Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Boss Says We Can Still Finish 4th

Villa Boss Says We Can Still Finish 4th

Martin O'Neill tried to remain positive after the loss v Spurs and says we can still finish 4th this season.

After today and with trips to Liverpool and Manchester United, not to mention a tough home tie v Everton, I have to hold my hands up and say I doubt it but then, it isn't over until the fat lady sings. Who knows what can happen in this mad old game?

He admits the recent results don't reflect his optimism but adds

'It looks like we're going to have to get something out of the next two games - at Liverpool and Manchester United - which will be incredibly tough but it is possible. The important thing is that the players still feel they can do it.'

Do you agree, can Villa still do it? Or can you look into the future, if so WILL Villa still do it?!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 16 2009
Time: 8:00AM


I don't know whether they can do it, but I certainly HOPE they can!
16/03/2009 08:18:00
Any of you remember Ron Saunders' press conference after we had been beaten at home by our title challengers, Ipswich in 1981? He asked the assembled journos if any of them wanted to bet against us taking the title. None of them accepted. You have to believe. The alternative is despair.
chocolate teapot
16/03/2009 09:01:00
Yeah course we can Martin - all we need to do to hold onto this 8pt lead over Arsenal is to buy about 3 players in the January window, 1 of which must be a leftback seeing as you clearly are not fond of Shorey - that will allow square pegs in square holes. This strengthening will mean we can play a very good XI in every game we play so that our 'winning mentality' will not be lost by having to play weakened sides in any of the cup games. But above all do not change the formation - 4-5-1 is working very well so whatever you do do not change it. Certainly do not by non-goalscoring strikers to encourage hoofing it up the park. We are better on the flanks with Milner and Young combining with the frontman - Gabby or Carew to fire us to the promised land.....oh dear - what date is it??
16/03/2009 09:48:00
The last 6 games of the season are so crucial but are all winnable. We need to pick up at least 4 points over the next 3 games (Liverpool, Man U and Everton) to stand a chance. The home game against Everton is our cup final this year.
16/03/2009 10:47:00
We can do it for sure. Arsenal also have a tough last few games. Its certainly worth fighting for considering we're on the same points as them. if only we'd beaten stoke......
16/03/2009 15:44:00
Arsenal have started a run. We have surrendered the momentum. Surrendered being the operative word. It is not impossible - but we need to put pressure on by winning games, which means scoring goals. Unless MON changes things then it will not happen. If he does it could. But he won't. Our defensve kingpin and captain's return would be the defensive spur we need, but can we have a change up front please?
16/03/2009 20:13:00
Its gone lads. It went when we drew against Wigan. The lucks ran out.
16/03/2009 20:20:00
deano - love it mate and spot on.Frustrating.
17/03/2009 07:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Ayew On Confidence

Watford goal scorer Jordan Ayew has said that confidence is key for the side if we are to turn around our form and get ourselves out of the relegation zone this season.

Youth Cup v Everton Set

This year's Youth Cup for Villa youngsters begins with a tie against Everton at Goodison Park.

Not 'The Villa Times' News 1/12/15

December 1st, a new month, and things around Villa are as icey as the weather.

U21s - Villa 2-2 Blackburn - Update

Gordon Cowans' Under 21 side played out a two all draw in last night's fixture but hark...their is mention of Libor Kozak!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Traore18%
Sub - Gestede0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 14 8 3 3 27 12
5 Spurs 14 6 7 1 25 13
6 Liverpool 14 6 5 3 23 3
7 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
8 West Ham 14 6 4 4 22 4
9 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
10 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 14 5 3 6 18 -5
14 Chelsea 14 4 3 7 15 -6
15 Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 -5
16 Norwich 14 3 4 7 13 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Hamilton questions Mercedes tyre strategy
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Fury: Fame and glory won't change me
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions35
4.The Fear12
Write for Vital Football