UK time is: 05:22:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Laursen Wants Clean Sheets

Martin Laursen is determined that Villa will keep a clean sheet tomorrow, our first since November.

It's been 16 games since Villa clocked up a Premiership clean sheet and Laursen admits it adds pressure to the forward players.

With Sunderland next up, the old cliche of 'must win' has never been truer, and speaking on the official site Laursen wants to make that match our 8th clean sheet this season.

'We need to score two goals in every game because right now we concede at least a goal in every game.

'We have not kept a clean sheet since November and we have been so close many times: against Arsenal, against Reading, twice, who scored with a free-kick two seconds from time.

'We have been very close. The important thing is to win, as we did in both Reading games. We only got a point out of the Arsenal game, but it would be nice just to win a game 2-0 or 3-0 because it is so important.'

If we can cut out the sloppy errors, and erm...cough....freaky goals, we know we are more than capable and are good enough to take matches 2 or 3-0.

If we are to salvage Europe, even though it's a huge long shot now, we definitely need all 3 points tomorrow, not only for the difference it would make to the league table but as a good shot of confidence aswell.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 21 2008

Time: 3:41PM

Your Comments

well if carson is out 'injured' expect a good chance of a cleen sheet
krisvilla
Certainly the problem of lack of clean sheets is a problem, and needs to be addressed. We look like conceding every time our opponents attack, and put a shot on target. Worrying.
glensider
To be fair as Laursen pointed out we were unlucky at Arseanl and Reading to concede so late on, so that record we have at the moment of not conceeding seems worse than it acually is, but is certainly exaggerated by a Mr Carson who is very low on confidence
krisvilla
So, goal in the first five minutes then.
Carlosio
that will be right yes carlosio, make it 2-0 down and then we'll all be saying Calamity Carson come back!
krisvilla
one of the problem ive been debating with my villa mates here. when we were 1-0 up against Reading and Arsenal, i told them that i dun care if Villa doesnt score another goal. i just wanted a cleansheet but all of them only wanted Villa to score another to wrap it up, i so totally dun agree. with cleansheets, we can win games and improve the confidence of the back four. currently, i dun think the back four is totally confident in Carson. they need to have a cleansheet to help themselves to get results as Laursen have mentioned that if the defence were doing great, the attack usually looks exciting.
Gruck
Haha, too true kris. It's funny though. I said before the Newcastle game to an Arsenal mate "this is one of our best chances to stop the conceding rot". 5 minutes in.....just always bloody happens.
Carlosio
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Fan - Rant Mode On... (Tuesday November 25 2014)

AVFC: Relegation Super Storm? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Lambert On Big Pluses Of Saints Draw (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Southampton (Monday November 24 2014)

Tadic Was Our Failed January Buy (Sunday November 23 2014)

Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 844
2. ClivetheVillan 843
3. The Fear 648
4. kefkat 291
5. Freeman14 242
6. sirdennis 199
7. DeanoVilla 178
8. Villan57 156
9. gator 114
10. Clubpaver 103

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10

Breaking League News

Match Analysis: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 25/11/2014 22:15:00
Injury Boost Causes Pardew Headache
Newcastle : 25/11/2014 21:58:00
Man City : 25/11/2014 21:36:00
Mixed Diame And Lenihan Injury News
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:07:00
Robertson Attracting Interest
Hull City : 25/11/2014 20:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 11%
Hutton 11%
Okore 42%
Clark 26%
Cissokho 0%
Cleverley 0%
Westwood 0%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 0%
Agbonlahor 7%
Weimann 0%
Sub - Richardson 0%
Sub - Bent 3%