Aston Villa - Lions To Savage Magpies!
UK time is: 08:10:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United

Villa Park

27/08/2006

2pm

Lions To Savage Magpies!

Martin O'Neill is looking at 3 points against Newcastle to top a great week that saw Villa draw against Arsenal and win against Reading. This is a new Villa but the team remains the same, lets hope with O'Neill at the helm they can start to reverse the history with Villa only winning 2 of 13 Premiership clashes at Villa Park (Newcastle 6 wins, 5 draws).

Vital Quotes:

Martin O'Neill said: 'It's been a really good week. It was just fantastic to win the game on Wednesday and great to have the crowd behind us. Now we've got a big game on Sunday. I've been absolutely delighted with the team. They've put everything in to the game and, just from effort alone, it's great for them to get something out of it.' Adding '...there's more to come I think and hopefully on Sunday we'll prove that. I'm looking forward to this game and we should be set for another terrific atmosphere.'

Nolberto Solano said: 'I really don't know where that booing came from last season. I was honest when I was an Aston Villa player and I always did my best for them, just like I will be doing my best for Newcastle United tomorrow. I don't know if I will get the same tomorrow, but what I do know is that all my concentration will be going on try to help a Newcastle win. And while we are know it will be a tough game for us, it is also a very important one for us as we try to keep our run going.'

Liam Ridgewell said: 'The Premiership is sorry to see the back of Alan Shearer but, trust me, defenders definitely aren't. Playing up against him, I appreciate how much of a quality forward he was. He is one of the best players the Premiership has ever produced because his goalscoring ability has been phenomenal.

Aston Villa Team News:

Jlloyd Samuel is a doubt with a thigh injury he picked up mid-week, Peter Whittingham, who set up the winning goal after replacing Jlloyd, is set to replace the left back again. Mark Delaney could return following a bug but Wilfred Bouma and Gary Cahill are still out.

Aston Villa (from): Sorensen, Hughes, Mellberg, Ridgewell, Samuel, Whittingham, Davis, Barry, McCann, Agbonlahor, Moore, Angel, Taylor, Laursen, Hendrie, Delaney, Jumper-Jumper.

Player to watch: Gareth Barry

A perfect game against Reading, he is starting to 'boss' the Villa side and makes a worthy captain.

Newcastle United Team News:

New boy Obafemi Martins is waiting on international clearance and could feature. Shola Ameobi and Craig Moore are injury doubts but keeper Shay Given will return.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Babayaro, Taylor, Bramble, Moore, Ramage, Parker, Emre, Solano, Duff, N'Zogbia, Butt, Milner, O'Brien, Pattison, Martins, Ameobi, Luque.

Player to watch: Titus Bramble

Just for the comedy factor you undestand!

Match Facts & Stats

Last season: Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle United
Moore 16, (Ameobi 2, N'Zogbia 29)

Record in the Prem: Villa 4 wins, Newcastle 14 wins, Draws 8
Record at Villa Park: Villa 2 wins, Newcastle 6 wins, Draws 5

Ref Watch:

Howard Webb

Match Prediction:

Mystic Mug says Villa are riding on the crest of a wave and will win this match 1-0. Sky Sports also predict a win, saying 2-1 to Villa.

Next Fixtures:

September 10th, West Ham (away)
September 16th, Watford (away)


The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 27 2006

Time: 10:23AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I didn't realise our record was so bad against Newcastle at home in the premiership, so from today it's time to start reversing those figures. 2-0 to the villa.
coyleos
Report Abuse
27/08/2006 13:30:00

I agree. You have a good manager there. AV may even give some of the big boys a run for their money. Match prediction: Villa for 3 points.
jogabonito
Report Abuse
27/08/2006 14:23:00

I would politely suggest that 'AV' are now about to be 'one of the big boys'. Not a Villa fan but a footy fan of longstanding.
greyhound
Report Abuse
27/08/2006 16:15:00

We did it! Hail King Martin of Aston!!!! Oh and that Randy Lerner chappy seems quite nice too!
deanovilla
Report Abuse
27/08/2006 17:08:00

Always pleasing to see off the geordies. A convincing victory to keep our decent start going.
glensider
Report Abuse
28/08/2006 04:53:00

i woke up at 5 in the morning as we do down here to click on to the news as the game wasnt televised and saw that we won...half asleep i screamed YES, and went back to sleep. Proud i am, proud
AussieVilla
Report Abuse
28/08/2006 11:04:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Garde On Deserved Norwich Win (Sunday February 7 2016)

Stats: Aston Villa v Norwich (Saturday February 6 2016)

Something For The Weekend (521) (Friday February 5 2016)

An Open Letter To The FA Over Kalinic (Friday February 5 2016)

Match Day Officials v Norwich (Thursday February 4 2016)

Richards Still Has Faith (Wednesday February 3 2016)

West Ham Frustration For Garde (Wednesday February 3 2016)

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 378
2. Fulford 226
3. ClivetheVillan 215
4. The Fear 210
5. JuanPabloAngel 149
6. revdpete 143
7. sirdennis 134
8. Wurzel 111
9. DeanoVilla 93
10. He'sBiggerThanMe&You 82

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 25 7 8 10 -9 29
15. AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 -12 28
16. Swansea 25 6 9 10 -9 27
17. Newcastle 25 6 6 13 -18 24
18. Norwich 25 6 5 14 -20 23
19. Sunderland 25 5 5 15 -19 20
20. Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 -20 16

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

» Arsenal : 08/02/2016 07:51:01
The New Era Chelsea?
» Chelsea : 08/02/2016 07:43:01
I Mentioned It Once……..
» Chelsea : 08/02/2016 07:39:00
Appalling!
» Chelsea : 08/02/2016 07:37:00
Square Pegs In Round Holes
» Norwich : 08/02/2016 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Bunn 5%
Richards 0%
Okore 7%
Lescott 9%
Cissokho 0%
Bacuna 0%
Gana 33%
Westwood 1%
Gil 9%
Agbonlahor 31%
Veretout 5%
Sub - Clark 0%