Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Call Me Concrete Ron!

Call Me Concrete Ron!

Ron Vlaar has picked his own nickname since arriving at Villa, he wants to be known as 'Concrete Ron'.

So welcome Concrete Ron. (I'm hardly going to argue with the man am I!)

Speaking to the Official Site the 27 year old promised fans that they would see full bloodied performances from him on the pitch, and he's said he's determined to win the fans over and become a Holte End Hero by showing he cares, he's passionate, and a cultured - but traditional - centre half that we can be proud of.

'Yes it's right, my nickname is Concrete Ron! I had some injuries in the past and I trained really hard to come back, I did some muscle training and came back very strong and after that, they gave me that nickname.'

There's no other way to phrase this, so I'll put it the way Paul Brown did.

On being asked if the nickname suggests he's a tough cookie...

'I think so, yes. I'm a player who wants to win every fight and every game. I play with a lot of passion. I just want to win. I hope to bring that over to the other players and the crowd and then we can be very strong.'

Sounds promising doesn't it! Have we found our Dutch Shaun Teale?

I hope so! Mellberg had the beard, I wonder if Ron fancies growing a tash?

For the full transcript of the interview please Click Here.

I'll just cherry pick a few quotes from the transcript.

'Are the likes of Wayne Rooney going to get past you?
'No (smiles).'

'Villa have had the likes of Paul McGrath. Do you want to step into those shoes?
'Of course I hope to be close to him. Paul is a real Villa legend, I know that. If I am half as good as he was, it would be fantastic for me.'

Good man!

Ron Vlaar Forum Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

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

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday August 3 2012
Time: 5:58PM


I already love this man, great nickname
03/08/2012 18:07:00
haha he sounds like a dodgy brick salesman
03/08/2012 18:22:00
Glad he was given the nickname, remember Paul Ince when he said to his Man Utd teammates he wanted to be called the Guvnor?! How can you give yourself a nickname?! LOL
The Fear
03/08/2012 18:30:00
I think he'll prove a top top signing! A real centre half with proper leadership qualities, he was a top captain for a top team! A captain and legend in the future in claret and blue!
03/08/2012 18:59:00
love hime already, ole ole ole ole concrete Ron Ron Ron!!
03/08/2012 19:41:00
We will see ....we will see ,,just to remind ye lads Dunne has the smell o` concrete,,,,i`ll wait and see how this boy sets...........19
paul muldrew
03/08/2012 21:43:00
Reminds me of how Alpay was when he arrived...... Dunno if that's a good omen or not
03/08/2012 23:12:00
I know Alpay turned into a bit of a nutter at the end (I can still see him shushing the Holte after scoring, which upon reflection is hilarious). However I absolutely loved Alpay and how he would go for the tunnel and then turn back and run and kiss his badge in front of the Holte. If concrete Ron is half as much fun I'll love it!
03/08/2012 23:51:00
I'm gonna call him Roncrete.
04/08/2012 01:00:00
UTV83 i like the tune! so so impressed with this guys attitude so far, with comments like "We have to do it together. The most important thing is to play like a team, and then a lot of things are possible." i really hope this guy can produce big things on the pitch because you want guys like him with that infectious mentality spurring everyone on and always believing we can win
04/08/2012 02:11:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Neilson Not A Willing Souttar

Heart of Midlothian boss Robbie Neilson has issued a hands off warning to Aston Villa following speculation that we are preparing an offer for defender John Souttar.

Fans Held Back This Sunday

West Midlands Police have released a statement ahead of this Sunday's derby clash against Birmingham City and confirmed that travelling Villans will be held in...

Gardner Relishing Blues Clash

Midfielder Gary Gardner has also been wheeled out ahead of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City given his long association with the club.

Bruce - You Live For Games Like This

Manager Steve Bruce has continued his preview of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City and admitted people are in football for matches of this magnitude.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Villa get promoted?
Suggested By: J P Fear
Yes, automatically27%
Yes, through play offs41%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
F1 introduces the Verstappen rule
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear557
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings146
Vital Football Comment