Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Sublime Or Ugly - 3pts Are All That Matter

Sublime Or Ugly - 3pts Are All That Matter

John Carew doesn't mind if we play football, like the Spurs win, or if we have to dig deep and battle like the Baggies win - he just wants the 3 points on offer.

Villa have attracted a name for ourselves lately as 'entertainers', fast, counter attacking football that is joy to watch for fans and the neutrals.

But against the Albion we were very direct, more than normal seems to be the common consesus, yet it was the right tactic for that match. Bombarding the centre halves with big balls for John Carew to get or flick gave us the result. On another day that won't work and we'll have to play it crisply across the ground and beat a team purely on speed and touch.

Carew realises this and to be honest there seems to be a little undercurrent in his comments on the official site, that imply although he was pleased with his performance, he's gutted he didn't get a hattrick as he realises in the Prem, games like the one against the Baggies don't come often, and this was his chance to really rack up the goals rather than just damage the goalposts.

'It was a fantastic team performance. It wasn't the prettiest game - but derby games are never like that - it was a battle and very physical but we rose to the challenge.

'We may be able to go to Tottenham and play super football but we can fight and battle and scrap for three points too.

'I think that's a fantastic attribute. It's not always possible to go out there and put on a show for supporters.

'Sometimes you have to work hard and grind out a result. We can do both - we have proved that. That's very positive. It shows that we can compete with anyone.'

We certainly can compete with anyone on our day, all we need to make sure is we continue to turn up for matches and this could be a very good season indeed.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football




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:Monday September 22 2008
Time: 3:38PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Too right, win ugly, win pretty, just win!
The Fear
22/09/2008 16:49:00
0
How Carew can say it was a physical battle I don't know? Big John might have had more of a battle had Meite not been injured in warm up. Our defence showed its inexperience and our midfield showed how lightweight it is. All in all it was a really poor performance from the Baggies that could have ended 4 or 5 to Villa. Desperately disappointing!!
Lord Shepherd
22/09/2008 16:51:00
0
Sorry to seem pedantic JF but why the picture of Curtis?
fatloser
22/09/2008 19:38:00
0
3pts. dats wat rily counts
gunnerchi
22/09/2008 19:47:00
0
Baggies was lucky to score,, =]
Blitz
22/09/2008 21:30:00
0
Former baggies player Curtis is a Villa player... let me think why that picture. Win at all costs... apart from the Ronaldo roll and the Ferguson watch.
col8
23/09/2008 03:44:00
0
He's Claret! He's Blue! He's Villa through and through! John Carew! Erm... I just made that up...
AVFC4ME
23/09/2008 07:31:00
0
Big John is absolutely right, I dno't give a toss how we win, and showig that we can win playing pretty OR ugly is great!!!!
romanianvillain
24/09/2008 12:52:00
0
Hear! Hear! Big JC. You dont get extra points for playing so called 'sexy' football. A win is a win is three points.
glensider
25/09/2008 07:22:00
0
It was definitely the right tactics to beat The Baggies, MON got it spot on. Four goals wouldn't have flattered us. I'll settle for the same approach vs Sunderland if it yields three points.
glensider
25/09/2008 07:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Nigel Pearson NOT Aston Villa Bound - Rammed

Phew (for me) and doh (for others!) Nigel Pearson has gone to Derby County

Di Matteo Appointment Close

Late yesterday evening it was reported that further talks between Chairman Steve Hollis and Roberto Di Matteo had taken place...

No Villa Regrets For Amavi

French Left back Jordan Amavi has said he has no regrets about joining Aston Villa last summer, and he's pretty down to earth when it comes to his thoughts...

Xia Has Bigger Plans To Benefit Aston Villa

It's being reported that new owner, or soon to be, Dr Tony Xia is already in talks to purchase a second club.

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)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment31%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other39%
An average appointment15%
No thanks appointment!15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Monaco GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
Goodison Park Bill (29/05/16)
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions887
2.The Fear538
3.kefkat359
4.sirdennis303
5.Fulford273
6.Lerner Out!250
7.JuanPabloAngel228
8.glensider205
9.Silhillvilla182
10.DeanoVilla181
Vital Football Comment