Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 30 2009
Sir Dennis of Mortimer has told the Birmingham Mail that Villa need up to five players in order to challenge next season.
The former Villa captain and European Cup winner said that Villa were still 'woefully short' last season despite spending money last summer and so it is obvious we need more depth, especially as we are once again in Europe.
He also says what a few fans have been wondering recently, whether Villa need to re-focus in order to bring some silverware to Villa Park?
'A lot will depend on whether the manager sets his sights on the top four again with everything else going by the board. ‘A top-four finish and nothing else – the Champions League being what it’s all about. As for Villa fans, I would say winning the title wouldn’t be a bad aim. That’s what I would want as a fan. Other than that they’d want to see them winning some kind of trophy and that would mean playing your best team and getting some sort of consistency.'
He says, rightly in my humble opinion, 'It is trophies that matter' and says if we have not qualified for the Champions League but do pick up a trophy, then the season will be a success.
He also says just because some clubs like Manchester City are spending big it doesn't guarantee them success but bringing in the right players does help!
'And the one thing I can say about Martin O’Neill is that he will get the right players.'
Date:Tuesday June 30 2009
Lambert Looking For QPR Response (Friday October 24 2014)
QPR Injury Update (Friday October 24 2014)
The Villa Times - 24/10/2014 (Friday October 24 2014)
Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression (Friday October 24 2014)
Which Kick Off Time Is Hated The Most? (Friday October 24 2014)
Lambert - Time To Change Our Focus (Thursday October 23 2014)
Vlaar Wants A Return To Winning Ways (Thursday October 23 2014)
Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)
|1.||Pride of Lions||712|
|8.||Villan Of The North||159|
|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Hull City|
|11. Hull City||8||2||4||2||0||10|
|12. Aston Villa||8||3||1||4||-8||10|
|15. Leicester City||8||2||3||3||-2||9|
|Team News: West Ham United v City
» Man City : 25/10/2014 07:49:00
|Team News: Liverpool v Hull
» Hull City : 25/10/2014 07:48:00
|Can Burnley Win for Toffees?
» Burnley : 25/10/2014 07:47:00
|Team News: West Bromwich Albion v Palace
» Crystal Palace : 25/10/2014 07:47:00
|A Mutual Appreciation Society!
» Chelsea : 25/10/2014 04:00:00