Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Angel For Christmas?

Angel For Christmas?

Juan Pablo Angel says he won't be sulking, he'll just work hard at getting his chance again after being dropped to the bench in the last few games with Milan Baros taking his place.

He said: 'I am just waiting for another chance. I am really looking forward to when that happens. I was desperate to come on against Bolton at the weekend. I only played a few minutes but I am still in there. I am here to add to the team. I am not going to be sulking around. Of course, I like to play and be involved and I had my chance at the beginning of the season.'

'I have played well for the team, have scored a few goals (4 Prem, 3 League Cup) and I am waiting for the chance again. I am ready for it when it comes. The manager makes the decisions and I am here for the team. There will be a chance again for me to get back in.'

He also says it is crucial that Villa are up there in European contention in order to be able to attract new players to the club in January.

'If you are a struggling team, it is difficult to attract quality players. If we can hang on where we are at the moment, just outside the top six, we will have more chances to bring in good players. If we can have more depth in the squad, it will be better and the more quality we have, the more chance we have to compete at the highest level.'

Not sure I'd have Baros ahead of Angel, would you? With Angel you always know he will at least cover every blade of grass and will track back and help in defence.


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 1:07PM

Comments

0
Baros or Angel, straight choice?
The Fear
20/12/2006 13:18:00
0
Glad you've got an Angel for Xmas cos there ain't much chance of finding Three Wise Men!
merlin
20/12/2006 13:20:00
0
As neither Angel or baros have exactly set the premiership alight this season I think MON is still trying to figure out his best combination. Yes Angel does do more work defensively but Baros has looked brighter the last couple of games. Hard call to make I think but on balance an in form Baros might JUST have the edge over an in form Angel.
jonah
20/12/2006 13:50:00
0
Good attitude from Angel though.
jonah
20/12/2006 13:51:00
0
Mix + match time of the season.
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 14:06:00
0
Interestign situation because Sutton looks the main man at the moment and you can't see Angel partnering him as it offers no pace to the team then.
Tierney
20/12/2006 14:52:00
0
Baros went from looking completely disinterested to running around like a nutter on sat, it was a pleasure to see, could have been down to match fitness earlier in the season, hope he now starts to perform like we know he can, nice of MON to give his confidence a boost by picking him ahead of Angel who was obviously the harder working, Some players are mentaly fragile it looks like Baros fits into that, Sutton up front with Gabby and either Baros/Angel in a 4 3 3, still cant work out why he dropped that formation when Moore got injured, it seemed to be working well. UTV
steff_the_villan
20/12/2006 16:41:00
0
I dont think that Juan Pablo has done badly this season, I just dont think he's done enough. A new striker(s) will arrive either in January, or failing that then very definitely during the summer, so he may well be living on borrowed time at Villa Park right now. He's got the right attitude though, so hopefully he'll still prove a few of us wrong before the eventual parting of the ways.
glensider
20/12/2006 18:07:00
0
Baros for me everytime. Baros has had a hard time of it because he was being played with Angel. He looks a much better player alongside Sutton or Gabby.
DeanoVilla
21/12/2006 09:20:00
0
Realistically neither Baros or JPA have a long term B6 future. We need to be looking elsewhere.
glensider
12/03/2007 00:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

HK - Villa Squad Announced For Soccer Sevens

Aston Villa confirmed yesterday that Keinan Davis and Corey Blackett-Taylor will lead the line at this weekend's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament.

Jedinak Feels Settled At Villa

Australian international midfielder Mile Jedinak has said he now feels 'right at home' at Aston Villa following the summer switch from Crystal Palace.

The Vital Villa Best Beard Of The Season Award Goes To..

I imagine this will hit the national press, such a prestigious award...

Wyness Confident Of Summer Improvements

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said that he's confident Aston Villa will sign the three or four quality additions identified by manager Steve Bruce this summer.

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
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one43%
if you want to!57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Mercedes refuse to introduce team orders
Latest Vital Boxing News
Brook Fancies Spence Job
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear343
2.JuanPabloAngel289
3.sirdennis216
4.BBJ185
5.Pride of Lions163
6.villasince67154
7.Silhillvilla125
8.kefkat124
9.BodyButter117
10.mike_field117
The Vital Football Members League