UK time is: 22:11:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Hell Of An Experience

Is probably what Youth star Ryan Simmonds wanted to say today after recovering from last nights Youth Cup Quarter Final.

Falling that I can think of a few far more uncouth phrases to describe the match against Fulham that saw Villa come from behind to push the match into extra time, before equilising again in basically the last minute of the match to push the game to penalties.

We of course won after two fantastic penalty saves from a young lad called Calum Barrett.

Speaking to the Official Site this morning, Simmonds described the win as a fantastical emotional rollercoaster and admits he fell to his knees when Fulham took the lead again in extra time.

'We went through loads of emotions. When they scored I was on my knees.'

Devine grabbed the leveller but nobody worried that it was scrappy.

'We said in the changing rooms it was a scrappy goal but it might be the most important goal of the season.'

Simmonds also had words of praise for Barrett, not only for the penalty saves, but for his general performance during the game.

'He is just 16 and was brilliant. He's still a schoolboy so a lot of credit should go to him.'

We all know Gary Gardner is the big name in the Youth team, but there's a number of them that are working their way into being household names with the performances of late.

Like usual, they have a long way to go yet but it seems the next generation are making steady progress through the Academy again.

Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 10 2010

Time: 10:32AM

Your Comments

good on the young lions!
leelindsay
Yes, very impressive performance and result, helps to carry on the very definite feel good factor that is currently surrounding Villa Park. Newcastle United up next at St James Park in the semi-final, and here's hoping that our current batch of promising youngsters can overcome that hurdle, and see the club through to yet another Youth Cup Final.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's Dealings Done? (Monday September 1 2014)

Canales Bid Made? (Monday September 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 01/09/2014 (Monday September 1 2014)

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Dreams Come True At Villa Park (Monday September 1 2014)

Man Of The Match - Villa v Hull (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 46
2. DeanoVilla 30
3. Pride of Lions 24
4. sirdennis 21
5. Fulford 19
6. david-avfc 17
7. Villan57 16
8. littleburtonvilla 16
9. Juan Mourep 11
10. MiniCooper 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

Palace Now Confirm McArthur
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 21:47:00
Villa's Dealings Done?
Aston Villa : 01/09/2014 21:33:00
Palace Confirm Fryers Signing
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 20:50:00
Richards Gone, Negredo Next?
Man City : 01/09/2014 20:23:00
Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 19:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 9%
Cissokho 23%
Hutton 48%
Senderos 4%
Vlaar 2%
Delph 2%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 0%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 0%
Bent 0%
Grealish 2%
Agbonlahor 7%
Weimann 2%