Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Blades Battle On & Off The Pitch

Blades Battle On & Off The Pitch

Battle on the pitch and battle off it according to Villa manager Martin O'Neill who admitted 'a few words were exchanged' by the players in the tunnel after the 2-2 draw between Villa and Sheffield United.

What sparked the anger? Juan Pablo Angel 'accidently' elbowed the Blades captain Chris Morgan in the mush.

If the ref Mark Halsey, who had a decent game in fairness, had seen it, it would have been a red card and no mistake!

At the end of the game there was an exchange between Morgan and Angel, when Martin O'Neill was informed he said, in true Little Britain style: 'So that is what that kerfuffle was about.'

He explained: 'There were a few words exchanged in the tunnel, but it was not too dissimilar to what happens in most tunnels at the end of a game. There were a few people separating things, although there was nothing thrown as far as I could see. It shouldn't spoil what was a pretty exciting game, and I think we more than played our part.'

Neil Warnock had a whinge anyway: 'I thought it was disappointing that the official didn't see it, but Morgs has said he did. We will have to see, but I don't think there was any need for it.' Although he said he wasn't aware of any after match incident.

The unpredictable Warnock was quoted moaning about Watford using a towel to dry the ball before throw ins last week, so what did he do this week? Yup, give his players towels to dry the ball. He added that Morgan sprinted off the pitch so he didn't get himself into trouble but coach Stuart McCall was clearly seen on camera legging in after him to make sure nothing untoward happened.


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday December 12 2006
Time: 9:53AM

Comments

0
From what I saw It was a good game, haven't really seen that many of them live on the box this season have we. Warnock is rapidly taking the "Mr Angry" tag currently held by Graeme Souness!
Hughes Da Man
12/12/2006 10:18:00
0
Copy and paste this into your address bar to see Stuart McCall "Peace Keeper" in action. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=879789773
mackaavfc
12/12/2006 10:26:00
0
Due to Angel not getting booked, I'm sure the FA will act and ban him for 3 games. That's all we need, what with the busy period coming up! Idiot! Sutton and Baros it is then.
DixonTheVillain
12/12/2006 10:27:00
0
Dont know about the ref missing it, I missed it as well. Havent seen any tv replays yet so cant comment on the incident, but seems unlike JPA. However I'm assured by folks who watched it on t.v. that indeed Mr Angel was guilty, so despite being in attendance at the game, I must bow to the knowledge of 'supporters' who watched the game from the relative luxury of their couch or similar.
glensider
12/12/2006 12:04:00
0
Ref saw it so FA have said they wont take action. Glensider - the away fans looked awesome on the box. Looked a good turn-out as well in what Sky implied was our local derby. Wht was the atmosphere like?
Gazvilla
12/12/2006 16:23:00
0
What a fantastic game! I cant get used to this new entertaining Villa!
DeanoVilla
12/12/2006 20:17:00
0
although i do not condone the Angel elbow, i have been saying for many a season that villa are too much of a soft touch and often used to get bullied on the pitch by most other teams...! Morgan was puling Angels shirt as though the game had ended and they were swapping shirts the legal way, Angel only tried to break free of Morgans grasp in frustration..! but it looked worse than it was. Well done Villa mixing it with them...!
deemz
12/12/2006 20:21:00
0
The return fixture towards seasons end should be a right feisty affair.
glensider
13/03/2007 07:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Aston Villa Articles

What Can The Matter Be Ross?

Well this was a little bit of an unexpected turn of events over the weekend...Ross McCormack, a locked gate and disciplinary issues.

Bruce Gives Preston Thoughts

Manager Steve Bruce has mixed reactions following our two all draw with Preston North End last weekend.

New Date For Bristol City

The upcoming Championship game against Bristol City at Villa Park has been moved.

Video Highlights & Post Match Coverage v PNE

Video highlights, select tweets, stats, fan reactions and so much more. Well, not that much more to be fair.

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)

Player Of January Poll To Follow
Suggested By:
My cup runneth over34%
How very exciting66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Rosberg lacked passion for F1
Latest Vital Boxing News
Adams Turns Professional
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

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
Feb 20 2017 8:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear536
2.JuanPabloAngel333
3.Silhillvilla320
4.Fulford301
5.sirdennis283
6.Villan57220
7.Melon Donkey171
8.BodyButter165
9.villasince67133
10.danvilla2130
The Vital Football Members League