Writer: Mike Field
Date:Thursday May 1 2008
Gareth Barry has said he is relishing the fact that Villa's season effectively hangs on being able to win the last two matches.
Speaking to the Evening Mail, Captain Barry said he was loving the fact that villa's season has gone to the wire, and that for the first time in a long term, we don't come to the last few games having nothing to play for, and our season (of missing out) already over.
'As a professional footballer you want to be able to play the last couple of games knowing there is an achievement at the end of it.
'We will all relish this game and hopefully we can go to West Ham with things in our hands.
'It's important we get the three points and put the pressure on Everton and a couple of goals could also help with the goal-difference.
'But it will be a tough game against Wigan.'
On paper, and given our form of late, you would expect us to tonk Wigan 3-4 nil, but Barry is quick to remind people that Wigan will be up for the game because they aren't yet safe from relegation.
'They are battling at the other end of the table and are always a hard team to break down. We could probably have done with them being safe but that is not always the best way.
'When teams have got nothing to play for that can sometimes backfire on you.
'They showed they are a good team by getting a point at Chelsea which shows they have a good team ethic.
'So we will take nothing for granted but will try and play with the same character we have shown lately.'
I agree with him, it certainly makes a pleasant change having something to fight for as the season draws to a close.
Date:Thursday May 1 2008
Tom Fox Has Wrong Narrative, Here Is The Right One (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Steer Won't Get Yeovil Loan Extension? (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Weimann Wants Wembley (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Leicester FA Cup Tie Chosen For TV (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Vital Villa Player Of The Month For January (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Bournemouth FA Cup (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Fans Have A False Narrative - Lambert STAYING (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Aston Villa Is A 'Classic Car` Football Club (Wednesday January 28 2015)
Jack Needs To Tweet About Eggs (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Okore On Mr Reliable Hutton (Tuesday January 27 2015)
|4.||Pride of Lions||671|
|Leicester City||1||-||0||Aston Villa|
|Aston Villa||0||-||0||Crystal Palace|
|Aston Villa||1||-||1||Man Utd|
|13. Crystal Palace||22||5||8||9||-8||23|
|15. Aston Villa||22||5||7||10||-14||22|
|18. Hull City||22||4||7||11||-10||19|
|Name the Starting XI - Man City (h)
» Chelsea : 29/01/2015 07:37:00
|Costa`s Kangaroo Court
» Chelsea : 29/01/2015 07:27:00
|Who R Ya - Stoke City
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:27:00
|The Men in Black - Stoke City v QPR
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:06:00
|Mutch Palace Bound?
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 18:47:00