Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Week In Villa #49 (24/7/09 - 30/7/09)

The Week In Villa #49 (24/7/09 - 30/7/09)

Friday, 21st July

Apparently, we`re 'rocked` by news that Stewart Downing may be out until December. Psst, you stupid cockney journaliarists (sic), we already knew!

The new kit comes out. It`s, er, very similar to the old one… Not that I really mind. Our kit is how it is & shouldn`t be messed with too much.

Saturday, 22nd July

Our first Peace Cup match is not great. An alarming lack of creativity, we certainly went down without much of a fight. It was relatively understandable though due to some of the first-teamers having only just returned to training. Their goal came from mistakes from Eric Lichaj and Brad Friedel. The former didn`t do anything else wrong though and didn`t look out of place (Anyone who has read anything by me will know that I have been shouting about Albrighton and Bannan for a while, and after that Lichaj has been my other tip for being ready to get involved for us next season). To make matters worse, fans proverbial punching-bag Emile Heskey went off in the first few minutes with a concussion. So, a disappointing opener but due to the group stage format we have a chance to rectify things if Malaga lose their other match.

Oh and Zat Knight leaves for Bolton. Another man down then. EEK!

Sunday, 23rd July

As we had a game yesterday, the hacks seem less inclined to talk about our potential transfer targets, although the same old names do get mentioned. We also find out that Heskey is feeling better.

Monday, 24th July

Something a wee bit bizarre happened earlier. Darren Bent was pulled off a flight due to take Spurs to China. He this happened, the SSN news reel at the bottom claimed that happened as we were linked with him. Yet all they talked about was him going to Sunderland. So what happened there then?

Anyway, I`m looking at the news for today and other than MON saying positive things about transfers, the only real news of note is that Atlante beat Malaga 3-1, meaning that if we beat them by two goals on Wednesday, we are through to the semi-final.

In other news, there is worldwide panic as Vital Football goes down. Good Samaritans, emergency service workers, religious figures and pub landlords everywhere say they have never been so busy.

Tuesday, 25th July

MON says that Citeh should be potential favourites to win the league next season. MON lovers will say it`s a psychological tactic ala Sir Alex, MON`s haters will say he`s a bumbling idiot who has already admitted defeat. Those of us that stay somewhere in the middle (not fence sitting, just believing there is more to the situation than the argument that he is brilliant or he is rubbish) will just take it all with a pinch of salt and move on!

Lots of sources claim that we are in for Darren Bent. A few also claim that we after Robbie Keane.

The youngsters (an 'Aston Villa XI`) beat Barwell 3-0 with goals from James Collins, Daniel Bradley and Adam McGurk.

Wednesday, 26th July

We are through to the semi-finals of the Peace Cup after a 3-1 win over Atlante. Curtis Davies (who we saw the worst of this evening in my opinion) scored an own-goal, but then the fight-back was on! Marc Albrighton stuck the first one away well, as did John Carew with the second following a comical defensive mix-up. The third saw Sidwell put Albrighton away down the right before he put in a fantastic cross that was stuck away by Ashley Young via a diving header of sorts to provide a nice finish to a very good piece of play.

Unfortunately, the night had its down sides. Stilyian Petrov dislocated his shoulder early on and MON was sent-off for having a word in the shell-like of a Mexican that was doing the dying fly!

As I`m updating this, Porto have dumped Lyon out and consequently are our opposition for the semi-final.

Earlier in the day, the Bent and Keane rumours maintained their presence on the World Wide Web.

Thursday, 27th July

And they do again today, along with the daily Distin rumours. Matthew Upson seems to have joined the list today. Ah lets go get all of 'em, we need a few!

In other news, Petrov is sent home for a scan, and Nathan Delfouneso scored twice for England U-19`s as they beat France 3-1 in the semi-final of the Euro Championships, meaning they (well, we!) face Ukraine on Sunday. Oh and France finished the game with eight men! Ha!

Okay so no new signings but not we progressed in the Peace Cup and MON seems to think there`ll be movement soon so lets hope he`s right, eh? See you next week… up the Villa!



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

Writer:Sheriff Kimbo
Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
Nice read Sheriff Kimbo - only one point i disagree with is Eric Lichaj. Aside from his mistake which led to the goal, his performance was average. I dont belive we should be hyping him up just yet as this creates false hope.
Pablo1978
31/07/2009 08:32:00
0
Nice read Sheriff Kimbo - only one point i disagree with is Eric Lichaj. Aside from his mistake which led to the goal, his performance was average. I dont belive we should be hyping him up just yet as this creates false hope.
Pablo1978
31/07/2009 08:32:00
0
Right, various small errors have been rectified (I think that's all of them), really should proof-read first!
Sheriff Kimbo
31/07/2009 08:59:00
0
Right, various small errors have been rectified (I think that's all of them), really should proof-read first!
Sheriff Kimbo
31/07/2009 08:59:00
0
Fair enough Pablo, my aim wasn't really to hype him, it was more saying that yes he made a mistake for the goal but didn't really do much else wrong. Having seen him for the reserves a few times I am a fan of the lad for sure. Like all youngsters though, judgement has to be reserved.
Sheriff Kimbo
31/07/2009 09:01:00
0
Fair enough Pablo, my aim wasn't really to hype him, it was more saying that yes he made a mistake for the goal but didn't really do much else wrong. Having seen him for the reserves a few times I am a fan of the lad for sure. Like all youngsters though, judgement has to be reserved.
Sheriff Kimbo
31/07/2009 09:01:00
0
Your response was perfect. thanks once again
Pablo1978
31/07/2009 11:39:00
0
Your response was perfect. thanks once again
Pablo1978
31/07/2009 11:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (522)

If they actually win it then Villa will definitely be every Villan's funny Valentine, come Sunday night.

Garde Wants Norwich Improvement

Manager Remi Garde has called on the team to show further improvement on the Norwich City showing.

Pre Liverpool Injury News

Manager Remi Garde has given his weekly injury update ahead of the game against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Decline Of Aston Villa...

A decent two page spread in The Sun today with a few quotes from me. Here was my full answer to their question...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Liverpool will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win27%
Lose56%
Draw17%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Prost wants three-way battle for title
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is May 21st the Day?
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions610
2.The Fear329
3.ClivetheVillan300
4.Fulford255
5.sirdennis202
6.JuanPabloAngel187
7.revdpete184
8.DeanoVilla149
9.Wurzel119
10.Silhillvilla106
Vital Football Comment