Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Hogg - Debut 'Was Brilliant'

Hogg - Debut 'Was Brilliant'

Jonathan Hogg has described making his debut against Manchester United as 'brilliant' and even better he said the fans were 'tremendous'.

Far more important than that though, Gerard Houllier has given me a new nickname to use...'Hoggy'.

Speaking on the Official Site today it was clear Hogg couldn't have been more pleased with his Premiership bow.

'It was brilliant, not many people can say they made their debut against Manchester United. I absolutely loved it.'

Speaking about the reception as he walked out, he said:

'I went out there and all the fans were singing, it was tremendous. The fans were unbelievable.'

It was a more than competent debut from the lad when you factor everything in, he hasn't let us down in appearances so far, and he certainly didn't look overawed in this game either.

The nerves that were there seemed to just keep him running, although he hasn't admitted how much sleep he got the night before.

'I was told on the training pitch. The manager read the team out and said 'Hoggy - you're in centre midfield and I want you to mark Fletcher'. I just thought 'brilliant' here is my chance to show them what I can do.'

He certainly did that, he may not have stolen the show like Bananaman or Albie but it was a very solid showing from Hoggy, and the positive signs are there.

He added he can't wait for the next match and wishes there was one midweek instead of it being an international break, but if he knuckles down in training and shows a willingness to push on I think there's enough about him for us to see him again sooner rather than later.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday November 15 2010
Time: 3:42PM

Comments

0
Thought all of the kids put in a very good showing on saturday. Got to love our youth acadamy!!
nottinghamvillain
15/11/2010 16:25:00
0
Carry on the way he did on Saturday and it will be "Boss Hog(gy)"
Lost_In_Ca
15/11/2010 18:44:00
0
Started somewhat nervously, probably to be expected, but he soon warmed to the occasion and played an important role. I've seen a lot of Hoggy in the youth and reserve teams to know what he's capable of, so I wasn't overly concerned when I heard that he would be starting. It wasn't probably one of his better showings, he can certainly influence a game a lot more than he did on Saturday, but for a debut in front of a near full house, and against a talented outfit like Manchester United, I think that he can proudly hold his head up high. Well played son.
glensider
15/11/2010 23:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Veretout Completes Fiorentina Move

Jordan Veretout yesterday completed his move to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina bringing an end to speculation about his future.

Tamworth To Feature A Stronger Squad?

With the cancellation of Tuesday evening's friendly against Arminia Bielefeld owing to adverse weather, Steve Bruce may now send a few seniors to Friday evening's Tamworth friendly.

AVFC Away Consultation Group Update

Update on the away consultation meeting.

Clearout Time At Aston Villa. McCormack Edges Towards Exit?

It's clearout time, hopefully, as this bloated squad is rounded down to the players Bruce wants to use this season coming.

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
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ross McCormack?
Suggested By: JP Fear
I'd rather him sold59%
I'd rather he got back to his best for us41%
Unsure0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Cosworth to return to Formula One?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Katie Taylor Makes US Debut on Saturday
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear412
2.col8328
3.sirdennis256
4.JuanPabloAngel255
5.Pride of Lions251
6.mike_field206
7.DeanoVilla192
8.1958Villan150
9.Fulford147
10.HeathfieldRoad1874144
The Vital Football Members League