Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Berger Still Has Villa Role

Berger Still Has Villa Role

Martin O'Neill is delighted that Patrik Berger has regained fitness and he hopes he can still have an impact this season.

Despite recent comments about moving to Slavia and being tapped up by Vladimir Smicer (legally I must add) for a move when his contract expires in the summer, O'Neill has his fingers crossed that Berger can have the same impact as last season once his fitness levels are right.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, O'Neill commented:

'His pre-season was going particularly well and he then got injured the day before the Liverpool game.

'Psychologically that was a big knock-back for him. He had ended the season so brilliantly the year before.

'He has been thwarted by injuries this year, but anybody is capable of coming in because we don't have the numbers.

'And I am delighted to see him back again. If he is fully fit he has got every available opportunity. Anything like the impact he made in the last third of last season will be good enough.'

Berger played an hour of last nights reserve fixture and set up O'Halloran's equiliser, so with Petrov being benched again, Berger has every chance now if he can stay fit, to give us a proper farewell and help push us closer to our European aims in the remaining matches.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday February 26 2008
Time: 3:23PM

Comments

0
Quality player who can make a difference in small bursts. Such a shame his injuries have robbed the chance of us seeing him more but as said in the article, he made a great impact at the end of last season so who knows, he might do a repeat as a final hurrah in the Prem this season.
The Fear
26/02/2008 17:05:00
0
It would be great if Berger can rediscover the form of this time last year. He really did turn quite a few games in our favour.
Adam Deuce
26/02/2008 20:54:00
0
I think there are pyramids younger than this guy. If we are relying on berger to get us into europe we may as well forget it now.
tylervilla
26/02/2008 23:51:00
0
'His pre-season was going particularly well and he then got injured '....well, none of us saw that coming.
tylervilla
26/02/2008 23:52:00
0
Jesus Tyler, who shoved what up your ass? Chin up, old bean.
Carlosio
27/02/2008 00:06:00
0
you don't become a regular team fighting for Eiorpean qualification with maybe players and Berger is the biggest maybe player we have, if not the only maybe player we have. His time is gone, perhaps he should be too
avfc48
27/02/2008 15:14:00
0
AVFC48 - can't wait to see next article from you if we qualify for Europe this year.
YatesyVillain
28/02/2008 02:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Aston Villa Fan Consultation Group Minutes 14/02/2017

The minutes of the Fan Consultation Group meeting on Feb 14 2017

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

The Villa Times - 21/02/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the fishy one..

Video Highlights - Fans/Bruce Reactions - Stats - Tweets

Post match ... arrgghhhh basically. Video, stats and the rest.

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)

Staying Up
Suggested By: JP Fear
yes, staying up43%
no, going down25%
too close to call at the moment32%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Williams adds new head of aerodynamics
Latest Vital Boxing News
Washington Aiming to Beat Wilder this Saturday
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear367
2.JuanPabloAngel334
3.sirdennis319
4.Fulford211
5.Melon Donkey180
6.Silhillvilla174
7.villasince67174
8.Villan57140
9.McParlandTheGreat137
10.kefkat131
Vital Football Comment