UK time is: 01:16:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Chester 2-1 Villa Youngsters

Shame, not quite the response Gordon Cowans would've wanted although we did take the lead. That said he'll have learnt a lot about the new lads coming through again, so it's all good.

Chester:

Danby (Fearon 58), Collins (Baynes 31), McGin, Linwood (Mackin 52), Horan, Hankin, Clancy (Howard 58), A Williams (Powell 58), Sarcevic, Proudlock (M Williams 58), Jarman.

Goals - Jarman, Sarcevic (71).

Villa:

Barrett (Hill 80), Watkins-Clark (Stevenson 78), Cameron, Ward (Melvin 45), Devine (Lewis 60), Donacien, Philipe (Kinsella 62), Grealish, Drennan (Eminoglu 62), Burke (Graham 71), Calder.

Goals - Drennan (45).

More details to be added as I find them.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

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




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: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 28 2012

Time: 5:50PM

Your Comments

I said all that optimism would end in tear!!
villa@herts
Some good perfermances: Stephenson (according to the team sheet at the ground not above?) loooked good, Philipe showed some good touches and Devine was generally solid. Well taken goal from Drennan on half time and some good saves from Barrett who was also replaced just before the end. Grealish showed considerable skill at times but also a poor arrogant attitude at times as did some of his team mates. Disappointed to see that attitude from some of our kids who need to understand that they have to deserve the right to think that they better than teams like this. Must also say I was disappointed with Sid, seemed to make few comments leaving most of the directing to Sean Verity. Good to see Paul Faulkner there, whi did not seem downhearted with the result at all.
Gordonsleftboot
Updated
mike_field
Would I be right in assuming the lads are NOT playing against teams of the same age group, but teams of mixed ages?
Pride of Lions
Not the start Cowans would have wanted. That said our kids have done great for years and can't remember our club making a single one worth more than 2m or so.
thekentvillan
Pride: Chester were a mixed age team. Kentvillan: Steven Davis? - but I take your point, the Gabby would be sold for more if sold, Weimann too probably, ditto Clark so its a difficult point to prove.
Gordonsleftboot
Cahill went for 5m to bolton, didn't he? What about Ridgewell, can't remember his fee? Do we include J-lo Samuel too? I agree though, they do well up to a point, then fade into obscurity.
lorenzo
I don't think we got more than 3.5m for cahill sadly. Vassell too, but we've never had a truly great development.
thekentvillan
3.5m for Cahil - ridiculous
Gordonsleftboot
Men against boys really, a lot are the new crop coming out of the Academy into the second string for the first time this season, and they are playing mixed age squads who know the ropes so it's a great test for them, even if the results aren't going our way at the moment.

Quite a few have moved for decent money mate, the myth we don't produce is wrong, because we've never had a Rooney/Bale/Walcott etc get poached. Our mistake in general has been offloading youngsters too early from the first team when they didn't suit a manager, ie Moore, Ridgewell, Cahill (although he was slightly different), so we've never really had top dollar for them when they move. We've also reasonably decent in letting players go when they won't figure for us (Connor Taylor recently who knows where the net is) and we help them find new clubs to continue - so we could probably do with being a bit more selfish in that respect.

Getting back to the point though, certainly nothing to worry about at this stage. Last season we didn't have the best of starts as the 'new' second string got used to each other and we still took the league lol
mike_field
I have to admit, listening to your arguments and reminding me of some of the players we've had have reminded me we have had a few good players. Hopefully Ciaran Clark can add to that, maybe Herd too.
thekentvillan
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (473) (Friday November 28 2014)

Breaking News - Roy Keane Quits Villa (Friday November 28 2014)

Lambert's Confidence In Clark & Okore (Thursday November 27 2014)

Graham Does Head To Wolves (Thursday November 27 2014)

Lambert, Lambert, Give Us A Wave!? (Thursday November 27 2014)

U21s - Wolves 0-1 Villa (Wednesday November 26 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. Pride of Lions 944
2. ClivetheVillan 871
3. The Fear 728
4. kefkat 316
5. Freeman14 299
6. sirdennis 231
7. DeanoVilla 201
8. Villan57 172
9. Clubpaver 129
10. gator 121

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10

Breaking League News

Merson Predicts A Swansea City Win Though...
Swansea : 28/11/2014 23:07:00
No Win Prediction Again From Mark Lawrenson
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:48:00
Kaikai Also Gets Loan Move
Crystal Palace : 28/11/2014 21:25:00
Injury Update: Swansea City vs Crystal Palace
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:19:00
Britton To Wait For First Team Return?
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Burnley (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - phew! 36%
Lose - gulp! 44%
Draw - meh! 20%