Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Keep Your Fingers Crossed Villans

Keep Your Fingers Crossed Villans

It is keep your fingers crossed times fellow Villans.

Danish international Martin Laursen, plagued by injuries in the last few seasons, limped out of the game against Chelsea last night with suspected medial ligament damage.

Martin O'Neill spoke about the luckless defender who had put in a man-of-the-match display against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend:

'He's left the place on crutches and it looks like it might be ligament damage. We'll have to keep our fingers crossed.'

Inspirational skipper Gareth Barry also limped off but hopefully his injury isn't as bad as first feared, reports last night were suggesting a hip problem but it seems he took a knock: O'Neill added: 'He took a knee to the back and it's very sore. We'll have to wait and see how long it will be a problem for.'

Good wishes to both players, especially Laursen who really does deserve to cut a break after coming back from his career threatening knee injuries.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday November 9 2006
Time: 9:44AM


Cross everything guys, not just your fingers! Laursen is really a class act and we could really do with him this season.
09/11/2006 09:54:00
voice of the responding to an earlier discussion we were having thats now disappeared off the page (attending games) I do still attend games I was merely saying im not commiting to a season ticket....yet. After years of Ellis' bull* you can forgive me for with holding my hard earned cash until I actually see real change but i am optimistic and think it will happen. Playing golf will never compare to watching the club i love, I was merely trying to show an insight into why attendance might be fluctuating as boycotters like me made other commitments (buy clubs join a club etc). Its easy to write on a forum that your die hard, never missed a game so hopefully you will appreciate the honesty and realise im still villa till i die, im just want to make sure that the current regime is taking us forward as been scared by Ellis regime!
09/11/2006 10:12:00
What a crushing blow for Laursen. WHy do some players have such bad luck with injuries?
09/11/2006 11:07:00
Its his other knee so hopefully the Iceman will be back soon, I hope.
chris the villan
09/11/2006 11:08:00
I feel for Laursen
09/11/2006 11:24:00
Tyls, you said you boycotted the Villa because of Ellis. Your boycott worked. Ellis has gone. But you still boycott the club. You are entitled to come and go as you wish, but if football fans throughout the country only went to watch their team when they were moving forward, then about 80 of the 92 clubs would have no support. It is up to you if you choose to watch the Villa regularly. There is no right and wrong. It might be better though if you change your name to tylergolf because as you said that is what you now prefer to do on matchdays. However this is not the thread to discuss this. Fingers crossed for Laursen. And it would be a real shame if Barry has to miss out on an England place for the forthcoming game against Holland. UTV
09/11/2006 11:31:00
Laursen's injury was bound to happen, bad knees dont ever get better...i gave him a maximum of 6 games this season before breaking down, big blow if he's out as he looked the business, is it definately his other knee??? Im so gutted about Barrym just as he's hitting top form and and england call up is on the cards he gets injured, lets hope its only minor......why cant things ever go to plan at villa park!?
09/11/2006 11:55:00
Crushed for him, one of the truly class acts we have at the Villa
09/11/2006 12:22:00
Gutted for Laursen. Unfortunately, if it is medial ligaments, I think this may be the last we see of him. On the positive side, it gives Ridgewell and the slayer of all things blue a chance to impress. That is the only positive side though
09/11/2006 12:56:00
you have to feel really sorry for the guy.. hope it is not too bad and he recovers reasonably quickly............
09/11/2006 16:31:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Steve Bruce Says Villa Is The Biggest Club He's Managed

Steve Bruce says Villa is the biggest club he's managed and this is his biggest challenge in 20 years of management.

Steve Bruce On How Big THIS Game Really Is...

Steve Bruce sure does understand the local derbies and the bragging rights they are fighting for this weekend...

Vital Villa Man Of The Match Updates...

Bumper round up of our man of the match votes for the last few games...

Bruce In Team Of The Week (25/10/16)

Aston Villa are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Villa get promoted?
Suggested By: J P Fear
Yes, automatically33%
Yes, through play offs32%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Red Bull family retains Kvyat
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear527
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings140
Vital Football Comment