Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Laursen Plays Follow The Leader

Laursen Plays Follow The Leader

With Villa in with a fantastic chance of European football next season, Laursen has praised the boss further and pointed out that O'Neill's winning attitude has been rubbing off on the players.

Speaking on the official site the Dane has pointed out that the team do have the mental strength to see the season through and that it's all down to MON.

'He's definitely a winner. I think he's got problems with himself when we're losing and he doesn't like that.

'He wants to do well and he's got big dreams for this club and we feel that.

'That's why we're responding so well when we go a goal behind, that we come again and are able to come back and get a point or three points because our leader is a good example to follow.

'I can only say that we have a very good team that can challenge for a UEFA Cup place. We're playing some good attacking football.

'We have some players going forward I always feel can score, so if we manage to stay solid at the back, I think we have a fair chance to play well and to get some good results. But it's important to take it one game at a time.'

With O'Neill forcing them to believe in themselves, even when performances aren't right and things are going wrong - you can see why we are so high in the league this season.

We've all commented in the past about teams coming out looking like they have lost, or trying to be too pretty and not getting the result. But we do seem to have the mix now, that said there is plenty of work still left to do and 12 games is more than enough to completely blow all we have achieved.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday February 18 2008
Time: 3:49PM

Comments

0
nice picture of laursens nose up there.
villabikes29
18/02/2008 18:10:00
0
ha ha need a new picture, possibly a zoom out one
krisvilla
18/02/2008 18:31:00
0
Positive stuff from The Great Dane. MON is getting slapped on the back each and every way he turns, first there's Collymore, then ML, even the moaners amongst the supporters are quiet for now. Great stuff.
glensider
19/02/2008 05:48:00
0
He's certainly proving just what an excellent signing he was. Great piece of business in snapping him up from Milan. He must have had plenty of suitors out there.
glensider
21/02/2008 19:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Bacuna To Serve A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Officials - Aston Villa v Norwich (1/4/17)

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

A Special Day In Thanks To Ken McNaught

A message from the Aston Villa Lions & Legends

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker6%
Chester3%
Johnstone9%
Taylor1%
Jedinak41%
Hutton12%
Hourihane1%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason17%
Amavi0%
Bree2%
Gardner1%
Kodjia7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Were Ferrari quicker than Mercedes in Australia?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Saunders Gives Golovkin a Deadline
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear432
2.Pride of Lions336
3.HeathfieldRoad1874331
4.sirdennis327
5.JuanPabloAngel299
6.Sasquatch252
7.Silhillvilla189
8.Melon Donkey172
9.BodyButter161
10.mike_field148
Write for Vital Football