Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Why Are Reserve Games Behind Closed Doors?

Why Are Reserve Games Behind Closed Doors?


Whilst I'm on a roll (see kit feedback article) I might as well also explain the feedback from another question I was able to raise at the SCG meeting.

The reserves. I was asked by glensider amongst others to ask why some of the games are now being played behind closed doors at Bodymoor Heath.

It seems that clubs are finding it more and more difficult to set fixture dates and also the venues are problematic because the clubs don't want to have reserve fixtures played on their pitches during the winter months when the grass isn't growing.

I also asked if it was possible in the future for a limited few to be able to go and see the games at Bodymoor Heath and was told it was something they were looking at but that it is very difficult because obviously there are the considerations of how to get there, only really way is to drive, then the parking is an issue. Plus the first team also train there, there are academy games etc etc. So the logistics aren't easy and they would also need to be controlled and stewards used.

There are three clubs who view the reserves as so non essential that they have actually withdrawn from the league, Spurs and Blues are two of them, the third... I forget... ahem, professional as per usual!



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 21 2010
Time: 3:07PM

Comments

0
Fulham?
victort
21/09/2010 15:19:00
0
Why do they view them as needless? Seems like good work to keep some fringe players fresh and give some younger guys a chance. Ask Bannan what he thinks about reserve games...doubt he hates 'em
JWiLs2315
21/09/2010 15:33:00
0
Going grey black_villian? Does that mean you've been mixed with white?
villan of the north
22/09/2010 09:11:00
0
Secret reserves! Ha ha, nice one ant1ant1. Funny.
andy5759
22/09/2010 14:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackburn v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Ewood Park as the visitors to Blackburn today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

Kodjia's A Welcome Return For Bruce

Manager Steve Bruce has been waxing lyrical about striker Jonathan Kodjia once again.

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)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone0%
Hutton0%
Chester0%
Baker50%
Taylor50%
Bacuna0%
Hourihane0%
Gardner0%
Lansbury0%
Kodjia0%
Hogan0%
Sub - Agbonlahor0%
Sub - Adomah0%
Sub - Grealish0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sochi Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Wembley Stadium – Running Order
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel414
2.Pride of Lions369
3.The Fear303
4.sirdennis293
5.Silhillvilla219
6.Melon Donkey187
7.HeathfieldRoad1874186
8.kefkat165
9.Fulford156
10.Sasquatch148
Vital Football Comment