Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Sutton Favours Villa To Scratch Cup Itch

Sutton Favours Villa To Scratch Cup Itch

Former Villa and Rovers striker Chris Sutton has said that Villa are the favourites in the League Cup semi final double header against Blackburn.

The current manager of Lincoln, who incidentally has raided our reserve squad for a quite a few players so far this season, spoke at length to the Official Site explaining how he found the club in his brief period with us, his thoughts on Blackburn and ultimately who his money would be on in the semi finals.

He explains that when he joined Villa, Monnys job was simply to stabilise the club and start building the foundations of a team that could challenge the Top 4. Given how close we have come the last few years Sutton believes is tantamount to the progress that has been made, and whilst we still have 'consistency' issues he knows sorting that out will be on Monnys agenda.

'When I've been into Villa subsequently since I've left, there's been a good feeling around the place and it's important that players go into that healthy environment.'

He describes the upcoming clash between both former clubs as potentially a 'fantastic tie' and points to their win over Chelsea in the quarters as proof that Blackburn are up for some silverware (even if we buggered their FA Cup hopes) this season.

'I think on balance you would make Villa favourites but Villa will find it hard to beat them.'

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday January 13 2010
Time: 12:55PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 21/02/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the fishy one..

Video Highlights - Fans/Bruce Reactions - Stats - Tweets

Post match ... arrgghhhh basically. Video, stats and the rest.

Villa Fans Not Exactly Happy At Yet Another Loss (Reactions)

Post Newcastle loss Villa fan reactions.

FAYC - Manchester City Tie To Be Screened

Aston Villa have confirmed that the FA Youth Cup tie against Manchester City this midweek will be screened on the clubs' Facebook channel.

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)

Staying Up
Suggested By: JP Fear
yes, staying up34%
no, going down31%
too close to call at the moment35%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Allison announced at Mercedes
Latest Vital Boxing News
Washington Aiming to Beat Wilder this Saturday
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear350
2.JuanPabloAngel319
3.sirdennis309
4.Fulford207
5.Melon Donkey178
6.Silhillvilla173
7.villasince67161
8.Villan57139
9.McParlandTheGreat135
10.kefkat127
The Vital Football Members League