Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

We Simply Weren't Good Enough Cries Manager

We Simply Weren't Good Enough Cries Manager

Martin O'Neill has said he won't use excuses after todays performance against Wigan and has instead said we weren't good enough.

Speaking on the official site the gaffer apparently pulled no punches in his after match verdict and admitted that at no point in the game were we at the races.

More importantly he wasn't frustrated after the match, because frustration can only occur when you deserve a point or more...his feeling was one of disappointment.

'After an initial 15 minutes, we were second best all afternoon.

'You can analyse everything but at the end of the day, we looked tired, which was a bit of surprise considering we had a good pre-season.'

Tired....TIRED! How could those players be tired? Most of them haven't had a pre season aside from a single game, others like Friedel were predominantly replaced by younger models in the Peace Cup.

Maybe not match sharp but TIRED FFS!

'But I'm not going to make excuses.'

Well don't then, tired I ask you? Nothing to do with the same old piss poor tactics? Nothing to do with playing Petrov who will still be feeling his shoulder. Debuting Delph from the beginning despite the fact he hasn't been at the club for more than five minutes. Persisting with a 442 when it doesn't work. Persisting with Gabby and Heskey as 'goalscorers' I give in.

'The fans will be disappointed with the performance. People have mentioned the absence of Gareth Barry and Martin Laursen. This is a new team - we have to be ready for that.'

No excuses, but now it's our 'new team' are 'tired'. We lost Barry and Laursen. You sold Knight without a replacement.

You brought Downing, Delph and Beye.

TWO new players in a starting 11 don't make a new sodding team and if the rest still haven't worked out how to play together we really are in trouble.

'We were good enough last season to overcome a lot of hurdles on our way to finishing sixth and that's what we intend to do again.'

Yeah we overcame lots of hurdles in the second half of last season. No sorry, actually that's we were came over lots of times surely?

Start as we mean to go though...at least we know what to expect. More Milner at right back, a lack of a plan B (insert everything said last season).


Bookmark and Share






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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday August 15 2009
Time: 8:30PM

Comments

0
Is that the royal we Martin? Have a look in the mirror to see our main problem
villan57
15/08/2009 20:35:00
0
Is that the royal we Martin? Have a look in the mirror to see our main problem
villan57
15/08/2009 20:35:00
0
thats because he hasnt spent any real money in todays transfer market biggest signing 6mill from leeds come on. i think he doesnt have a clue what to do at home he just likes to play away from home fans arent gonna keep paying money to watch villa if were gonna keep playing s*** at home
avmike
15/08/2009 20:50:00
0
thats because he hasnt spent any real money in todays transfer market biggest signing 6mill from leeds come on. i think he doesnt have a clue what to do at home he just likes to play away from home fans arent gonna keep paying money to watch villa if were gonna keep playing s*** at home
avmike
15/08/2009 20:50:00
0
Bah ! Weakened team, smaller squad...Heskey as main striker....sold our best players....what did we really expect ?
MASON_PARKER
15/08/2009 20:53:00
0
Bah ! Weakened team, smaller squad...Heskey as main striker....sold our best players....what did we really expect ?
MASON_PARKER
15/08/2009 20:53:00
0
I woke up this morning not looking forward to a new season for the first time in my life, I expected us to be poor today and yet I still ended up shocked at how bad we were, that is a fair old achievment, and the Carew situation could develope into a disaster
ant1ant1
15/08/2009 20:58:00
0
I woke up this morning not looking forward to a new season for the first time in my life, I expected us to be poor today and yet I still ended up shocked at how bad we were, that is a fair old achievment, and the Carew situation could develope into a disaster
ant1ant1
15/08/2009 20:58:00
0
has he lost the dressing room? a lot of unhappy faces today... strange seeing Cuellar coming off laughing his head off with a Wigan player mind you, he should be ashamed after the performance he put in! MON looks like a spent force to me, this is his 4th season, not his 1st, not that his 1st was very good.
The Fear
15/08/2009 21:06:00
0
has he lost the dressing room? a lot of unhappy faces today... strange seeing Cuellar coming off laughing his head off with a Wigan player mind you, he should be ashamed after the performance he put in! MON looks like a spent force to me, this is his 4th season, not his 1st, not that his 1st was very good.
The Fear
15/08/2009 21:06:00
Page 1/9
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Hogan Relishing Kodjia Partnership

January signing Scott Hogan has said he and Jonathan Kodjia are determined to build up a 'frightening' strike partnership between now and the end of the season.

Opposition Feel The Force With Jedi Defence

Australian skipper Mile Jedinak's career path has taken a twist in the last few weeks as Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce utilises him in a centre half role.

Milner Takes Vassell's Lucky Scoring Record

Former Aston Villa midfielder James Milner has now replaced former striker Darius Vassell at the top of a particularly impressive Premier League scoring table.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree90%
Disagree2%
Whatever 8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Renault call for engine budget cap
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear350
2.Pride of Lions276
3.sirdennis274
4.JuanPabloAngel237
5.HeathfieldRoad1874214
6.Sasquatch157
7.Silhillvilla152
8.Melon Donkey142
9.BodyButter132
10.DeanoVilla123
Vital Football Comment