UK time is: 00:51:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Barry Believes In Euro Dream

Gareth Barry still believes Villa can reach Europe this season and thinks one win can turn it all around again.

Speaking on the official site Barry said the team is still confident that Europe can be reached and that one win can turn it all around for us again given the fact we are only 8 points off the European places.

'We feel we can still qualify for Europe - the players and manager know it only takes one game to turn it around.

'I know everyone's looking at Manchester United and thinking it's the worst possible game but we'll go there with nothing to lose and maybe that's a better game for us than a home match against a team battling for survival.

'On paper, games against these teams lower than us should be winnable and that's why we're disappointed.

'It was a big blow. We were looking to bounce back after a couple of disappointing performances but we've got to look at ourselves because that's three games in a row we've dropped points in now.

'Saturday was a chance to bounce back but it wasn't as if Sunderland sat back - give them credit, they battled hard, waited for their one chance and took it.

'We'll fight right to the end - eight points off fifth place with seven games left is a big margin and it will take some doing.

'But we've applied for the Intertoto and we'll try to finish as high as possible because there are other teams that have applied too and there's only one space available.'

The Intertwobob is an option admittedly and if at the start of the season that was how we got into Europe I doubt many fans would argue - the problem we have is with what we achieved in the league this season anything other than automatic qualification will now be seen as a failure.

The last 3 games have been seriously disappointing but our errors and lack of consistency in games has been prevalent all season.

I still don't expect anything from Man U but if luck is with us we still have 18 points to play for.




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:Monday March 24 2008

Time: 4:14PM

Your Comments

Do us all a favour Gareth and do your talking on the pitch! I would say he's been average since signing anew deal, a common patttern in the modern game.
tarzan
Seriously, I'm tired of hearing empty promises. I don't want to hear anything from any of the players or the managers. Just shut up and do your job.
los_angeles_villan
The Intertwobob isn't an opion if Citeh or Blackburn finish above us. Talk is cheap, unlike Gareth's rather nice Bentley.
tarzan
Change keeper, sorenson or taylor, get olof alongside laursen, give marlon a start as i worry gabby could be the next luke moore and have a go. whats to lose!
silkie villain
yea gabby is *****ing me off. Acting like he's hot *****. Well newsflash gabby, you haven't scored since december, you didn't make the england squad, and we're dropping points every game now so let's sit him down and maybe he'll gain some maturity. Mighty Marlon gets my vote
los_angeles_villan
optimistic are you well it is still a possiblitiy isn't it so you never can say never
ozanne park rangers
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Southampton (Saturday April 19 2014)

Something For The Weekend (459) (Friday April 18 2014)

Archived 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 952
2. The Fear 830
3. ClivetheVillan 387
4. Barney2004 254
5. Villan57 243
6. Villan Of The North 212
7. BlackCountry Villa 203
8. sirdennis 199
9. tarzan 194
10. Sussex Villan 190

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Ashamed of Newcastle United
Newcastle : 20/04/2014 20:48:00
Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1
Cardiff : 20/04/2014 18:54:00
United - No Cutting Edge!
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:46:00
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:39:00
Everton : 20/04/2014 18:12:00
Dear Randy...A Fans Retort
Aston Villa : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
City Defeated In Five Goal Thriller
Norwich : 20/04/2014 17:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 20%
Bacuna 0%
Bertrand 2%
Westwood 2%
Vlaar 7%
Baker 0%
El Ahmadi 0%
Delph 1%
Agbonlahor 3%
Albrighton 59%
Weimann 0%
Sub - Holt 3%
Sub - Robinson 3%