Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Bardsley Impressed With Aston Villa

Bardsley Impressed With Aston Villa

Phil Bardsley seems impressed with his time at Villa Park saying the club is moving in the right direction and has the right manager in Martin O'Neill.

The 21-year-old right-back said: 'Villa are going in the right direction. The manager has come in and done a great job. He did have some limitations in terms of players at the start of the season. But new players have come in and hopefully they will gel quickly. I honestly believe Villa are moving in the right direction and I think it's time that Villa, with the stadium hat they have, are moving forwards. It is an unbelievable stadium.'

'The training ground they are building here is amazing, the players they are bringing in? I am happy to be here. I am really happy and I think we will be pushing for a European spot, even this season.'

I'm getting dizzy with all these positive comments, and bugger me if there aren't more......!

'It has been good so far and I'm really enjoying myself at Villa. I came here to play first-team football, but everyone is here for that. Just because I came from a club like Manchester United, it does not mean I don't have to fight for my place. I have to work hard to get into the starting XI and that's what I'm doing. Being at a club with a player like Gary Neville ahead of me, that makes me appreciate first-team football here.'

According to one of the gossip websites Bardsley is wanted by Newcastle who will offer Manchester United £2million in the summer.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Time: 3:03PM


Newcastle or Villa. Daddy or Chips? Chips evertime!!! (sorry Dad)
Adam Deuce
22/02/2007 15:36:00
It remains to be seen if Aston Villa are impressed with Bardsley though....
22/02/2007 16:04:00
I certainly like Phil Bardsley's attitude though ever since the day he arrived. He's been upbeat and positive from day one. O.K. he may have a reason to be seen as a 'good guy', but he could just as easily have kept quiet. But no, he's played the club up at every opportunity, and was talking in terms of 'we' right from the get go. Agree with jonah's comment, he most certainly has to impress on the field of play though, thats the most important thing, and to date I think he's done just that. He looks the type of young player who can grow with the team, and as of right now I think he'd make a very good summer signing.
22/02/2007 21:43:00
We need to see if and who is available come the summer. We need a complete player at full back, can Bardsley do it over a season, in the Premier. Manunure and The Gers didn`t fancy him ?
23/02/2007 00:22:00
Well possession is 9th of the Law, of course this does not count for footballers, Interested to see how Impressed he is If Villa offer him a contract and a permanant move to the club.
23/02/2007 10:04:00
Spot on jonah. Is he really what you need?
23/02/2007 16:38:00
maybe go for luke young and bards
24/02/2007 00:47:00
Bloody Newcastle, bunch of HumBugs. They try and scupper everything we do! They are fast becoming my least favourite team in Prem, *******s! What have they ever won anyway?? Jossies Giants are about the best they had, and they were crap!
24/02/2007 17:00:00
bardsley would be a good signing, but there is no reason we can't sign a proven right back as well to develop competition.
25/02/2007 14:55:00
We're certainly in prime position to sign Bardsley, despite interest from Newcastle or whoever. If we cant sell the club to him in the time he's here on loan, then somethings very wrong.
02/03/2007 06:16:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

We Deserved A Point - Garde

Manager Remi Garde has said he felt the performance in the game against Watford today should've returned a point for Aston Villa.

Audio - Garde Pleased With Performance

Manager Remi Garde has said he was pleased with the performance Aston Villa put in during today's three two loss to Watford, but he knows a point should've been taken.

Stats: Aston Villa v Watford

All the stats from Aston Villa (2) vs (3) Watford, Villa Park, 28/11/15 Att: 35,057

Villa v Watford - Teamsheets!

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Watford the visitors for the latest league match. This is a 3pm kick-off and the line ups have been confirmed.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Traore28%
Sub - Gestede0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
7 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
8 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
9 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
10 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Abu Dhabi Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Looking for Unification Bouts
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions1081
2.The Fear626
Vital Football Comment