Writer: Mike Field
Date:Wednesday December 2 2009
Cried Martin O'Neill in his verdict after we thumped Pompey 4-2 and secured ourselves a place in the Carling Cup Semi Finals.
Speaking on the official site following our successful quarter final match, the boss took time to pay tribute to Ash, Downy and Milly for not only all getting on the score sheet but for finally giving us a taste of a midfield that could run games for us.
Well we did score four - something happened to our creativity!
Milner moved into the middle which many fans have been shouting for since....oh....last season, and Downing clocked up his debut start for the club after returning from injury - but far more important we finally saw some proper rotation between the wide boys which caused merry havoc for Pompey's defence.
As for Milly, Monny said simply:
'I thought James played terrifically well. Not only did he score the goal, but it was a great performance.'
Adding that like, Ash and Downing, he had no concerns about Milly starting in the middle (and the other two slotting in when need be, because players of that talent should be able to go central.
For Downy he said:
'He was fantastic, I was really pleased and delighted and he scored a goal.'
O'Neill explained that he did want to ease Downing into games, but he always planned to start him last night and that when he is fully fit that he will be a 'proper' player for us.
Well DOL had his hungry players, I suppose O'Neill can have his proper ones.
He was also adamant that he wouldn't 'downplay' us reaching the semi's, describing it as a fantastic moment for everyone at the club.
There's very little else to add for a change from me, it's nice to see us taking Cup competitions seriously for a change and again it was an improved performance.
The only criticism of the night would be at the end of the game we were relatively comfortable, it would've been nice to see the youngsters get some time on the pitch but I think the disappointment there can be set aside for a change.
To read Monny's full quotes please Click Here
Date:Wednesday December 2 2009
U18s Through To The Fourth Round (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Four Games Until The Halfway Point For Villa... (Tuesday December 10 2013)
The Villa Times - 10/12/2013 (Tuesday December 10 2013)
VMF Newsletter For December (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Villa Away To Newcastle United Time Change For Sky (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Aston Villa Linked To Two In Jan Transfer Gossip (Tuesday December 10 2013)
FA Youth Cup To Be Screened (Monday December 9 2013)
Lambert Philosophical Following Defeat (Monday December 9 2013)
Grizzly Report - Fulham v Villa (Monday December 9 2013)
Stats: Fulham v Aston Villa (Sunday December 8 2013)
|4.||Pride of Lions||168|
|West Ham||0||-||0||Aston Villa|
|9. Man Utd||15||6||4||5||3||22|
|11. Aston Villa||15||5||4||6||-2||19|
|12. Hull City||15||5||3||7||-6||18|
» Man City : 10/12/2013 21:39:00
|Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Hull City
» Swansea : 10/12/2013 21:14:00
|U18s Through To The Fourth Round
» Aston Villa : 10/12/2013 21:05:00
|Becchio Is Also In Demand
» Norwich : 10/12/2013 21:01:00
|Fer In Demand
» Norwich : 10/12/2013 20:48:00
|Televised South Wales Derby Kicks Off at 5.30pm
» Swansea : 10/12/2013 20:22:00
|Bruce Agrees Draw Was a Fair Result
» Swansea : 10/12/2013 20:10:00