Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Villa Times - 02/06/2008

The Villa Times - 02/06/2008

Unoial Villa News...



Maloney Baloney! According to the players agent, Shaun Maloney - rumoured in the press to be a target for Celtic, Rangers and Sunderland, is going nowhere. John Halliwell, the 25-year-old striker's agent, said in the Daily Record that Martin O'Neill rates him highly and the sooner the player gets settled and fights to get into the first team, the better. Full quotes: Ha! Maloney Baloney!

ASTON VILLA PLAYER Gareth Barry won his 20th cap last night in the 3-0 England win over Trinidad & Tobago and managed to score his first international goal. To add to the joy he took over in the second half as captain as David Beckham was brought off. Meanwhile BBC pundits Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer poured praise on the VILLA PLAYER (!) saying he looked at home in the team and seems to be there to stay. Just shows, with Ashley Young also making an appearance and Gabby Agbonlahor on the bench, you can be at Villa AND make the England team. Think on Gareth before you make a jump to a club in turmoil! Full quotes from Barry and Hansen: Gareth Barry - Captain Of Club & Country

18 year-old Bosnian starlet Miralem Pjanic says he rejected a move to Aston Villa when agreeing a transfer to Lyon. Pjanic told Le Figaro 'I had requests from abroad, including Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Aston Villa and Fiorentina, but I wanted to stay in France.'

Academy boss Bryan Jones says that Gabby Agbonlahor should be seen as a role model for the Villa youth to see that you can go from the Acadamy all the way into the first team and get international recognition. He told the official site: 'His progress just shows the worth of the staff at the club in many ways - the youth coaches and the part-time schoolboy coaches. They persevered with Gabby because he was nowhere near a finished product at 14 and 15. The work that both he and the coaches put in was immense and that's a real credit to the player and the set-up.' Adding, 'Gabby's desire to succeed is another lesson for younger players coming through. His commitment when he hasn't got the ball has improved 100 per cent and I think that shows how the desire is just as important as the ability.'

Curtis Davies believes that Villa are close to breaking into the top four of the Premiership. The player, who should soon be officially a permanent Villa player as it appears the loan was a done deal to make him ours for a pre-agreed fee with West Brom said: 'At one point we were very close last season. The turning point would have been if we had managed to hold on and beat Liverpool at their place when Peter Crouch scored late on and it finished 2-2.' Adding that although teams like Liverpool have far more depth 'There is a massive gulf between us in that respect but we gave it a good go with what we had and I feel that we are not too far away from snatching that fourth spot. I know a lot is made in the media that it is impossible to get into the top four but it is down to the team who aren't in it to work harder and get the better players in to work towards it.'

Thought for the day: My wife and I divorced on religious grounds. She thought she was Gods gift and I didn't.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday June 2 2008
Time: 6:27PM

Comments

0
love the thought for the day - lol
merlin
02/06/2008 19:58:00
0
love the thought for the day - lol
merlin
02/06/2008 19:58:00
0
Pjanic reckons that he turned down Villa and Barca for LYON. These Bosnians clearly aren't the sharpest tools in the box or they have an extreme liking for snails and frogs legs. ( Peasants.)
Villan444
02/06/2008 21:19:00
0
Pjanic reckons that he turned down Villa and Barca for LYON. These Bosnians clearly aren't the sharpest tools in the box or they have an extreme liking for snails and frogs legs. ( Peasants.)
Villan444
02/06/2008 21:19:00
0
yeh but he is 18 and might not wanna uproot. pleased we were in for a highly rated youngster
ric112
02/06/2008 23:47:00
0
yeh but he is 18 and might not wanna uproot. pleased we were in for a highly rated youngster
ric112
02/06/2008 23:47:00
0
Good to see Gabby being talked up by the likes of Bryan Jones. He (Gabby) has been coming in for some undeserved flak lately. Maloney Baloney indeed. Wish that guy would start consistently performing out on the pitch, allow us to talk about that aspect of his make-up.
glensider
05/06/2008 01:21:00
0
Good to see Gabby being talked up by the likes of Bryan Jones. He (Gabby) has been coming in for some undeserved flak lately. Maloney Baloney indeed. Wish that guy would start consistently performing out on the pitch, allow us to talk about that aspect of his make-up.
glensider
05/06/2008 01:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

De Laet Set For Pre Season Return

Fullback Ritchie De Laet has confirmed that he's on course for a pre season return to training following his nightmare 2016/17 season.

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

HK - Villa Top Soccer Sevens Group

Aston Villa's results on the first day of the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens saw them finish on top of Group C.

Green Has Holte End Goal For 2017/18

Winger Andre Green has been speaking about his eagerness to achieve a boyhood dream next season following his breakthrough this campaign - a goal in front of the Holte End.

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
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one37%
if you want to!63%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2017 Monaco GP - Race
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mayweather Dismisses Golovkin’s Talents
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel382
2.The Fear377
3.sirdennis247
4.BBJ216
5.Pride of Lions213
6.villasince67185
7.Silhillvilla147
8.BodyButter144
9.kefkat135
10.col8129
The Vital Football Members League