UK time is: 22:23:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Villa Fan - This WILL Be A Good Season

Nice positive post from stennyvilla:

I think the team and Houllier are heading decisively in the right direction.

This could be the season I've been waiting for. A 'transitional' season where we start to play proper football on the ground, making max advantage of out talented youngsters would do me - but there is plenty of time to turn things round in the League and do better than that.

We look with added punch up front as if we can challenge Liverpool and Bolton for another 6th place finish - and this could then be the start of bigger things to come.

Lets be clear, we were the better team in each of the last 3 away games and deserved more like 7 points rather than one. Throw in last weeks Villa Park robbery and we could be on the heels of the top 4 if the luck had run for us rather than against us. And that's before the benefits of further improvements from Gerard who massively impresses me. He is giving everyone a chance - but if you do not deliver you will not keep your place for long. He sees the game most fans see.

Yes there are still downsides as to why we lost:

Stupid free kicks unnecessarily given away continue - with Warnock a consistently guilty party.

Gabby has not been seen enough for Houllier to judge and is been given his chance - but can only show that despite his undoubted plusses he adds to the team - being a clinical finisher is not one of them.

The Fonz must get a proper run. He will deliver. He makes the right runs, he takes up the right positions - he just looks like a real striker to me. There is no one else and unless Gerard unearths someone in January he will be our best bet for this season - and certainly in my mind for the next half dozen games.

Ireland needs to improve or he will be out.

But so so many plusses. We are unlucky. We might easily lose to Arsenal next week, but should keep the faith. It will be followed by wins at the Sty and at home to the Albion , and we will press on from there.

This is going to be a good season. We are going to progress. We are going to entertain. Well played Villa, we are on the right tracks.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: stennyvilla Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 21 2010

Time: 6:15PM

Your Comments

disagree Wurzel. Not sure what Houllier is meant to do right now, the injury situation is freaky, he is though at least trying to get them to pass the ball about, I agree as above that Fonz gets in the right positions and looks a great prospect but at the moment we are having to play too many youngsters without the experience.
The Fear
we're going to struggle given our poor showing vs blackburn! Okay we can now pass but lack creativity in front of goal and a proven fox in the box to finish things. Very mediocre atm :-(
holte ender 1969
Great article. We played poor today but things can change so quick in the EPL. KEEP THE FAITH. Cheaper season tickets in the Npower league aswell..
joe1206
We are going to keep on 'passing the ball around' right into the second division. Wake up and see what is right in front of your noses. To claim we were unlucky against a team like Blackburn is nonsense. We weren't good enough. That's right, not good enough to beat Blackburn. Don't talk to me about challenging for sixth. Sixteenth more like. Pretty football - my ****.
chocolate teapot
We might have played some nice football today but too much in my opinion. Didn't get the ball over when it mattered, and we didn't score. Playing nice football is good, but results are what matters.
Randy.stand
I'd be more worried if it wasn't for the fact that this is one bizzare year. 3 points and we're 7th, drop 3 points and we're in the relegation zone. We've still got the opportunity to catch up!
murph
"why do we just hoof it forward" - the one phrase that was not in the match thread today, must mean we are doing the right thing.
Lost_In_Ca
Am I the only person who thinks we might be passing it a little too much? all the passing is great but the team need to recognize set plays and work with them. the strikers need to know when a cross is gonna happen so they can be the first to react. i mean its all easy to say these things than to put them into practise but it just looks to me like for all our passing there's no recognition in who's supposed to be setting up a chance for who... it kinda looks like there's just taking chance when they find one instead of actually creating one.
Zarch
A striker and a battler in midfield is needed urgently... Sidwell, coker, carew must go... alot still needs to change... we are still capable of finishing top 7 but houllier is working with players who arnt good enough for the club... the young players and a select few others are worthy but theres alot of dead wood that needs clearing out... Next year will be our year... the league this season is a throw away aim for a cup...
CDX_Villa
I'm sorry to say. but I didn't see much in the positive department. but that might be due to turning the *****e off when we went 2-0 down, even in the 1st half I found myself going on confused.com (no pun intended) to sort out my car insurance! it don't get much worse than that, last week I raved about us. even if we had lost to utd it wouldn't have made one ounce of difference, but this week jesus come off it people that was *****in dire, players out of position, dunne is a calamity. warnock too. even friedel was poor, gabby was dreadfull, don't even mention ireland, so for me threre where no positives, but even saying that, it dosen't mean the seasons over! but I just wish people would see it for what it was, last week POSITIVE, yesterday. *****in rubbish.
eltoro
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots (Thursday December 18 2014)

The Villa Times - 17/12/2014 (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Aston Villa / Tottenham Hotspurs Swap Shop? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Vital Villa MotM v WBA + A Chuckle (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Comeback Ends U18 FA Youth Cup Run (Tuesday December 16 2014)

U21s Bring Losing Streak To An End (Tuesday December 16 2014)

U21s - Aston Villa Host Middlesbrough (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 644
2. The Fear 584
3. ClivetheVillan 526
4. kefkat 227
5. Freeman14 169
6. sirdennis 168
7. Villan57 137
8. DeanoVilla 122
9. Sussex Villan 120
10. mike_field 97

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Everton 16 5 6 5 3 21
11. Liverpool 16 6 3 7 -3 21
12. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
13. Aston Villa 16 5 4 7 -10 19
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15

Breaking League News

Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Delph? If he's going...
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Keep him until the summer 10%
Sell/swap in January to get something 90%