Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Cool As A Ciaran Clark

Cool As A Ciaran Clark

Martin O'Neill has praised debutant Ciaran Clark for putting in a classy performance as he covered the injured Curtis Davies today.

Fans have been raving about the ability of Clark for the last few years and his development seems to show no signs of slowing down leading Monny to tag him 'a cool young customer.'

Speaking on the official site Mon was full of praise for the reserve skipper, and whilst he's certainly done his chances no harm today if he's bidding for our 4th place centre half, it could be too much of a push to consider him 3rd choice just yet though. If the rumoured signing of Dunne turns out to be true his experience could be paramount in Clark's future development which isn't all bad.

'Ciaran did really fine. He took it all in his stride. I told him he was playing 15 minutes before I announced the team. He just looked round as if he expected it. Well done him.'

Clark's first team opportunities have so far come in our recent Peace Cup success, and he did look like he had everything a player would need to make an outstanding centre half. It seems Monny feels those tests have stood him in good stead for any part he may play in our campaign this season:

'I think he took a lot of confidence from pre-season and the Peace Cup. He did well over there and that was obviously in his mind.

'He obviously felt because he'd coped with top European players in the game against Porto that he'd be fine. He felt if he could get off to good start, everything would take care of itself.'

I think Ciaran's judgment on how he'd fair today was spot on.

Admittedly Fulham were poor and he wasn't up against the likes of Rooney, Crouch, Torres etc, but as an excercise in finding his feet and growing his confidence, today was worth it's weight in gold.

Big things are expected from this lad, and I'm yet to see a reason that would change that.


Bookmark and Share



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday August 30 2009
Time: 8:36PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
The lad dun gud ! Can't fault him even though Fulham were very poor . Did his job with minimum fuss and looked cooler than Carlos TBH
villan57
30/08/2009 20:43:00
0
The lad dun gud ! Can't fault him even though Fulham were very poor . Did his job with minimum fuss and looked cooler than Carlos TBH
villan57
30/08/2009 20:43:00
0
Clark was great i am over the moon for him,As for the game itself all i will say is results don`t always tell the whole story,Don`t want to be negative after a win so i will leave it at that.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:09:00
0
Clark was great i am over the moon for him,As for the game itself all i will say is results don`t always tell the whole story,Don`t want to be negative after a win so i will leave it at that.
lerneravfc
30/08/2009 21:09:00
0
What? no negativity? as kamara would say" unbelievable"!!!!
Kuffit
30/08/2009 21:15:00
0
What? no negativity? as kamara would say" unbelievable"!!!!
Kuffit
30/08/2009 21:15:00
0
Well done Clarky! He did every thing necessary with no fuss, has potential to be a real defensive rock.
26.05.82
30/08/2009 22:37:00
0
Well done Clarky! He did every thing necessary with no fuss, has potential to be a real defensive rock.
26.05.82
30/08/2009 22:37:00
0
Reminded me of the young Southgate
Gordonsleftboot
30/08/2009 23:14:00
0
Reminded me of the young Southgate
Gordonsleftboot
30/08/2009 23:14:00
Page 1/4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Di Matteo Looks To The Youngsters

With the players back in pre season training now under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, with most fans looking at who else we might sign to strengthen this window...

Crespo Makes PAOK Move

29 year old versatile defender Jose Angel Crespo has now completed his move to Greek side PAOK.

Gollini To Be The Next Signing?

It's being reported that Aston Villa have targeted Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, and Roberto Di Matteo is very confident that a deal will be completed.

Aston Villa Around The Social Media Round Up

A round up of social media relating to Aston Villa on 01/07/2016

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)

The new kit?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Love it67%
Like it12%
It's ok17%
Unsure4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2016 Austrian GP - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
Burns Ordered to Fight Kiryl
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear27
2.Fulford15
3.Juan Mourep14
4.Melon Donkey7
5.villawill6
6.HeathfieldRoad18746
7.sirdennis5
8.Green Tea5
9.Beovilla5
10.Thomas Holte4
Write for Vital Football