Writer: Mike Field
Date:Friday September 5 2008
I had to nick the title from the official site, so much better than I'd have come up with! Stevie Sidwell is in contention for the Spurs game.
The midfielder has declared himself fit after a more down than up start to the season following a calf injury, and he's now determined to get into the team and make a place his own.
Speaking on the official site after completing 90 minutes for the reserves against Stoke, he said:
'I feel good - my calf was fine throughout the game. I've not had a problem with it.
'The game was very helpful because it upped my fitness levels.
'It wasn't the plan to play the whole 90 minutes. I was going to play the first half and then see how I felt.
'As the game went on, I felt strong so I stayed on and it was good to get a full match under the belt.
'The reserve game was a good competitive one and that's what I need at the moment.
'I'll be available for the Tottenham match if I can get through the reserve game on Monday. I can't see that being a problem.
'That week - where we play Spurs, Litex Lovech and West Brom - is evidence of why we need a big squad. They are three massive games and I'm sure the manager will want to use everyone in his group.
'I'm sure when everyone is fit, we'll all be giving the gaffer a headache but that what's he's expecting.
'There's certainly going to be good competition for places in midfield in the coming weeks. That's what you want - competition is healthy. It drives you on. Complacency is not an option!'
Last season we coped quite well with any complacency issues if the truth be told, and truth be told 8 players knew they would be starting unless they were injured, but you know it cost us a few points and a few performances sadly.
This season O'Neill has rectified that element and we have options in almost all parts of the park now, save for upfront.
Date:Friday September 5 2008
Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Grealish Back To Nottingham? (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Poll - Which Kick Off Times Do You Hate The Most? (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Lambert Aug 2012 - Promises Of Attacking Football (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Everton (Away) (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Keep Doing The Same Thing = Same Old Results (Tuesday October 21 2014)
|1.||Pride of Lions||654|
|8.||Villan Of The North||140|
|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Hull City|
|11. Hull City||8||2||4||2||0||10|
|12. Aston Villa||8||3||1||4||-8||10|
|15. Leicester City||8||2||3||3||-2||9|
» Chelsea : 22/10/2014 13:01:00
|Pearson Looking Forward To Training
» Leicester City : 22/10/2014 13:01:00
|Fellaini on That Goal!
» Man Utd : 22/10/2014 12:54:00
|Phelan in Running for Birmingham Job!
» Man Utd : 22/10/2014 12:52:00
|Missed the Boat?
» Man Utd : 22/10/2014 12:51:00