Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

On Top Of Our Game

On Top Of Our Game


Stephen Warnock has praised his fellow defenders after the 'never say die' attitude and performance against Stoke.

Speaking on the Official Site this morning Warnock was full of praise for his colleagues as they battled admirably against Rory Delap's thunderous balls and Stoke's general aerial threat.

'It was a hard fought point. We knew it was going to be a battle.'

That it was Mr Warnock, it seems the quoted 'defence' after the game are using words like 'nick' as a way of describing our chances of scoring but I wouldn't for a second imply we were set up for the draw given Heskey is receiving praise for his defensive work, but again the performance of those not tasked with keeping a clean sheet aside, a point away at Stoke is a decent result.

From the way they play and the way Pulis makes them frightened of taking points off nobody coming away with a clean sheet shouldn't be scoffed at - you just wish our attacking prowess again had been more hopeful than 'nicking' a goal given we are supposedly in the race for fourth place.

We had 3 games in hand on Liverpool and if we are to mount a serious Top 4 challenge as the season closes we really needed to be looking at at least 6, if not 7 from the 9 available. We are still on track for that, but it makes the next two that much more important.

We cannot afford a slip up and our league form, well attacking play, is hardly inspiring again but we need to up the ante now and go all out to win. If we go into the next games hoping to 'nick' it we are going to be sorely disappointed.

'It makes it (Wigan) a very important game for us, it was important anyway but we wanted three points at Stoke. We want to go to Wigan now and get the right result, get the win and climb that league.'

You're not alone Stephen, good fighting talk and we know that's exactly what we'll get from the defence thesedays - time for others to step up to the plate now and prove they want it badly enough.

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday March 15 2010
Time: 9:45AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Well said Stephen Warnock. It was yet another outstanding display by our defence, and while I would very much like to see Luke Young in the starting line-up at right full back, you cant fault any of the back four for their wholehearted, battling performance at The Britannia Stadium. We've set ourselves up nicely now for the Wigan game, a game where we desperately need to take all three points.
glensider
16/03/2010 00:19:00
0
Well said Stephen Warnock. It was yet another outstanding display by our defence, and while I would very much like to see Luke Young in the starting line-up at right full back, you cant fault any of the back four for their wholehearted, battling performance at The Britannia Stadium. We've set ourselves up nicely now for the Wigan game, a game where we desperately need to take all three points.
glensider
16/03/2010 00:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Barnsley Frustration For RDM

Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players

Glensider says the talk of our problems being a mental issue with the players is hogwash...

Video Highlights & Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw

Video of the Barnsley draw and Aston Villa fans reactions.

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)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini2%
Bacuna6%
Elphick0%
Chester3%
Cissokho0%
Adomah3%
Tshibola3%
Jedinak0%
Grealish0%
Kodjia32%
Ayew45%
Sub - Westwood3%
Sub - Gestede3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sepang Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Tyson Fury Medical Status Definition Required
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear622
2.sirdennis361
3.glensider350
4.Fulford329
5.Silhillvilla234
6.Melon Donkey231
7.villasince67182
8.kefkat176
9.DeanoVilla146
10.JuanPabloAngel142
Vital Football Comment