Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Consistency Clocked?

Consistency Clocked?

Speaking after the fantastic win at Sunderland, Richard Dunne was pleased to see the team show the same 'intensity' as we did against United.

Much has been made of our consistency this season, well and in previous seasons to be honest, and following the fantastic win against United whilst the players were adamant they were going to secure another win, plenty of fans - even the optimistic ones - couldn't help thinking of previous 'big name' victories that were followed by lacklustre draws or worse...pathetic defeats.

Thankfully by halftime last night all horrible thoughts were gone as we saw Villa put in another good performance and look reasonably comfortable for the win.

The second half was even better!!!

Speaking on the Official Site Richard Dunne was overjoyed with the performance and was no doubt pleased that his words prior to the match didn't come back and bite him on the rear.

'It was the same intensity as Saturday.

'Everyone raises their game going to Old Trafford, but it is important to do it every week.

'We defended at the right times, attacked well and James's second goal was brilliant.'

In too many games previously we've either attacked brilliantly and defended like muppets or defended brilliantly and been invisible upfront. We've tried to play 'good' football at the wrong times, and not dug in when needed, or dug in permanently and looked awful.

The last few games have been different and whether that's 'just' down to the introduction of Downing and the freeing up of Milner or a general 'overall' click from the squad I don't know - nor do I care.

But now we are doing things the simple way. Defending with heart, attacking with intent and confidence, playing the boring football when needed, looking good when allowed...the full mix.

The last few games have been a delight to watch and have been what you'd expect from the squad of players we have. The days of dross of hopefully long gone!

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday December 16 2009
Time: 11:59AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Vital Villa Best Beard Of The Season Award Goes To..

I imagine this will hit the national press, such a prestigious award...

Wyness Confident Of Summer Improvements

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said that he's confident Aston Villa will sign the three or four quality additions identified by manager Steve Bruce this summer.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Reasons For Optimism For Villa Promotion?

Aston Villa 2016-17: Hard lessons to be learnt but real reason for optimism

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
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one40%
if you want to!60%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Competition open for Monaco
Latest Vital Boxing News
Ryan Walsh Successfully Defends British Title
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear336
2.JuanPabloAngel276
3.sirdennis211
4.BBJ175
5.Pride of Lions157
6.villasince67149
7.Silhillvilla125
8.kefkat120
9.mike_field117
10.col8115
Vital Football Comment