Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 16 2012
The Express & Star carry a small quote from Villa keeper Shay Given.
As you would expect, the shot stopper, who recently retired from international action with The Republic Of Ireland to help lengthen his Club career is gutted to have lost his place to Brad Guzan but says he will keep his head down and work hard to re-gain the starting spot.
Given was dropped after the 3-1 home game capitulation v Everton and hasn`t had a look in league wise since.
He was used in the League Cup win over City and maybe that is where his hopes, for now, will lie?
The 36-year-old has played 462 league games and says it is important for him not to get frustrated and let things boil over.
'For me it`s important that I keep my head down and work hard every day. I am gutted that I am not playing in the team, that`s natural, and hopefully if I work hard I`ll get back in the side. He (the manager) is not scared to leave people out, including me."
Our latest poll asks which player you`d have as first choice?
Meanwhile: By Paul Brown.... Brad Guzan insists coming into training every morning is a joy, thanks to the environment created by Paul Lambert. Guzan says the manager respects his squad and the feeling is mutual. Villa's USA goalkeeper says the dialogue between boss and players is brilliant and has created an amazing working relationship. Guzan says there's been real clarity from Lambert in that dialogue in terms of what he wants and expects from everyone each day. See:
Date:Tuesday October 16 2012
Aston Villa v Blues League Cup Tickets On Sale (Friday September 4 2015)
Blues Fans Ticket Allocation For VP Announced (Friday September 4 2015)
The Aston Villa Walking Wounded - Injury Table (Friday September 4 2015)
Villa Confirm 25 Man Premier League Squad (Thursday September 3 2015)
Sherwood On Gana - Richards On Gil (Thursday September 3 2015)
The Vital Villa Player Of August 2015 (Thursday September 3 2015)
Was The Aston Villa Transfer Window Good Enough? (Thursday September 3 2015)
Brad Guzan Remains USA No 1... For Now (Thursday September 3 2015)
Sherwood Ready To Take The Praise Or Blame (Thursday September 3 2015)
Vital Villa 2015/16 Fantasy League Standings (Wednesday September 2 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||203|
|10.||LORD RON SAUNDERS||27|
|Crystal Palace||2||-||1||Aston Villa|
|Aston Villa||0||-||1||Man Utd|
|AFC Bournemouth||0||-||1||Aston Villa|
|11. AFC Bournemouth||4||1||1||2||-1||4|
|12. Aston Villa||4||1||1||2||-1||4|
|Southampton's 25 Man Premier League Squad
» Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:38:01
|Romeu On Win & Competition
» Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:35:01
|Pellegrini Confident On Attacking Options
» Man City : 04/09/2015 18:02:01
|CL Opposition Squads Known
» Man City : 04/09/2015 17:55:01
|Leicester Announce 25 Man Premier League Squad
» Leicester City : 04/09/2015 17:44:00