Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Boss Says Maloney In Plans

Villa Boss Says Maloney In Plans

Martin O'Neill has insisted that Shaun Maloney is still in his plans for the run in to the end of the season.

Having been dropped for the last two games and with Stiliyan Petrov in good form - at long last - Maloney looks under pressure.

MON told the Birmingham Mail:

'Shaun still has a part to play, absolutely. At this minute, we've changed it around a bit so we've got a bit more strength in the middle of the field. But Shaun can play a number of positions. He's just had a rest these last couple of weeks but he will be back.'

He also mentions further competition for the young Scotsman's place adding, 'Patrik Berger has come in again but this is about as much rotation as we've been doing this season.'

Be interesting to see if Shaun is willing to sit it out at Villa and wait to make an impact of if he will be looking for pastures new this summer.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday April 19 2008
Time: 3:43PM

Comments

0
Why do we think that just because a player is not in the eleven he will be looking to move. It doesn't seem to happen elsewhere. Also if he leaves it is viewed negatively when some rotation of players must be healthy.
Gordonsleftboot
19/04/2008 16:30:00
0
As much as I like Maloney for some of his livewire displays - I don't really rate him as being part of our longer term plans. If we could sell him for 3 million or so i'd probably wish him well and send him on his way....providing we have a replacement of course!
YatesyVillain
19/04/2008 16:34:00
0
I agree, Yatesy. His inconsistency in the premier league has left me unconvinced. However until serious re-enforcements are brought in, it's all hands on deck i'm afraid
Villan-in-Cyprus
19/04/2008 22:43:00
0
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him move on during the summer. He no doubt is looking for more playing time, and I'm not convinced that he's going to get that at Brum B6. Would be nice to keep him as a squad player, but he's hardly likely to want to settle for that. Thing is of course, if he goes, then thats another one who has to be replaced.
glensider
21/04/2008 17:58:00
0
I'm told that Sunderland have been linked to a summer move for Shaun. Maybe a move back closer to home, plus regular first team football may well appeal to him.
glensider
22/04/2008 20:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Owner To Off-load Some Claret & Blue Deadwood?

The Villa owner is saying 3-4 to go this week?

Villains v Villans - Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Prices

A great poster and idea for a visual shaming of Sheffield Wednesday over their pricing for away fans.

Celtic - Told To Put Up Or Shut Up?

Celtic told to put up or shut up over Villa winger?

Safe Standing Comes Back On The Agenda

New owner Dr Tony Xia's social media presence continues and this time there's a return to the talk of safe standing at Villa Park.

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)

Would you keep Scott Sinclair?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, could be an asset61%
No36%
Unsure3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Who will win in Germany?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Cleverly Looking Forward to Brahmer Fight
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear468
2.sirdennis185
3.Fulford157
4.glensider113
5.kefkat113
6.Silhillvilla110
7.1958Villan90
8.HeathfieldRoad187484
9.gator83
10.McParlandTheGreat82
Write for Vital Football