Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

United Injuries Worries

United Injuries Worries

Sadly it's our injuries, not news that 15 of United's first team squad have sudden gone down with swine flu.

Speaking to the Express and Star O'Neill admitted it was doubtful that Heskey would be playing tonight, but for some reason also talked about Osbourne and Salifou.

Heskey went off injured against Spurs with a recurrence of his earlier groin injury and although a scan didn't reveal anything of major concern, it's unlikely he will be fit and raring to go tonight.

Therefore the liklihood is Carew will replace him, or as an outside bet we'll go 451.

Reo-Coker is obviously still out, as is Warnock but Petrov is going to play regardless of his achilles injury - so no surprises there.

Monny added:

'Osbourne trained yesterday, I couldn't really afford at this moment to send him out.'

And even more curiously:

'In terms of fitness, Moustapha would maybe be a bit short.'

Not withstanding the tragic attack on the Togo team, he hasn't played since the turn of the century so technically has never been fit. We are also more likely to see Guzan in midfield at any rate.

The manager ends by mentioning rotation again and saying we couldn't keep going on with the same side. Which is erm, what we've done all season unless an injury has been so bad somebody couldn't play.

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday February 10 2010
Time: 2:39PM

Comments

0
if there is ever a time to play 451 then it has to be this evening. Petrof and Milner are going to have a tough game. Lets play Delph in centre mid instead of Carew or Heskey
howard0181
10/02/2010 14:48:00
0
if there is ever a time to play 451 then it has to be this evening. Petrof and Milner are going to have a tough game. Lets play Delph in centre mid instead of Carew or Heskey
howard0181
10/02/2010 14:48:00
0
I agree with a 451. Man U need to win this as much as we do, they certainly won;t be coming for a point so let's play our away from home style counter-attacking game
2fishinatank
10/02/2010 15:01:00
0
I agree with a 451. Man U need to win this as much as we do, they certainly won;t be coming for a point so let's play our away from home style counter-attacking game
2fishinatank
10/02/2010 15:01:00
0
I'm tired of this height discrimination against Salifou! Let the man play! lol
Hercs
10/02/2010 15:01:00
0
I'm tired of this height discrimination against Salifou! Let the man play! lol
Hercs
10/02/2010 15:01:00
0
Come on fellas, you habve to win it!!!
JT_daniel
10/02/2010 15:06:00
0
Come on fellas, you habve to win it!!!
JT_daniel
10/02/2010 15:06:00
0
Blimey if this season has been O'Neils idea of rotation, i'd hate to see the opposite. Never had a manager be so reluctant to make changes or even a sub!! 4-5-1 is the only way, with Delph, not Sidwell!!!!
davidsands1982
10/02/2010 15:38:00
0
Blimey if this season has been O'Neils idea of rotation, i'd hate to see the opposite. Never had a manager be so reluctant to make changes or even a sub!! 4-5-1 is the only way, with Delph, not Sidwell!!!!
davidsands1982
10/02/2010 15:38:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa v Preston - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Preston the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Officials - Aston Villa v Preston (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Preston North End this Saturday.

The Villa Times - 20/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The very latest brand new sparkling news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

Aston Villa - What Was - What Is

A look at what was, what is and what might be. 13th in the Championship doesn't bode well for promotion quite yet.

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)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone100%
Hutton0%
Chester0%
Baker0%
Amavi0%
Lansbury0%
Westwood0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Green0%
Agbonlahor0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
2 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Ecclestone wants to tear up the rulebook
Latest Vital Boxing News
Warren Set to Announce Williams v Smith?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear491
2.JuanPabloAngel294
3.Silhillvilla263
4.sirdennis256
5.Fulford226
6.Villan57195
7.Melon Donkey148
8.BodyButter147
9.danvilla2111
10.kefkat105
The Vital Football Members League