considered bigger than Bolton?), and whether he'd be as successful elsewhere, is of course the big question. Personally I'd prefer him anyday of the week to Alan Curbishley, but its all a moot point anyway I suspect. Big Sam certainly wouldnt want or need the hassle of working for Ellis and co.
glensider
21/07/2006 18:31:00
0
hmm 2 strong characters. Sam and Deadly would either get on brilliantly or hate each other. I can't see any big names wanting to go to Villa and being in the firing line straight away
cherry_brandy
21/07/2006 21:34:00
0
As long as deadly is around a big name manager wont. Allardyce may have done all he can at Bolton but would he really want to give it up to work for him?
pompeyrug
22/07/2006 00:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Officials - Aston Villa v Preston (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Preston North End this Saturday.

The Villa Times - 20/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The very latest brand new sparkling news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

Aston Villa - What Was - What Is

A look at what was, what is and what might be. 13th in the Championship doesn't bode well for promotion quite yet.

Something For The Weekend (560)

Villa were left howling in the wilderness after a self-inflicted defeat to Wolves on Saturday.

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)

Aston Villa v PNE will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win59%
Lose19%
Draw22%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Ecclestone wants to tear up the rulebook
Latest Vital Boxing News
Warren Set to Announce Williams v Smith?
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear486
2.JuanPabloAngel291
3.Silhillvilla261
4.sirdennis252
5.Fulford226
6.Villan57193
7.BodyButter141
8.Melon Donkey141
9.danvilla2111
10.kefkat101
Write for Vital Football