Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill disappointed with defence (AUDIO)

O'Neill disappointed with defence (AUDIO)

Interview Length: 4 Min 35 Sec

To listen CLICK HERE

A disappointing result for Aston Villa after losing out to Stoke City in their first away game of the season. Spirits were high after overcoming Manchester City with relative ease last time out, however a fortunate last gasp goal prevented Martin O'Neill's men from taking anything from the game.

After John Carew and Martin Laursen had responded to Liam Lawrence's penalty and Ricardo Fuller's strike, frustration was evident from the Irishman for failing to cope with Stoke's final long throw of the game as Mamady Sidibe scored for the home side with a somewhat fortuitous header in injury time.

O'Neill felt the team merited a share of the spoils but admitted it will take time for a set pattern of play to emerge with a number of new faces at Villa Park this season.



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

Writer:Lee
Date:Monday August 25 2008
Time: 2:42AM

Comments

0
I still think we'd be better off getting rid of barry, I don't think is mind is on the game, he's to busy thinking of pastures new, we should cash in now, and get someone in who whats to play for the villa, this whole debacle has upset the flow of pre-season, and now seems to be spilling over in to the league, to be honest I don't think I can fully trust him again, however well he plays, I will always think he's not giving 110%, I also think the rest of the lads would be better of if he went, I know one thing I'd be well *****ed off if some bloke at my works was on double what i was earning, causing the problems he as, and then the boss paid him even more to keep him there. 4uck that get rid!
eltoro
25/08/2008 10:38:00
0
Replying to Eltoro. I agree with you in principle. Barry cost us at least one goal against Stoke, and didn't really put anything into the game either. But now we would struggle to get 10M for him because he is Uefa Cup tied. I think we must keep him at least until Christmas. Then his price will go up again, and we will have had time and will have the money to try to replace him.
villa_de
25/08/2008 12:11:00
0
We were poor at the back, no arguments from me on that score, and I include Brad Friedel in that damnation. You defend from the front though, and we were way below par throughout the team. Individually our back four are qual;ity individuals, but as a unit, they are just not together yet. We have to tighten up considerably, no doubt about it, five goals conceded in two games against the likes of Stoke City and a Manchester City team missing its key strikers, does not make good reading at all.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:05:00
0
I know where you're coming from eltoro, and you make some very valid points, but I cant see how this late in the transfer window, we can afford to let Barry go. We're way short on numbers now, aren't where we needed to be following another summer of wasted opportunities in the transfer market, and the departure of Barry would leave another huge hole in this squad.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Leeds v Aston Villa

All the stats from Leeds (2) vs (0) Aston Villa, Elland Road, 3/12/16 Att: 32,648

Leeds United v Aston Villa - Team Sheets

Aston Villa go to Elland Road as the visitors to Leeds for the latest Championship game.

Leeds United v Aston Villa - Follow On Twitter

Aston Villa go to Elland Road as the visitors to Leeds today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

The Villa Times - 03/12/2016 (AVFC News Round-up)

The latest Villa news, coming thick and fast at the moment, via the fishy one...

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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini2%
Hutton7%
Elphick0%
Chester14%
Amavi0%
Westwood14%
Jedinak7%
Gardner0%
Adomah42%
Gestede7%
Kodjia0%
Sub - Grealish0%
Sub - Ayew0%
Sub - Agbonlahor7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
What next for Mercedes?
Latest Vital Boxing News
BBBoC to Hold Hearing After Blackwell Incident
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear73
2.JuanPabloAngel48
3.sirdennis37
4.HeathfieldRoad187435
5.BodyButter29
6.Wurzel22
7.TuBBz20
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings18
9.DeanoVilla15
10.Melon Donkey14
Vital Football Comment