Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Sidwell Understands Coker's Sub Anger

Sidwell Understands Coker's Sub Anger

Steve Sidwell has admitted that Nigel Reo-Coker was unlucky to be the player that made way for John Carew in our derby match against Blues.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail today, Sidwell is honest about the fact that nobody in midfield was really shining or standing out in the derby clash, and although the introduction of Carew guaranteed 3 points, O'Neill could've rightly dragged any of them off.

Coker was visibly annoyed to be brought from the pitch, which to be honest is exactly what I want to see from substituted players.

No player should ever be happy leaving the field of the play before the game ends in my minds. Players just shouldn't be that complacent in my mind and one thing you know from Hokey is he wears his heart on his sleeve even when he's not the most productive on the pitch, you can never fault his effort.

Sidwell himself said nobody at the club likes to be brought off, regardless of the scoreline and having known Hokey since he was in nappies seeing that disappointment was only to be expected. In fact, something would be wrong if Nigel was pleased to be subbed.

'He wants to play in every moment and do his best, he can't do that on the bench.

'He got subbed and he was disappointed and you can understand why. It could've been anyone of us, no one really stood out for us.

'He was just unlucky.'

Explaining their history, which I certainly didn't know. Both players have known each other for quite a while as they were members of rival youth teams in South London until their careers took off and Hokey went to Wimbledon and Sidwell to Arsenal.

Sidwell does say the 'grumpy' Hokey only comes out when his will to win gets the better off him, and that he is brilliant to have around the dressing room normally.

He does admit he can be 'miserable' although everyone still loves him.

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:Wednesday September 16 2009
Time: 7:39PM

Comments

0
i reckon reo is a very useful player. if he becomes more consistent consistent he could get an england call imo
ric112
16/09/2009 20:13:00
0
i reckon reo is a very useful player. if he becomes more consistent consistent he could get an england call imo
ric112
16/09/2009 20:13:00
0
Reo-Coker has often been a victim of his own versatility (CM, DM, MR, RB, SW). On Sunday I was pretty surprised it wasn't the already cautioned Sidwell who came off. It's good to see Reo-Coker being played more often in his right position though.
StuLinney
16/09/2009 20:51:00
0
Reo-Coker has often been a victim of his own versatility (CM, DM, MR, RB, SW). On Sunday I was pretty surprised it wasn't the already cautioned Sidwell who came off. It's good to see Reo-Coker being played more often in his right position though.
StuLinney
16/09/2009 20:51:00
0
Self important footballers wrapped up in their own egos getting angry because they get brought off in the football,Pathetic,Sulking on the bench like a child having just picked up another 40 odd grand,Get in the ******** real world for ***** sake.
lerneravfc
16/09/2009 21:03:00
0
Self important footballers wrapped up in their own egos getting angry because they get brought off in the football,Pathetic,Sulking on the bench like a child having just picked up another 40 odd grand,Get in the ******** real world for ***** sake.
lerneravfc
16/09/2009 21:03:00
0
its crazy that when wayne rooney does it, its called passionate and when NRC does it, its a sulk but at the end of the day im sure no one has a problem with a player who wants to play, as sidwell says it just the way NRC is and he never brings spirit down so i see no problem
clarkamus
16/09/2009 21:43:00
0
its crazy that when wayne rooney does it, its called passionate and when NRC does it, its a sulk but at the end of the day im sure no one has a problem with a player who wants to play, as sidwell says it just the way NRC is and he never brings spirit down so i see no problem
clarkamus
16/09/2009 21:43:00
0
All I can say, NRC keep up the good work. Your getting back to your best. The engine of the team. Sidwell should have come off in my opinion.
ShaneBlack
16/09/2009 22:22:00
0
All I can say, NRC keep up the good work. Your getting back to your best. The engine of the team. Sidwell should have come off in my opinion.
ShaneBlack
16/09/2009 22:22:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackburn v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Ewood Park as the visitors to Blackburn today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

Kodjia's A Welcome Return For Bruce

Manager Steve Bruce has been waxing lyrical about striker Jonathan Kodjia once again.

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)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win34%
Lose38%
Draw28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2017 Russia GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Wembley Stadium – Running Order
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel394
2.Pride of Lions365
3.The Fear299
4.sirdennis285
5.Silhillvilla212
6.HeathfieldRoad1874186
7.Melon Donkey179
8.kefkat165
9.Sasquatch148
10.Fulford120
Vital Football Comment