Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Martin Jol Tips Villa To Beat Arsenal To 4th

Martin Jol Tips Villa To Beat Arsenal To 4th

Former Spurs manager and Dutchmeister Martin Jol has tipped Villa to push Arsenal out of the top four.

The Hamburg manager, who will pitch his team v Villa tonight in the UEFA Cup said:

'I would say Villa are in the top five clubs now - and they could be a top-four club. Arsenal are not so good now. They are no longer automatically a top-four side. Villa can definitely take their place and can reach the Champions League. They are one of the bigger clubs. In fact, when they won the European Cup I was there at the game in Rotterdam. I had to keep quiet as I was amongst the Villa fans.'

Adding that Spurs were also interested in signing Ashley Young from Watford but he proved too expensive at £9million. Phew!

'But he has gone up a level since then, Gabriel Agbonlahor is one of the quickest players in the Premier League while James Milner is also an excellent player. They have got the talent, as we had a couple of years ago at Spurs, and the future is for them.'

He also says that he wants to 'go all the way' with Hamburg despite him being tipped as in the running for the Sunderland job at 10/1. Oddschecker.com




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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 17 2008
Time: 4:54PM

Comments

0
what a nice chap that Martin Jol is. Hope Hamburg win the league.
industrial_musical
17/12/2008 16:59:00
0
Martin Jol????........... Wow!!
polski14
17/12/2008 17:14:00
0
Very wise man!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
17/12/2008 17:18:00
0
Dont be too hasty!
Paulsito
17/12/2008 17:25:00
0
Spurs fan here. Martin Jol always told it like it was at Spurs and I always appreciated his honesty, it's also why I like Harry and MON. I think what he says is right, Arsenal are no longer guaranteed that 4th spot, they have had blips. I'm not saying that as a Spurs fan but as an outsider (it is obvious that we will not be up there this season). What I also agree with is that Villa this season are very much like the Spurs team of 05-06, good English spine with a good couple of foreigners and one or 2 donkeys. We had Stalteri, you have Shorey! Now also gutted you guys got Young, good left wingers are rarer than rocking horse *****. Good luck in your quest for CL football this season.
Chris Hart
17/12/2008 17:55:00
0
Thanks Chris. Kind words. You should have never sacked Martin Jol in the first place though.
krfeskivilla
17/12/2008 18:32:00
0
Well said Hart, Jol has a place in the hearts of most Spurs fans for that very reason, never spins it & never a bad word to say about anyone, well at least publicly & that is the way it should be. From another Spurs fan who couldn't agree any more with what Chris said, good luck Villa. P.S. O'Neil is another great manager, out of him, Harry or Jol if I had the picking it would be a close run thing. Though I think Jol would edge it if only for our song!
stu_u2k
17/12/2008 18:56:00
0
P.S.S. For those of you who don't know it.... Martin Jol, Martin Jol, Martin, Martin Jol, he's got no hair and we don't care Martin, Martin Jol!
stu_u2k
17/12/2008 18:57:00
0
P.S.S.S. That song could almost work for O'Neil! :P
stu_u2k
17/12/2008 18:58:00
0
Worrying to look at the way that Spuz lost their form and best players after their manager had left, The preceding years, they almost threatened to snatch the gunners 4th place from them. MON would never do that to us though. Lasagne
Villan444
17/12/2008 19:08:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Norwich

All the stats from Aston Villa (2) vs (0) Norwich, Villa Park, 6/2/16 Att: 32,472

Something For The Weekend (521)

Their priorities are clear but their vision is myopic.

An Open Letter To The FA Over Kalinic

An excellent, in depth, letter to the FA over our failed attempt to buy Lovre Kalinic

The Aston Villa Injury Table... Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Aston Villa and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn2%
Richards0%
Okore0%
Lescott12%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana12%
Westwood0%
Gil12%
Agbonlahor37%
Veretout25%
Sub - Clark0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Renault target podium finish by 2018
Latest Vital Boxing News
Dublin Promotion Postponed
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions306
2.Fulford208
3.The Fear195
4.ClivetheVillan190
5.JuanPabloAngel138
6.revdpete138
7.sirdennis124
8.Wurzel110
9.DeanoVilla93
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You66
Write for Vital Football