Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Midfielders Left 'Dismayed'

Villa Midfielders Left 'Dismayed'

James Nursey at The Mirror says that both Nigel Hokey-Cokey and Steve Sidwell will play tonight against Rapid Vienna.

The report says the midfielders both went to the manager after Fabian Delph and Marc Albrighton were preferred over them in the match against Wigan at the weekend.

From where I sit (right by the bench) it was clear to see that NRC was far from happy through the game and after young Mac Albrighton was brought on instead of him, with Sidwell by then on the pitch in place of Delph, he looked hopping mad. In fact, to be fair, he looked incredulous.

As the report by James says, both had been in form through pre-season and NRC was captain in the Peace Cup win, the next he is on the bench and a kid is preferred over him!

The report says that the duo were left 'dismayed' which I think accurately portrays how the Hokey Cokey - and to a lesser extent Craig Gardner looked when they remained on the bench with an inexperienced youth player getting on instead. I'd love to say Marc proved the managers decision right but he looked a little out of his depth at that stage of the game, we were 2 down and all at sixes and sevens. Would NRC or Gardner made much difference? Probably not but I suppose they were more interested in how far they had perhaps sunk in the pecking order, especially NRC.

Still, it is a squad game, looks like MON is going to start using more players this season** so I guess they just have to fight to get into the team and once in play to stay in.

** MON Surprised By End Of Season Numbers


Bookmark and Share






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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 20 2009
Time: 9:28AM

Comments

0
I'm still furious with MON at this. Give NRC a break. Whatever anyone thinks about his passing ability, he was a lion in the peace cup against sterling opposition. I wouldn't blame him if told MON to do one.
Kiwivillan
20/08/2009 09:35:00
0
I'm still furious with MON at this. Give NRC a break. Whatever anyone thinks about his passing ability, he was a lion in the peace cup against sterling opposition. I wouldn't blame him if told MON to do one.
Kiwivillan
20/08/2009 09:35:00
0
if the manager believes that a bit of pace on the wing is better than a defensive midfielder when we are 2-0 down then as players they have to respect that. however i can see why they would be *****ed off to not actually start the game. thats a different story all together
100% prepared
20/08/2009 09:38:00
0
if the manager believes that a bit of pace on the wing is better than a defensive midfielder when we are 2-0 down then as players they have to respect that. however i can see why they would be *****ed off to not actually start the game. thats a different story all together
100% prepared
20/08/2009 09:38:00
0
Maybe he should have started (for one thing I would have him over Habib Beye every day of the week) but how anyone can moan about him bringing on Albrighton instead when we were chasing the game is beyond me. I would love a nice long chat with MON about a lot of the drivel I saw on Saturday but I can't really moan about that. The fact is though, we all seem to understand that 4-5-1 is the way to go so surely at least one of NRC or Sidwell should have started.
Sheriff Kimbo
20/08/2009 09:45:00
0
Maybe he should have started (for one thing I would have him over Habib Beye every day of the week) but how anyone can moan about him bringing on Albrighton instead when we were chasing the game is beyond me. I would love a nice long chat with MON about a lot of the drivel I saw on Saturday but I can't really moan about that. The fact is though, we all seem to understand that 4-5-1 is the way to go so surely at least one of NRC or Sidwell should have started.
Sheriff Kimbo
20/08/2009 09:45:00
0
DROP HESKEY and play 3 centre midfielders
Villan444
20/08/2009 09:46:00
0
DROP HESKEY and play 3 centre midfielders
Villan444
20/08/2009 09:46:00
0
Give NRC a goddamb chance! he is a good footballer who hasnt had a stint in his natural position since signing!
goodb_2
20/08/2009 10:10:00
0
Give NRC a goddamb chance! he is a good footballer who hasnt had a stint in his natural position since signing!
goodb_2
20/08/2009 10:10:00
Page 1/6
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lescott Responds To Earlier Tweet

Joleon Lescott has now addressed the tweeting of a rather nice sports car almost immediately after the six nil hammering to Liverpool at Villa Park today.

Audio - Garde Talks Liverpool

Manager Remi Garde has given his thoughts following the embarrassing six nil loss to Liverpool at Villa Park earlier today.

Audio - Mortimer On Lack Of Effort

European Cup winning skipper and all round good guy Dennis Mortimer was asked for his thoughts following the shambolic six nil loss to Liverpool earlier today.

Joleon Lescott To Sort Out Tweet, It Wasn't Meant

Plenty to be angry about after today and the 6-0 humiliation from a pretty average Liverpool team, this tweet isn't one of them.

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)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn7%
Richards2%
Okore2%
Lescott5%
Cissokho2%
Bacuna0%
Westwood0%
Gana22%
Veretout2%
Gil27%
Agbonlahor2%
Sub - Sinclair2%
Sub - Lyden27%
Sub - Hutton0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 26 15 8 3 53 19
2 Spurs 26 14 9 3 51 27
3 Arsenal 26 15 6 5 51 18
4 Man City 26 14 5 7 47 20
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Liverpool 26 10 8 8 38 2
9 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
10 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
11 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 26 3 7 16 16 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Prost wants three-way battle for title
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua Seizes IBF World Title Chance
Write for Vital Football

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 Lions672
2.The Fear367
3.Fulford349
4.ClivetheVillan334
5.sirdennis214
6.JuanPabloAngel203
7.revdpete187
8.Silhillvilla161
9.Wurzel154
10.DeanoVilla149
The Vital Football Members League