Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Farewell to the Beard!

Farewell to the Beard!

Vital Villa member Benham believes the final two games of the season should be dedicated to the departing legend in the making, Olof Mellberg.

I feel for the last 2 games of the season (Wigan at home and West Ham away) he should be made captain, as for the fans support and appreciation we could wear yellow t-shirts as per his native country Sweden! Name on the back too maybe? I myself will not be shaving so I can get 'Olofed' in the beard department.

Sticking with the traditions of the last away game fancy dress, I suggest this seasons theme should be Vikings or even the great man himself!! This of course will be his final game in the famous claret and blue.

Any other suggestions?



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:benham
Date:Tuesday January 29 2008
Time: 11:56AM

Comments

0
A true class act. Loved the way he was totally honest about the Blues too (even though it did backfire a few times!)
tarzan
29/01/2008 12:04:00
0
Absolute legend! I think a few tears will be shed at the end of the season by one and all. Thank you Olly.
MattUTV
29/01/2008 12:08:00
0
Great thinking. He deserves a good send-off as he has served the club very well
notthedougellisstand
29/01/2008 12:09:00
0
I totally agree. His passion and commitment have been truly awesome in these times of fickle players. I wish him the best of luck and hope in years to come he'll return to us to coach or do something in the set-up. I will be exceptionally sad to see the great Northman go. UTV
mtones
29/01/2008 12:14:00
0
I love this idea. Could be a good excuse to wear that old yellow Villa shirt one more time. Might even get Mellberg printed on the back. I know it's long before his time but I'm not gonna buy a Sweden shirt for two matches!
Adam Deuce
29/01/2008 12:41:00
0
I had been dreading the day that he'd officially be leaving the club. Could not have a more honest and hard working player in the team. And i will always remember when he scored against arsenal, one of my favourite moments in recent seasons.
villaaaah
29/01/2008 12:50:00
0
He also scored that top quality goal against Middlesbrough this season. World class control hehe. I'll be sad to see the bearded one leave. Who will win beard of the season once he's gone *sigh*
Carlosio
29/01/2008 13:01:00
0
Yellow t-shirts is a good idea, I'll join in on that. Maybe a little viking hat could help as well. Good ideas there. So long Oof
PTP
29/01/2008 13:18:00
0
Yellow t-shirts is a good idea, I'll join in on that. Maybe a little viking hat could help as well. Good ideas there. So long Olof
PTP
29/01/2008 13:18:00
0
Always dreaded him being snapped up and leaving BUT the timing is probably right now. For the first time since Olly joined us we have sufficient cover that his exit won't be a disaster. If he had left 2 or 3 seasons ago we would have really been in trouble. Thanks Olly for being such a good player and servant through difficult seasons. Genuine Villa legend.
krfeskivilla
29/01/2008 13:37:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 19/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest news and views on Aston Villa via the fishy one...

Aston Villa v Preston - Predictions, Team News & Preview

Aston Villa v Preston - Predictions, Team News & Preview

Player Incoming Before PNE? AVFC Transfer Talk

A summary of the transfer talk including one player available at the right price, another willing to wait to the summer to come + player in next 24 hours.

FAYC - Broxbourne Tie Confirmed

Aston Villa's FA Youth Cup tie against Broxbourne Borough in the fifth round has now had the details confirmed.

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)

Aston Villa v PNE will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win51%
Lose16%
Draw33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Renault bidding to match Mercedes
Latest Vital Boxing News
Wilkins Appeals over Blackwell Incident Ban
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear456
2.JuanPabloAngel289
3.Silhillvilla257
4.sirdennis240
5.Fulford206
6.Villan57189
7.Melon Donkey135
8.BodyButter128
9.danvilla2107
10.villasince6797
Write for Vital Football