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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.

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


Didn't expect city to win today =( our run in is unfavourable.. hope we applied for intertoto cup..
10/02/2008 15:31:00
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.
10/02/2008 16:13:00
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 ...
10/02/2008 16:19:00
Villa Everton is a huge game for us.
10/02/2008 16:54:00
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
*lead not league.
Adam Deuce
10/02/2008 18:52:00
Freudian slip!
Adam Deuce
10/02/2008 18:53:00
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.
10/02/2008 19:15:00
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
10/02/2008 19:32:00
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
10/02/2008 19:33:00
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