Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Groan - Villa v Liverpool Changed

Groan - Villa v Liverpool Changed

Aston Villa's opening weekend clash with Liverpool will be the first Premier League clash ever screened by Setanta.



The upcoming season marks the first time that Sky have lost their monopoly over top-level league fixtures since the Premier League was created in 1992, thanks to the much-derided European Commission.



The clash with Liverpool, who finished third behind Chelsea and champions Manchester United last season, was originally scheduled to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday, August 11 at Villa Park, but will now instead take place at 5.15pm instead.



While some fans will complain a further watering down of the traditional 3pm kick-offs on Saturday, those watching the action from afar will have a good chance to watch Martin O'Neill's players launch their attack on a European place - between the start of the season and the end of November, Villa will be shown live four times on Sky and four times on Setanta.



One of those games is the trip to city 'rivals' Birmingham on November 11 and while last season's top-four have been favoured by the television executives yet again, the new deal does seem to offer a glimpse of some light at the end of the tunnel.



Whatever happens on August 11, hopefully Villa Park will be full so that those watching at home will know that we are serious about challenging for honours. And a win against Liverpool would go some way to convincing others that we could qualify for the Champions League - though the UEFA Cup would be fine this season!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday July 9 2007
Time: 9:01AM

Comments

0
Dont think that the change to 5.15 is that bad, it could have been worse could have been Sunday !!! lots of drinkin time beforehand
Bearvill
09/07/2007 09:14:00
0
I think opening day of the season all matches should be played at the same time on the same day.
DeanoVilla
09/07/2007 09:25:00
0
Beravill!!! It is Sunday!!!! and i agree with Deano, first Saturday all games should kick off at same time, as they do on last day of season! UTV
Kuffit
09/07/2007 09:30:00
0
Its SATURDAY Saturday 11: 12.45pm: Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky). 5.15pm: Aston Villa v Liverpool (Setanta).
trader
09/07/2007 09:34:00
0
The first game Setanta ever showed was Villa vs Southampton on the first day of the 04-05 season.
Pking
09/07/2007 09:57:00
0
Its definately saturday !!!! since when did we have 5.15's on a Sunday ???
Bearvill
09/07/2007 09:58:00
0
Not to bad a 5-15 kick off, jus tell the missus its a 12-30 kick off and get all the drinking time in you can !
avfc21
09/07/2007 09:58:00
0
My Missus works for Coventry City, so i get most Saturdays off anyway : )
Bearvill
09/07/2007 10:41:00
0
I love 5.15 on Saturdays. You can get in the boozer earlier. You watch all the up to the minute scores from Sky on the big screens and really get a sense of anticipation for the game. To top it all off, you come out of the ground straight in to Saturday night entertainment. Personally I prefer the 5.15 kick offs to 3pm, although I fully undersatand that not everybody does. Also what a great opening day it should be for the Holte Hotel. Unfortunately I am on my jolidays for the Redscouse game so someone else will be having all my S T's. No doubt a bar in Rhodes will have the game on.
voiceoftheholte
09/07/2007 10:48:00
0
You should be happy they moved the kick off time, it gives you a stay of execution for a couple of hours. I don't really mind what time we beat you.
bring back kenny
09/07/2007 14:54:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Pre Newcastle Injury News for Villa

Caretaker manager Eric Black has given the latest injury update ahead of the game against Newcastle United this weekend.

Something For The Weekend (534)

Separating the wheat from the chaff..

Sale Update - And Now, The End Is Near???

Steve Hollis has updated the fans of Aston Villa on the potential sale of AVFC.

Aston Villa Injury Table - As If It Matters :(

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Aston Villa and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

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)

Aston Villa meh v Newcastle Utd will
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
LOL.. win26%
Lose, it's what we do58%
Draw, meh16%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
McLaren are making solid progress
Latest Vital Boxing News
Crolla v Barrosa – WBA Lightweight Title Fight
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions164
2.The Fear75
3.kefkat57
4.sirdennis54
5."Merd"34
6.villasince6734
7.Silhillvilla33
8.Thomas Holte32
9.LORD RON SAUNDERS25
10.DeanoVilla25
Vital Football Comment