Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Downing Praises Spirit Of Team

Downing Praises Spirit Of Team

Stewart Downing has praised the spirit and resilience of the Villa team for digging out 3 points against the Baggies at the weekend.

Speaking on the Official Site Stewie was delighted to grab his 6th goal of the campaign and set us on our way to victory, but he was more delighted with the spirit shown by the squad in holding out for the win when Albion heaped tons of pressure on us in the final 10 minutes.

'It's nice to get goals from a personal point of view, but the key is we got a good win. If we're being honest, it simply wasn't good enough, we were disappointed with the Liverpool performance. But against West Brom we fought, we scrapped, even when it got tough we kept going.'

The final 10 minutes especially where not exactly kind on the backsides, and it didn't improve once Albion pulled one back but defensively apart from the all too regular sleepy moments we were a touch more steely than we have been in previous games and the lads seem more inclined to throw their bodies in the way of shots which is what we had become used to.

Maybe it was the turning of the corner we've been after, Wigan will tell us a lot, but apart from our very worst performances (ie Liverpool) we have been creating enough chances to win games but been woefully sloppy at the back.

If the back 4 can find some form and consistency, we are obviously going to pick up more points than we lose irrespective of whether Houllier changes our style of play.

The Baggies win should give them a lot of confidence and belief, and now we have to take that through and build on it.

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 December 13 2010
Time: 3:55PM

Comments

0
YEAH THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!ITS GO TIME!!!!
lerneravfc
13/12/2010 16:07:00
0
Downing = The way forward
Ted 369
14/12/2010 14:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Hogan Relishing Kodjia Partnership

January signing Scott Hogan has said he and Jonathan Kodjia are determined to build up a 'frightening' strike partnership between now and the end of the season.

Opposition Feel The Force With Jedi Defence

Australian skipper Mile Jedinak's career path has taken a twist in the last few weeks as Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce utilises him in a centre half role.

Milner Takes Vassell's Lucky Scoring Record

Former Aston Villa midfielder James Milner has now replaced former striker Darius Vassell at the top of a particularly impressive Premier League scoring table.

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)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree90%
Disagree2%
Whatever 8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Renault call for engine budget cap
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear350
2.Pride of Lions276
3.sirdennis272
4.JuanPabloAngel237
5.HeathfieldRoad1874214
6.Sasquatch157
7.Silhillvilla150
8.Melon Donkey140
9.BodyButter132
10.DeanoVilla123
The Vital Football Members League