Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday January 18 2010
Stiliyan Petrov has told the official site that the goals will come.
As I've just been reminded by Vital member Lee Barnet, Villa haven't scored for five hours in the Premier League (according to MotD2 last night) but the Villa skipper says they'll keep on going for it:
'I think the only thing we've done wrong is not score a goal. We had the attitude, the concentration, we were looking really good and we just couldn't put it in the net. We put it in once but unfortunately it was offside. But you have games like that. We've got the attitude and we've got the players as well. We've got forwards and players who can score in any minute of the game and they get frustrated when goals don't go in.'
Adding, 'They kept trying and kept trying but unfortunately in the last few league games we haven't scored. We just need to dig in and keep going. Sometimes you will score three or four, then you pray that in one game you just have one.'
Full interview: Click HereImages from the West Ham game: Click Here
Interesting debate in our forum, if the big money isn't being splashed (by anyone by the way) in this transfer window and if the quality striker we so need (sadly as do most other teams!) isn't available, wouldn't the old link to James Beattie maybe start to make a bit more sense for cover? I know the arguments that this isn't progress but he does know where the goal is and would get stuck in + is ready and fit to play. What if - as they often do (not a criticism that!) Heskey or JC pick up an injury, all of a sudden we have problems? Or is it better to just go 4-5-1?
Forum thread: Click Here
Also a newer thread talking about strikers: Click Here
Few striker related polls:
What do we need most in Jan transfer window?
Poll Date: 31 Dec 2009
Doesn't matter, we'll not be signing anyone 11%
Attacking midfielder 8%
More defender/s 0%
Full back/s 0%
Holding midfielder 0%
Which striker would you like at Villa?
Poll Date: 06 Jan 2010
Suggested By: Apache
Craig Bellamy 35%
Robbie Keane 27%
Kris Boyde 9%
Carlton Cole 6%
Kenwyn Jones 3%
Benni McCarthy 2%
We don't need one 1%
(That was when there were rumours linking Bellamy with a Man City exit + swap rumours for Keano/Carew)
Would you swap Carew for Keano?
Poll Date: 07 Jan 2010
Not fussed either way 3%
Date:Monday January 18 2010
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