Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Steve Sidwell Excited To Play For Villa Fans

Steve Sidwell Excited To Play For Villa Fans

Villa new boy Steve Sidwell told AVTV Online: 'The attacking, attractive football Villa played last season was fantastic to watch. They moved so quickly from one end of the pitch to the other all season and you can see how they scored so many goals. I particularly remember the 4-4. That was a game to remember!I thought overall Villa were unlucky to just pick up a draw - they should have won.'

The former Reading and Chelsea midfielder has already said he is looking forward to getting back to regular football and added in this current interview, 'I am looking forward to being a part of that brand of football and chipping in with some goals too. I am sure we will be a real force next season.'

He also says that Villa Park is 'fantastic' and talks of the great tradition here, adding in a very clever way (!) 'The fans have always been tremendous when I have visited with other clubs but I am looking forward to putting on a Villa shirt and playing for them now.' Nice move Ginger Ninja!

'I want to repay the manager, chairman and the fans for the faith they have shown in me by good performances and hard work.' And after his 45 minutes in the pre-season friendly game against FC Zurich he told the official site: 'It was just great to be back playing football.'

'It's all about fitness at this time of year and we need to get that quickly because we've got a big game next weekend. Hopefully we can step things up in midweek and move on from there. Today it was just nice to be out on the pitch. It's been a long saga and there's been a lot of waiting around for me. Now I just want to get on with playing for Aston Villa.'



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday July 13 2008
Time: 10:28AM

Comments

0
'the' 4-4? Which one, Sidders?!
mightyrodders
13/07/2008 10:37:00
0
It's funny that it's possible to ask that question really, ain't it rodders? Villa, Chelsea and Spurs 4-4 love-in was rather bizarre, but marginally the best of the three with the Chelsea-Villa game, just pipping Spurs-Chelsea to the post.
Carlosio
13/07/2008 10:43:00
0
I was marginally less shouty and red during the Villa-Chelsea game than I was for the Villa-Spurs effort... Didn't really care about Spurts-Chelski as I hate them both.
mightyrodders
13/07/2008 11:07:00
0
He's obviously quite an intelligent guy, is Sidders - he knows what to say and I just hope he knows what to do when he gets on the pitch! Sidders for England!!
romanianvillain
14/07/2008 09:29:00
0
Refreshing to read the thoughts and comments of a player so clearly delighted to now be plying his trade at Brummagem B6. I think we can all expect big things from Mr Sidwell throughout the upcoming campaign.
glensider
15/07/2008 07:47:00
0
Wouldn't be at all surprised to see him contribute ten goals from midfield this season. A very good signing by MON, at a very realistic and reasonable price, if in fact the 5m figure quoted in the media is correct.
glensider
15/07/2008 07:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

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)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing80%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Liam Smith Next up for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear365
2.BodyButter153
3.sirdennis152
4.Fulford135
5.JuanPabloAngel112
6.kefkat101
7.glensider90
8.DeanoVilla89
9.Melon Donkey76
10.Silhillvilla70
Vital Football Comment