Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Disappointed To Leave Empty Handed - The Verdict

Disappointed To Leave Empty Handed - The Verdict

Gerard Houllier has said he was bitterly disappointed to leave the Stadium of Light today without even taking a point in the game given our performance and the chances we had.

It's been a while since we had a game like that, we were (contrary to the stats) all over them for large parts of the game and there few chances came mainly from long distance efforts yet a mad 5 minute spell saw us capitulate all 3 points when on the balance of both halves we should've clearly been ahead.

Our failure to convert chances has once again bitten us squarely on the rectum.

Speaking on the Official Site following the 1-0 loss Gerard admitted we had nobody to blame but ourselves.

'The first half was not up to our standards, we started well then suddenly it was not as good as we are supposed to be.

'I am very disappointed with the result and we should as a reward got one goal and probably got a draw.'

Whilst admitting that morale dropped following the Dunneymonsters own goal, Houllier was pleased with how we stepped up a gear again in the second half and whereas we did play some good stuff, the lack of a clinical finisher sorely cost us.

'We were quicker, sharper, better and created chance after chance but unfortunately didn't manage to put the ball in the back of the net. This was the only regret because I was pleased with the effort of the players and their reaction.'

As for the injury to Petrov, the club are initially expecting him to be out for 2-3 weeks but will know for sure tomorrow when he returns from a scan.

Houllier added:

'I think it is lateral knee ligaments.'

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday October 23 2010
Time: 7:17PM

Comments

0
Once again totally impotent up front. Beaten by a poor Sunderland team, but once behind we never really seriously threatened to get back into the game. Our away form is worrying. Four defeats out of five games, we're not used to that. We've got into the habit of picking up points with regularity on our travels during recent seasons, three points out of a possible fifteen is not good enough.
glensider
24/10/2010 05:47:00
0
sorry glensider but to say "once behind we never really seriously threatened to get back into the game" is beyond me. we ran riot with serious threats for most part trying to get back into it.
intox
24/10/2010 12:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

End Of Season Villa Loan Update (31/5/16)

Following on from mid April's update, here's the final bits of info from the players Aston Villa had out on loan as the 2015/16 campaign ended.

Insert Your Own - X Interested In Jack Grealish

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City are just three of the seemingly endless number of teams interested in taking Jack Grealish this summer...Everton makes it four...

A Villan's International Round Up

There were a number of Villan's on international duty in recent days - so a quick an easy recap for anybody with an international mind.

How Much Have Aston Villa Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Aston Villa fall in all time Premier League payments table?

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)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment31%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other38%
An average appointment16%
No thanks appointment!15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Grid penalties in Canada for Kvyat & Ericsson
Latest Vital Boxing News
Callum Smith makes it 20 Out of 20
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions14
2.Juan Mourep1
3.CDX_EIRE1
4.BodyButter1
The Vital Football Members League