UK time is: 18:30:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

5th Place Goes To The Wire

MON believes that the race for 5th Place will go right to the wire, but he believes Everton are in the driving seat.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, our manager said:

"I can see Europe going right to the wire and we have to keep our side of the bargain. Everton are in the driving seat. They are in control of their destiny but they have a tough game on Sunday at Arsenal.

"We have a tough game against Wigan and the only thing that we can really do is put incredible pressure on them by winning the game.

"If you could give me either position- I would take Everton`s rather than ours.'

I'm not sure here, I'd rather we played Wigan and Wet Spam rather than Arsenal and Newcastle - but maybe that's me.

The worst bit will be if we do fail to catch them, we won't be able to not look back at matches like Fulham that would've changed the whole situation for us.

Regardless of what happens though, this season has been a real achievement and could've been better. If we do slip up now we've set the perfect level to go even further next season if we strengthen the team properly and give ourselves the best possible chance.




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 April 28 2008

Time: 3:02PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I don't think we can say things at this point such as the "what ifs" about Fulham and Middlesbrough. Everton can clearly say the same after their past few weeks and I think it's nearly evened out. They too lost to Fulham. Hell Man City blew a 2-0 lead at HOME to Fulham! I think it's true that whoever gets 5th does deserve it at this point. However even if we're 6th and only in the intertoto, remember that 6th place almost any other year is an automatic UEFA spot and a hell of an acheivement. Barry should remember that too.
los_angeles_villan
Report Abuse
28/04/2008 18:03:00

Whatever happens, we've made tremendous strides this season, and have to ensure we do likewise come 2008-09. No resting on our laurels.
glensider
Report Abuse
28/04/2008 20:42:00

we have good momentum and the two equalisers on sunday will give us inspiration. beating wigan would be a huge lift. arsenal will beat everton. we can't look backward and think of dropped points, and i am sure MON isn't either.
leftfoot
Report Abuse
29/04/2008 00:40:00

There's gonna be all to play for on the last weekend of the season if we beat Wigan and Arsenal do us a favour. Come on you Villa boys!!!
DeanoVilla
Report Abuse
01/05/2008 08:58:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 250
2. col8 203
3. kefkat 111
4. The Fear 106
5. ClivetheVillan 95
6. thefacehead 62
7. Fulford 59
8. HeathfieldRoad1874 56
9. sirdennis 39
10. BodyButter 38

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Everton 35 11 11 13 0 44
12. Crystal Palace 35 11 9 15 -6 42
13. WBA 35 10 10 15 -13 40
14. Aston Villa 35 9 8 18 -21 35
15. Newcastle 35 9 8 18 -24 35
16. Leicester City 35 9 7 19 -15 34
17. Hull City 35 8 10 17 -15 34

Breaking League News

We`re Losing Him to Liverpool?
Man Utd : 06/05/2015 17:50:00
West Ham Interested In Gestede
West Ham : 06/05/2015 17:21:01
Forster In Golden Glove Battle
Southampton : 06/05/2015 17:18:01
Getting Bale Would Trouble Our Rivals!
Chelsea : 06/05/2015 17:13:01
Backing Jose in Transfer Market
Chelsea : 06/05/2015 17:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of April
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 4%
Given 1%
Okore 1%
Vlaar 0%
Bacuna 3%
Clark 1%
Cleverley 6%
Westwood 0%
N'Zogbia 0%
Grealish 3%
Delph 23%
Sanchez 0%
Benteke 57%
Agbonlahor 1%