UK time is: 02:34:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villa Striker Set To Retire?

According to reports today, 33-year-old Chris Sutton could be set to retire following yes another injury problem, this time in his eye.

The former Celtic and Blackburn striker's contract runs out at the end of the season and he has indicated before he'll walk away if he can't maintain his fitness.

Martin O'Neill explained: “Sutton is seeing a specialist again but his progress has been slow, very slow. Since the Manchester United game his eyesight is still blurred and they think it will take time, just to heal naturally. He said to me if his other eye was like that he’d be in a spot of bother. It does sound like the Paul Scholes situation. He’s been a big miss for us.'

Adding: “He wants to come back and do some light training, to keep his fitness up, but non-contact. He certainly wouldn’t be able to drive at the moment.”

Lets hope first and foremost his eye problem settles, football is a secondary consideration to health. Good luck Chris!




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:Friday February 2 2007

Time: 1:50PM

Your Comments

Good luck to the chap, enjoyed his contribution, no matter how brief.
steff_the_villan
Its not looking too good for big Chris thats for sure. In his very short spell at the club, I think that its very fair to say that he won over the supporters, many of who had rather ridiculously questioned MON's decision to bring a 'run down ex-bluenose' to Villa Park. Sutton's displays, his effort and commitment, silenced the doubters and left us all with the somewhat sad feeling of 'what might have been'. Very best wishes to him, and hopefully we haven't seen big Chris in the famous claret and blue for the last time.
glensider
Hopefully not a premature end to an impressive career. In his time at Norwich, Blackburn and Chelsea he was exemplary - and he has served us well in turbulent times. The Blues connection is negligible and, if anything, a testament to his professionalism and eagerness to play engaging football. Get well soon Chris.
madarab
he had a hell of a career fair dues hell be missed
swansea_till_i_die
Pity we didn't have him ten years or so ago. In his prime he would have become a Villa Park legend.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert - We Were Excellent (Thursday July 24 2014)

FC Dallas 0-2 Aston Villa (Thursday July 24 2014)

Gardner To Make 2014-15 His Year (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Roncrete's Sett(led) At Villa (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Vlaar Bar (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Taxi for Tonev (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Full Squad For Texan Tour (Monday July 21 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 797
2. ClivetheVillan 537
3. Pride of Lions 384
4. kefkat 290
5. sirdennis 201
6. HeathfieldRoad1874 189
7. Green Tea 185
8. Clubpaver 173
9. Juan Mourep 167
10. gator 150

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Forthcoming Friendly Cup Chosen For TV
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:48:00
Mbiwa Still Linked With Loan Move
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:26:00
The Black Cats looking at Patrick van Aanholt!
Chelsea : 24/07/2014 21:39:00
How Swansea City's Squad Is Shaping Up
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:23:00
Pozuelo Joins Rayo Vallecano
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Darren Bent?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Still needs to be sold 9%
Should be a starter 31%
Good for squad/off bench 59%
No idea! 1%