Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Villa Times - 19/06/2008

The Villa Times - 19/06/2008

Unoial Villa News...



The date for Villa's home Intertoto Cup third round game has been set for Saturday July 26 (ko 5.15pm) The match will be shown on Setanta Sports.

According to Bill Howell in the Mail, Villa are set to bid for West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand. The 23-year-old defender has apparently been made available by Alan Curbishley 'at the right price'.

There was an interesting report yesterday in the Birmingham Post by Rob Tanner which quotes former Liverpool legend John Barnes as saying Gareth Barry doesn't need to move from Villa in order to realise his Champions League dream or to cement his place in the England team. Full article: Click Here

Thursday's Villa transfer rumours: Click Here
Wednesday's Villa rumours: Click Here

According to the Express & Star today Spurs and England keeper Paul Robinson would like to move to Villa Park. The Tottenham keeper, who had a howler last season for club and country, has been linked with a White Hart Lane exit and has often been linked to Villa, especially since we haven't taken up the option to sign Scott Carson from Liverpool. There are now quotes to the story, not even a 'source close to the player', so hey ho! Full article: Spurs Keeper Looking For Villa Move?

Vital Villa asked if £20million for Gareth Barry was a good deal for Villa, Liverpool or both! 79% voted that it would be a good deal for Villa. 14% however think we should keep hold of him at all costs and voted 'awful for us, we should keep him.' Full results: Click Here

Reports from yesterday claiming Villa had agreed a fee with Chelsea for Steve Sidwell. Click Here Today the reports of fee agreements are being called 'premature'.

Martin O'Neill says patience might well prove to the key this summer as he looks to strengthen the squad with quality, not just quantity. In an interview on the official site he explained it will take time but he knows who he wants and promises they'll do things as quickly as they can. Explaining, 'But the people we want to try and improve this club are players you can almost automatically assume are key players at other football clubs. These are people it might be difficult to prise out of their current clubs.' He also says he knows the squad has to be improved but 'it's a fact that improving the squad gets harder as you progress. We've just finished sixth in the Premier League and I think the supporters will agree that we have progressed over the last two years. To improve on what we now have means bringing in even more quality and the competition for quality players can be fierce.' Full article: O'Neill Knows Who He Wants At Villa

Thought for the day: No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry. (Blurrrrrr!!!!)



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday June 19 2008
Time: 2:26PM

Comments

0
Anton Ferdinand is an interesting one. His career seems to have gone backwards after a promising start. He looked the real deal in his early days, now he looks no more than your average central defender.
glensider
22/06/2008 06:26:00
0
Anton Ferdinand is an interesting one. His career seems to have gone backwards after a promising start. He looked the real deal in his early days, now he looks no more than your average central defender.
glensider
22/06/2008 06:26:00
0
John Barnes' comments were interesting. Wont change Gareth's mind, but they certainly have a ring of truth about them.
glensider
22/06/2008 06:27:00
0
John Barnes' comments were interesting. Wont change Gareth's mind, but they certainly have a ring of truth about them.
glensider
22/06/2008 06:27:00
0
John Barnes should come out retirement...
industrial_musical
22/06/2008 11:15:00
0
John Barnes should come out retirement...
industrial_musical
22/06/2008 11:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Hogan Relishing Kodjia Partnership

January signing Scott Hogan has said he and Jonathan Kodjia are determined to build up a 'frightening' strike partnership between now and the end of the season.

Opposition Feel The Force With Jedi Defence

Australian skipper Mile Jedinak's career path has taken a twist in the last few weeks as Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce utilises him in a centre half role.

Milner Takes Vassell's Lucky Scoring Record

Former Aston Villa midfielder James Milner has now replaced former striker Darius Vassell at the top of a particularly impressive Premier League scoring table.

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)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree90%
Disagree2%
Whatever 8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Renault call for engine budget cap
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear350
2.Pride of Lions276
3.sirdennis274
4.JuanPabloAngel237
5.HeathfieldRoad1874214
6.Sasquatch158
7.Silhillvilla154
8.Melon Donkey143
9.BodyButter132
10.DeanoVilla123
Vital Football Comment