Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Clough Hails Bannan

Clough Hails Bannan

Nigel Clough is falling in love with Barry Bannan and is hoping he can extend the loan spell for the little man.

The 19 year old has been very impressive at Pride Park after joining on a one month deal, but Clough is hoping to get the agreement of O'Neill for the loan to be extended as Derby battle to avoid relegation.

Speaking to the Derby Evening Telegraph (delivered everyday you know!) Clough Junior praised both his attitude and his versatility:

'Barry's shown enough, either coming on or starting, and he's given us something a bit different.

'He can fill a number of positions. If Kris Commons wasn't fit, he could go and play off the front man or go wide left or wide right or even in the centre of midfield. So he's a good little player to have around.

'We will be getting in touch with Villa to see if we can extend the loan.'

Personally I can't see any reason why Villa wouldn't extend the loan, Barry is gaining valuable experience and given the nature of the Championship he's proving he can be effective even if he's not built like a brick poo house.

He'll learn far more playing for Derby than he will in our reserves that's for sure.



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday April 8 2009
Time: 3:39PM

Comments

0
Could h ebe our new Barry? Seems like it - a versatile player in the Barry mould. So Barry swanning off to Champs League Team may not be that devastating IMHO
nazvfc
08/04/2009 16:09:00
0
agreed. also with players like defour saying they would fancy a move to villa, barry leaving is not quite so awful
ric112
08/04/2009 16:15:00
0
ric112 - it is mate according to the many managers we have on here. before the advent of the internet - this is what the fans were saying when a certain Andy Gray left but we replaced him and the rest is history (a great part of our illustrious history). One man (player or manager) does not make a team. Barry CAN and WILL be replaced, maybe for the better who is to say - not me - but I believe in MON's judgement
nazvfc
08/04/2009 16:21:00
0
It certainly wont hurt or hinder young Barry none to see out the season with Derby County. Certainly more beneficial to the progress and development of the young man I would have thought, that playing reserve team football here at Brummagem B6. He has potential, and has improved considerably in the past 12-18 months. First team football in the Championship until seasons end will do him no harm at all.
glensider
08/04/2009 19:35:00
0
Agreed nazvfc. Barry will be replaced, the club will move on. We thought it was the end of the world when Hitchens, Hateley, Rioch, Gray, Gidman etc etc all moved on to pastures new. It wasn't. Replacements came in and the club continued breathing.
glensider
08/04/2009 19:38:00
0
I'm sure we all noted with interest that he can "fill a number of positions". So perhaps that troublesome right-back slot can be sorted when BB returns to B6? Seriously, I hope he will fulfil the great promise he has shown so far.
BBJ
08/04/2009 20:06:00
0
Blimey Gelnsider - love the list of great Villa names. I can only trace my history back to Rioch. I'd definitely add Platt to that list. Someone I was sorry to see go but who I don't think we actually missed that much.
JimmyG
08/04/2009 21:49:00
0
Dunno why, but the phraae, brick poo house made me chuckle. We have some exciting youngsters coming through at the moment, Delfouneso, Bannan, Albrighton, Clark and my favourite Nathan Baker. I am not confident about our chances this season, or next to be fair, but the future stills look bright in my eyes!!!
young_jonah
09/04/2009 07:47:00
0
Clough said "He can fill a number of positions" .. Well I surprised O'Neill let him go as he could have slotted in as a fullback.
col8
09/04/2009 08:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Disgraceful Comment From A Villa Fan!!??

Only a snippet, it is ding dong derby day though and we've not had much to laugh about.

All Smiles In Post Match (Video) Interview From Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce post 1-0 to Villa v Birmingham City interview...!

Stats: Aston Villa v Birmingham City

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (0) Birmingham City, Villa Park, 23/04/17 Att: 40,884

Aston Villa v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

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)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone8%
Hutton28%
Chester3%
Baker17%
Taylor5%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak4%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor35%
Sub-Gardner0%
Sub-Hourihane0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Formula One loses long standing Grand Prix
Latest Vital Boxing News
Murray Wins on Points Against Rosado
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions330
2.JuanPabloAngel329
3.sirdennis232
4.The Fear201
5.Silhillvilla185
6.Melon Donkey158
7.HeathfieldRoad1874152
8.kefkat135
9.Sasquatch127
10.BBJ97
Vital Football Comment