Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Settled Sidwell

Settled Sidwell

Steve Sidwell now believes he's settled in at B6 and he believes he's playing his best football since joining us.

Most fans wouldn't disagree with that. However playing his best football since joining us is still a fair way off the Stevie Sidwell we saw destroy us when he was playing for Reading.

Now that's the form we want!

Speaking to SSN, the Ginger Ninja spoke briefly about the start to his Villa career, out of the team, not really getting a run to find his feet and being blighted by niggly injuries but Sidwell has benefited more than any other from the departure of Barry and he's determined to make the most of it.

'The settling in period didn't go as well as I wanted but now it's going great.'

He adds that with a run in the team a player becomes more confident and starts to 'express' themselves which is when you reach top form. He describes the moment as 'great' but doesn't for a second imply this is the best he can do in a claret and blue shirt, and we all hope there's more to come from him.

From know Stevie has an eye for goal, and he's capable of running a midfield. If or should I say when, he reaches those heights it'll be a joy to watch.

As is rather apt after his comments about Hokey Cokey and the recent 'fart' from Emile Heskey, Sidwell also explains how he dealt with being out of the squad:

'Try and keep your head down, keep working hard in training, and hope there is light at the end of the tunnel, a break or a chance, and that's what I've done.'

Adding:

'Now I am reaping the rewards. My performances are getting there but I can still do a lot better.'

Well said that man!

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday October 14 2009
Time: 12:40PM

Comments

0
light at the end of the tunnel.... Or maybe a carrot!! (Stuart Pearce)
Adam Deuce
14/10/2009 19:44:00
0
light at the end of the tunnel.... Or maybe a carrot!! (Stuart Pearce)
Adam Deuce
14/10/2009 19:44:00
0
I personally thought he had a good game against pompey & did ok against citeh....he does make some well timed runs into the box but does not always get picked out, & has missed the odd chances that have came his way...but staying clear of injuries & getting games regularly i believe he will be a decent player for us.....he does graft well in midfield & does a hell of a lot of work off the ball, covering, denying space & does put his boot in.....I dont think he is just what we need to really push on but do think he could play an important squad role....
marcobavfc
14/10/2009 23:20:00
0
I personally thought he had a good game against pompey & did ok against citeh....he does make some well timed runs into the box but does not always get picked out, & has missed the odd chances that have came his way...but staying clear of injuries & getting games regularly i believe he will be a decent player for us.....he does graft well in midfield & does a hell of a lot of work off the ball, covering, denying space & does put his boot in.....I dont think he is just what we need to really push on but do think he could play an important squad role....
marcobavfc
14/10/2009 23:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Leeds v Aston Villa

All the stats from Leeds (2) vs (0) Aston Villa, Elland Road, 3/12/16 Att: 32,648

Leeds United v Aston Villa - Team Sheets

Aston Villa go to Elland Road as the visitors to Leeds for the latest Championship game.

Leeds United v Aston Villa - Follow On Twitter

Aston Villa go to Elland Road as the visitors to Leeds today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

The Villa Times - 03/12/2016 (AVFC News Round-up)

The latest Villa news, coming thick and fast at the moment, via the fishy 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)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini0%
Hutton25%
Elphick0%
Chester0%
Amavi0%
Westwood0%
Jedinak25%
Gardner0%
Adomah50%
Gestede0%
Kodjia0%
Sub - Grealish0%
Sub - Ayew0%
Sub - Agbonlahor0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
What next for Mercedes?
Latest Vital Boxing News
BBBoC to Hold Hearing After Blackwell Incident
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear65
2.JuanPabloAngel46
3.sirdennis37
4.HeathfieldRoad187435
5.BodyButter29
6.TuBBz20
7.Wurzel20
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings17
9.DeanoVilla15
10.Sasquatch13
Vital Football Comment