Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Reo-Coker Thanks Fans

Reo-Coker Thanks Fans

Nigel Reo-Coker has thanked the Claret and Blue faithful for being more than a 12th man during our recent match against Liverpool.

Aswell as thanking the fans for a blistering atmosphere and permanently being being the team as they tried to wear down a Liverpool who had come for a point long before the Torres injury, he also says the performance by the squad - I would say most, but not all - is exactly the level of commitment that as fans we should expect from the team, because it's what they are aiming for.

Speaking on the official site, Hokey-Cokey said:

'We can build on that performance. It's the level we are trying to get to. There wasn't much in it. I think we had the better chances and on another day we could have taken three points.

'It's a top four team and we want to be showing what we've got against these sides.

'We are trying to break into that bracket. They are important games to show how far we have come. I think we did that against Liverpool.

And of course he's right, we need to be setting our stall out against the so called Big 4 and yes we were unlucky, on another day we could've gleaned all 3 points.

We were certainly not really at the races in attack but that'll be going over old ground at this point.

Lets lighten the mood, speaking on the fans he added:

'The Villa Park atmosphere was tremendous. All credit to the fans. The energy they gave us from their passion and commitment was fantastic.

'It was an electric atmosphere and we knew we couldn't let the supporters or ourselves down. We wanted to prove ourselves against top, world-class players and I thought we more than held our own.

'We have started well and set our standards. It is for us to maintain those now. It's imperative to start the season well and we've done that.

'We've got some big and important games now and we're looking forward to it.'

So are the fans Hokey, whilst others fall away and Man City won't really be challenging I suspect until January, maybe next summer, this is the perfect opportunity for us to make a real run and make strides of improvement.

If Gabby plays more Man City than Stoke and Liverpool and our defence continues with the form of Liverpool and not Stoke then Top 4 could be snuck. Top 5 is very attainable.

We want it, O'Neill does and Randy most certainly does. How much do the players want it - it's in their hands.

Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday September 2 2008
Time: 3:25PM


Anyone else noticed in that photo...that our captain for whatever game it was...put his armband on upside down?!
02/09/2008 15:29:00
Was louder than normal on Sunday and nice to hear. Maybe players like Nige only play well when they can hear the fans. P.S. Nice to see Benitez do as he was told as he cowered away back into the dugout.
02/09/2008 15:47:00
Felt the team did well at the weekend, and loved the atmosphere on Saturday during the first half, if the team had managed to put us ahead, i think we would have lifted the roof off of all four stands!!!
02/09/2008 15:57:00
0, this picture is only horizontally flipped. Nigel is wearing it on his right hand and correctly. vital should correct it, it is only few clicks in Irfan or Photoshop...
02/09/2008 16:04:00
A bit off-topic, but does anyone else think Reo-Coker looks more than a little gay in his intro video when the team is being announced?
02/09/2008 16:07:00
And we in turn thank Nigel for his stirring performance, arguably his best showing in a Villa shirt. A definite and well deserved, 'Man Of The Match' effort.
02/09/2008 19:35:00
The atmosphere definitely was electric, and it was good to be a part of it. As young_jonah so rightly says, a Villa goal and the place would have took off.
02/09/2008 19:36:00
Reo-Coker = great bunch of lads
02/09/2008 19:45:00
Wanting to blow my own trumpet, I was the big mouth who started, "you're just a fat Spanish waiter" at the start of the game, which went quite well. Unfortunately I wasn't overkeen on the next song to Fat Rafa, as I had my 12 year old daughter next to me. The noise at times was good, and would have been louder if we had managed to sell all of our tickets. Maybe though we can sell out when there is a big game!!!!!! Sorry I forgot, nobody was concerned about not being able to sell out against Man Citeh because everbody was on holiday and we hadn't signed Joe Cole!!!! But it would be Ok because the Liverpool game would definitely be massively over subscribed!!!! Appears not. I know I keep banging in on about it, but it is no good sweeping the issue under the carpet. Not being able to sell out Sundays game should be a massive concern to everybody at the club. I know that pubs around Brum were full of 'supposed' Villa fans who spent more on beer watching the game than it would have cost for the price of a match ticket. If we cannot sell out for that game why would Randy even contemplate extending the ground to 50,000+ (which he is committed to because of our obligations to the Olympics)??
03/09/2008 09:59:00
Lets hope MON doesnt stay with this idea to put him at right back...
03/09/2008 17:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa Fans React To Win Against Fulham...

Post match reactions to Aston Villa winning against Fulham.

Video - Highlights Of Aston Villa v Fulham & A Pumpkin!

A win away, a win at home, I could get used to this!

Gollini Post Fulham Interview - Confidence The Key

Nice post match reaction interview with our keeper Pierluigi Gollini

Audio - Bruce Talks Fulham

Manager Steve Bruce was again a happy man at the full time whistle in Saturday's game against Fulham.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Adomah4%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Westwood0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Hamilton was in fear of engine issues
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear500
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings132
The Vital Football Members League