UK time is: 15:30:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Best Villa Defence Poll Results

Poll results for the question on what the defence should be assuming Wilfred Bouma as left back (and Delaney as injured).

Some of the comments were saying they'd have liked an option also for Aaron Hughes but to be fair, at the moment he appears 3rd choice and I thought the poll was getting a bit complicated for our simple brains as it was!

The majority with 51% voted for Olof Mellberg and Martin Laursen in the centre with Phil Bardsley at right back.

Next up came Gary Cahill (who according to everyone but was wasn't man of the match last night - te he) and Mellberg with Bardsley as right back with 17%

Then we got a split with:

Liam Ridgewell/Cahill/(Bardsley) 8%

Laursen/Cahill (Bardsley) 6%
Ridgewell/Cahill/(Mellberg) 6%
Laursen/Cahill/(Mellberg) 6%

Mellberg/Ridgewell/(Bardsley) 3%
Laursen/Ridgewell/(Mellberg) 3%

Proving? Not exactly sure to be honest, only one mans opinion on the best defensive formations count and his name is Martin O'Neill !!!!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 3 2007

Time: 3:12PM

Your Comments

I think mellberg has suddenly become a liability. I agree with Jon, cahill is a good player, i think cahill and ridgey should play together
randy.stand
thought Mellberg did well last night, seem to be in the minority though!
The Fear
i dont think mellberg is up to it anymore though, he isn't the player he used to be
randy.stand
got to remember the pressure that is put on the defence/goalie due to the lack of strength in the midfield though.
The Fear
Regardless of who should be the back 2/4, the same problem existed last night with deadball situations. I thought that was addressed to the defence after the Fulham game??! SORT IT!
bazzah
Interesting to see 1 in 5 still think Ridge should be starting. Have to admit I'm one of them.
DeanoVilla
Mellberg is a good tackler, but his passing is so bad at times. I think the whole defence would benefit from a stronger goalkeeper behind them though, maybe that's why we leak so many from set pieces.
Thegreatdando
Ridge is very unlucky not to be in there. Personally though, if Martin Laursen is fit, then he should definitely start.
glensider
why Beardsley,,, he is poor, and villas worst player at the moment...
Faroe_villa_rules
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Grealish Back To Nottingham? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 677
2. The Fear 641
3. ClivetheVillan 572
4. thefacehead 443
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 233
6. sirdennis 216
7. kefkat 209
8. Villan Of The North 151
9. Clubpaver 132
10. DeanoVilla 129

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Sloppy' Goals
Liverpool : 23/10/2014 14:54:00
A Busted Flush
Arsenal : 23/10/2014 13:11:00
Sunderland Sign French Defender On Loan
Sunderland : 23/10/2014 13:09:00
Poyet Insists Coates Was Fit When He Signed.
Sunderland : 23/10/2014 11:23:00
Europa League good experience for Barkley
Everton : 23/10/2014 11:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which kick off time do you hate the most?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Saturday 3pm 3%
Saturday 12.30/12:45 etc 11%
Saturday 5:30/5:45 etc 4%
Sunday early 8%
Sunday 4pm 4%
Monday 8pm 24%
All are fine with me 2%
All of them accept Sat 3pm! 44%