Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Young, Free and Easy

Young, Free and Easy

Ashley Young enjoyed playing the free role against Bolton but he's just happy to be in the team.

Speaking on the official site Young explained he has primarily been playing wide left all season, but he enjoys the free role and it O'Neill told him to try it again just before kick off.

Fans will remember the 433 with Young truly in s free role from the Inter Milan friendly!

'It's good to get back to winning ways after the slump we've been through. The manager told me to go out there and drift around.

'I played in that role in pre-season against Inter Milan and he told me to try it again just before kick-off. I love playing there but as long as I'm in the team, that's all that matters.'

Martin O'Neill was equally as pleased with the result, Young played a part in 3 of the goals that destroyed Bolton and this has led the manager to compare the youngster to Ronaldo:

'I just told him to go and play. I don't want to tie him down. His making of the first goal was exquisite, absolutely terrific.

'He's capable of beating all defenders. He has the same enthusiasm to take people on as Ronaldo. It's a matter of getting him on the ball and as close to the goal as possible.

'There aren't many who can do that, but he has the ability. You mentally relax when he has the ball. Ashley Young has the natural talent to be a top-quality player for a long time.'

It's shame events transpired that we dropped we the 433, attacking with that speed and directness was a joy to behold in the pre season, and to a degree the season before.

Carew gives us options and muscle but as he plays with his back to goal most of the time we have lost that zip when he's involved.

If Villa can go on an unbeaten run again now for a couple of games in advance of Capello's next friendly squad, you can bet Young will be involved this time.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 12:43PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
He turned out to be a good buy for you after all! Promising player indeed!.
Fan of Blues
07/04/2008 13:38:00
0
2008-09 is a BIG season for him individually, and obviously the club as a whole. Ashley needs to push on, really further develop his game, and nail down an England starting spot. Would like to see him score more goals to - he's certainly capable of it.
glensider
09/04/2008 22:59:00
0
Our player of the season? I personally would think so. I'd even place him above Martin Laursen.
glensider
15/04/2008 03:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Barnsley Frustration For RDM

Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players

Glensider says the talk of our problems being a mental issue with the players is hogwash...

Video Highlights & Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw

Video of the Barnsley draw and Aston Villa fans reactions.

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)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini6%
Bacuna5%
Elphick0%
Chester2%
Cissokho0%
Adomah2%
Tshibola2%
Jedinak0%
Grealish2%
Kodjia27%
Ayew47%
Sub - Westwood2%
Sub - Gestede5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sepang Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Tyson Fury Medical Status Definition Required
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear623
2.sirdennis362
3.glensider350
4.Fulford331
5.Silhillvilla234
6.Melon Donkey231
7.villasince67184
8.kefkat176
9.DeanoVilla146
10.holtelower143
Vital Football Comment