UK time is: 16:55:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Villa Times - 25/10/2008

Unoial Villa News...



An interview with Worbo from Vital Wigan before the weekends clash v the Latics: An Interview With A Wigan Fan

The sheriff is back in town with his weekly Villa summary: The Week In Villa #9 (17/10/08 - 23/10/08)

And whilst on the subject of the Sherriff, here is a walk down memory lane with the good man: It was 20 years ago today...

Vital Villa asked: What should MON do with Gareth Barry? 71% said the England international should be played in midfield/attacking. 23% wanted to see him sold in January following his 'outburst' about being moved to left back. Other results: Majority Say Play Gareth Barry In Midfield

Vital Villa asked for your votes for Man Of the Match v Ajax. Quite rightly (!) Martin Laursen won with 24% of the votes. The bloke is a rock, or a legend, or a legendary rock! Stiliyan Petrov came next. Full results: Villa's Man Of The Match v Ajax

Lawro has tipped Villa to beat Wigan: 'If Wigan sulk after getting robbed at Anfield last week, they could struggle. But I'm sure Steve Bruce won't let that happen. Villa have the kind of team which can sit back away from home, soak up the pressure, and then pick you off. Though they have stuttered of late, I expect them to win at the JJB.' And predicts 2-1 to Villa.

Well, I think I quite like Steve Bruce all of a sudden?! Hey, stop those sharp intakes of breath, it appears he is a fan of what Martin O'Neill is doing and has backed Villa to break the top four. No more Mr Potato head then!!! Bruce was at Villa Park to see us beat Ajax 2-1 and said: 'If there's going to be one team that's going to break the top four, then for me the team in the best position at the moment is Aston Villa. I've been mightily impressed with the job Martin O'Neill's done, a new owner's come in and they've got a brand-new training ground. Of course, they've had some investment on the pitch to help Martin but they do it properly.' Full quotes: Steve Bruce Compliments Villa Shocker!!

Martin O'Neill has been talking about Emile Heskey who Villa will face tomorrow at the JJB. O'Neill, who managed the big man at Leicester City, has refused to be drawn on the speculation linking Villa with a move for the striker but did say he was a big powerful player and that he isn't surprised the level of interest in him. Full quotes: Martin O'Neill On Wigan Striker Emile Heskey

The reports today are full of claims that John Carew was out the night before the big match v Ajax until 1am in a lap dancing club (whatever one of those is?!?!?!!!!) Full info: Has John Carew Disgraced Himself?

The wonderful weekly Something For The Weekend (212) Click Here

Match report of sorts v Ajax: Click Here
Match stats v Ajax: Click Here
Managers reaction v Ajax: Click Here

Even Stiliyan Petrov thinks the fans were right to boo him. Must admit I disagree! No way does it help a player devoid of confidence to be booed by his own fans! That said, I did lose my temper the other week when he went down like he'd been assassinated when someone kicked his arm. He was rolling about too much so he arm can't have hurt that much, so I suggested he get up, get on with the game and kick the player back! The Bulgarian international midfielder told Sky Sports: 'To be honest, the fans were right with their reaction towards me. I was a big signing, I cost a lot of money, and they expect a lot from you. If I don't produce then of course they will be on my back. The manager left me out of the side for six or seven games last season but I knew I wasn't doing well.' Full article: Stiliyan Petrov Agreed With The Villa Boo Boys!

Thought for the day: Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life!




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:Saturday October 25 2008

Time: 5:41PM

Your Comments

Stan Petrov is 'The Man'. Fans right to boo him? Absolutely no way! Seemingly there always has to be a scapegoat wearing the claret and blue though, sadly it was just Stan's turn. He wasn't the first, and certainly wont be the last.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 30/09/2014 (Tuesday September 30 2014)

U21s - Villa 3-0 Bolton (Monday September 29 2014)

Benteke Steps Up His Fitness (Monday September 29 2014)

The Vital Villa Fantasy League Table (Monday September 29 2014)

Lambert Content Following Chelsea Loss (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Chelsea v Aston Villa (Saturday September 27 2014)

Something For The Weekend (467) (Friday September 26 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. Pride of Lions 766
2. ClivetheVillan 754
3. The Fear 691
4. mike_field 303
5. kefkat 289
6. Villan Of The North 272
7. DeanoVilla 264
8. sirdennis 249
9. Juan Mourep 154
10. Clubpaver 141

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8

Breaking League News

Match Day Moments - Sporting Lisbon (a)
Chelsea : 30/09/2014 16:43:00
Misfits!
Spurs : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
The Villa Times - 30/09/2014
Aston Villa : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
Missing Out
Man Utd : 30/09/2014 13:02:00
A Contented Mourinho!
Chelsea : 30/09/2014 12:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If you could only have one of these players renew, which one would it be?
Suggested By:  Ali Arab
Vlaar 10%
Delph 51%
Grealish 39%