Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

A Villa Carol (or pot?!)

A Villa Carol (or pot?!)

After spending the last 2 days slagging off the signing of Marlon Harewood to the high heavens, last night I was visited by the ghost of Jacob Marlon. He told me I was wrong to slate the signing of Harewood and to prove his point he arranged visits by the ghosts of seasons past, seasons present and seasons future.

This is what I saw -

The Ghost of Season's past, took me to the City Ground and Upton Park where Marlon Harewood scored 98 goals in 323 appearances. I was shown some great goals Marlon has scored, as well as the adoring Forest fans who treated him like an idol. Still, I'm not convinced.... he has never performed consistantly at the top level.

To futher convince me that Harewood's signing was a positive move, I was then visited by the Ghost of Seasons Present. He showed me all the positive things that were going on at Villa Park such as the new training ground, the Holte Hotel, the fans finally having a voice which was being heard by the board, reduced ticket prices, increased season ticket sales, some of the best young talent in the country ready to do battle in the spankingly good new shirts from Nike! How could the guys that made all this happen sanction a move for a donkey? I was told to have faith and that Harewood would come good!

Still unconvinced I was then visited by the Ghost of Seasons Future. I could not believe my eyes! 14 goals in 29 appearances next season! 21 in 36 the season after that, Champions League football, an FA Cup win and plans to increase the Villa Park capacity to 50,000! What a buy!!!

I awoke with a new sense of optimism and plans to form the Marlon Harewood appreciation society!

Then I realised what I had been smoking.



Please help Vital Football by spending 3 minutes on our survey: The 3 minutes Vital Survey

Writer:deanovilla
Date:Wednesday July 18 2007
Time: 11:13AM

Comments

0
Thats just mean! There's only ever been one true "donkey" and that's Emule Heskey!
nottinghamvillain
18/07/2007 11:54:00
0
Does this mean now we have Harewood we wont be seeing another striker signed as MON has now moved his intrests to the right back position. I hope its not as i still think we need a striker. Marlon Harewood always reminds me of emile hesky and though i am willing to give MON the benifit of the doubt in signing Harewood i cant see him setting Villa Park on fire. I hope i am wrong
kentvilla
18/07/2007 11:54:00
0
Give the guy a break kentvilla. MH will keep our other strikers on their toes if nothing else, but I for one expect a lot more than 'nothing else' from him. Got a feeling he could well turn out to be a very shrewd and successful signing. Maybe its the heart ruling the head, but right now, who cares? He's got my 100% support.
glensider
21/07/2007 03:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's International Injury Update

Another tired and boring international break in the world of football, so here's an update from Bodymoor Heath on our walking wounded.

The Villa Times - 24/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

Videos. Inside The Aston Villa Dressing Room

Hate international breaks, so hey, thought some of you might have missed these. Quite good fun some of them.

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

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)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree86%
Disagree8%
Whatever 6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
More calls to ban the shark fins
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear360
2.Pride of Lions285
3.sirdennis283
4.JuanPabloAngel239
5.HeathfieldRoad1874228
6.Sasquatch167
7.Silhillvilla163
8.Melon Donkey152
9.BodyButter134
10.DeanoVilla128
Write for Vital Football