Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Big Mac Explains Vienna Squad Choice

Big Mac Explains Vienna Squad Choice

Kevin MacDonald has explained the youthful feel to the Rapid Vienna squad is simply so he can live up to his promise to give every player a chance.

Speaking on the Official Site in the final build up to tonights clash, MacDonald reiterated that everybody in the squad will get a fair crack at impressing and forcing themselves into the first team.

Once everybody has had a chance, the team will then be picked on merit so let the competition begin and let everybody prove they not only want to be in the first team, but more importantly that their form warrants them being in the first team.

With Richard Dunne suspended, Collins, Cuellar, Sidwell and Gabby all confirmed injured, and Carew (rumoured knee knock), Ash (hobbling after Wet Spam) and Luke Young rested, the squad was always going to be on the young side which concerns many following Martin O'Neill's previous Europa decisions, but it can hardly be helped with an injury list like that anyway.

'When I took over the job I did say everybody would be given an opportunity and it wouldn't be just the so called fringe players that were supposedly disappointed under Martin's regime.'

For those that were clearly unhappy under the previous manager, Big Mac's advice is pretty straight forward:

'It is now up to them to come up to the plate. They saw the standard that has been set by the other players on Saturday so hopefully they can perform like that.'

So simple as that really, he's already confirmed we will be taking the competition seriously and he would adore to get through to the group stages so it's not that Big Mac is prepared to sacrifice the Europa League this season, he's simply keeping his promise and giving everybody the chance to shine and contribute to our future.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday August 19 2010
Time: 3:25PM

Comments

0
if Kmac makes a statement such as everyone will get their chance and then names an unchanged team the same players that were dispondent under oneill will adopt the same attitude. this is the perfect motivation tool telling people like davis and coker to put up or shut up. to be fair on their day they are class players but rather than slate the previous manager and say they werent given a chance here comes there chance to proove they are worthy of wearing claret and blue. i do wonder if all you people moaning about not playing strongest team will hail Kmac a genius if we get another quality result and performance. we moaned last season about the same players all the time, how tired the team looked and how one dimensional we looked. now are we gonna moan about having a potential selection headache for the geordie game with more than 11 people showing they are worthy of a place. nothing wrong with creating healthy competition with any luck hesky will have a stormer and we can sell him for profit
deaf dean
19/08/2010 15:40:00
0
It's a shame MON didnt quit earlier so we could have done this in games that are less important! i.e. in Portugal, Dublin and Walsall! GRRR!!!! UTV
leelindsay
19/08/2010 15:41:00
0
i dont need to say anything lol i just totally agree with Deaf Dean and Andy FC well said lads
ClivetheVillan
19/08/2010 23:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Newcastle v Aston Villa

All the stats from Newcastle (2) vs (0) Aston Villa, St James' Park, 20/2/17 Att: 50,024

Team Sheets - Newcastle v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to St James' Park as the visitors to Newcastle for the latest Championship game.

Follow Live On Twitter - Newcastle v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to St James' Park as the visitors to Newcastle today, this will be an 8pm kick-off.

The Villa Times - 20/02/2017 (Villa News Round Up)

The latest news and views on AVFC via the uno fish ial one...

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone9%
Hutton38%
Chester6%
Elphick2%
Taylor13%
Jedinak2%
Bjarnason9%
Lansbury9%
Hourihane2%
Kodjia2%
Hogan2%
Sub - Adomah0%
Sub - Gardner4%
Sub - Bacuna2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
New deals for Wolff and Lauda
Latest Vital Boxing News
Scott Quigg Teams up with Freddie Roach
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear335
2.JuanPabloAngel313
3.sirdennis296
4.Fulford207
5.Melon Donkey178
6.Silhillvilla166
7.villasince67151
8.McParlandTheGreat129
9.Villan57125
10.kefkat123
The Vital Football Members League