UK time is: 03:02:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villa's Goalkeeper Quandary

Martin O'Neill says that they are not sure if Gabor Kiraly will be required to increase his loan spell at Villa which runs out this Saturday, or if he will be allowed to, as Thomas Sorensen and Stuart Taylor are both getting closer to fitness and at least one could be available for the Watford game on the 20th of this month.

'The situation is this, we will monitor this week. He will be with us here. Officially his loan ends on Saturday after the game. We will see how the two goalkeepers progress. We will monitor that there and see where we are. I am not sure of the rules, and Steve Stride (operations director) will check them for me. But for instance, if one of them was fit enough to go on the bench, then the rules might be that if you are fit enough for the bench then you are fit enough to start.'

Adding, 'So I am not sure. I am told when he went to West Ham on loan, it might have been a genuine loan, rather than an injury crisis, because he was on the bench a couple of times. That, I am just not sure at this minute and I need to check. In other words, if one of these goalkeepers is fit to participate, does that then mean that Kiraly no longer becomes a part of the equation? I just don't know. We need to check.'

Finishing, on the official site: 'Officially it ends on Saturday, by which time one of the goalkeepers should be fit. Steve Stride will have to tell me the rules, but he is available here until such time as the goalkeepers get fit. At this moment they are in the process of getting fit.'




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 January 10 2007

Time: 11:08AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
wouldn't mind playing the beast or getting Kasper S on loan from City
Christo
Report Abuse
10/01/2007 14:50:00

I hope he has a good game on Sat, won't quite make up for last sat buy a clean sheet would be nice, do his self confidence some good too
steff_the_villan
Report Abuse
10/01/2007 17:26:00

Now that I've calmed down somewhat from Saturdays late, late blunder that cost us so dear, I guess I wish the guy well wherever his future leads him. I'll be glad to have Tommy S back thats for sure. Yes Tommy is prone to the odd error, but overall there are few better in the premiership. Going back to Gabor, I suppose it makes sense to extend his loan deal, as Tommy and Stuart will still be somewhat ring rusty with not a lot of training ground activity behind them. Still be tempted to give The Beast a try out though.
glensider
Report Abuse
10/01/2007 19:36:00

I could have happened to any keeper, but if TS is no where near returning surely he will have to stay unless another keeper is coming in soon.
col8
Report Abuse
11/01/2007 01:00:00

he didn't look bothered when he let the goal in at man utd.
dazza71
Report Abuse
11/01/2007 09:58:00

I think he was expecting to make a howler dazza71. He just doesn't inspire confidence.
glensider
Report Abuse
02/03/2007 13:46:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sanchez Talks Manchester City (Monday April 27 2015)

Guzan Gets Sherwood Backing (Monday April 27 2015)

Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)

Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Man City v Aston Villa (Saturday April 25 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 970
2. ClivetheVillan 841
3. The Fear 706
4. col8 469
5. kefkat 338
6. thefacehead 337
7. sirdennis 275
8. DeanoVilla 203
9. Fulford 200
10. Cheshire Villan 160

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
13. WBA 34 9 10 15 -14 37
14. Newcastle 34 9 8 17 -21 35
15. Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 -22 32
16. Sunderland 33 5 15 13 -23 30
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28

Breaking League News

Jose`s Giving Little Away!
Chelsea : 28/04/2015 02:00:00
Mourinho Praises Terry
Chelsea : 28/04/2015 01:00:01
Adam picked in BBC team of the weekend
Stoke : 27/04/2015 22:03:00
Stoke to unveil New Balance kit Friday
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:54:01
Ref Watch: Pawson to referee Swansea v Stoke
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 9%
Bacuna 0%
Vlaar 1%
Okore 0%
Richardson 0%
Cleverley 25%
Westwood 0%
Grealish 44%
Sanchez 5%
Delph 12%
Benteke 4%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Lowton 0%