UK time is: 08:29:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Small Villa Squad Even Smaller

Four players have left the club today, only one of which we will truly miss.

Thomas Sorrysen, Olof Mellberg, Patrik The Gob and Scott Carson have all left the club this morning.

Speaking to the press, Martin O'Neill commented:

'Retained lists in my day were really fun and exciting but now everyone seems to be aware of retained lists before it ever comes out.

'It didn't take a massive leap of faith to tell people what was going to happen at the football club.

'Berger was in his final year, Thomas Sorensen was in his final year, as was Olof Mellberg, and Scott doesn't actually belong to us and, to a certain extent, that is out of our hands.'

We all know Mellberg is off to the sun and hopefully for him a few medals at Juve. Carson returns to Liverpool and only time will tell if O'Neill makes a permanent move for him.

Sorrysen and The Gob apparently have plans to get their careers back on track, and The Gob had already announced an offer from another Premiership club.

'Berger has, as he has told the press, got an offer from a Premier League side (linked to Portsmouth last week) but he was going to be leaving at the end of the season anyway.

'Sorensen has got plans, so his agent was telling me, to get his career back on track again.'

Not a great loss really eh.




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.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 15 2008

Time: 3:06PM

Your Comments

I must admit the Tommy situation does leave a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth...feel like he was a bit harshly treated. Good luck Tommy...
olafthegreat
Was the Curtis Davis deal ever sorted with the Olbyun ? Otherwise officially Curtis limps back to our only local rivals.
HolteEnder43
As has been said a few times, the Davies deal was agreed when he signed on loan. Mowbray said when he was injured that it had no bearing on the deal at all.
Carlosio
Davies was on Soccer AM a few weeks back. Sounded like it was all sorted,
paintnothing
yeh sorensen was a good servant to us. should have been treated a bit better. good GK.
ric112
I agree olaf.... It was a bit harsh really but also think about Taylor. He played, did nothing wrong and got dropped for calamity carson!
nottinghamvillain
So we're left with just Stuart Taylor in the goalkeeping department. Worrying. We need two more keepers, thats if we intend to keep hold of ST. He might want to move on for regular first team football. Agree that Tommy S was a better keeper than many seemed prepared to give him credit for.
glensider
We will miss Olly, I remember when he signed, many villa fans said Who? How naive we were!!
young_jonah
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert's Confidence In Clark & Okore (Thursday November 27 2014)

Graham Does Head To Wolves (Thursday November 27 2014)

Lambert, Lambert, Give Us A Wave!? (Thursday November 27 2014)

U21s - Wolves 0-1 Villa (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Villa Fan - Rant Mode On... (Tuesday November 25 2014)

AVFC: Relegation Super Storm? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Lambert On Big Pluses Of Saints Draw (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Archived Aston Villa 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 930
2. ClivetheVillan 858
3. The Fear 694
4. kefkat 307
5. Freeman14 281
6. sirdennis 219
7. DeanoVilla 193
8. Villan57 167
9. Clubpaver 122
10. gator 116

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10

Breaking League News

Chelsea get Pogba and Messi transfer boost
Chelsea : 28/11/2014 05:48:00
ToTT Remembers Gary Speed
Newcastle : 27/11/2014 23:26:00
Perfect blues please boss
Everton : 27/11/2014 21:23:00
Pre-Match Stats: Swansea vs Crystal Palace
Swansea : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
Everton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Burnley (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - phew! 35%
Lose - gulp! 47%
Draw - meh! 18%