Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Any Excuse To Talk About Cowans

Any Excuse To Talk About Cowans

It doesn't take much to get me all nostalgic, but hearing Marc Albrighton mention Sid and Gary Mac in their prime certainly does the trick.

Speaking to the Official Site man of the moment Albie said he was loving the new passing philosophy that Gerard Houllier was working on getting the team to play because a slow build up, with sensible counter attacking at speed suits him and more over who better to help train the lads than two former midfield maestro's, Gordon Cowans and Gary McAllister.

'I started working with Sid at U15s level, I really rate him as a coach and he was a great technical player.

'He's an absolute legend at Villa, there's no better coach to be working with.'

Albie explains that Cowans prefers the 'quiet word' when criticising but at all other times he wants the camp to be happy, confident and simply to enjoy their work.

'As soon as we leave the pitch, if we've done something wrong he'll come over, put an arm on your shoulder and tell you how to do it better. I think that's how you get the best out of a lot of players.'

Albie obviously has the most praise for Sid due to his association with him, but he's certainly welcomed the involvement of Gary Mac aswell.

'Gary has been really good with us since he's come in, he still joins in a lot of the sessions and you can tell he's still got it, as has Sid. I remember watching Gary back in his Liverpool days spraying the ball around, he was a good player.'

The involvement of both coaches, given how they used to play the game, will certainly aide the younger lads coming through let alone improve our midfield retention and use of the ball so we have a little more to us than simply 'run down the wing' even though we all know it will take a bit more than 5 games to perfect.

Think I'm off to watch oldie videos now of Sid in his prime...for a player like him again eh!

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday November 4 2010
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
I have a lump in my throat, sniff sniff, Sid in his prime...
Revdpete
04/11/2010 07:44:00
0
Sid - who is the closest? Delp or Barry B? Not saying either will be totally comparable but close maybe?
Gordonsleftboot
04/11/2010 10:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Bruce Previews Wigan Clash

Manager Steve Bruce has now held his pre Wigan Athletic press conference with the media and here's what he had to say.

Something For The Weekend (555)

It was destined to be a week haunted by old doubts after Bruce's Villa relinquished their invincibility tag, as they lost to Leeds United.

From Hate To Love! 5 Teams Villa Fan Does Like (Opinion)

JuanPabloAngel yesterday told us which opposition teams he hated. Today he's showing the love.

Away Fan Consultation Minutes From 7/12/2016 Meeting

The away fan consultation minutes from the last meeting.

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)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini8%
Hutton1%
Chester4%
Baker5%
Westwood2%
Amavi2%
Jedinak34%
Gardner1%
Grealish2%
Gestede2%
Kodjia31%
Adomah 5%
Ayew1%
Other2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua v Molina – The Weigh-In
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear208
2.JuanPabloAngel134
3.HeathfieldRoad187495
4.sirdennis85
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings56
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.Villan Of The North33
Write for Vital Football