UK time is: 15:39:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Monny Loving The Reserves Bandwagon

Martin O'Neill has told the youngsters to keep faith in the fact that the only reason many of them aren't regulars in our first team is because fully fledged internationals are keeping them out.

Speaking on the official site today after the reserves made it four wins out of four in the Reserves League last night, Moony looked back wistfully at the Europa league admitting the Premiership is hardly the place for constant experimenting.

'The players that are keeping our young lads out of the side are fully-fledged internationals.

'Lads like Marc have a real, proper chance of being a player. We've also got the likes of Nathan Delfouneso, Shane Lowry and Ciaran Clark.'

Shane Lowry as we know is on a loan outing at Plymouth for additional experience, and in Monny's own words Clark's debut against Fulham saw a performance 'as if he had turned out 50 times in the Premier League. It is all very encouraging.'

He admits the balancing game between winning and blooding the youth is difficult:

'The Premier League, as I am often reminded, is not the place to be experimenting. When I look back, I wish we had the European games because I would definitely have looked to blood them in that.'

Overall Monny knows each of the talented lads coming through will get chances, and he's also sure when they do they'll take them with open arms and not let anyone down, least of all themselves.

Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*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.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 30 2009

Time: 5:46PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Does that mean he will blood them in the domestic cup competitions? Don't think he's got the balls.
Saurat
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 18:03:00

Does that mean he will blood them in the domestic cup competitions? Don't think he's got the balls.
Saurat
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 18:03:00

O'Neill out, MacDonald in?
Albarnista
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 18:08:00

O'Neill out, MacDonald in?
Albarnista
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 18:08:00

Go on Marlon Harewood - good lad!! Harewood in Heskey out!
deano.avfc
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 23:28:00

Go on Marlon Harewood - good lad!! Harewood in Heskey out!
deano.avfc
Report Abuse
30/09/2009 23:28:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 951
2. ClivetheVillan 733
3. The Fear 584
4. kefkat 383
5. thefacehead 352
6. sirdennis 293
7. DeanoVilla 291
8. HeathfieldRoad1874 247
9. Juan Mourep 195
10. Villan Of The North 190

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Everton 30 8 10 12 -4 34
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28
16. Aston Villa 30 7 7 16 -20 28
17. Sunderland 30 4 14 12 -21 26
18. Burnley 30 5 10 15 -23 25
19. Q.P.R. 30 6 4 20 -23 22

Breaking League News

Vital Villa Player Of The Month For March - Vote
Aston Villa : 27/03/2015 14:55:00
The Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Swansea (Late!)
Aston Villa : 27/03/2015 14:50:00
West Ham & Newcastle Interest In Hernandez?
Hull City : 27/03/2015 14:44:01
Shechter Was Happy At Swansea Despite Poor Form
Swansea : 27/03/2015 14:13:01
Parish - Investment In Palace Not A Sale
Crystal Palace : 27/03/2015 13:39:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

March Player Of Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 3%
Clark 52%
Okore 0%
Hutton 0%
Lowton 0%
Cleverley 5%
Delph 10%
Bacuna 5%
Sinclair 5%
Westwood 0%
N'Zogbia 5%
Sanchez 0%
Benteke 5%
Agbonlahor 10%