UK time is: 16:18:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villan Lowry Misses Out on World Cup

Aston Villa youngster Shane Lowry has sadly missed out on a place in the Australia squad for the World Cup in South Africa.

Lowry, 20, has had an impressive 6 months or so on loan to League 1 promotion winners Leeds United and this was enough to get himself a place within the training squad for the socceroos, however his performances seemingly have been inadequate as coach Vim Verbeek chose others ahead of him for first ever African World Cup.

Lowry had previously represented the Republic of Ireland at U17 and U21 level before switching allegiance in order to play for the nation he was born in. He has however yet to make any distinct inroads into the squad.

Whilst no doubt a bitter blow to the defender, I am quite confident that even being named in the provisional 30-man squad will be a boost for a player who is clearly one for the future, given his two-year contract extension that was signed the day he received that Ozzie call up.




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: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 2 2010

Time: 7:36PM

Your Comments

Australia's defence is a big concern...Moore is too old and too slow and was he ever good enough?....no is the answer to that...why the hell not give Lowry a go?...but he is one for the future for sure
Steve64k
Lowry is a decent enough young footballer, but wasn't I understand all that successful at Elland Road. Didn't become a fans favourite lets say. I can only go by what I've seen of him in his time at B6 playing for the youth team and the reserves. He definitely looked talented, and well capable of making his way in the professional game, be it at Villa Park or elsewhere, but something now tells me that he might just have lost his way a little bit. He's young though, certainly has ability, so I look for him to bounce back, and get back on his feet.
glensider
few strange things to say glensider considering he got a call up for the national side and despite not making the 23, he is there with the squad. and avfc have just given him a further 2 year contract....
leftfoot
craig moore is the best my nation has in central defence even if his old legs dont move as quick as they used too. Lowry is still young and has the possibility to go to 3 more world cups provided we qualify and that hes fit and playing well so no harm done really
kainga
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert To Contact Riley Over Gabby Red (Monday December 22 2014)

Okore & Sanchez Gain Lambert Praise (Monday December 22 2014)

Benteke Makes BBC Team Of The Week (Monday December 22 2014)

Bent Wants Brighton Stay (Sunday December 21 2014)

Lambert To Complete Cleverley Deal? (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Man U (Saturday December 20 2014)

Lambert - Duo Going Nowhere In January (Saturday December 20 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 716
2. Pride of Lions 687
3. ClivetheVillan 626
4. kefkat 272
5. Freeman14 243
6. sirdennis 198
7. Villan57 169
8. Sussex Villan 137
9. Fulford 131
10. DeanoVilla 122

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Newcastle 17 6 5 6 -5 23
10. Liverpool 17 6 4 7 -3 22
11. Everton 17 5 6 6 0 21
12. Aston Villa 17 5 5 7 -10 20
13. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
14. Sunderland 17 3 10 4 -9 19
15. WBA 17 4 5 8 -6 17

Breaking League News

Redknapp Would Be Interested In Morrison
Q.P.R. : 22/12/2014 16:13:00
Austin Staying (And Signing New Deal?)
Q.P.R. : 22/12/2014 16:04:00
Sissoko's 'Love' For Arsenal
Newcastle : 22/12/2014 15:40:00
The Weekly Rumour Mill-Gayle, Gestede and More!
Burnley : 22/12/2014 15:34:00
Fans Praised After Tyne-Wear Derby
Newcastle : 22/12/2014 15:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 7%
Lowton 0%
Okore 54%
Vlaar 0%
Clark 3%
Cissokho 0%
Delph 3%
Sanchez 22%
Weimann 0%
Agbonlahor 2%
Benteke 9%
Sub - Bacuna 0%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%