Aston Villa - Close Diarra Down
UK time is: 00:57:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Close Diarra Down

Steve Sidwell believes that Villa must win the midfield battle against Lassana Diarra on Saturday if we wish to take all 3 points from the game.

Sidwell knows all about Diarra from his Chelsea days, and believes that just like himself Diarra needed to move away from a top 4 club, to a challenger to reestablish his career.

Speaking on the official site Siddy said:

'Lassana is very comfortable on the ball, he is strong and he can get around the pitch with ease.

'He covers so much ground and can chip in with the odd goal. He has been Portsmouth's lynchpin player since he signed.

'Like me, he elected to leave Chelsea to re-establish himself somewhere else.

'A lot of players do that. When they are at the top clubs, they move and believe in their own ability to go somewhere else and perform for another team.

'He elected to go to Portsmouth and I'm sure Harry was delighted to sign him. The longer they can keep hold of Lassana the better because if he left it would be a big blow.

'He is a quiet lad off the field. He came into training at Chelsea, worked hard and then went home. He did his talking on the pitch, which is the best way to be.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 16 2008

Time: 3:26PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
There is doubt he will play. Injury may force him out of this game. World class player that wouldn't look out of place in any top european club team.
storagematt
Report Abuse
16/10/2008 17:05:00

maybe he should join one then? :P
YatesyVillain
Report Abuse
17/10/2008 06:16:00

Diarra looks a top quality footballer, who in truth needs to be plying his trade away from Fratton Park.
glensider
Report Abuse
06/11/2008 21:54:00

Maybe we need to bring him here to beautiful Brummagem B6 eh YatesyVillain? He can fully realise his potential in this MON team.
glensider
Report Abuse
06/11/2008 21:56:00

and you feel that villa are the 'massive' club for him do you mate? he is too good for us, but i also have news for you he is too good for you aswell believe it or not!
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
06/11/2008 23:28:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Talks For Adama Traore? (Tuesday August 4 2015)

Wilkins Praises Sherwood Once More (Tuesday August 4 2015)

Recent Vital Villa Poll Summary! (Tuesday August 4 2015)

The Adebayor Saga - Fan Opinions (Tuesday August 4 2015)

Takeover, Clark & Other Bits (Sunday August 2 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 180
2. The Fear 53
3. DeanoVilla 41
4. gooser76 39
5. Bonker 36
6. ClivetheVillan 36
7. colavfc 30
8. kefkat 28
9. Fulford 26
10. BacunaMatata 24

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

McClaren Aims To Build A Team Around Sissoko
Newcastle : 04/08/2015 20:38:00
Stoke sign Real Madrid's Molina
Stoke : 04/08/2015 20:26:00
Konchesky Completes QPR Loan Move
Leicester City : 04/08/2015 20:08:01
Sky Sports Visit Norwich
Norwich : 04/08/2015 19:52:00
Juan Quintero Offered Deal By Norwich
Norwich : 04/08/2015 19:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Adebayor?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Yes please 47%
No thanks 33%
Unsure 20%