Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Extremely Proud - The Verdict

Extremely Proud - The Verdict

Gerard Houllier has said he is extremely proud of the effort of the lads in today's game against Utd, but was obviously disappointed we didn't take all 3 points.

Speaking on the Official Site following our 2-2 draw this afternoon, Gerard said that the late comeback from United left a very sour taste in his mouth, as the performance and effort deserved all 3 points.

On another positive note of many from today, Houllier was delighted in a perverse way with the reaction of the team at fulltime as they thoroughly gutted and it's exactly the reaction he wants as he bids to create a winning atmosphere within the club.

'I have mixed feelings, I am very proud of the performance taking into account the amount of casualties we had. In the second half we took the game to them and had enough chances to win.'

Most fans would've taken the point ahead of the match, and it sounds like Gerard feels no differently given the injuries we have at the moment.

'Let's be honest, if someone had seen our team at the start and said 'would you take a 2-2?' we would've taken it. It was just the way the game went - that's why we have the regret. They were disappointed because they felt they had enough chances to win the game, that is good. I would be gutted if they weren't disappointed. I want winners.'

Sadly the game will go down as another 'what if', especially given how well we performed for the most part. With all the changes needed and the youngsters in the squad again it's good to see we can lift ourselves and really make a go of games still.

If we can start making sure we take the 3 points in games we genuinely believe pre match that we should win and get the habit of nicking points from games when we are clear underdog, then the season could be a lot healthier for us than many thought it would be.

In 'new' injury news, Ciaran Clark missed the game owing to a calf injury, and Houllier confirmed that Richard Dunne is struggling again with the knee problem that has ruled him out of previous matches.

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 November 13 2010
Time: 5:23PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Very pleased today! We showed that even if we have to play our kids then even the very best teams have to put everything into the game, take their chances and be very lucky if they are to win at Villa Park. I predicted a draw before kick off but had my doubts when Clarke was left out injured, but thrilled with that result, could have won but could have lost too. Great point, now hopefully we can beat Blackburn again and keep this run going! UTV!
astvil123
13/11/2010 17:38:00
0
WE WERE AWESOME!
PiperUK
13/11/2010 20:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

HK - Abdo & McKirdy Talk Soccer 7's Trophy

Khalid Abdo and Harry McKirdy have both been giving their thoughts on Aston Villa's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success last weekend.

Grealish Bags Brace On Full England U21 Debut

Youngster Jack Grealish made his England Under 21 debut in their last game against Portugal, and tonight he went one better on his full debut against Guinea.

Clark Linked To West Brom - Okore On The Future

Republic of Ireland centre half Ciaran Clark is again being linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion, and Jores Okore has been speaking about his future.

HK - Petty Delighted With Soccer Sevens Win

Coach Ben Petty has hailed the attitude of the youngsters who lifted the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens at the weekend.

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)

David Moyes would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment75%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other10%
Average appointment1%
No thanks appointment14%
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
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 teams cover good mileage in test
Latest Vital Boxing News
Makabu Threatens to Knock Bellew Out
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions758
2.The Fear415
3.kefkat300
4.sirdennis270
5.Lerner Out!245
6.Fulford225
7.glensider205
8.JuanPabloAngel177
9.DeanoVilla152
10.Thomas Holte144
Write for Vital Football