Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gabby Agbonlahor To Miss Newcastle?

Gabby Agbonlahor To Miss Newcastle?

Seems there is very little hope of Gabby Agbonlahor being fit for Saturday's match against Newcastle at Villa Park.

Martin O'Neill explained that the scan taken following his injury, picked up via a bad tackle at the Fulham match, has shown up 'something' which is apparently a medical term for 'he is buggered'! Adding, 'He has missed out with England and he's a doubt for Saturday. He was on the threshold of things with his country. That time will return for him I'm sure. It's just a setback for him. It's a setback that he might miss a game for us.'

Gabby Agbonlahor has spoken to the official site after missing out on his senior England call up. "I am really disappointed. It's annoying but I suppose these things happen in football. I haven't been injured for two seasons so I can't really complain that I have had a torrid time out on the sidelines. The injury is nothing serious, so at least I am not out for months with a problem. I am just gutted because I was really looking forward to getting a chance under the new England manager. But the likes of Ledley and Emile have had the same problem so I shouldn't complain too much.

However, Curtis Davies who also limped off versus Fulham last Sunday is hoping he might be fit.

He told the official site of his knee problem: 'It is a slight knock and I'm getting treatment at the moment. I'm hoping to be back training again on Thursday. It's a niggle rather than an injury. I'm hoping to play against Newcastle but, as always, that's down to the gaffer.'

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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 5 2008
Time: 5:14PM


Not good. We clearly badly missed Gabby and Ashley on Sunday. Hopefully having Ashley back will compensate slightly. So gutted for Gabby to be missing out on his England chance. Watch Defoe have a cracker now. Ar$e!
Adam Deuce
05/02/2008 17:26:00
We didn't do anything with Gabby in the first half, and Marlon looked more lively, so I don't see how we missed him.
05/02/2008 18:01:00
Best thing that could have happened to Gabby. He badly needed a week off. Just hope they don't bring him back too early but hope he is raring to go when he is back.
05/02/2008 18:14:00
I dont know what anyone else thinks, but is Harewood worthy of a start against the Magpies???????
05/02/2008 19:33:00
Fully agree with Evo and 444. if he was fit I would leave Gabby out anyway. All this hype recently has coincided with the time when Gabby has taken a downturn and he needs a rest. He has done really well but has not been performing for a few games and others deserve a chance.England would have been a step too soon. Basic rule for me is the odd bad game you can dismiss. Have a few and you should be out. Most obviously, Petrov has hardly deserved another run but he has surely had it now. He should be judged on his creativity and plays the ball backwards far too often. I'll get shot down for this - but an off form form Luke Moore could also still provide more support to Carew in the box than anyone else seems to be able to. Some seem to have to do an awful lot more than others to keep their place, with Maloney always willing to have a go and try something However having said all that I thought the momentum was with Villa in an improved second half performance and it was sods law that Fulham scored twice. First half was poor in attitude and in terms of invention. But the Liverpool and Blackburn performances were poor too. This time it didn't go our way though. Just a couple of changes are needed to brighten things up and we can get back to winning ways with a rested Gabby hopefully reawakened and given a bit more support from midfield we can make Europe. Young is a star. Liverpool 4th Everton best of the rest and Portsmouth post Africa cup oiur biggest competition for 6th place.
05/02/2008 21:04:00
Step up Marlon or is bloody Luke Moore going to start, god help us!!!
05/02/2008 22:51:00
I agree that Gabby needs a rest, i think this time off could be good for him. Time out often rejuvenates the hunger of a player. I'm not convinced he's ready for international football, but then when rooney was considered a star he wasn't putting the ball in the net regularly. Maybe international footie would be what will take gabby to the next level.
05/02/2008 23:01:00
oh boo hoo you poor poor villa
ozanne park rangers
06/02/2008 05:17:00
Ozanne Park rangers - are you a Villa fan in disguise. me thinks you are really a Villa Lover incognito. BTW i think Harewood shud be given a start against Newcastle. As a matter of fact i am going to call MON right now.
06/02/2008 09:11:00
I think its a sure sign of tiredness that he has suffered a muscle injury.I would bite the bullet and give him 2 weeks off and hopefully he will come back flying for the rest of the season.
06/02/2008 09:34:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Fear The Blogger In The Sun. Part 5- Top Class Fans

Blog 5 for The Sun, this time on the away win and the fantastic fans of Aston Villa...

Something For The Weekend (549)

If they were to win again, I will be totally thunderstruck.

Agbonlahor - Still Unfit To Work & Still They Pander To Him

Baffling, chance number 30001 for Gabby Agbonlahor...

Match Day Officials v Fulham (22/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Fulham this Saturday.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Fulham will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 13 6 5 2 23 5
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
14 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
15 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
16 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
17 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
18 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
19 Burton 13 3 5 5 14 -2
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2016 United States GP - FP1
Latest Vital Boxing News
It’s Parker v Ruiz Jnr for the WBO Title
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear459
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings131
The Vital Football Members League