Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Futures Bright - And Claret & Blue

The Futures Bright - And Claret & Blue

When Martin O'Neill first came to Aston Villa he carried with him a reputation of only being able to work with so called 'ordinary' players and focused on getting the best out of them. Many people doubted that when he joined Villa that he'd be able to push onto the next level to manage (or even purchase) world class/champions league players, that were capable of or challenging winning any awards.

But in the usual MON style he's quietly gone about his business and has slowly built a team of solid professionals (a term given to almost any player nowadays!) who have really started to gain a winning mentality and are capable of picking up results whilst playing poorly.

Over the past season he has managed to turn our better players (Ashley Young, Gabby, Laursen and Barry) into quality players who the neutrals and top teams are quite rightly starting to take notice of.
Its been a long since Villa have had any players that the United and Madrid's of this world would want to poach from us, now our team has several. Add that to the fact that we are definitely not a selling club
and wont be bullied around by Europe's elite and it shows Aston Villa really are going places.

If MON gets the players he wants over the next few transfer windows and if Milner, Davies, Guzan and Cuellar progress anywhere near like Ashley Young and Co we could end up with one hell of a starting 11.

The future is actually very bright and not just some crappy thought up PR slogan!

Happy New Year all and UTV!



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

Writer:son_of_cher
Date:Wednesday December 31 2008
Time: 2:52PM

Comments

0
nice. agreed. UTV!
ric112
31/12/2008 15:03:00
0
I agree the future is bright :P but i would like one hell of a squad rather than just "one hell of a starting 11"
ThePretender
31/12/2008 15:04:00
0
I don't think anyone doubted him when he first arrived , in fact it was the opposite . It's since he's been here that people have doubted him. The truth is and I know that it's hard to take , is he's yet to do as well as Sir Brian , BFR. I think we were top at Xmas under JG so lets wait and see before we go over the top with the praise .
Villan57
01/01/2009 09:58:00
0
agree Pretender, we have to get some depth now, I'm sure MON knows that... although I thought the same last Jan and last summer!
The Fear
01/01/2009 12:34:00
0
Steady praise for the manager should be restricted to odd comments. Brilliant manager who knows HOW TO WIN.
col8
01/01/2009 18:53:00
0
Add to the above the emerging talents of The Fonz, Banann, Albrighton, Clark, Forrester and Co. - The future is needed bright at VP!
bazzah
02/01/2009 12:48:00
0
Good positive piece of writing. We are not there yet, but we're definitely on our way. Things have never looked so bright for AVFC, probably since those days back in '68 when Pat Matthews rescued the club, and we all finally believed that the dark days of despair were finally behind us. Of course they weren't, but even in relegation to the old third division, the seeds were being sown for a bright and promising future.
glensider
06/01/2009 16:19:00
0
You're so right bazzah. We have young emerging talent aplenty working their way through the ranks. None of them yet ready for regular first team action, but all looking to have very bright futures ahead of them.
glensider
06/01/2009 16:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Vital Villa Best Beard Of The Season Award Goes To..

I imagine this will hit the national press, such a prestigious award...

Wyness Confident Of Summer Improvements

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said that he's confident Aston Villa will sign the three or four quality additions identified by manager Steve Bruce this summer.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Reasons For Optimism For Villa Promotion?

Aston Villa 2016-17: Hard lessons to be learnt but real reason for optimism

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one40%
if you want to!60%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Competition open for Monaco
Latest Vital Boxing News
Ryan Walsh Successfully Defends British Title
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear336
2.JuanPabloAngel281
3.sirdennis212
4.BBJ177
5.Pride of Lions157
6.villasince67150
7.Silhillvilla125
8.kefkat123
9.mike_field117
10.col8115
Vital Football Comment