Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Monny Staying Positive

Monny Staying Positive

Martin O'Neill realises that we will have to be tighter in defence this season if we even hope to recreate last season's 6th place finish.

Speaking on the official site ahead of Saturday's opener against Wigan, Monny promised that despite trying to be tighter in defence, we wouldn't be sacrificing our attacking play.

He also admits, that given the losses of players over the summer, our 'strategy' may have to change somewhat.

'In simplistic terms we want to try and concede less goals and if we do that during the course of season we stand a better chance of winning.

'But we play a pretty strong attacking brand of football. We don't want to change that. In fact if anything we want to try and be a bit more inventive from the middle of the field and that is what we are trying to look at.'

So hopefully folks this is the emergence of a Plan B we were all crying out for last season when 'kick it long to Ash or Carew' didn't work.

We do seem well set up now for more than just a counter attack, our wing play should be promising and with more balance in the side, and dare I say it, the lack of Barry as the safe pass option should lead to more drive through the middle.

Hopefully we'll see the attacking play we first had under O'Neill and not the press PR induced attacking play of last season.







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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday August 13 2009
Time: 4:22PM

Comments

0
"In fact if anything we want to try and be a bit more inventive from the middle of the field and that is what we are trying to look at." Another hint he is looking at a creative player, yet he's also let it be known that he thinks Tuncay is a luxury. Go figure.
Saurat
13/08/2009 16:40:00
0
"In fact if anything we want to try and be a bit more inventive from the middle of the field and that is what we are trying to look at." Another hint he is looking at a creative player, yet he's also let it be known that he thinks Tuncay is a luxury. Go figure.
Saurat
13/08/2009 16:40:00
0
He's never said anything about Tuncay has he. Ever.
Sheriff Kimbo
13/08/2009 16:43:00
0
He's never said anything about Tuncay has he. Ever.
Sheriff Kimbo
13/08/2009 16:43:00
0
To be tighter in defence......doesnt that mean having options in defence especially at the heart of it! maybe a cryptic clue for a incoming lionheart?
johnmurphy3112
13/08/2009 20:21:00
0
To be tighter in defence......doesnt that mean having options in defence especially at the heart of it! maybe a cryptic clue for a incoming lionheart?
johnmurphy3112
13/08/2009 20:21:00
0
Stop the riddles and buy a CB
ant1ant1
13/08/2009 21:36:00
0
Stop the riddles and buy a CB
ant1ant1
13/08/2009 21:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

An Honest Assessment From Bruce Following Fulham Loss

Steve Bruce, post Fulham, an honest assessment.

Lions Looking To Close The Gap With Wolves

Ahead of the game on Saturday against Fulham at Craven Cottage, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce spoke about his desire to see the side hunt down Wolves...

Mr Pink Looks At Villa's Most Recent Accounts

There doesn`t seem to be much underlying improvement in the reported profits / (losses) here with a substantial reduction in income broadly offset by...

How Dare We Lose!? 3 Things We Learned v Fulham

How very dare Aston Villa lose? Three things we learned on Saturday v Fulham.

Aston Villa Archived Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: MF
Johnstone10%
Elmohamady0%
Chester1%
Terry0%
Hutton23%
Jedinak0%
Snodgrass8%
Tuanzebe48%
Hourihane1%
Bjarnason3%
Hogan3%
Sub - Onomah0%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Davis3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
McLaren struggling to hide enthusiasm for 2018
Latest Vital Boxing News
Groves Place in WBSS Final in Doubt
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions357
2.The Fear341
3.sirdennis238
4.JuanPabloAngel213
5.mike_field195
6.Melon Donkey139
7.HeathfieldRoad1874132
8.BodyButter127
9.Silhillvilla119
10.DeanoVilla115
Vital Football Comment