Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Houllier Performances Will Reap Results

Houllier Performances Will Reap Results

Gerard Houllier has said that he is confident that our performances of late will ultimately be rewarded with results as long as we keep putting the effort in.

Speaking on the Official Site as we move closer to the clash against Liverpool Houllier said that he has been pleased with the performances since he joined the club, but that it's about time we started picking up the results we deserve in games and got ourselves on a winning run.

'our football is good, it needs to improve in the final third and we need to be more clinical. We also need to eradicate some stupid, schoolboy errors which cost goals.'

We can all point to the games so far this season that we have no excuses for not taking all 3 points in, and in plenty of others - most recently the Blues game - were the overall performance simply didn't warrant a loss.

'We must win a game soon and the sooner the better. We need results. It is a shame because at times we have we are better than the team that has beaten us. I am sure what we are doing will be fruitful and pay dividends.'

Depending on how your view your glass, some fans see only the relegation zone and we sit in a rather worrying 16th place only 2 points ahead of the bottom 3, whereas others see that we are in a worrying 16th place but only two wins away from European qualification.

The table is so close this season that if we can get our act together we are by no means out of the race (whatever that race may be this season).

'What we have to do is work harder, stick together and have a mentality of not giving up. We know it is a difficult time. We are on 17 points. Maybe with five points, we would practically be in Europe. With 3 points less, we would be practically in the relegation zone. All I know is we could have done better in terms of points, also, without taking any credit away from Birmingham, we should be in the Carling Cup semi's.'

You wouldn't necessarily pick Liverpool as the team to right this wrong against, but we have to change from 'should' and start getting it right.

This obviously isn't lost on the management team, as assistant manager GaryMac adds in another article on the OS.

'Players have got to be affected by defeat. It's got to hurt but you have got to quickly brush it aside and move on. The demands of English football mean you don't get much time to sulk.'

Nothing better for a good sulk than winning!

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:Sunday December 5 2010
Time: 5:09PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
bigger than me or you? plays like he's running in glue? :)
victort
06/12/2010 10:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Di Matteo Looks To The Youngsters

With the players back in pre season training now under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, with most fans looking at who else we might sign to strengthen this window...

Crespo Makes PAOK Move

29 year old versatile defender Jose Angel Crespo has now completed his move to Greek side PAOK.

Gollini To Be The Next Signing?

It's being reported that Aston Villa have targeted Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, and Roberto Di Matteo is very confident that a deal will be completed.

Aston Villa Around The Social Media Round Up

A round up of social media relating to Aston Villa on 01/07/2016

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)

The new kit?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Love it71%
Like it16%
It's ok11%
Unsure2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Red Bull Ring Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Burns Ordered to Fight Kiryl
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear27
2.HeathfieldRoad18746
3.Melon Donkey5
4.Green Tea5
5.Fulford5
6.Thomas Holte4
7.Juan Mourep4
8.Eddy14
9.Beovilla4
10.villawill3
Vital Football Comment