Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Sorensen Blow For Aston Villa

Sorensen Blow For Aston Villa

Villa have been dealt a blow with the news that Thomas Sorensen has to have exploratory surgery tomorrow to assess the full extent of his knee injury after he was 'taken out' of the game by the disgusting Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz on Saturday. Gareth Southgate was outraged at the penalty against them, shame he wasn't more concerned at the thuggish challenge by his own player eh?

Martin O'Neill explained: 'Thomas has got a bit of ligament damage and we don't yet know exactly how long he will be out for. He's booked in for an arthroscopy tomorrow to see if there is any damage to the cartilage and if there is, we will do something about it. The way it looks at the moment we're looking at two to three weeks but we will have a better idea tomorrow.'

On his deputy former Arsenal keeper Stuart Taylor he told the official site: 'I have every confidence in Stuart. He's played a couple of games already this season and this is an opportunity for him. When you are out of the side, you're just waiting for the chance to come in and impress and it's all about having a bit of competition.'

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday November 28 2006
Time: 12:30PM


To concede just 10 goals in the league games we have had is exceptional, considering the mess we were in defensively last season. Tommy must be applauded for his role in this. He still has his doubters??? and I never thought he would recover form his gaffs against the dildo sales men from somali heath a couple of years ago. If you talk to fans of other clubs, most would like to have him in their team and rate him very highly. But now is Taylors chance. We will see if we need to look for a new keeper to challenge Tommy or if he is up to the job.
28/11/2006 12:56:00
You're right JF it was a bad tackle that should have been punished. Sorensen has been on top form this season so it's a pity to lose him but I thought Taylor did OK against Spurs apart from THAT goal which I don't think we can blame him for so, hopefully, he will do us proud while Sorensen is out.
28/11/2006 13:01:00
Changing the subject completely...It is reported that Chelsea are after David Villa and that Mourinho wants him to replace Shevchenko. What do we think of Shevchenko as a possible target for Villa then?
28/11/2006 13:03:00
Think we'll need to be more established to once again tempt the big names to Villa?
The Fear
28/11/2006 13:46:00
Probably JF, just a thought :-)
28/11/2006 15:09:00
This is the chance Taylor has beee waiting for, he's looked pretty good in the couple of games he's played and i dont think he will let us down. England need a new sub keeper this is his chance to live up the the early hype surronding his career.
28/11/2006 16:49:00
Hopefully, Tommy will eb back soon but once again, it's a chance for Taylor to prove his worth and fight for his first-team place.
28/11/2006 19:22:00
Like it or not, and we've no reason not to (apart from Tommy's excellent form), Stuart will be our custodian for the next few games. Lets get behind him tomorrow night. He'll do fine. He had a shaky opening to his debut at Man City last season, but he's looked reasonably solid on subsequent appearances.
29/11/2006 02:04:00
Its come at a bad time, but might even provide an opportunity for young Robert Olejnik to stake a claim.
16/03/2007 03:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa Fans React To Win Against Fulham...

Post match reactions to Aston Villa winning against Fulham.

Video - Highlights Of Aston Villa v Fulham & A Pumpkin!

A win away, a win at home, I could get used to this!

Gollini Post Fulham Interview - Confidence The Key

Nice post match reaction interview with our keeper Pierluigi Gollini

Audio - Bruce Talks Fulham

Manager Steve Bruce was again a happy man at the full time whistle in Saturday's game against Fulham.

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)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Adomah4%
Sub - McCormack1%
Sub - Westwood1%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Hamilton was in fear of engine issues
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
Write for Vital Football

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 Fear505
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings132
The Vital Football Members League