Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gabby Scores + England Debuts

Gabby Scores + England Debuts

Gabby Agbonlahor scored in the 40th-minute in the 2-0 win for the European U21 Championship qualifying game against Bulgaria.

Stuart Pearce said: 'Gabby was a little bit quiet for us in the first half but in the second half he played much better. He's got that knack of scoring a goal. He's doing it for Villa now on a consistent basis in the Premier League and proved that he's a handful and showed that again. With players like him around, you have the potential to get your nose in front when you least deserve it and that is a great skill to have in your team.'

Unfortunately later in the game the 21-year-old striker limped off injured following a late challenge and is a doubt for the game v Portugal next Tuesday.

Pearce says the medical staff are looking after him well adding, 'I spoke to him just now and he said it's settled down so we hope he'll be okay for both club and country.'

Agbonlahor said: 'I took a knock on my cartilage but I don't think it's too bad, so I'll have to see what it's like today. I don't know whether I'll miss Tuesday's game. Until it settles down I can't really say much more. It's hurting quite a bit at the moment. I don't know whether I'll need a scan. Hopefully I'll find out today.'

Ashley Young and Scott Carson both earnt their first senior caps in the boring 1-0 win against Austria. Both Young and Gareth Barry came on as subs in the second half.

Lets hope that Barry is back in the starting line up on Wednesday v Croatia (and that the game still matters!) and that Scott Carson keeps his place ahead of Paul Robinson.

Former and if you believe the papers future Villa striker Peter Crouch scored the winner.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday November 17 2007
Time: 12:10PM

Comments

0
Would prefer Barry and Carson not to start on Wednesday if Israel dont win today. They wont deserve the harsh reception from the fans.
son_of_cher
17/11/2007 14:33:00
0
Thought Barry did very well in the 2nd half of the game...and Young looked pretty lively, with Crouchy spurning a glorious chance to have given the lad his first England assist. Carson looked very comfortable, but to be fair was hardly tested. Happy days. It's 2am here in Singapore and i'm upi watching the Sweaties, waiting for the Israel v Russia game to start.....come on Israel, so us a favour!!!
YatesyVillain
17/11/2007 18:01:00
0
Good goalscoring performance from Gabby, and a solid display from Craig Gardner too. The highlight of the night though has to be seeing three Villans on the pitch together second half, wearing the England shirts with pride, in a full international. Another indication that this grand old club of ours is moving forward again. Finally may I add, Well Done Israel - British passports await you all, plus a house each in Kensington.
glensider
17/11/2007 20:52:00
0
Nice to see Israel putting the effort in even though their chance to qualify had passed. Gus Hudding heading to CSKA if England beat Croatia? Great to see Villa playing a part on the International stage again, I suppose this has nothing to do with MON being the Villa manager.
col8
18/11/2007 08:32:00
0
With the injuries to strikers it might be an idea to push Lampard or Gerrard upfront alongside crouch and get Barry back in the middle.
dazza71
18/11/2007 11:30:00
0
Didint manage to see the England game, but I hear Ashley did us and himself proud?
DeanoVilla
18/11/2007 17:29:00
0
He certainly was the pick of the second half substitutes DeanoVilla. Wonder how many Villans will start the Croatia game on Wednesday evening? It will be interesting to see.
glensider
19/11/2007 02:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Bruce Previews Wigan Clash

Manager Steve Bruce has now held his pre Wigan Athletic press conference with the media and here's what he had to say.

Something For The Weekend (555)

It was destined to be a week haunted by old doubts after Bruce's Villa relinquished their invincibility tag, as they lost to Leeds United.

From Hate To Love! 5 Teams Villa Fan Does Like (Opinion)

JuanPabloAngel yesterday told us which opposition teams he hated. Today he's showing the love.

Away Fan Consultation Minutes From 7/12/2016 Meeting

The away fan consultation minutes from the last meeting.

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
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini8%
Hutton1%
Chester4%
Baker5%
Westwood2%
Amavi2%
Jedinak34%
Gardner1%
Grealish2%
Gestede2%
Kodjia31%
Adomah 5%
Ayew1%
Other2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua v Molina – The Weigh-In
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear208
2.JuanPabloAngel134
3.HeathfieldRoad187496
4.sirdennis85
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings56
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.Silhillvilla34
Write for Vital Football