Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Cold Hard Truth Told To Hendrie

Cold Hard Truth Told To Hendrie

David O'Leary has spelt out the cold hard truth to Lee Hendrie. He only has himself to blame when it comes to his lack of first team chances this season.

Hendrie, who has been linked to several clubs including Wolves, Portsmouth and Tottenham, says he has found this season 'soul destroying' because he has only had very limited first team games. However Hendrie started the season, yet again, suspended following a sending off in a friendly against Tamworth.

Hendrie is under pressure to keep his midfield place that he enjoyed against Hull because on loan Leeds midfielder Eirik Bakke is back in contention having had to sit out the FA Cup game due to the terms of his loan agreement.

Hendrie said after the Hull game: 'I just hope I've done enough to keep my place.' Adding 'From my point of view, it was nice to be back involved in the first team, but I don't know where I go from here. I'm in a bit of limbo to be honest. The transfer window is open so we'll see what happens. I'm a Villa boy, I've been here for 10 years and the last thing I want to do is leave.'

Hendrie has admitted that his agent has spoken to Portsmouth over a possible move, although as they have just signed a trio of Spurs players, that prospect may no longer be open to him and O'Leary has already said he won't send any of his players out on loan with Wolves and Southampton said to be eyeing a deal.

O'Leary told the official site 'If you break it down why he hasn't been playing much this season then first, he got himself ridiculously sent off at the beginning of the season and had to serve a suspension. Then after that he had a knee operation that kept him out for a long time.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday January 14 2006
Time: 12:53PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Gana Release Clause Angers Xia. RDM Wouldn't Have Let Go

Looks like the Villa owner and manager aren't happy that Gana has a release clause and is leaving.

Something For The Weekend (538)

....I do think that when players collectively allow their professional standards to fall to unacceptable levels, that maybe, a little explanation is due.

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

One Of The Villa Failures Departs - Guzan to Boro

Aston Villa have confirmed that goalkeeper Brad Guzan has completed his move to Middlesbrough.

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)

Would you keep Scott Sinclair?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, could be an asset65%
No33%
Unsure2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2016 German Grand Prix - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
Frampton’s Banking on his Power!
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear542
2.sirdennis229
3.Fulford222
4.glensider189
5.Silhillvilla156
6.kefkat144
7.gator125
8.McParlandTheGreat104
9.1958Villan101
10.HeathfieldRoad187489
Vital Football Comment