Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Houllier 'No Point In Owen'

Houllier 'No Point In Owen'

Gerard Houllier has ruled out a January move for Michael Owen as he believes Heskey and Carew will be coming back.

Speaking to the The Birmingham Mail Houllier confirmed that he was confident Heskey and Carew would be back in contention shortly following their injury layoffs and that removes the need to look at signing a striker in the New Year window.

'No, no. In terms of some strikers Emile and John will come back. There is no point.'

Houllier did however confirm that he was looking into signing a few players for other positions come the window, but he seems (contrary to most, if not all fans) happy with our lot up front.

One of our major concerns is our ability to finish the chances we create, and yes whilst that has been seriously hampered so far this season by the injury to Gabby, and then Heskey and Carew, fans have been calling out for a true poacher upfront for the last two seasons.

We are hopeful when it comes to Delfouneso and Weimann that they will be able to properly make the step up but like all players they will have periods of inconsistency as they learn, and consistency upfront amongst the experienced lads is known, well, to be lacking.

Even with Emile's resurgence of late, their are doubts it will last so Houllie's first mistake could be in not strengthening upfront if there is a viable option available.

Obviously, he can't be blamed if the right player, at the right price isn't available, but he hopefully won't rule out such a move if there is.

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:Wednesday November 17 2010
Time: 7:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I'm far from unhappy to read Mr Houllier's comments about Michael Owen, and for a variety of reasons. We have to be looking for a younger striker of proven quality, and while in his prime Owen was definitely up there with the very best, sadly those days are now long behind him.
glensider
17/11/2010 10:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Safe Standing Comes Back On The Agenda

New owner Dr Tony Xia's social media presence continues and this time there's a return to the talk of safe standing at Villa Park.

U21s - No Happy Biggleswade Return For Davis

Aston Villa's Under 21s headed to Keinan Davis' old side Biggleswade Town yesterday, and suffered a three nil loss.

Villa Take Nantes Win

Villa's pre season unbeaten run continues following the one nil victory over FC Nantes last night at the Stade Leo Lagrange.

Villa Discussing Indian Academy?

New owner Dr Tony Xia has been a busy boy again when it comes to twitter...

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)

Would you keep Scott Sinclair?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, could be an asset62%
No36%
Unsure2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Hungarian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
Cleverly Gets Braehmer World Title Fight
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear452
2.sirdennis178
3.Fulford155
4.Silhillvilla110
5.kefkat108
6.glensider107
7.1958Villan89
8.HeathfieldRoad187484
9.gator83
10.McParlandTheGreat81
Vital Football Comment