Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

MON Warns This Is Crucial Part Of Season

MON Warns This Is Crucial Part Of Season

Martin O'Neill has been talking about the spirit at Villa and the achievements so far.

He said on the official site that the club record 7 away wins was down to playing with no fear. Bit unfair if you ask me, I've done my best to get as many away games as possible.. ok old joke!

He said: 'We go into games away from home with no fear. There is no real worry when we travel. We have respect but no fear and we travel with optimism in every game. The away record is incredible. To win 10 of 13 games away from Villa Park is a tremendous achievement. It's the best away record in the Barclays Premier League and I've got to give fantastic credit to the players for that.'

Adding 'They've gone 13 league games unbeaten. That's fantastic but we need to keep that up. We need to keep that momentum going.'

The Villa boss also says the Everton game was crucial to the season, 'It was an important game for both clubs. We matched results for a while after that so it spurred us on and had the same effect on Everton. If their late equaliser had been the final kick of the match, we would obviously have been very disappointed to drop the two points.' Adding, 'It was a fantastic finish and it was part of our great run away from home this season. Is it a defining moment? This is not the time to say that. You can only call events defining moments once the season is over and everything is settled. As we look at it now though, it's certainly an important moment in our season to date.'

He has also said in the Express and Star that the players returning from international duty that they players have to keep their feet on the ground because the Villa haven't actually achieved anything quite yet. As he said on the tv the other day, you get no real plaudits for where you are in February, only at the end of the season!

On the weekends game v Everton in the FA Cup 5th round he says he doesn't think the Toffees will be that interested in our away record, just the fact a quarter final place in the most famous cup in the world is at stake. The game kicks off at 2:30pm and is on Setanta. MON said: 'We are coming into a very important time now and we want to try to keep the momentum going. That’s really vital. We have achieved nothing, obviously, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been a great, great effort – of course it has. It is important now that whatever comes or goes we try and finish it.'

Meanwhile Craig Gardner says the spirit in the dressing room is what is keeping the Villa riding high. On AVTV he said: 'There is plenty of banter in the camp. Nobody takes themselves too seriously in the squad. We are totally focused on each game but we enjoy a laugh too. We take training and matches extremely seriously but other than that we enjoy a joke and everybody takes the mickey out of each other. The team spirit is sky high because we get on so well. I am not one of the kings of the banter department. But I do give a bit out and get plenty back. That's part and parcel of football.'



Best Premiership Odds

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 12 2009
Time: 2:36PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Long may it continue......
col8
13/02/2009 10:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Match Day Officials v Preston (1/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Saturday.

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Barnsley Frustration For RDM

Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

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)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini9%
Bacuna4%
Elphick0%
Chester2%
Cissokho0%
Adomah2%
Tshibola4%
Jedinak0%
Grealish2%
Kodjia27%
Ayew44%
Sub - Westwood2%
Sub - Gestede4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2016 the season of the swingers
Latest Vital Boxing News
Tyson Fury Will Be Back!
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear643
2.sirdennis378
3.glensider364
4.Fulford334
5.Melon Donkey239
6.Silhillvilla237
7.villasince67193
8.kefkat183
9.holtelower160
10.DeanoVilla156
Vital Football Comment