Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Berger Earns New Contract

Berger Earns New Contract

Aston Villa midfielder Patrik Berger will be offered a new contract at the end of the season it has emerged.

Berger, who fell out with Martin O'Neill early in the season seems to have undergone a huge transformation and has featured in a number of games for Villa in 2007. O'Neill believes that despite Berger's age and injury prone nature, that the former Czech international will be the match winner next season.

Boss Martin O'Neill:

'If he can remain fit for a year - and that's the big thing - then I think he'd be able to make the same contribution as he has since January.

'There's not too many players outside of the top teams at this minute who have Patrik's vision.

'I never said his career here was finished, but you would have got long odds on the contribution he's made after going to Stoke because he didn't really get into their team.

'He came back, and I think the realisation that the great days as a footballer playing in front of big crowds might be over has maybe given him that inspiration which has brought out the very best in him.'



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
Time: 11:33AM

Comments

0
i think the primary reason for keeping him will be strength in depth on the left wing.
industrial_musical
02/05/2007 13:13:00
0
Could be a shrewd move on the clubs part, even though as MON suggests it is something of a gamble. Presumably Patrik will weigh up his options come seasons end before making a decision. Could be that the lure of the dollar might just tempt him stateside, if indeed that option is open to him.
glensider
02/05/2007 20:03:00
0
I am pleased to hear this. He has shown us recently that he still has something to offer. He has said he wants to stay and, if it is all about building a big squad with strength in depth this could be the right thing for both club and player.
jonah
03/05/2007 08:09:00
0
Has the potential to be our Paul Merson figure for the next 12 months if he can stay fit. Great attitude too, he could have sulked and walked after the Stoke loan spell but he came bouncing back.
DeanoVilla
03/05/2007 09:32:00
0
Good point Deano, having said that was his turn around for yours and my benefit? or his?
morky13villa
04/05/2007 23:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Disgraceful Comment From A Villa Fan!!??

Only a snippet, it is ding dong derby day though and we've not had much to laugh about.

All Smiles In Post Match (Video) Interview From Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce post 1-0 to Villa v Birmingham City interview...!

Stats: Aston Villa v Birmingham City

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (0) Birmingham City, Villa Park, 23/04/17 Att: 40,884

Aston Villa v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

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)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone8%
Hutton28%
Chester3%
Baker17%
Taylor5%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak4%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor35%
Sub-Gardner0%
Sub-Hourihane0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
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 43 16 13 14 61 5
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 43 15 10 18 55 -2
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
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Formula One loses long standing Grand Prix
Latest Vital Boxing News
Murray Wins on Points Against Rosado
The Vital Football Members League

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.Pride of Lions330
2.JuanPabloAngel329
3.sirdennis232
4.The Fear201
5.Silhillvilla185
6.Melon Donkey158
7.HeathfieldRoad1874152
8.kefkat135
9.Sasquatch127
10.BBJ97
Vital Football Comment