Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill's Burnley Verdict

O'Neill's Burnley Verdict

Martin O'Neill was delighted with our second half performance, but agrees we were way too sluggish in the first 45.

Today was purely a game of two halves, but I think I'll ignore the first like Monny, and just concentrate on what he calls our 'electrifying' second half display.

Speaking on the Official Site following the game Monny was rightly chuffed with the final 45, but admits we were very slow to start and that was disappointing - especially given the week we face.

'I thought we started pretty slowly. We didn't get into gear, we were sluggish. In a game where expectation was very high, with us trying to win, to come from behind was very pleasing.'

Again just like Palace and other games this season, one 'credit' to take these days is when we are playing like rank amatuers we do still keep going, and we keep fighting and today once our equiliser went in you could almost see the relief on the players, and they relaxed and started actually playing like we know they can. The rest is history.

Monny was also delighted to see us kill Burnley off when we got the upper hand, actually destroying teams has been a problem of ours so for us to really stamp our authority on the match and build up a cushion was pleasing to see for a change.

'It was great. The goals we got, the movement was terrific and also the ability to finish them off, which has not been our strongest point in quite some time.'

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday February 21 2010
Time: 5:47PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
nicely put by MON, we were very slow in the 1st half, there was no urgency or tempo, second half we had a spell that just ripped the guts out of Burnley though and with another 3 points on the table, all is well!
The Fear
21/02/2010 17:58:00
0
nicely put by MON, we were very slow in the 1st half, there was no urgency or tempo, second half we had a spell that just ripped the guts out of Burnley though and with another 3 points on the table, all is well!
The Fear
21/02/2010 17:58:00
0
TYPICAL OF MY WEEK - WENT OUT FOR TEN MINUTES COME BACK IN AND YOU'VE SCORED THRICE!
merlin
21/02/2010 18:50:00
0
TYPICAL OF MY WEEK - WENT OUT FOR TEN MINUTES COME BACK IN AND YOU'VE SCORED THRICE!
merlin
21/02/2010 18:50:00
0
I was only watching it to see how Jack Cork was doing!
merlin
21/02/2010 18:51:00
0
I was only watching it to see how Jack Cork was doing!
merlin
21/02/2010 18:51:00
0
He looked good, great cross for second goal
ant1ant1
21/02/2010 19:00:00
0
He looked good, great cross for second goal
ant1ant1
21/02/2010 19:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Technical Director To Spell End For Paddy Riley?

A new technical director, an ex Paddy Riley?

Good God - Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew on the pain of relegation and his future...

AV Partner Resorts World To Reward ST Holders

New official partner Resorts World Birmingham will be offering deals to season ticket holders of AVFC throughout the season...

Aston Villa On Social Media - A Roundup!

A roundup of the social media over the last day for Aston Villa on social media.

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)

Do you want Jordan Ayew to stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, definitely86%
No, not really4%
Up to him, not that worried10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Red Bull Ring Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear477
2.sirdennis205
3.Fulford192
4.BodyButter162
5.glensider148
6.JuanPabloAngel138
7.kefkat119
8.DeanoVilla107
9.HeathfieldRoad1874100
10.Melon Donkey97
Write for Vital Football