Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Austrian Keeper Joins Villa

Austrian Keeper Joins Villa

Austrian goalkeeper Thomas Dau has joined the club having impressed during a two-week trial spell.

The 16 year old is the second Austrian shot stopper to be picked up in recent years by Villa, with Robert Olejnik now having moved to pastures new.

Academy Director Bryan Jones spoke to avfc.co.uk: 'He was on trial with us for two weeks and we were all very impressed with him. We definitely think he's one for the future.'

I'm sure somebody said that about Olejnik once, but welcome anyway Thomas!

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:Murph
Date:Tuesday December 4 2007
Time: 10:09AM

Comments

0
Wayne Henderson, Boaz Myhill, Robert Olejnik, all touted as possibly great future goalkeepers! I wont hold my breath.
DeanoVilla
04/12/2007 11:20:00
0
Deano i get your point but Wayne Henderson has become a full international with the Republic, Myhill is very highly rated at Hull and several Prem sides have 'looked at him'. Olejnik I think is at Falkirk. None of them have become 'top class' yet, but they have all made the grade and would make good 'number 2's' a la Stuart Taylor. MAYBE, this lad will go one better. On keepers, I hope something gets arranged to sign Scott Carson asap.
krfeskivilla
04/12/2007 12:06:00
0
Deano - good point but it is all about development. How many good young outfield players fail to make the grade too? Stefan Moore is the last obvious in that category. Just have to keep trying and one will come through at some stage.
Gordonsleftboot
04/12/2007 13:09:00
0
You have to gamble though Deano, take a chance, its the name of the very highly competitive game that the premiership is nowadays. If he develops into a future Villa Park keeper then great, if not, nothing has been lost along the way. Good luck to the lad.
glensider
04/12/2007 17:17:00
0
Deano - I bet you don't even believe in Father Christmas do you?
Gazvilla
04/12/2007 17:35:00
0
Sorry to raise the old debate again but I would prefer us to be signing 16 year old english goalkeepers I'm sure theres plenty of talent out there.
villabikes29
04/12/2007 19:09:00
0
At Liverpool they nuture the English kids then kick them out before they become paid apprentices. At Villa we bring on foreign youth then buy English players. makes sense eh?
Gordonsleftboot
04/12/2007 21:42:00
0
be this a sign the scouting network exists, at youth level at least ?
avfc48
05/12/2007 14:23:00
0
I question that there is though villabikes29, at least not young English keepers of the required standard, otherwise surely we'd be in there competing for their signature. I may well be wrong here, but I would imagine that MON and the club as a whole would opt for British talent over lads from abroad if they were readily available.
glensider
05/12/2007 20:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Bruce Demands Better

Manager Steve Bruce has given his immediate reaction to Aston Villa's victory over Wigan Athletic earlier today and he wants far more than he saw.

Stats: Villa v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Villa (1) vs (0) Wigan Athletic, Villa Park, 10/12/16 Att: 29392

Aston Villa v Wigan - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Aston Villa v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Gollini4%
Hutton6%
Elphick2%
Chester4%
Amavi20%
Gardner4%
Jedinak24%
Adomah2%
Grealish30%
Ayew2%
Kodjia2%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Bacuna0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Parker Claims WBO Heavyweight Crown
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

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
Jan 14 2017 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear221
2.JuanPabloAngel147
3.HeathfieldRoad187497
4.sirdennis93
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings61
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.Silhillvilla45
The Vital Football Members League