UK time is: 09:50:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Curtis Davies Relieved With Clean Sheet

Curtis Davies, who must have been relieved to have retained his starting place after being subbed in the previous game against Chelsea, said he was happy with the defence getting back to a clean sheet v Pompey.

He told AVTV:

'We are happy with the point. It was always going to be a tough game against Portsmouth. We will take the confidence from the clean sheet and the main thing is we limited them to very few chances. We also created plenty of openings ourselves.'

Suppose if I was going to ask a question or two here I would put forward - should we be happy with a point at home v Pompey? And how many chances did we create when we only had 3, if that, shots on target? Unfortunately one of those chances fell to Davies with an open goal he unfortunately hit row z in the Holte End..! As per usual, I have questions but not answers...!

Davies added, 'The worrying thing would be if we weren't creating those chances. The positive thing is the clean sheet - particularly as a defender. The Chelsea game may have been 2-0 but it could have been 5-0 - they were tearing us apart. It was one of their best games but we weren't at it. It was important to prove ourselves defensively again and I think we did that.'




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: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 19 2008

Time: 7:37PM

Your Comments

After last seasons game when we never turned up and only scored through a lame penalty from Barry I would assess we drew against a better Pompy side.
tomog
The clean sheet was indeed a plus point, but overall I think we have to view it as a below par performance, and two points thrown away.
glensider
Keeping clean sheets has for some reason become a difficult task for us of late, particularly when away from home.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 26/08/2014 (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Senderos Gets BBC Nod (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Gary Gardner Goes On Loan To B&HA (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Love In At Villa Park - Meh. (Tuesday August 26 2014)

U21s - Blackburn 1-1 Villa (Monday August 25 2014)

U21s - Cowans Looks For First Win (Monday August 25 2014)

No Cup Debut For Cissokho (Sunday August 24 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 975
2. Pride of Lions 698
3. ClivetheVillan 569
4. Villan Of The North 337
5. mike_field 289
6. Barney2004 267
7. kefkat 258
8. sirdennis 246
9. Juan Mourep 233
10. gator 225

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. West Ham 2 1 0 1 1 3
9. Liverpool 2 1 0 1 -1 3
10. Everton 2 0 2 0 0 2

Breaking League News

Saville Loan Deal Agreed!
Chelsea : 27/08/2014 09:48:00
Clarke Set for Palace?
Chelsea : 27/08/2014 09:46:00
Blind Deal Moves Closer!
Man Utd : 27/08/2014 07:44:00
He Who Laughs Last!
Man Utd : 27/08/2014 07:39:00
Van Gaal Speaks - MK Dons (a)
Man Utd : 27/08/2014 07:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Orient (League Cup) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win and progress 93%
Lose and out! 7%