Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Home Form Villa Key To Europe

Home Form Villa Key To Europe

Gareth Barry has said 'Fortress Villa Park' will be the key to us reaching Europe this season and he is calling on the players to not drop a single point at home between now and the end of the season.

Speaking on the official site the captain said:

'We are desperate to secure a European place this season and we're certainly well placed as we approach the run-in.

'Home games are so important and it is imperative that we make Villa Park a fortress from now until the end of the season.

'If we can win our home games and pick up some points on the road, we shouldn't be too far away.'

Barry also passed a few comments on January signing Wayne Routledge after having a few training sessions with him:

'Hopefully Wayne should prove to be a good addition to our squad, with his obvious pace and skill on the wing.

'Let's hope he terrorises a few Premiership defences from now until the end of the season!'

After the end of the world that was the Fulham debacle it's good to see the confidence is still there, and Newcastle was a hell of a way to bounce back.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday February 10 2008
Time: 3:26PM

Comments

0
Didn't expect city to win today =( our run in is unfavourable.. hope we applied for intertoto cup..
EvertonMike
10/02/2008 15:31:00
0
Yeah, if you look at villa's fixtures, particularly at home, ours looks pretty good. Think the Villa Everton game could be quite a game though.
Carlosio
10/02/2008 16:13:00
0
I don't think anybody would have expected City to win today, but we all forget that it is a derby match and, as such, can easily go against the odds. The mathematical difference between the top few and the nearly-coulds is consistency. The top clubs are simply more consistent over the season and therefore gain more points (stating the bl**din' obvious ...). The rest of us, including Man City, Everton, Villa, etc., have all had some really surprising crap results this season - and there are likely to be more of them before the end ...
BobTheBuilder
10/02/2008 16:19:00
0
Villa Everton is a huge game for us.
evoflash
10/02/2008 16:54:00
0
It's all about that Everton game now. I thought the Newcastle fans on MOTD last night looked pretty impressed with the noise levels coming from The Holte. They showed the Geordies as a chorus of "Villa, Villa, Villa, Villa, Villa, Villa, Villa," broke out. Not long after we'd taken the league. It was pretty defeaning. Gutted no more home games for a month.
Adam Deuce
10/02/2008 18:52:00
0
*lead not league.
Adam Deuce
10/02/2008 18:52:00
0
Freudian slip!
Adam Deuce
10/02/2008 18:53:00
0
Every game is a huge game...let's hope Chelsea do Spurs in the cup and we can maintain our league position.We have it now, so it will be gutting to let it slip. Adam Deuce, it was bloody loud, after we belted it out in the Holte, me and brother both looked at each and said...."that was bloody loud".....we are rockin at the mo...let's not **** it up.
OneloveVilla
10/02/2008 19:15:00
0
IN my honest opinion after the football we have been playing recently, we just don't have enough firepower for 4th without the yak. Any one of City, us or your lot could finish 5/6/7 now, it's going to be a real battle but i fear we'll miss out
EvertonMike
10/02/2008 19:32:00
0
January was the key really city strengthened a lot, we sold 4 loaned in 2 and bought a kid who nobody would take on loan... blew it again, kenwright has to go. Some clubs has chairmen with BILLIONS, our has a f'ing mortgage
EvertonMike
10/02/2008 19:33:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Preston North End

All the stats from Aston Villa (2) vs (2) Preston North End, Villa Park, 21/1/17 Att: 32,415

Aston Villa v Preston - Team Sheets

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

Officials - Aston Villa v Preston (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Preston North End this Saturday.

The Villa Times - 20/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The very latest brand new sparkling news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

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)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone6%
Hutton4%
Chester2%
Baker0%
Amavi0%
Lansbury6%
Westwood3%
Adomah41%
Grealish2%
Green6%
Agbonlahor30%
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Gardner0%
Sub - Davis0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Ecclestone wants to tear up the rulebook
Latest Vital Boxing News
Judah Makes Successful Ring Return
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

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
Feb 20 2017 8:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear504
2.JuanPabloAngel312
3.Silhillvilla289
4.Fulford279
5.sirdennis269
6.Villan57217
7.Melon Donkey168
8.BodyButter152
9.danvilla2130
10.villasince67118
The Vital Football Members League