UK time is: 01:36:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Time To Get Back On Track

Martin O'Neill is looking for us to remain at our attacking best against Bolton, but he's looking to our defence to keep things tight for a change.

Speaking on the official site O'Neill has praised the attacking quality of our young side? (what was the average age last match?) but calls on the defence to get back to their best and to stop leaking so many soft goals, especially in the final 10 minutes.

'We have played brilliantly in the last few games going forward. We have scored goals against Manchester United and Everton - which other teams have struggled to do - and we hit one past West Ham. In all honesty, we could scored five or six more in that game without any real trouble.

'Unfortunately, at the moment, we are leaking one or two goals at bad moments - and it's costing us.

'However, the standard of football has been very, very high indeed. We now need to play with the same gusto going forward but iron things out defensively. That will give us a chance.

'We now need to get back on track and get back to winning football games again. We were doing that fairly regularly some months ago.

'Overall, we have played very well indeed. The crowd have gone away from the last three games absolutely delighted with our play but obviously frustrated with the results.'

The last few games have seen a marked improvement in our form again and it's a shame that effort from the team hasn't yielded the results to make life a little more comfortable.

Only a few games left now, and we need to make them count.




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

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 24 2009

Time: 3:26PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert Thrilled With US Tour (Sunday July 27 2014)

Houston 0-1 Aston Villa (Sunday July 27 2014)

Lambert - We Were Excellent (Thursday July 24 2014)

FC Dallas 0-2 Aston Villa (Thursday July 24 2014)

Gardner To Make 2014-15 His Year (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Roncrete's Sett(led) At Villa (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Vlaar Bar (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 920
2. ClivetheVillan 607
3. Pride of Lions 469
4. kefkat 346
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 257
6. sirdennis 219
7. Green Tea 207
8. Villan Of The North 202
9. Juan Mourep 194
10. Clubpaver 186

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Burnley 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. Hull City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

And Slowly They Arrive Back
Chelsea : 28/07/2014 17:32:00
Granero Joins Real Sociedad
Q.P.R. : 28/07/2014 17:20:00
Moyes Linked with Hammers Job!
West Ham : 28/07/2014 17:10:00
Could Hooper be the Man?
West Ham : 28/07/2014 17:04:00
Hammers Show Campbell Interest!
West Ham : 28/07/2014 16:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Darren Bent?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Still needs to be sold 13%
Should be a starter 32%
Good for squad/off bench 53%
No idea! 2%