Writer: Mike Field
Date:Friday April 24 2009
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.
Date:Friday April 24 2009
Cleverley On Biggest Game Yet (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Audio - McParland Talks FA Cup Final (Tuesday May 26 2015)
On This Day - European Champions (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Aston Villa Know 2015-16 Opponents (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Vital Villa Player Of The Season Vote (Tuesday May 26 2015)
The Vital Villa Man of the Match v Burnley (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Tuesday's Rumours Round Up (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Steer On Villa League Bow (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Video - Villa Release FA Cup Promotion Vid (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Villa To Raid Swindon? (Monday May 25 2015)
|2.||Pride of Lions||1087|
|Aston Villa||1||-||0||West Ham|
|Man City||3||-||2||Aston Villa|
|14. Leicester City||38||11||8||19||-9||41|
|17. Aston Villa||38||10||8||20||-26||38|
|18. Hull City||38||8||11||19||-18||35|
|No Luc For Swansea City Says Jenkins
» Swansea : 26/05/2015 22:12:01
|Kramaric Gets Croatia Call
» Leicester City : 26/05/2015 19:59:00
|Albrighton & Drinkwater Talk QPR
» Leicester City : 26/05/2015 19:56:01
|Cleverley On Biggest Game Yet
» Aston Villa : 26/05/2015 19:42:01
|Hasselbaink In The Frame?
» Newcastle : 26/05/2015 15:59:00