Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

FA Cup News, Predictions & Build Up

FA Cup News, Predictions & Build Up

Well, Lawro is backing Villa to bounce back from two league defeats to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Villa Park in the FA Cup.

The BBC pundit says 'In the past, Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has picked weakened sides in the FA Cup because he's more interested in staying in the Premier League, which is fair enough. I don't know if he will on this occasion but, regardless, Villa should have enough to beat them on home soil.'

BBC preview: Click Here

Mystic Mug says 1-0 to the Villa.

Official site match pack: Click Here

MON told www.avfc.co.uk 'I think, after a few years in the doldrums, the FA Cup has regained its sheen. The competition is back in vogue, which is very, very important. I think it is a major competition once again as it was for a long, long time. It slid down the scale of importance but I think it's regained its sheen now. That's good because it's a great competition. It is probably the best domestic cup competition in European football.'

He also says there might be a few changes made due to injuries but promises despite a two legged semi final v Blackburn Rovers also, he 'desperately' wants to stay in the FA Cup. Apparently James Milner down as a doubt with a foot injury. Probably won't hurt him to have a rest anyway?

Stewart Downing says on the Official Site that the team are 'up for the cup' adding, 'It will be tough. We know it's going to be a physical battle but we're up for it. We have the players to match them physically - we'll be ready.'

And Luke Young said on www.avfc.com 'We can't let ourselves get too disheartened and disillusioned with the two games. We have to look forward now. The FA Cup has that romance. It starts when you're a kid. We want to get through to the next round.'


Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 1 2010
Time: 4:05PM

Comments

0
It's rather hard to make a prediction without truly knowing what the teams'll be like. But anyway! Villa win please =P
FootyFans
01/01/2010 16:18:00
0
It's rather hard to make a prediction without truly knowing what the teams'll be like. But anyway! Villa win please =P
FootyFans
01/01/2010 16:18:00
0
As long as we win Tues night thats more important.
claretandbluearmy
01/01/2010 16:42:00
0
As long as we win Tues night thats more important.
claretandbluearmy
01/01/2010 16:42:00
0
Good luck guys, should be a good game. I think you guys will probably take the FA cup game, we are doing some mass rotating apparantly, with some reserves stepping up.
LHrover
01/01/2010 17:53:00
0
Good luck guys, should be a good game. I think you guys will probably take the FA cup game, we are doing some mass rotating apparantly, with some reserves stepping up.
LHrover
01/01/2010 17:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Our Players Care - And They Only Have To Play 45 Mins

What did we learn from the extraordinary match away to the Owls?

That feeling of complete away day euphoria!

Langoe66 says: I forgot what it was like, that feeling of complete away day euphoria..

Late Brucie Bonus - Sheff Wed v Aston Villa (24/2/18)

Following today's clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

I'm Sorry But... What Just Happened?

That game was RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!

Aston Villa Archived 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)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: MF
Johnstone7%
Elmohamady0%
Chester1%
Terry1%
Hutton1%
Snodgrass53%
Whelan2%
Hourihane9%
Onomah0%
Grabban16%
Hogan7%
Sub - Taylor0%
Sub - Davis1%
Sub - Jedinak2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Brawn wants F1 league table for tracks
Latest Vital Boxing News
Smith Gets Change of Opponent in WBSS Semi-Final
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions532
2.The Fear515
3.sirdennis344
4.JuanPabloAngel314
5.mike_field283
6.Fulford202
7.Melon Donkey191
8.DeanoVilla181
9.Silhillvilla166
10.HeathfieldRoad1874158
The Vital Football Members League