Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Clark & Bannan Take The Plaudits

Clark & Bannan Take The Plaudits

Garth Crooks (never thought I'd be writing his name on here) has selected Ciaran Clark and Barry Bannan in his BBC Team of the Week following their performances against Sunderland.

He even had a nice barb against Gobby Savage...

Crook's Team of the Week was made up of:

Ruddy, Whittacker, Cahill, Clark, Evra, Fellaini, Bannan, Noble, Van Persie, Odemwingie.

'I had to look twice to work out exactly which player made a crucial tackle on Sunderland's Sessegnon inside the 18 yard box during the first half of Villa's match against Sunderland. It was Ciaran Clark and, in doing so, he saved what would have been a certain goal. Villa went on to keep a clean sheet and produced their best performance of the season.'

As for wee Barry, he added:

'Robbie Savage must be quaking in his boots! He has staked his reputation on Villa going down, but looking at them against Sunderland on Saturday even he must recognise that Paul Lambert has got his boys and, in particular, Barry Bannan, playing with spirit and commitment. Even Alan Hansen backtracked from his previous week's onslaught. There might be a few more backtracking about Villa before the season is out.'

Forum Thread for Team of the Week.

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:Wednesday November 7 2012
Time: 4:33PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
That must be a first for the season. They must be doing something right if they get into "Garfs" team ....... Lets hope we can get a few more into his "team" during the season.
Pride of Lions
07/11/2012 17:11:00
0
We've had one or two others in Garf's teams since the start of the season.
BobTheBuilder
07/11/2012 18:34:00
0
Three academy players including Cahill,. and three out of six "British". But totally irrelevant in the scheme of things. We need to give a good report of ourselves in the rest of this month - even if we get no points from these next three - or the cynics will return.
malacaxeta
07/11/2012 19:56:00
0
"He's staked his reputation ..." what reputation? His reputation as a c0ck?
Adam Deuce
07/11/2012 22:06:00
0
In the words of the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit: "There is surely nothing worse than washing sieves, There is surely nothing worse than washing sieves, With the possible exception, Of being Garth Crooks, There is surely nothing worse than washing sieves."
McGrath4Pope
08/11/2012 14:14:00
0
Crooks is senile.
Villan444
08/11/2012 19:15:00
0
I was never overly impressed with Barry Bannan, not as he worked his way through the ranks, or in his first team appearances prior to the current campaign. However this season he has definitely shown much improvement, and his recent displays suggest that he could well be close to a Scotland recall. Well played both BB and CC.
glensider
09/11/2012 05:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Discussing Indian Academy?

New owner Dr Tony Xia has been a busy boy again when it comes to twitter...

Real Betis & Marseille Circle Veretout

With plenty of speculation surrounding the future of midfielder Jordan Veretout this summer, it's now being reported that two firm offers are in from Real Betis and Marseille...

6ft 3in Signing Isn't A Stretch

Okay that's my extremely dodgy headline of the day - Villa have signed young US youth international Callum Stretch today.

Ayew & Amavi To Stay

New owner Dr Tony Xia is getting the hang of that twitter thing and with fresh speculation about the future of Jordan Amavi - Liverpool being linked on Friday - well he's going nowhere.

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)

Would you keep Scott Sinclair?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, could be an asset61%
No36%
Unsure3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Hungaroring Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Cleverly Gets Braehmer World Title Fight
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear447
2.sirdennis174
3.Fulford155
4.kefkat106
5.Silhillvilla104
6.glensider98
7.1958Villan87
8.HeathfieldRoad187484
9.gator83
10.McParlandTheGreat79
The Vital Football Members League