Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Collins and Dunne For Debut?

Collins and Dunne For Debut?

Martin O'Neill has no problems throwing both James Collins and Richard Dunne into the derby match this weekend if needed, believing both players are more than equipped to deal with it.

With Curtis Davies now 'out' for a period of months Monny will have to call on at least one of the new signings as it's highly unlikely we'll see Ciaran Clark in the starting line up again.

This isn't causing him a headache though:

'It's a big game to start in but they are two international players, who know the score. I have no concerns about either of them in the game.'

Monny continues to talk about the experience both players have in 'other' derbies from their career, citing Dunne specifically who has taken part in both the Manc and Scouser derbies (not really a patch on this one are they though!) and with Wet Spam, Collins has a fair few under his belt also.

'The great thing is they can make themselves instant heroes in this game. It's the way the fixtures have fallen for them.'

As I've said before, hattricks for all would certainly get the crowd warming to them from the off.

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:Thursday September 10 2009
Time: 4:16PM

Comments

0
Baptism of fire, I like it!
The Fear
10/09/2009 16:21:00
0
Baptism of fire, I like it!
The Fear
10/09/2009 16:21:00
0
Perhaps... Warnock, Collins, Dunne, Cueller as the back four..
Villa 4 Ever
10/09/2009 22:46:00
0
Perhaps... Warnock, Collins, Dunne, Cueller as the back four..
Villa 4 Ever
10/09/2009 22:46:00
0
I doubt it, it will be Warnoock Cuellar, Dunne, Beye, unless he decides to start Luke young which i doubt he will as Beye has done well so far. i think Dunne and Collins are similar and will fight it out for one CB position and Cuellar and Davies are similar andwill fight it out for the other. We have good cover at right and left back so hopfully it will be the end of experimentation out there
liamo1981
11/09/2009 03:45:00
0
I doubt it, it will be Warnoock Cuellar, Dunne, Beye, unless he decides to start Luke young which i doubt he will as Beye has done well so far. i think Dunne and Collins are similar and will fight it out for one CB position and Cuellar and Davies are similar andwill fight it out for the other. We have good cover at right and left back so hopfully it will be the end of experimentation out there
liamo1981
11/09/2009 03:45:00
0
I spoke to a mate who's a Hammer and he speaks really highly of Collins. I'm looking forward to seeing him play, he sounds very no nonsense. He talked of being the new Laursen. But then Salifou is (apparantly) the new Zidane...
claret&blue82
11/09/2009 09:16:00
0
I spoke to a mate who's a Hammer and he speaks really highly of Collins. I'm looking forward to seeing him play, he sounds very no nonsense. He talked of being the new Laursen. But then Salifou is (apparantly) the new Zidane...
claret&blue82
11/09/2009 09:16:00
0
I reckon he should give Ciaran Clark another start, It'd be great experience for him, I'm happy about having Dunne and Collins, but make them earn their places, so they don't become complacent.......just my opinion :)
jolf
11/09/2009 09:44:00
0
I reckon he should give Ciaran Clark another start, It'd be great experience for him, I'm happy about having Dunne and Collins, but make them earn their places, so they don't become complacent.......just my opinion :)
jolf
11/09/2009 09:44:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Preston North End

All the stats from Aston Villa (2) vs (2) Preston North End, Villa Park, 21/1/17 Att: 32,415

Aston Villa v Preston - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Preston the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Officials - Aston Villa v Preston (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Preston North End this Saturday.

The Villa Times - 20/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The very latest brand new sparkling news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

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)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone7%
Hutton5%
Chester2%
Baker0%
Amavi0%
Lansbury6%
Westwood2%
Adomah40%
Grealish1%
Green8%
Agbonlahor29%
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Gardner0%
Sub - Davis0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Ecclestone wants to tear up the rulebook
Latest Vital Boxing News
Warren Set to Announce Williams v Smith?
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2017 8:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear496
2.JuanPabloAngel304
3.Silhillvilla279
4.Fulford274
5.sirdennis266
6.Villan57210
7.Melon Donkey164
8.BodyButter149
9.danvilla2125
10.villasince67118
Vital Football Comment