Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

From One Villa Crock To Another

From One Villa Crock To Another

Oh dear, this is ominous! One Villa crock talking about another!

Villa and Wales right-back Mark Delaney says that fellow defender Martin Laursen can come back from yet another injury problem.

The Danish International, only just back from repeated knee problems, limped off against Fulham last weekend with an injury to his hamstring.

Delaney, also fighting to re-gain his fitness before his contract runs out this summer, said: 'He's shown great strength of character from the start of what has been a terrible run of injuries. Every time I've seen him play, he's always done little wrong and put his heart and soul into it. It says a lot that every time he has been fit, Martin O'Neill has put him in the squad, and quite a few times in the starting line-up.'

Adding on the official site: 'I think Martin Laursen sums up the wholehearted approach the manager demands from the players. And the fact he's done well whenever the gaffer has picked him and shown great character to come back from his injuries means he'll certainly bounce back from this setback.'

'It's just frustrating for him. And as I have found, you can get into a rut - you can get too downhearted. It's the effect of four or five months of rehab has on you that you can't gauge. The strong people mentally will come through.'

The team would certainly be stronger with both of them on the field but you have to have serious doubts about both players after repeated come-backs and constant injury problems. That said, with Laursen, hopefully the hamstring injury was just because he hasn't been able to play that much football in the last couple of seasons.

There, expert medical knowledge from little old me! Any other questions, feel free (not) to ask.


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 12 2007
Time: 10:40AM

Comments

0
I think in American terms calling someone a "Crock" is different to in the UK but having read the above I think it could be the same.
col8
12/03/2007 11:41:00
0
Laursen is real quality and it's a real shame he's missed so much time through injury. I just can't see him ever being fit enough to play 40 games a season. I'd love to be wrong though as we look much more solid at the back when he's playing
Geordie_Villa
12/03/2007 11:58:00
0
Yep its a shame, isnt that why we need e decent squad?
morky13villa
12/03/2007 21:24:00
0
ML and MD. We'll be talking about them 15-20 years down the road saying 'What might have been'? Guess we'll never know.
glensider
12/03/2007 21:56:00
0
A fully fit Mark Delaney would solve our right full back problem overnight.
glensider
28/03/2007 02:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Aston Villa Articles

What Can The Matter Be Ross?

Well this was a little bit of an unexpected turn of events over the weekend...Ross McCormack, a locked gate and disciplinary issues.

Bruce Gives Preston Thoughts

Manager Steve Bruce has mixed reactions following our two all draw with Preston North End last weekend.

New Date For Bristol City

The upcoming Championship game against Bristol City at Villa Park has been moved.

Video Highlights & Post Match Coverage v PNE

Video highlights, select tweets, stats, fan reactions and so much more. Well, not that much more to be fair.

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)

Player Of January Poll To Follow
Suggested By:
My cup runneth over25%
How very exciting75%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Rosberg lacked passion for F1
Latest Vital Boxing News
Adams Turns Professional
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2017 8:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear536
2.JuanPabloAngel333
3.Silhillvilla320
4.Fulford301
5.sirdennis283
6.Villan57220
7.Melon Donkey171
8.BodyButter166
9.villasince67133
10.danvilla2130
The Vital Football Members League