Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Osbourne Living The Dream

Osbourne Living The Dream

Isaiah Osbourne has said on the official site that he has to pinch himself regularly because he can't believe he is playing for his boyhood heroes.

The 20 year old Academy graduate has recently signed a 3 year contract and as yet another player in or on the fringes of our first team who supported the club from the stands, he is obviously over the moon with his progress.

'I've been a Villa fan all my life. It's a dream - the perfect job for me. I always dreamt of playing for the club and I have to pinch myself sometimes to actually believe I am at the club.

'Playing in front of my fellow supporters is amazing too. I can't put it into words really.

'My whole family are Villa supporters so they are very proud.

'The great thing is coming through the academy into the first team - that's a great feeling and I have a lot of people to thank for that - people like Bryan Jones, Tony McAndrew, Gordon Cowans and Kevin MacDonald.

'It's also great to commit to a club which are truly on the up in the Premier League and my main aim now is to fight to get a place in the team. That's my main goal.

'The manager is a great man to work for and I'm sure my game will develop working with him on a regular basis, with coaches like Steve and John.

'We have a great group of lads here and the banter is fantastic - it's a great club to be at.'

Osbourne is a bit of a enigma when it comes to fans and his appearances so far. Most of the time he's appeared has been when those with more experience have failed to turn up making a judgment call on him slightly unfair.

O'Neill certainly rates the lad though from what he's seen in training, and of course only being 20 years old he has ages to make his mark and forge out a career.

It seems his head is screwed on, and for O'Neill to like him you know the attitude is right.

I think like most of our youngsters fans need to remember mistakes will be made, and they need the time, opportunity and support to make those mistakes without us turning on them.

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday October 10 2008
Time: 4:37PM


he can buy that shrimp boat in no time!
10/10/2008 16:53:00
Woooa Kris a little harsh sir. Chuffed to bits for him how i would have loved to score for the Villa OMG
10/10/2008 17:07:00
tubbz, it's uncanny, not that harsh, if he looked like the elephant man, i'd make a comment about him looking like the elephant man, he should thank his lucky stars he looks like Bubba..
10/10/2008 17:09:00
I'd love to live the dream, instead I have to live la vida loca
The Fear
10/10/2008 17:15:00
Can anyone see Osbourne pulling on an England shirt within 5 years? I cant.
10/10/2008 17:40:00
i like him, he kinda reminds me of ian taylor. also midfielders with aerial presence can be very useful
10/10/2008 22:49:00
I have a lot of time for Osbourne and was made up when I heared he'd signed a new contract. I thought he was one of the better players against QPR. AS far as a look-a-likey, he reminds me of the guy who plays Candi Man. Which is a little creepy!
Adam Deuce
11/10/2008 00:12:00
Piper with the Premiership full of Jonny Foreigner the country may be eternally geatful to Aston Villa for investing their resourses in young English tallented players.
11/10/2008 20:28:00
He's got a huge task ahead of him over the next season or two to really establish himself at the club, and force his way into the starting line up. A lot of quality ahead of him, but he has at times shown promise. Good luck to him.
04/11/2008 21:47:00
Hear Hear Col8. Agree with you wholeheartedly. Isiah has shown enough promise and potential to convince the club that its well worth rewarding him with a new extended deal. Long may that sort of approach to young players coming through our ranks continue.
04/11/2008 21:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Neilson Not A Willing Souttar

Heart of Midlothian boss Robbie Neilson has issued a hands off warning to Aston Villa following speculation that we are preparing an offer for defender John Souttar.

Fans Held Back This Sunday

West Midlands Police have released a statement ahead of this Sunday's derby clash against Birmingham City and confirmed that travelling Villans will be held in...

Gardner Relishing Blues Clash

Midfielder Gary Gardner has also been wheeled out ahead of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City given his long association with the club.

Bruce - You Live For Games Like This

Manager Steve Bruce has continued his preview of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City and admitted people are in football for matches of this magnitude.

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)

Will Villa get promoted?
Suggested By: J P Fear
Yes, automatically25%
Yes, through play offs41%
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
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 introduces the Verstappen rule
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
Vital Football Comment

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 Fear567
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings152
Write for Vital Football