Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Merse's Campaign To Remember

Merse's Campaign To Remember

Whilst we all decide if the NotW story if fact or fiction, let's have some good news.

Paul Merson whilst speaking to the official site has said that Villa's phenomenal last season did not get the plaudits it deserved and tagged it a 'campaign to remember' for fans and players alike.

'It was a phenomenal season, (and) it went very much unnoticed.

'I thought Villa's sixth place finish was the best feat of any club in the Premier League.

'They have punched well above their weight because it wasn't the biggest squad and Martin did brilliantly to keep the lads going.

'He has to take a lot of credit. He gives people confidence and he is a good motivator.'

Merson also picked out Ashley Young and John Carew as being in need of some special praise.

'I like Ashley. He is a good winger and he has a good attitude out on the pitch.

'I think he will go on and become a regular for England. I am a big fan!

'I was very impressed with John Carew too. I didn't realise how good he was until he joined.

'He is big, strong - quite similar to Emmanuel Adebayor - and I feel he needs to play every week.'

Staying clear of the Gareth Barry issue, Merson finished off by commenting that the Intetwobob campaign could be the making of our younger stars.

'We won the Intertoto Cup and went into the UEFA Cup - that was great. It will be super for the younger lads like Gabby, Ashley and Craig.

'It is a completely different challenge but one they will relish. I think it will also enhance their international chances too.'

Well it'll certainly do them more good than warming the bench at another club wouldn't it!



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday June 29 2008
Time: 3:50PM

Comments

0
Barry OUT! Merson IN!
AVFC4ME
30/06/2008 05:10:00
0
Merson seems to be a big fan of the work MON has done, who isn't, just wish he could make some decent signings!!
young_jonah
30/06/2008 10:04:00
0
Good old Merse, sticking up for the real true love of his life again. Speaking the truth too. We didn't get the media attention we deserved.
glensider
02/07/2008 11:54:00
0
Definitely claret and blue blood running through those veins of Paul's. Can I though echo young_jonah's sentiments. One or two signings please Martin.
glensider
02/07/2008 11:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Trinity Upper Open For Business

Aston Villa have this afternoon confirmed that the Trinity Road Upper stand will be open for the hosting of Birmingham City.

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition

Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts of the fans, he's also...

What Came First Lee Hendrie. The Chicken Or The Egg?

Lee on the atmosphere and fans last season and why Scott Sinclair had to leave. But is it really down to the fans?

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker7%
Chester4%
Johnstone10%
Taylor0%
Jedinak43%
Hutton12%
Hourihane1%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree1%
Gardner0%
Kodjia7%
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
Vettel hoping for love affair with new Ferrari
Latest Vital Boxing News
Saunders Gives Golovkin a Deadline
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 Fear417
2.Pride of Lions318
3.sirdennis317
4.HeathfieldRoad1874306
5.JuanPabloAngel282
6.Sasquatch227
7.Silhillvilla184
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter151
10.DeanoVilla142
Vital Football Comment