Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Friedel Backs Houllier To Revolutionise Club

Friedel Backs Houllier To Revolutionise Club

Brad Friedel has insisted that Gerard Houllier will have a very positive effect on all aspects of the club now that he's official in charge.

Speaking to the Official Site on the managers first day in the hotseat, Friddy P praised the affect that the Frenchman had on Liverpool and was in no doubts that he would benefit Villa in all areas once he got his feet under the table.

'There was a lot that needed to be done at Liverpool when he took over, not only the first team but the whole infrastructure. He had a lot of work to do there and he did very well indeed, not just on the field but off the field with the youth setup, merchandising and the global brand.'

Now being fair, we certainly aren't in that kind of state given the off the field work that has gone into improving our club over the last few years and our second string and youth work frankly speaks for itself, but in terms of scouting and other areas, Houllier's expertise and experience can certainly have a beneficial affect on further improving the club as we head to the future.

'I am very hopeful he can take this club forward. He's very astute and very professional, he always gets the best out of his clubs.'

Houllier of course saw the Bolton embarrassment at the weekend so should already have a good idea on what he initially wants to work on in training, and Friddy admits it hardly showed Villa in their greatest light.

'We are disappointed. The first 20-25 minutes we were very good and were moving the ball around very well. They couldn't live with us.

'It became a bit hectic, maybe a draw is the right result. Everyone defensively pulled their weight and it was a shame we couldn't get that second goal to catapult us on to a win.'

More diplomatic I suspect than anything, Friedel added:

'We will have to watch the video to see if we were sitting back a little bit.'

It won't need to be in HD to show them that!

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:Monday September 20 2010
Time: 4:09PM

Comments

0
good to read those comments.
The Fear
20/09/2010 17:10:00
0
Friedel should have had a word with Gabby before he opened his mouth!!
CannockVilla
21/09/2010 12:30:00
0
Even as a big MON fan, there's no denying that things at Brummagem B6 had become stale. Whether Gerard Houllier is the right man to continue the push forward, only time will tell. Good Luck to him, something tells me that he's going to need it.
glensider
30/09/2010 22:31:00
0
Friedel will know how Houllier operates, having worked with him, albeit briefly before. He'll know doubt have told the lads what to expect in the coming weeks and months. Should be interesting times ahead at Birmingham B6.
glensider
01/10/2010 22:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Bacuna To Serve A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Officials - Aston Villa v Norwich (1/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Norwich City this Saturday.

A Special Day In Thanks To Ken McNaught

A message from the Aston Villa Lions & Legends

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker5%
Chester4%
Johnstone9%
Taylor1%
Jedinak41%
Hutton11%
Hourihane1%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason18%
Amavi0%
Bree2%
Gardner1%
Kodjia7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
McLaren worst car on the grid according to Alonso
Latest Vital Boxing News
Bellew Appointed WBC Emeritus Champion Status
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear432
2.Pride of Lions339
3.HeathfieldRoad1874331
4.sirdennis328
5.JuanPabloAngel301
6.Sasquatch255
7.Silhillvilla189
8.Melon Donkey172
9.BodyButter163
10.mike_field148
Vital Football Comment