Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Heskey Could Serve A Purpose

Heskey Could Serve A Purpose

James Milly The Milner believes that Heskey's worries over England could help push Villa into Europe again and spur on Gabby to boot.

Speaking to the E&S, Milly was careful not to pass comment on Heskey's verbal fart itself, but did say there could be a positive benefit for the club from it.

With Heskey worried about his international place, he's going to be motivated when he gets a chance in the first team (not seen that yet myself but there you go) which in turn will more than fire up Gabby who by now no doubt likes the idea of replacing Heskey full time in the England camp.

'At Villa and England there is competition for places and that can only be a good thing for club and country.'

Speaking specifically towards the competition angle and the benefit for us, he adds:

'That will make their performances better for Villa. Everybody wants to play football.'

IF Heskey can finally start showing some form for us, and IF he can trouble our pecking order based on merit I agree it can only be a good thing for our strikers. Competition has to come from somewhere, and it certainly isn't coming from numbers at the moment.

Will it happen though, based on the recent vote 70% of you don't think so as you want to see Heskey gone in January.

I find it hard to disagree, my only concern is who replaces him?

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 15 2009
Time: 12:04PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
I think Heskey's problem with Villa is that he is very good at providing for runners from deep, which is why he works so well for England. He feeds Lampard (chortle, chortle), Gerrard, Rooney and Walcott, all of whom want to get into the box from midfield. Villa don't really have goalscoring midfielders, so his biggest strength is rendered somewhat useless in a Villa shirt.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:15:00
0
I think Heskey's problem with Villa is that he is very good at providing for runners from deep, which is why he works so well for England. He feeds Lampard (chortle, chortle), Gerrard, Rooney and Walcott, all of whom want to get into the box from midfield. Villa don't really have goalscoring midfielders, so his biggest strength is rendered somewhat useless in a Villa shirt.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:15:00
0
I really don't get the whole Heskey appeal. I think the argument that 'he's good for the team' is just a lazy cop-out from footy fans wanting to sound intellectual. I might be missing it, but i really can't remember Heskey setting up many chances either for England or Villa. To me, he's absolutely and completely useless, and i'd even say he's the worst player i've ever seen play for Villa.
MrZeus
15/10/2009 12:36:00
0
I really don't get the whole Heskey appeal. I think the argument that 'he's good for the team' is just a lazy cop-out from footy fans wanting to sound intellectual. I might be missing it, but i really can't remember Heskey setting up many chances either for England or Villa. To me, he's absolutely and completely useless, and i'd even say he's the worst player i've ever seen play for Villa.
MrZeus
15/10/2009 12:36:00
0
Rooney scores every 37 mins on average when playing with Heskey. When partnered with others that drops to a goal every 67 mins. England score more goals with him in the team. The stats are the same for Gerrard who scores much more frequently when Heskey is there than when he isn't.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:41:00
0
Rooney scores every 37 mins on average when playing with Heskey. When partnered with others that drops to a goal every 67 mins. England score more goals with him in the team. The stats are the same for Gerrard who scores much more frequently when Heskey is there than when he isn't.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:41:00
0
Thats because the opposing defenders keep tripping over the prostrate Heskey allowing Rooney to score
Doug4ever
15/10/2009 13:30:00
0
Thats because the opposing defenders keep tripping over the prostrate Heskey allowing Rooney to score
Doug4ever
15/10/2009 13:30:00
0
spur gabby on to boot what MF?
the fear
15/10/2009 14:16:00
0
spur gabby on to boot what MF?
the fear
15/10/2009 14:16:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players

Glensider says the talk of our problems being a mental issue with the players is hogwash...

Video Highlights & Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw

Video of the Barnsley draw and Aston Villa fans reactions.

Stats: Barnsley v Aston Villa

All the stats from Barnsley (1) vs (1) Aston Villa, Oakwell, 27/9/16 Att: 15,830

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)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini2%
Bacuna10%
Elphick0%
Chester0%
Cissokho0%
Adomah0%
Tshibola5%
Jedinak0%
Grealish0%
Kodjia26%
Ayew52%
Sub - Westwood0%
Sub - Gestede5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear616
2.sirdennis355
3.glensider350
4.Fulford327
5.Silhillvilla234
6.Melon Donkey230
7.villasince67182
8.kefkat172
9.DeanoVilla145
10.JuanPabloAngel140
The Vital Football Members League