Aston Villa - Lions To Silence Rovers
UK time is: 23:16:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Lions To Silence Rovers

Martin O'Neill has called on the playrs to rise above what will be a cauldron of noise when we face Donny Rovers in the FA Cup.

Speaking on the official site O'Neill revealed he is desperate to improve the club's run of fortune in Cup competitions after disasterous performances in previous years.

'It's going to be tough. We have had a taste of this sort of clash at Gillingham. That game was exceptionally hard.

'The first thing we have to do is be alert from moment one. You have to be right and know the crowd is going to be right up for the game.

'The noise and expectation levels at the stadium will be raised and the crowd will stay with the home team throughout the game. All those things we experienced at Gillingham and we had to fight against them.

'When Gillingham equalised, you could have heard the noise in Maidstone.

'So we have to concern ourselves with those things.

'It will be a different type of game to a normal Barclays Premier League match.

'There will be more 'up and unders' played and you have to cope. But the attitude of the players is good and they want to try and win the game.

'It would be great if we could get through some rounds because our record since the club got to the final in 2000 has not been great.'

I know there has been certain comments from O'Neill about prioritising but I don't honestly think that is in his mind at the moment. It would be one thing going out of the competition to Premiership opponents, but I doubt O'Neill would want us to lose to teams such as this again.

Donny will make it hard, and it won't be easy or pretty. But isn't that the magic of the Cup?




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






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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 22 2009

Time: 4:16PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Nothing about Doncasters football is 'up and under!'
dazza71
Report Abuse
22/01/2009 20:20:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

New Duo Give Interviews (Saturday August 1 2015)

Sherwood Delighted With Villa Rebuild (Saturday August 1 2015)

Baker Signs Four Year Deal (Friday July 31 2015)

Lescott Now Linked? (Friday July 31 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 40
2. Bonker 27
3. Fulford 20
4. gooser76 15
5. SherlockGT 14
6. glensider 13
7. jcm19760 13
8. Charizma 12
9. ClivetheVillan 12
10. Stephen Jay Hawkings 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Deal For Brazilian Starlet Done
Liverpool : 01/08/2015 22:59:00
Norwich City 2 - 1 Brentford
Norwich : 01/08/2015 21:41:00
Liverpool: Ibe Impresses Again In HJK Win
Liverpool : 01/08/2015 20:16:01
No Colo For Monchengladbach Defeat
Newcastle : 01/08/2015 19:35:00
City Come Unstuck Against Stuttgart
Man City : 01/08/2015 19:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Our transfer business so far?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Great 89%
Ok 9%
Average 0%
Not good 1%