Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Bhoy Oh Boy, More Celtic Link Ups!

Bhoy Oh Boy, More Celtic Link Ups!

The Bhoy connection has continued as Martin O'Neill has brought in fitness coach Jim Hendry.

Hendry replaces Steve McGregor who left with David O'Leary (hurrah) in the summer.
Hendry was at Celtic when O'Neill became their boss in 2000.

O'Neill told the official site: 'We have appointed Jim Hendry, who came down on Monday. He has left Celtic and has come down here. We are looking at that. He has got family and things to move. I am certainly looking to see if he can settle. It is a bit of a move. He has some pedigree, he has got all the particular things... all the degrees. It will help because we have been lacking that since the start of the season. It will be good. He will oversee everything.'

'I want him to stay around. This is the first time he has ever been away from home, as it were. 'I think he wants the move. He is looking forward to it. His children are at an age now where the education aspect comes into it, so we will carry it forward and see how it goes.'


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday October 18 2006
Time: 1:54PM

Comments

0
I know Celtic tried hard to join the premier league and failed in there attempts. I think this is a bit too blatent attempt to come in through the back door. What next, Villa sign Celtic stadium painter and football kit maker? Only messing I trust MON.
tylervilla
18/10/2006 14:20:00
0
A fitness coach! Whatever next? They'll probably ask the players to be sober for kick off in future!
ooahPaulMcGrath
18/10/2006 17:48:00
0
Bet Martin O'Neill would have loved to have been in charge of the match against Benfica...Who would have thought Strachan could do it - I didn't when he took over. Hail, Hail.
Jamie1967
19/10/2006
0
Not too concerned about losing the fitness coach from O'Neill's era. Look how many vital late goals we conceded, Champions League, UEFA Cup final, title deciders. The fittness is much better under Strachan. However, one loss to Villa that would concern me is the rumour of Maloney for £500,000 in January. To allow his contract situation to run down like that would be criminal. To lose gifted individuals on the cheap is always sad but a homegrown product of our blossoming youth-set up would be a massive blow. I hope it doesn't happen but believe me Villa fans, this guy is gifted. Let's hope we get him tied down, along with McGeady very soon.
geebee1978
19/10/2006 06:27:00
0
Can we get Miller?!!
leelindsay
19/10/2006 09:12:00
0
you dont want Miller - he only looks good becuase he is playing in scotland. I am good friends with a wolves fan (sorry guys) and he laughs that Miller is now playing in champs league. Think bigger (and faster, stronger and more skillfull).
tylervilla
19/10/2006 09:47:00
0
When Aston Villa reach the Champions League...sorry, just lost control of my bladder through laughing so much...then you can compare but before then, you cannot. Benfica are no mugs, and toturn them over 3-0 is impressive. What I will say is that I am glad to have Celtic playing as Gordon Strachan has them - ie passing and keeping the ball oin the ground, rather than O'Neill's habit of getting the players to punt the ball and give the midfield a day off.
Jamie1967
19/10/2006 11:52:00
0
It's true, O'Neill got results but his football wasn't pretty to watch. His signing policy was also pretty dire, whereas Strachan utilises a world-wide scouting network that is already paying off. I just hope O'Neill eventually develops as a manager enough to stop having to rely on players from his past. Nice chap, but Strachan is showing how football should be played.
ForeverHoop
19/10/2006 11:56:00
0
Is this the same Strachan you wanted out after his first 5 games? And the same O'Neill that you all hailed as your messiah?! The truth is, second rate players like Miller, who wouldn't get a look in at any Premiership team, do well in Scotland because of the poor level of football. Even Strachan, who had a reasonably successful spell at Southampton, managed to get Coventry relegated and never won a trophy down here. I agree that the Benfica result was a good one, but if Celtic played in the Premiership, you wouldn't be playing in the Champions League either because you would struggle to be anything more than a mid-table side
Geordie_Villa
19/10/2006 12:04:00
0
Gerodie...reasonably successful with Southampton? FA Cup final and Europe looks like a miracle compared to where they are now. And as for Coventry, he built a decent, attractive side before debt ran up by previous managers forced him to dismantle it. How many times do we have to hear these boring comments "wouldn't hack it in the Premiership, only in Scotland"? You have Sutton, Petrov, Agathe and O'Neill ALL from the SPL and while Petrov was a loss (the cash made up for it though) Sutton and Agathe were players who, good in their day COULD NO LONGER HACK IT IN SCOTLAND! Miller has scored 3 goals in three games in the Champions Leage, two against a team who knocked Liverpool and Man Utd out last year. Yes, the SPL is weak but we're Celtic and we're 20 odd points superior to the rest. Give credit where it's due you sucess-starved Villa fans and when you start getting good results in Europe I'll actually bother to listen to you.
geebee1978
20/10/2006 06:07:00
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
Gollini12%
Hutton1%
Elphick1%
Chester11%
Amavi1%
Westwood12%
Jedinak12%
Gardner11%
Adomah29%
Gestede3%
Kodjia1%
Sub - Grealish3%
Sub - Ayew0%
Sub - Agbonlahor3%
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
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
What next for Mercedes?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Saunders Retains Middleweight Title
Vital Football Comment

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 Fear93
2.JuanPabloAngel69
3.sirdennis45
4.HeathfieldRoad187439
5.BodyButter35
6.Melon Donkey27
7.Wurzel26
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings24
9.Silhillvilla22
10.TuBBz20
Write for Vital Football