UK time is: 01:31:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Give Hou Hou Houllier A Chance


Gary McAllister has told The Birmingham Mail that although times are tough at the moment results wise, things will come good.

The assistant manager said: "It`s always hard but we must persevere. There`s a philosophy, the manager wants to play a certain way and we`ve got to trust that. Everybody`s pushing and pulling towards that. We want to get the ball down and pass it and win games playing football."

Adding "It`s still fairly new. There`s been a lot of change for the players. The players have worked under three different management groups this season, starting with Martin, then Kevin MacDonald and now Gerard.There`s a lot of change and we`ve got to be careful not to put too much change on them. We`re working away hard. things are improving. That doesn`t take away the fact we`re disappointed to lose to our local rivals, but we`ll be ok."

Meanwhile Jamie Carragher has told the Liverpool official site (Click Here ) that Houllier is the best manager he has worked under. Ouch, take that Roy Hodgson! lol

Carragher said "He wasn't so much a coach, he was a manager. He was fantastic in a team meeting in getting you pumped up for a game, getting everyone together and team spirit.'

Adding that it was Houllier that put Liverpool back on the map and on signings, 'There were signings that didn't work but look at Sami Hyypia - what a signing he was. Markus Babbel, Didi Hamann, Stephane Henchoz, Gary Mac - these signings. Look at what Heskey did in the treble season. Look at the way he made me and Danny Murphy better players and brought Steven Gerrard through.'

Leading us nicely on to the Houllier situation poll as suggested by d8ost.

Interesting results, 16% would like him gone now, 3% were undecided or on the fence, that left a massive 76% saying keep him and give him a chance and 5% to at least wait until we see what he does in the January transfer window.

Seems fair to me?! The Villa I know and love wouldn`t chuck out a manager who hasn`t had time to buy any of his own players AND MOST ESPECIALLY not when this particular manager has had up to 8 players not available for selection during his still very early reign at Villa.

It is a results game though, quicker we get a few more points on the board the better for everyone's nerves, including his I`m sure!




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: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 4 2010

Time: 10:43AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
*Lennon playing in the background*
Zarch
Report Abuse
04/12/2010 14:21:00

I'll give him a chance. The next 3 games. Liverpool (A), WBA (H) and Wigan (A). If he doesn't get atleast 4 points from a possible 9 then I'll be wanting him out. Enteraining football is great to see but the last thing you want to see your side doing when you're 16th in the league is try fancy tricks and 'entertain' the fans. Just get the ball in the back of the net! Give me 4 boring as hell 1-0 wins in a row and I will be very happy!
astvil123
Report Abuse
04/12/2010 23:53:00

We need at least 4 signings in Jan to even attempt to play his style of football. We all know a goal scorer is number 1 but i'd take any of these lads .... NZogbia, Bentley, Wright-Phillips, Given, Santa Cruz (If cheap) Rosicky. There seems to be a fair few mids around that would be available but who up front???? I have no clue. I was harping on about D.Bent for a year when he was wasting away at Spurs and still believe we should have made him ours, but now??? Can't wait to see Delph out there
AdzVilla
Report Abuse
05/12/2010 00:40:00

So I am just gonna put something in perspective - Chelsea have had 2 major injuries - Terry and Lampard. The last 6 games they have scored 4 points. We almost have lost 11 possible first team players and we have scored 6 from our last six games. Our injury list is crippling and yet we are not that far off 4th spot. Chelsea have lost their two most influencial players and their form is worse than ours. And then consider that in our last 6 games we had a home derby against Birmingham, Man United at home and Arsenal at home. Chelsea in comparison haven't played a top 7 team! Maybe we should consider that with the heart of our midfield ripped out and a bunch of strikers that haven't played two consecutive games in a row that we actually performing decently when you look at our situation.
Astriel
Report Abuse
05/12/2010 12:54:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sanchez Talks Manchester City (Monday April 27 2015)

Guzan Gets Sherwood Backing (Monday April 27 2015)

Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)

Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Man City v Aston Villa (Saturday April 25 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 968
2. ClivetheVillan 839
3. The Fear 706
4. col8 469
5. kefkat 338
6. thefacehead 337
7. sirdennis 275
8. DeanoVilla 203
9. Fulford 200
10. Cheshire Villan 160

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
13. WBA 34 9 10 15 -14 37
14. Newcastle 34 9 8 17 -21 35
15. Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 -22 32
16. Sunderland 33 5 15 13 -23 30
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28

Breaking League News

Mourinho Praises Terry
Chelsea : 28/04/2015 01:00:01
Adam picked in BBC team of the weekend
Stoke : 27/04/2015 22:03:00
Stoke to unveil New Balance kit Friday
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:54:01
Ref Watch: Pawson to referee Swansea v Stoke
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
Arnautovic wins Southampton man of the match poll
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:13:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 9%
Bacuna 0%
Vlaar 1%
Okore 0%
Richardson 0%
Cleverley 25%
Westwood 0%
Grealish 44%
Sanchez 5%
Delph 12%
Benteke 4%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Lowton 0%