Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

OH NO... Heskey Might Look To Leave!

OH NO... Heskey Might Look To Leave!

Well, this morning is a dark dark day in the history of Aston Villa. I'm typing this article trying to hold back the tears, in fact, that is a lie, I've been weeping since reading the quotes from our much lauded and top striker Emile Heskey.

Sorry to bring you such devastating news but our Holte End hero might consider his future in January and could ..... sorry, I had to take a break as I couldn't see what I was typing through such moistened eyes.... look to leave.

PLEASE DON'T GO EMILE. What would we do without the big man's goals?

The 31-year-old who has started as many England games as he has Villa games this season said:

'I will have to sit down and think about my next move. I don't know whether I can get a World Cup place if I'm not playing for Villa.'

He adds, 'I'm happy to be playing for England and, obviously, not playing at club level is difficult. It's something I will have to look at when I get back and try to address it.'

I'm old fashioned, or maybe just old. Strikers used to have to score goals, no scrub that, strikers at least need to SHOOT the blinking ball goal wise (between the goal posts Emile) and if you don't do your job for your club, you don't get to play at international level and lets face it, Emile has not does his job since coming to Villa. At the start of this season he admitted he hadn't settled in last season following his move from Wigan. For goodness sake, how difficult can it be, it isn't as if he was a foreign player still learning the language and culture.

2 goals in 12 games Emile, THAT is why you aren't in the team. Start scoring, hey presto, you don't get left out. Not rocket science is it? Close the door on the way out!

Steve Bruce and Fabio Capello on Heskey. The Mystery Of Emile Heskey!

Our latest poll asks whether Heskey should be being played or not.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday October 12 2009
Time: 9:59AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Comments

0
well that is our season ruined, if he leaves what will we do for goals? Oh hang on, we've got a young lad who actually looks like he gives a toss haven't we!?!
The Fear
12/10/2009 10:06:00
0
well that is our season ruined, if he leaves what will we do for goals? Oh hang on, we've got a young lad who actually looks like he gives a toss haven't we!?!
The Fear
12/10/2009 10:06:00
0
Mr O'Neill's mistakes will return to haunt us later this season. Remind me, did we buy any strikers in the summer? With emule gone, poor Gabby will be burned out by Christmas at this rate. I'm not sure John Carew will ever return to full fitness - he's had a long time to do so.... Sorry, but I'm just heavily disappointed by lack of vision by our main man to see that we're light up front. Even worse (or would it be better all round?) if Heskey leaves.
evoflash
12/10/2009 10:10:00
0
Mr O'Neill's mistakes will return to haunt us later this season. Remind me, did we buy any strikers in the summer? With emule gone, poor Gabby will be burned out by Christmas at this rate. I'm not sure John Carew will ever return to full fitness - he's had a long time to do so.... Sorry, but I'm just heavily disappointed by lack of vision by our main man to see that we're light up front. Even worse (or would it be better all round?) if Heskey leaves.
evoflash
12/10/2009 10:10:00
0
Heskey is one of the best in the world at playing the ball down to his strike partner, unfortunately, we don't have that sort of player beside him, Gabby is better on his own as I don't think he can read the flick on's etc, and Carew is to big to be the little man in a partnership with Heskey, if Bent, Owen or Defoe were at the club then I could see a point to Heskey, as it is, there is no reason to have him, as we don't use him to his strengths and instead he just looks off the pace playing alongside Young and Gabby. I do genuinely believe him to be a top player, but I just don't think he is suited to our style.
young_jonah
12/10/2009 10:29:00
0
Heskey is one of the best in the world at playing the ball down to his strike partner, unfortunately, we don't have that sort of player beside him, Gabby is better on his own as I don't think he can read the flick on's etc, and Carew is to big to be the little man in a partnership with Heskey, if Bent, Owen or Defoe were at the club then I could see a point to Heskey, as it is, there is no reason to have him, as we don't use him to his strengths and instead he just looks off the pace playing alongside Young and Gabby. I do genuinely believe him to be a top player, but I just don't think he is suited to our style.
young_jonah
12/10/2009 10:29:00
0
Brilliant news! If MO'N insists on that sort of player I'd take Kevin Davies or have Carlton bk. (Is it true James Collins started out as a striker years ago?) I don't care if we don't get a penny for Heskey. Just get rid. Having him in our team cost us Champions League & it's like he's constantly trying to cost us games with his cameo's. His recent attitude & threatening to leave unless he gets games should get him dropped from the squad. (Take a look at Craig Gardner & his attitude Emile!) ... After the Pompey debut, How did it go so wrong?
StuLinney
12/10/2009 10:54:00
0
Brilliant news! If MO'N insists on that sort of player I'd take Kevin Davies or have Carlton bk. (Is it true James Collins started out as a striker years ago?) I don't care if we don't get a penny for Heskey. Just get rid. Having him in our team cost us Champions League & it's like he's constantly trying to cost us games with his cameo's. His recent attitude & threatening to leave unless he gets games should get him dropped from the squad. (Take a look at Craig Gardner & his attitude Emile!) ... After the Pompey debut, How did it go so wrong?
StuLinney
12/10/2009 10:54:00
0
I have to agree with YJ. He just doesn't fit into our system, none of our forwards suit his style of play, nor do we have any central midfielders who like to make late runs and support him. Shame, but I think it'll be best for everyone involved if he moves on. Maybe fat head at Sunderland will be interested.
PBAVFC
12/10/2009 10:58:00
0
I have to agree with YJ. He just doesn't fit into our system, none of our forwards suit his style of play, nor do we have any central midfielders who like to make late runs and support him. Shame, but I think it'll be best for everyone involved if he moves on. Maybe fat head at Sunderland will be interested.
PBAVFC
12/10/2009 10:58:00
Page 1/8
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Chester Gets Wales Call

James Chester has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international break.

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Derby County Away

Man of the match for our away game v Derby County...

Aston Villa Offer - Kids For £1 For 3 Fixtures

Worth spreading this I think, a great offer to get the youngsters down to Villa Park

The Aston Villa Exodus Continues? (Now Official)

Looks like the exodus is continuing with Veretout the next out of the door and Micah Richards also being linked with a move away from Villa Park.

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 Bristol City (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win67%
Lose0%
Draw33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Spa Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Buatsi Homes in On Olympic Gold
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear560
2.glensider557
3.Fulford357
4.Silhillvilla204
5.sirdennis175
6.kefkat158
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings147
8.Melon Donkey146
9.villasince67137
10.Barney2004134
The Vital Football Members League