Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Okore Backed To Shine

Okore Backed To Shine

Jores Okore has already been told by Liverpool's Daniel Agger that he has the skill set for the Premiership, and the 20 year old is determined to show he has just that.

Speaking to the Official Site Okore said that former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly was an idol of his as he was growing up and whilst Okore talks about having as big an impact in the Premiership as Desailly did, he also revealed that compatriot Daniel Agger believes he's well placed to achieve just that in time:

'I have talked to him a little bit about the Premier League and how tough it is to play but he thinks I've got the skill set for making it in this league. I do to, so that is the only thing on my mind. I'm really looking forward to getting this going and getting the fans to see me.'

By now, all fans have seen or heard referenced the fact that Okore turned down a move to Chelsea because he was concerned at how it would impact his playing time and his development, and I think everybody is on the same page in terms of his level headedness and attitude to his career.

It makes for a wonderful and refreshing change.

The quote that keeps being repeated from his 'arrival' is the line 'I feel that I have arrived at a club that believes in me' and with his own International ambitions that he's talked about, that to me speaks volumes to how Paul Lambert sold the club, his project and his hopes for our future and there must be some real belief there despite the season we endured.

We all hope that comes to pass next season and whilst we allow these new lads time to bed in, adjust to the country and the league, let's all hope we see some tangible progression on the pitch and at least level out mid table this season and stay away from the bum squeaking end of the league as quite frankly, we've had enough of that over the past few years haven't we.

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:Saturday June 15 2013
Time: 4:00PM

Comments

0
Welcome Jores, this is an excellent addition to the villa squad.
Green Tea
15/06/2013 17:23:00
0
Happy with the signing but, isn't he a right footed CD? Is he competition for Vlaar, who needs it though Clarke and Baker need it more? Or is it ok to have two right-footed CDs? Think we might be due a good LB then as I feel we may starting playing wit 3 at the back with Matty Lowton moving into a deep-lying midfield role.
Villan in Exile
15/06/2013 17:29:00
0
Yeah, his quotes are such a refreshing change. Wish the season started sooner.
Pride of Lions
15/06/2013 18:06:00
0
Yo Villan in Exile two right footed CBs work well but two lefties is a disaster... Lefties also struggle on the right side unless its in an advanced attacking position... I am left footed I endorse my post... ;)
CDX_EIRE
15/06/2013 19:44:00
0
If you play with both feet what difference does it make?
Steve64k
15/06/2013 22:21:00
0
a.villa can now aim for a top 10 or top 8 finish with adding two or more players, this guy is good in organizing defence, he can face any striker in the EPL, he has superb skills to become a top european star.. good luck AVFC..
sathish.chelsea
16/06/2013 05:29:00
0
@sathish.chelsea thanks for that nice of you to come on here and voice a positive opinion !
black_villian
16/06/2013 06:23:00
0
just had a quick look at him on youtube nothing over impressive to be honest but if Lambert sees something in him then he has my backing !
black_villian
16/06/2013 08:10:00
0
This guy is highly rated black not just by Laursen either big teams were looking at him... He may not have an immediate impact but he will find his feet quickly and by Xmas I expect him to show that 4m was a steal...
CDX_EIRE
16/06/2013 09:59:00
0
I love this guy already and I havnt seen him play yet. He kinda seems similar to Westwood, as in he seems to be mature for his age. I have a feeling he is going to be a final piece in building a strong spine in our side.
Green Tea
16/06/2013 16:39:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Thug Paul Robinson Charged For Violent Conduct

If we did this, we'd be charged by the police, kicking and hitting out at someone. Not sure why they are allowed to do it in the name of sport?

Fans Do Villa Proud Despite Disappointing Season

By the time the curtain on the Championship campaign of 2016/17 comes down, almost 750,000 Aston Villa fans will have been in B6 for matches following relegation.

Four Generations Of Villa Fans Attending From France

DJFRRANCE attending the Villa v Blues with four generations including passing on this wonderful heritage to his grandson.

U23s - Blackburn 0 Aston Villa 0

Premier League 2 disappointment for Aston Villa following scoreless draw with Blackburn Rovers in our final fixture of the campaign.

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)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone4%
Hutton28%
Chester3%
Baker19%
Taylor4%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak6%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor33%
Sub-Gardner2%
Sub-Hourihane1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Honda to hand McLaren duo more reliable engine?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is Tyson Fury on the way back?
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel343
2.Pride of Lions339
3.sirdennis256
4.The Fear231
5.Silhillvilla195
6.Melon Donkey163
7.HeathfieldRoad1874160
8.kefkat143
9.Sasquatch136
10.BBJ100
Vital Football Comment