Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Cahill Up For The Challenge

Cahill Up For The Challenge

Gary Cahill has said he will fight to keep his place despite the increase in competition for places following the return to fitness of Martin Laursen and the ever present threat of Liam Ridgewell.

He told the official site 'I'm confident I can keep my place. I want to thank the manager for sticking by me. I've had a run of games now and it helps with consistency to play on a regular basis. Hopefully I can stay in the team and improve. My partnership with Olof has flourished. I think defensively we've been good. Freddy has done excellently at left back but then all the lads who've played have been impressive.'

'There's competition for places now too which keeps players on their toes. I'm certainly enjoying my time in the side and long may it continue. I've got Liam and Martin breathing down my neck but then again, there's competition throughout the squad. It's imperative for everybody to play well. Phil Bardsley has made a real impact. He's a good defender - particularly one on one. I've seen that in training He's confident on the ball and he defends well. He brings a lot to the team and he's a good lad off the field too.'

The lucky buggers are all off to training camp in Spain next week as Villa don't play again until March 3rd at Craven Cottage v Fulham (obviously!)

Cahill is taking the positives out of the break adding: 'It's a strange time of year. We've got to keep ticking along fitness-wise. We've played a lot of games so far this season, so at least this break gives us a good opportunity to rest up and be ready for when the games come thick and fast again.'


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday February 17 2007
Time: 11:20AM

Comments

0
Like Jordan, Cahill has his knockers but I reckon he is a decent player, and he spends less time on his back than Jordan :-)
col8
17/02/2007 11:52:00
0
Yes col but personally I think Jordan looks better on her back than Cahill does :-) If your opinion on that differs however......... :-)
Villain Of The North
17/02/2007 16:57:00
0
Don't knock the knockers, we pay good money to see them um...I mean him play.
myleftfoot
17/02/2007 22:06:00
0
never been a fan, too hard and unyielding.....but Cahill is good at his job and will only improve with the competition
steff_the_villan
18/02/2007 12:47:00
0
Gets caught in the wrong position at times... unlike Cahill
Hoss The Villain
18/02/2007 15:08:00
0
LOL@Villain of the North!
bmb
18/02/2007 20:58:00
0
Hear the knock of the knockers, until the hammer falls. But remember the act of the knocker, requires no brains at all. (Ron Saunders 1981 when people were saying Ipswich would win the league)
Gazvilla
18/02/2007 21:36:00
0
A memorable Ron Saunders quote there Gazvilla. Well recalled. As for young Gary Cahill, I think he continues to improve and impress, learning all the time. Certainly deserving of his first team place right now, although of course soon to be facing very fierce competition from Martin Laursen, which is no less than he would expect.
glensider
19/02/2007 03:34:00
0
Cahill has virtually his whole career ahead of him. He must surely be on the verge of becoming an under 21 England international regular. What a talent.
glensider
15/03/2007 03:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Perfect Pitch - Aston Villa Winners

See, Villa do win things!

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Villa v Blues

The poll results, man of the match, Villa v Blues.

EFL Grounds Team Winners 2016/17

The Football League have this afternoon announced the divisional winners and runners up in this...

Jedinak Wants Improvement

Midfielder Mile Jedinak knows Aston Villa have to improve in the season of 2017/18 if we are to win promotion back to the Premier League.

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
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win50%
Lose50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sochi Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Lewis Tips Joshua to Win
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel362
2.Pride of Lions343
3.sirdennis270
4.The Fear239
5.Silhillvilla199
6.Melon Donkey171
7.HeathfieldRoad1874166
8.kefkat155
9.Sasquatch140
10.BBJ101
Write for Vital Football