Aston Villa - Beef Bergers Still Allowed At Villa
UK time is: 12:22:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Beef Bergers Still Allowed At Villa

Martin O'Neill says the door is still open for former Czech Republic international midfielder Patrik Berger.

The 33-year-old former Liverpool and Portsmouth player reminded the club he was back following a loan spell at Stoke by scoring an outstanding goal in the reserves game last night.

O'Neill said: 'The situation with Berger is that he is back here now, obviously he has apologised for what had happened. His agent had mentioned about the possibility of him going somewhere abroad for the last few months, if that materialises, fine. If not, then he just gets his head down here and the team will get picked on merit as far as I am concerned. If he is doing well enough, then he will be back in contention.'

Adding, on the official site: 'His concern was that I had said somewhere, I didn't actually but I was quoted somewhere, that 'he will never kick another ball for this club'. I said that I never said that. And I said to him that of I did I would have said it to you first, Patrik.




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 17 2007

Time: 11:17AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
.....possibly due to difficulty in getting new players?
tylervilla
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 11:23:00

Sounds fair enough to me. We need all hands to the pump at the moment. However no tears will be shed at the end of the season when his contract is up.
voiceoftheholte
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 11:45:00

Hendire and Berger back and in contention for a place in the team, I never realised the transfer market was that depressed.
col8
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 12:06:00

Fear - BBC Sport has knicked your "No Beef With Burger" headline, cheek of the week or what?
mackaavfc
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 13:22:00

I think MON has been misquoted, what he actually said is "the team is picked on merit unless your name is Hendrie"
jonah
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 14:59:00

He (Berger) looked o.k. last night, the old flash of genuine quality still there, but he's obviously, for a variety of reasons, no long term answer to any of our problems. Stunning goal though, and I'm still recovering from the fact that I witnessed a footballer in a Villa shirt actually prepared to have a shot on goal. Maybe we should play him at centre-forward on Saturday?
glensider
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 18:01:00

Sky are saying Berger is off to join Beckham in the MSL in the summer, thought when we signed him he was a money grabbin barstuard, one of the worse signings the club has ever made in my opinion.
mackaavfc
Report Abuse
17/01/2007 20:38:00

good player but always injured you would be better off getting him off your wage bill.
dazza71
Report Abuse
18/01/2007 09:00:00

Hopefully his stint at Stoke has brought him to his senses.
glensider
Report Abuse
01/03/2007 14:44:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Brief Sherwood Round Up (Saturday May 23 2015)

Pre Burnley Injury News (Saturday May 23 2015)

Villa In The 90s (Saturday May 23 2015)

Sherwood - Build After Burnley (Friday May 22 2015)

Sherwood Talks Delph & Sinclair (Friday May 22 2015)

No Burnley Party For Sherwood (Friday May 22 2015)

Benteke Looking For Burnley Joy (Friday May 22 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. ClivetheVillan 944
2. Pride of Lions 937
3. col8 448
4. kefkat 385
5. The Fear 346
6. thefacehead 255
7. BodyButter 199
8. HeathfieldRoad1874 192
9. Fulford 183
10. sirdennis 167

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 37 11 11 15 -10 44
14. Leicester City 37 10 8 19 -13 38
15. Sunderland 37 7 17 13 -20 38
16. Aston Villa 37 10 8 19 -25 38
17. Newcastle 37 9 9 19 -25 36
18. Hull City 37 8 10 19 -18 34
19. Burnley 37 6 12 19 -26 30

Breaking League News

Frank Says Cheerio to the Premier League
Chelsea : 24/05/2015 12:12:01
Advocaat Looking For New Players If He Stays.
Sunderland : 24/05/2015 12:03:01
An Eifel of Transfer Rumour!
Man Utd : 24/05/2015 10:53:00
And the De Gea Waiting Game Goes On
Man Utd : 24/05/2015 10:47:00
Are They Serious?
Man Utd : 24/05/2015 10:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Burnley (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug's Stunt Double
Win 86%
Draw 7%
Lose 7%