Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Reo Reborn Under Houllier

Reo Reborn Under Houllier

Marc Albrighton and Luke Young have hailed the impact of Gerard Houllier in kick starting Reo-Coker's season.

Speaking on the Official Site Marc Albie Albrighton used cliches like a 'new lease of life' and 'reborn' to describe the changing fortunes of Reo-Coker and he couldn't be more pleased given how the player has slotted into midfield and helped shore us up a touch.

'I thnik he had a couple of season where he wasn't enjoying his football but the gaffer now has given him a new lease of life.

'At Tottenham he was absolutely fantastic, he didn't put a foot wrong. So hopefully he'll be reborn again and be a great player for us.'

Albie explains that Reo has consistently been putting in those types of performances in training, and that he thinks opposition players don't fancy playing against him because of his work rate and determination in getting the ball back.

Luke Young was also full of praise for the midfielder and believes he'll be even better once he gets his fitness levels up properly given he had such a spell on the sidelines.

'The way he played at Spurs, that's his game, he's done brilliantly for us breaking things up, bursting with the ball and giving it to someone else.

'If he can get himself up to the fitness levels he's been at before then he'll be a great player for us.'

It certainly appears all the players have been given a clean sheet under Houllier and for the most part they are certainly responding.

Whether Houllier sees NRC in his vision for us or not we'll find out if a new contract is offered, but you'd be very surprised if one wasn't if Hokey Cokey can continue to put in those sorts of performances.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 7 2010
Time: 6:34PM


If he can perform like he has done recently throughout the rest of the year and pop up with 3 or 4 goals then he will have done fantastic for us! He needs to work on his shooting though and when to release the ball at the right time, however he is getting better at that and hopefully he'll continue to improve. I'd sign him up! If we're going to be playing with 2 defensive midfielders now then NRC and Delph seems a good combination.
07/10/2010 18:52:00
petrov needs to be dropped sorry to say try reo and ireland in the middle and give the armband to dunne all we are missing is the creativity in the middle of the park and an alan shearer upfront
07/10/2010 20:00:00
friedel young cuellar collins warnock albrighton reo-coker ireland downing young heskey
08/10/2010 07:47:00
you woulnt have dunne in yur line up? n who would you make captain?
09/10/2010 05:01:00
Outstanding performance by NRC at White Hart Lane, continuing his great start to the campaign.
11/10/2010 00:26:00
I always wanted Reo to get a good run in the team as every good team needs a ball winning defencive midfielder and Petrov was never gonna protect the back four as good as Reo can, and we signed Petrov as an attacking midfielder but the EPL isn't weak like the Scottish prem and the only way MON could save face was to convert him to defencive midfielder. I hope Reo and Ireland get a chance together when the latter is fully fit.
chris the villan
11/10/2010 09:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (512)

From Rotterdam to Götterdämmerung, in a generation?

Lescott Talks Watford & Injury Update

Joleon Lescott has spoken about Watford and Jores Okore and we also have the weekly injury update.

Audio - Richards & Gregory Talk Villa

Skipper Micah Richards has spoken about the first time he realised Villa were in trouble, and former gaffer John Gregory gives his thoughts.

The Aston Villa Injury Table...

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
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Watford will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 13 8 4 1 28 8
2 Man Utd 13 8 3 2 27 10
3 Man City 13 8 2 3 26 14
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
7 Everton 13 5 5 3 20 8
8 Southampton 13 5 5 3 20 5
9 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
10 Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 19 1
11 Stoke 13 5 4 4 19 -1
12 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
13 Watford 13 4 4 5 16 -2
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Newcastle 13 2 4 7 10 -12
18 Sunderland 13 2 3 8 9 -12
19 AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 9 -13
20 Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 5 -14
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2015 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Fury to 'deal with' Klitschko on Saturday
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions1019
2.The Fear619
The Vital Football Members League