Aston Villa - Sidwell Expecting A Battle
UK time is: 20:35:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sidwell Expecting A Battle

Steve Sidwell has said he is expecting a tough match against Everton tomorrow in the FA Cup.

Our last encounter was certainly an eventful match and Everton will no doubt be out for a little revenge, let alone the fact they probably see the FA Cup this year as their chance for success after dumping Liverpool out in the last round.

Speaking to Sky Sports Sidwell said:

'We knew it was going to be a tough game in the last round against Doncaster, who took us to a replay, and now we've got a tough game to come at Everton.

'It is going to be tough especially when you get down to the last part of the FA Cup because it is such a special competition.

'It doesn't matter who you play. It could be lower league side or a top Premier League side but you know you are going to get a difficult game whoever it is.

'We are in amongst it in three competitions and the question is 'can we last the pace?'

'That is what it boils down to. We have got a squad now that we think are capable of doing it.

'It is down to us. We are a victim of our own success at the minute with the amount of games we've got to play, FA Cup, UEFA Cup and now being at the top part of the Premier League.

'But those are the demands you expect for being up there - and we want to strive to achieve something special for this football club this season.'

Can we last the pace? Again for the most part we have been lucky with injuries, suspensions but at points we are starting to see the effects of tiredness and it's only our determination that has been seeing us through. Which to be fair, is no bad thing.

We certainly deserve to be where we are and deserve to be fighting on so many fronts and if we are going to last the pace, then it will be that determination that we have to thank.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 14 2009

Time: 2:37PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
How's Sidwell doing at Villa?
k_chelski
Report Abuse
14/02/2009 15:00:00

Not really featured much so hasnt bonded that well with the team yet. Has a habit of getting booked but you can tell the talent is there if he knuckles down. Scored a few smashers though, one of which at the toffees so cant conplain too much
medzy
Report Abuse
14/02/2009 15:30:00

I hope Sidwell gets his ass in gear for this one. I'm tired of finding out that he was actually on the pitch by hearing his name mentioned for a substitution.
gwyllum18
Report Abuse
15/02/2009 06:54:00

Yeah Sidwell you lazy git, just don't score so quickly at Goodison this week if you start.
Hoss The Villain
Report Abuse
15/02/2009 11:33:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa To Raid Swindon? (Monday May 25 2015)

Gil's Goal Of The Season (Monday May 25 2015)

Given Doubtful For Arsenal (Monday May 25 2015)

Stats: Aston Villa v Burnley (Sunday May 24 2015)

A Brief Sherwood Round Up (Saturday May 23 2015)

Pre Burnley Injury News (Saturday May 23 2015)

Villa In The 90s (Saturday May 23 2015)

Sherwood - Build After Burnley (Friday May 22 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1012
2. ClivetheVillan 999
3. col8 462
4. kefkat 412
5. The Fear 357
6. thefacehead 297
7. Fulford 213
8. BodyButter 210
9. HeathfieldRoad1874 193
10. sirdennis 170

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Leicester City 38 11 8 19 -9 41
15. Newcastle 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16. Sunderland 38 7 17 14 -22 38
17. Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 -26 38
18. Hull City 38 8 11 19 -18 35
19. Burnley 38 7 12 19 -25 33
20. Q.P.R. 38 8 6 24 -31 30

Breaking League News

Mulumbu Reflects On Six Albion Years
WBA : 25/05/2015 18:10:01
Pulis' Plans Take Shape
WBA : 25/05/2015 18:03:00
Pulis Takes Blame For Arsenal Defeat
WBA : 25/05/2015 17:57:01
Three Talk City Defeat
Southampton : 25/05/2015 17:49:01
Davis Talks City Defeat
Southampton : 25/05/2015 17:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Steer 5%
Bacuna 0%
Vlaar 2%
Baker 0%
N'Zogbia 2%
Cleverley 5%
Westwood 2%
Delph 50%
Agbonlahor 7%
Benteke 2%
Grealish 13%
Sub - Sinclair 2%
Sub - Hutton 10%