Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Reserves Play Off Date Set

Reserves Play Off Date Set

Aston Villa's second string will take on Manchester United'd reserves in the league play off final on May 3rd at Old Trafford.

The second string have already taken the Southern Title for the 3rd consecutive season and haven't lost a single game in the process all season.

The Northern section of the league was down to the final day in effect between Liverpool and Man U, with Liverpool suffering a defeat by Everton to put Utd through.

The play off final will kick off at 3pm on the day.

Kevin MacDonald has obviously been quick to praise the lads especially as they have been a true second string and youth squad in reality. Very few of our accepted first teamers have ventured into the reserves this season short of the odd appearance for the likes of Bouma, NRC, Davies etc whilst returning from injury.

MacDonald believes the 'togetherness' of the lads was a deciding factor in their 'tremendous success'.

Speaking to AVTV he said:

'The camaraderie of this group has been tremendous. A lot of it started when 5 or 6 of them went with the gaffer to the Peace Cup, it sort of helped galvanise one or two of them that way.'

MacDonald explains that even though a few of the lads have travelled away on loan at various points in the season, they have remained in contact with the team and have even visited back to watch the games and support them on.

A fantastic show of solidarity in my opinion.

'They've all done well and they've all improved in their own ways.'

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday April 21 2010
Time: 5:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Norwich

All the stats from Aston Villa (2) vs (0) Norwich, Villa Park, 6/2/16 Att: 32,472

Something For The Weekend (521)

Their priorities are clear but their vision is myopic.

An Open Letter To The FA Over Kalinic

An excellent, in depth, letter to the FA over our failed attempt to buy Lovre Kalinic

The Aston Villa Injury Table... Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Aston Villa and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn2%
Richards0%
Okore9%
Lescott15%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana37%
Westwood0%
Gil6%
Agbonlahor25%
Veretout6%
Sub - Clark0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Renault target podium finish by 2018
Latest Vital Boxing News
Dublin Promotion Postponed
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions352
2.Fulford218
3.The Fear195
4.ClivetheVillan193
5.revdpete140
6.JuanPabloAngel139
7.sirdennis127
8.Wurzel110
9.DeanoVilla93
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You67
Write for Vital Football