UK time is: 17:15:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

O'Neill Hopes For Luck With Injuries

Martin O'Neill is worried at the size of the squad with injuries mounting but is hoping that Aaron Hughes and Olof Mellberg, who collided with each other at White Hart Lane, will recover in time to play once again in London, this time against Charlton on Saturday.

'The squad has been a bit weak. I knew that in August and we were unable to do anything about it at that stage. Obviously in January we'll hope to try to do something to give these players a bit of help.'

'We could have done without the injuries to Mellberg and Hughes, but both are recovering. And I'm hoping they shouldn't be too bad - that's what the physios are saying. They weren't well enough to continue, and we'll say how they are in a couple of days. Aaron is feeling the effects of the knock - the two of them clocked into each other. I'm not exactly sure of his situation but he's sitting up and seems fine. Olof's knee is a bit swollen but he's feeling better than he did at half-time. Stiliyan had a hamstring problem and wasn't able to continue after half-time which was a shame.'

And on Chris Sutton 'Sutton had blurred vision during the game against Manchester United and it didn't clear up in time. It was better to be absolutely sure. He was complaining about it after the game and after 48 hours it wasn't clearing up enough for him to take his place.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 27 2006

Time: 2:18PM

Your Comments

Here's one hoping for a well fired up Sutton for Charlton I've been wondering for some weeks how many players on the field really were fully fit Its a problem I think O'Leary suffered badly from and now it looks like O'Neill is suffering for the same reason, or is it the same cause. When you think how near we came to relegation, thanks to no real spend last january its going to be interesting to see just how much will be spent.
avfc48
Injuries and/or suspensions were always going to play their part in hindering any progress we were attempting to achieve during the pre new year period. We have done remarkably well to sit where we do in the premiership table, and hopefully now with some new arrivals during the January transfer window, we will get our season truly back on track, and maybe even establish ourselves as a serious contender for UEFA Cup football next season.
glensider
How much is available to MON?
SeasideEssexXile
Hopefully with Samuel and Delaney and Laursen soon to return this won't have that big an effect on the team but we could really do with a fully-fit squad.
Tierney
So with Delaney now looking doubtfull, we need replacements all over the pitch, it is quite obvious that a lot of our players are not fully match fit, Respect to the squad for working their collective socks off for the majority of our matches, need some serious back up in Jan. SeasideEssexXile A statement regarding available funds is not going to be forthcoming, when entering into negotiations for something would you say how much you had to spend??? Rumour is that what MON wants he can have as long as he can convince them to come to Villa Park, but we shall see. Still, we are on the up. UTV
steff_the_villan
Hopefully we are now in the final days of suffering from the small squad syndrome.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Bent No Longer For Sale? (Saturday August 30 2014)

Latest SCG Questions Published (Saturday August 30 2014)

Senderos - Build On The Clean Sheets (Saturday August 30 2014)

Something For The Weekend (464) (Friday August 29 2014)

The Villa Times - 29/08/2014 (Friday August 29 2014)

A CLEVERLEY Biased Article (Friday August 29 2014)

A Cleverley Offer From Lambert? (Thursday August 28 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 1090
2. Pride of Lions 768
3. ClivetheVillan 569
4. Villan Of The North 352
5. mike_field 301
6. kefkat 300
7. sirdennis 277
8. Barney2004 268
9. gator 259
10. Juan Mourep 250

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. West Ham 2 1 0 1 1 3
9. Liverpool 2 1 0 1 -1 3
10. Everton 2 0 2 0 0 2

Breaking League News

West Ham : 30/08/2014 17:04:00
Southampton : 30/08/2014 17:00:00
Crystal Palace : 30/08/2014 16:55:00
Man City : 30/08/2014 16:52:00
WBA : 30/08/2014 16:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Hull will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 51%
Lose 26%
Draw 23%