Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Barry - Milner - MON On The CSKA Squad

Barry - Milner - MON On The CSKA Squad

News is a bit thin on the ground at the moment, the only talk is the UEFA Cup build up and the mixed reactions!

Gareth Barry is being heavily quoted from before the news broke of the squad being sent over. He agreed that the decision was difficult for the Villa boss and said he can see why players might need a rest ahead of Stoke at the weekend.

'If you're looking at the game with Stoke on Sunday as the priority then it might be vital a few players do get a rest.'

Meanwhile another left out of the travelling party to Moscow, James Milner says Villa can still win. 'It's obviously the manager's decision. Whatever team we put out, it will be good enough to get a result because we've a squad of quality players, even if it might not be the biggest.' He also says they all know CSKA are a good team but says Villa also have plenty of good players, not just the first choice 11.

Meanwhile, the man who makes all the decisions - and God knows how I'd hate his or any other managers job, I'd be dead in a week - Martin O'Neill said in the Sunday Mercury:

'Although it was a difficult decision, we have to trust the players who are going. I think it's a great opportunity for some of the younger lads in the side, which is terrific. We're not going to be defeatist.'

He also says it was always going to be hard to go to Moscow, then face Stoke and then be up for the game against Manchester City the Wednesday after.

Adding 'But the chairman has entrusted me with the decisions, and I believe what we're doing is for the well being of the football club.'

COME ON THE FONZ... make yourself a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday February 25 2009
Time: 2:08PM

Comments

0
The solution is simple then! If we have such a good second string, let them play on Saturday against Stoke! They have the worst away record in the PL. Surely they can beat them? That would allow us to play the 1st team against Moscow and give us a slight chance of progressing! Then again, you could just send the squad we are sending, just to throw the match and get any futher Cup matches out of the way, and just pretend you thought the 2nd string were good enough to beat the Russian Champions!
villa_de
25/02/2009 19:36:00
0
i bet that a very different squad would have been making the trip had we been 2or 3 up from the first leg.....
avflell
25/02/2009 22:11:00
0
surely not avflell , it would of been the same !! Why play such a strong squad in the first leg ? Because we as paying fans would of been gutted ! I still cant believe that we are taking such a ***** poor squad to moscow. I just don't get it .
jaspervilla
26/02/2009 00:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 27/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

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

One Of The Greatest Phone Calls You Can Get

Steve Bruce, his moments since coming to Aston Villa...

3rd Minute Applause For 'Our' Little Charlie Round

Forever one of us. Rest in peace little man. 3rd minute applause.

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker5%
Chester5%
Johnstone15%
Taylor0%
Jedinak38%
Hutton10%
Hourihane2%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia10%
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
Blog: Australian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
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 Fear401
2.Pride of Lions312
3.sirdennis307
4.HeathfieldRoad1874289
5.JuanPabloAngel276
6.Sasquatch208
7.Silhillvilla174
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter148
10.DeanoVilla137
Write for Vital Football