UK time is: 21:17:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Super Kev The New Magic Merson?

David O'Leary is looking to develop Kevin Phillips game to emulate Teddy Sherringham making him Villa's playmaker. Makes sense, as we've not had an out and out playmaker since magic Merson left Villa.

32-year-old Phillips made an immediate impact when he came on in the 68 minute of the FA Cup clash against Port Vale at the weekend setting up two goals for Milan Baros

O'Leary told the official site: 'Originally I bought Kevin as an impact player to come off the bench in situations like these and turn the game around for us. That is exactly what he did on Saturday. In the past, he was very much an out-and-out striker and got all those goals alongside Niall Quinn for Sunderland. He fed off Niall's work and they had a great partnership. But there is no big target man here and I want to use Milan Baros's pace because that scares any defence in the Premiership. I will encourage Kevin to do the same sort of thing as Teddy Sheringham does for West Ham, which is to drop back a bit and dictate from behind the striker.'

Adding:

'He is intelligent and I think he can adapt from an out-and-out striker to being a creator while still weighing in with some goals. He can pick a pass, he has good feet and uses his brain well.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 30 2006

Time: 3:33PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

U21s - Derby 3-2 Villa (Monday September 22 2014)

Gabby - We Shouldn't Blame The Virus (Monday September 22 2014)

Aston Villa 2014 Open Day Set (Monday September 22 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Arsenal (Saturday September 20 2014)

Keane's Too Good For TV (Saturday September 20 2014)

Something For The Weekend (466) (Friday September 19 2014)

Lambert - We Have To Build On This (Friday September 19 2014)

Loan Spell Will Do Robinson Good (Friday September 19 2014)

Lawro Tips Arsenal For Victory (Friday September 19 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 590
2. ClivetheVillan 586
3. The Fear 519
4. mike_field 268
5. kefkat 245
6. Villan Of The North 227
7. DeanoVilla 208
8. sirdennis 189
9. lewis1980 137
10. Juan Mourep 133

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 5 4 1 0 +9 13
2. Southampton 5 3 1 1 +6 10
3. Aston Villa 5 3 1 1 +0 10
4. Arsenal 5 2 3 0 +4 9
5. Swansea 5 3 0 2 +2 9
6. Man City 5 2 2 1 +3 8
7. Leicester City 5 2 2 1 +1 8

Breaking League News

Is Fletchers Time Up?
Man Utd : 22/09/2014 17:40:00
Defoe on Hammers Radar!
West Ham : 22/09/2014 17:34:00
How Much for Strootman?
Man Utd : 22/09/2014 17:29:00
Rafael After Lengthy Stay
Man Utd : 22/09/2014 17:22:00
U21s - Derby 3-2 Villa
Aston Villa : 22/09/2014 17:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 4%
Hutton 13%
Cissokho 0%
Clark 5%
Senderos 2%
Delph 7%
Sanchez 0%
Richardson 2%
Cleverley 55%
Agbonlahor 2%
Weimann 5%
Sub - Grealish 5%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Bacuna 0%