Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Keep Your Hands Off Ridgewell

Keep Your Hands Off Ridgewell

Keep you hands off our Ridgewell Bruce

So Bruce is crying that he lost Upson then decides he will try and take our Ridgewell on loan as cover.

He can go and get stuffed.

Bruce said: 'We've got the loan window in eight days. We will have a look at that market. I've got Jaidi, Taylor, N'Gotty so it is not as if we are desperate for cover there but always in the back of your mind is what happens if we get an injury there?'

'Will I try and get Ridgewell on loan? I hate talking about other people's players but we will see. We will visit it again. We made an inquiry. We will see.'

So for a start he is not desperate but what if?..

For cover every club needs 4 centre halves in the squad and by my calculation we have four.

Olof Mellberg, Martin Laursen, Gary Cahill and Liam Ridgewell.

But he deems his need for four as cover is greater than ours...well NO!!

Never mind the fact he had the cheek to even ask a Villa player to play for the Blues and weaken us down to three centre halves.

Ridgewell one of our FA Youth cup winning team ( versus a young lad named Wayne Rooney) had a great season last season maturing to provide cover while Laursen got injured.He had a good start to this season and Cahill is currently playing along Olof giving both equal first team experience.

As we all know Ridgewell has a great spring, good composure on the ball and has a solid no frills attitude to defending,lest I forget another excellent graduate from our youth system.

Personally I see him as one half to our Adams & Keown tribute duet, as I see a distinct similarity in their play to the Arsenal legends.One gritty in your face the other with more height and a natural defenders instinct to avert danger.

So the thought of him wearing the blue of the scum is enough to turn your stomach. So in short Mr Bruce. Develop your own talent or look elsewhere as the thought of a future Villa Captain ever wearing the blue and white is enough to make William McGregor turn in his grave.

Article by OneloveVilla


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday February 4 2007
Time: 11:55AM

Comments

0
He could do with getting rid of that `tache...it looks worse than mine and that really is saying something!
murph
04/02/2007 11:58:00
0
well said onelovevilla, no way should we let him go on loan or any other way. Agree with murph though, facial hair is Olof's territory, Liam just can't pull it off..... he needs to be sponsored by Gillette!
The Fear
04/02/2007 12:07:00
0
As immature as it may sound, the thought of Ridge pulling on that Small Heath rag leaves me cold. No way. Bruce, take a hike! Enough said?
glensider
04/02/2007 12:25:00
0
Bruce even wnet on SSN to say that no was was Upson going to Villa! Then he has the cheek to want one of our players. If he did go it would make me sick!
PaulG
04/02/2007 12:32:00
0
If this did happen and the Ridge went on loan to that smelly place would he be welcome back at Villa?
Christo
04/02/2007 13:01:00
0
http://www.onlyfools.net/images/fool-bar-mickey.jpg Its Mickey Pearce from Only Fools and Horses!
PauloB
04/02/2007 13:48:00
0
Steve Bruce hates villa with all his heart, he scored the goal in the 98th minute for manure when they cheated us out of winning the league, by playing till manu won the game. Before that in the days of rivalry with norwich. ( his hatred for us goes back a long way ) So if you think you can have a player we dont want to go anywhere, SB F**K OFF you T**T.
morky13villa
04/02/2007 16:43:00
0
Think he looks more like tony orlando
morky13villa
04/02/2007 16:47:00
0
Still do not have enough quality defenders to let Ridge go anywhere, just because the wheel has fallen off the bloose wheelbarrow thats just tough...........
col8
04/02/2007 18:50:00
0
Kiss our collective claret and blue ar**s you f kin to**er
steff_the_villan
04/02/2007 19:04:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

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)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing82%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Liam Smith Next up for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear365
2.BodyButter153
3.sirdennis152
4.Fulford135
5.JuanPabloAngel112
6.kefkat100
7.DeanoVilla89
8.glensider81
9.Melon Donkey71
10.Silhillvilla70
The Vital Football Members League