UK time is: 22:58:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McLeish Post Bristol Rovers Match Reaction

Sadly we have no glensider away reports at the moment (get well soon mate).

Manager reaction however, we can just about muster!

Image gallery: Click Here
Official site match report: Click Here

Alex McLeish talked to Paul Brown at the Memorial Stadium. Hope Paul has had a shave....(eh Paul?!)

On the official site McLeish calls the 3rd round win over Bristol Rovers 'professional`.

Exactly what I was saying in the match thread. The match was ugly, so was the pitch they were playing on, but when it was 0-0 it was only a matter of time and as per many lower league v Prem teams, it was never going to be pretty ALL you need is the win, we go that.

The FA Cup has our name on it this season, trust me... ahem... gulp!

'I thought we were very professional. It was well controlled by the players. That was the thing - the psychological thing - if they have any nerves it can happen, we have seen many giant-killing acts in the Cup before, but they handled that part of it well. We started fast which we wanted and I thought the players dealt with any flurries that Rovers created and the back five were extremely professional in that respect. They didn't really give Rovers a look-in."

He admits it did get a bit scary at the end though, Rovers pulled a goal back then got a penalty!

'That penalty goes in and with a minute to go nerves would have come to the fore. But the players handled that side really well. I am sure they would have seen time out but we will never know. It's hypothetical."

He also praised Marc Albrighton: 'I thought he helped us with the tempo of the game. Marc, with his energy, increases the tempo for us and has an influence on the other players when he's getting to the byline. It was good for him to get a goal.' Good enough for him now to start v Everton Mr McLeish? Hope so!




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:Sunday January 8 2012

Time: 11:38AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Arsenal (Saturday September 20 2014)

Keane's Too Good For TV (Saturday September 20 2014)

Something For The Weekend (466) (Friday September 19 2014)

Lambert - We Have To Build On This (Friday September 19 2014)

Loan Spell Will Do Robinson Good (Friday September 19 2014)

Lawro Tips Arsenal For Victory (Friday September 19 2014)

Lambert - Ron Remains A Doubt (Thursday September 18 2014)

Guzan - Villa Park Will Be Rocking (Thursday September 18 2014)

Lambert Speaks Following Contract Extension (Wednesday September 17 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. ClivetheVillan 552
2. Pride of Lions 542
3. The Fear 488
4. mike_field 262
5. kefkat 226
6. Villan Of The North 221
7. DeanoVilla 205
8. sirdennis 175
9. lewis1980 137
10. Juan Mourep 121

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 +9 12
2. Southampton 5 3 1 1 +6 10
3. Aston Villa 5 3 1 1 +0 10
4. Arsenal 5 2 3 0 +4 9
5. Swansea 5 3 0 2 +2 9
6. Man City 4 2 1 1 +3 7
7. Spurs 4 2 1 1 +2 7

Breaking League News

Liverpool : 20/09/2014 21:58:00
Swansea : 20/09/2014 21:23:00
Bodymoor Closed For Business After Arsenal Loss
Aston Villa : 20/09/2014 21:19:00
Report - Bony Sent Off As Southampton Win 1-0
Swansea : 20/09/2014 19:47:00
Chelsea set to sign Manea
Chelsea : 20/09/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 1%
Hutton 18%
Cissokho 0%
Clark 9%
Senderos 0%
Delph 0%
Sanchez 0%
Richardson 9%
Cleverley 54%
Agbonlahor 0%
Weimann 0%
Sub - Grealish 9%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Bacuna 0%