Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Ecks Official Response

Ecks Official Response

Okay the Official Site has it's own McLeish reaction to the Man U game out now, and it doesn't get any better.

We've already seen the 'three cup finals' bit and I have already taken care of the 'half a reserve season' rollocks, so I'll cherry pick this time.

On the penalty that has seen Ash elevated to the Olympic diving squad:

'I didn't think it was a penalty. Ashley has thrown his leg towards Ciaran, and Ciaran, having seen the replays, tries to pull his leg away. We know what Ashley is like in terms of the dummy.'

Ferguson has stuck up for his player, admitting that he made a meal of it, but insisting it was a penalty. Ferguson is in the minority.

On the second goal:

'It looked a bread and butter cross, there was not great pace on it and it eluded everyone. Big Nathan let it go, I don't know why, he maybe thought there was no one behind him. But that's one the young players will look at and think 'next time I will get my foot behind it and lace it out the pitch.' He has made that decision but I don't blame him in any way, shape or form because I thought he had another commanding game. I am proud of the young players again, they have had to grow up really quickly this season.'

What will the senior players like Hutton, Collins and Given, who all equally missed it (although at least Given made an effort instead of looking at it thinking 'ball') conjugate? Probably not a lot, we can hang it on Baker, although at least McLeish rightly points out he did have a good game otherwise.

For some reason the OS also carries a different version of the reserve comment.

'Some haven't even played a full season in the reserve league. That is a measure of where we are with our resources.'

Having already discussed this I'll leave it because even a full season doesn't wash with the players out on show, suffice to add as many on the forum have, did we not have experience on the bench? Cuellar, Heskey, N'Zogbia, even Delfouneso is relatively experienced at first team level.

You pick the team though, you make the excuses.

And that folks is all she wrote.

Forum Match Thread

And have a picture.

hand to mouth calling

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday April 15 2012
Time: 9:13PM

Comments

0
Using the one or two in experienced players as scapegoats. Disgraceful excuse of a manager. The starting 11 was mostly experienced prem players, and the ones that were not could have been changed for cuellar,nzogbia and heskey. If he just stuck his hands up and took the blame i would cut him some slack. But he is down playing the club to cover his own arse.
lerneravfc
15/04/2012 21:17:00
0
If our squad is so threadbare then it makes you question why he loaned out experienced international players like Makoun and Beye doesn't it really.
SchoolBoyError
15/04/2012 21:32:00
0
SHUT UP FOOL!!!
KerryVillian
15/04/2012 21:49:00
0
I think the Brothers Grimm must write his script. He is worse than pathetic. Just go forth and multiply Idiot!
Pride of Lions
16/04/2012 02:03:00
0
Strange quote on official site under news - "McNaught described the defeat as a harsh lesson for villa's young players" are they referring to his season total 'win' column, or season total 'goals for' column LOL
thorpyuk
16/04/2012 09:13:00
0
For me, Young dived - no question. I see it's a trick that he's now perfected. Neither of the first-half goals should have happened - there was no great play on United's part to achieve them. Having said that, it's the same old story about Villa this season, young players or not. The main concentration is on keeping the opponents out instead of creating chances.
the_lergy
16/04/2012 11:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

Nigel Pearson NOT Aston Villa Bound - Rammed

Phew (for me) and doh (for others!) Nigel Pearson has gone to Derby County

Di Matteo Appointment Close

Late yesterday evening it was reported that further talks between Chairman Steve Hollis and Roberto Di Matteo had taken place...

No Villa Regrets For Amavi

French Left back Jordan Amavi has said he has no regrets about joining Aston Villa last summer, and he's pretty down to earth when it comes to his thoughts...

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)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment30%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other39%
An average appointment16%
No thanks appointment!15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Ricciardo screwed for second week running
Latest Vital Boxing News
Price Wins by Second Round Knockout
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions909
2.The Fear543
3.kefkat367
4.sirdennis304
5.Fulford274
6.Lerner Out!250
7.JuanPabloAngel229
8.glensider205
9.Silhillvilla186
10.DeanoVilla181
The Vital Football Members League