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Rapid Vienna 1 - Aston Villa 0

Europa League

Gerhard Hanappi Stadium

20/8/09 - 6.15pm

Attendance:

Referee:

Rapid Vienna
1 - 0
Aston Villa
Jelavic (0)
 
 
Venue: Gerhard Hanappi Stadium
 
Attendance:
The Teams
Payer
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Patocka
 
 
 
Shorey
 
 
Dober
 
 
 
Davies
 
 
80
Katzer
 
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
Jovanovic
 
 
 
Beye
 
 
Heikkinen
 
 
 
Young
 
 
Hoffman
 
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
Drazan
 
 
82
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
Konrad
 
 
60
 
Gardner
 
 
54
Pehivan
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
Jelavic
 
 
 
Heskey
 
 
Substitutes
Trimmel
 
 
60
 
Delfouneso
 
 
Eder
 
 
 
Albrighton
 
 
Kulovits
 
 
 
Lowry
 
 
80
Soma
 
 
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
54
Boskovic
 
 
82
 
Petrov
 
 
Hedl
 
 
 
Delph
 
 
Thonhofer
 
 
 
Friedel
 
 
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
8
4
On Target
2
1
Corners
4
10
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
50
%
50
Comments...
Absolutely disabolical. All over the pitch, little passion, no clue, midfield overran, defence shaky, wingers who don't use the wing, strikers who can't shoot.

An absolute joke. So what's the excuse this time Monny?

It was only one game against Wigan, is this now only one game in Europe for those who don't want to look at the continuation of form from last season.

Bring on Liverpool LMFAO!




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Date:Thursday August 20 2009

Time: 8:14PM

Your Comments

rubbish - bottom of the league and out of europe by the end of august!
Little John Carew
rubbish - bottom of the league and out of europe by the end of august!
Little John Carew
Very poor, although watching a Villa game live on Al Jaseera was a first. Anfield on Monday will be painful...
Buzz1969
Now, Now must concentrate on the positives, I'm going to list them .......................... .......................... ..........................
ant1ant1
Very poor, although watching a Villa game live on Al Jaseera was a first. Anfield on Monday will be painful...
Buzz1969
Now, Now must concentrate on the positives, I'm going to list them .......................... .......................... ..........................
ant1ant1
i swear i really dont care, as long as we beat small heath, please god no, no ,no , no, no ,no......... as long as we beat them,
..doctorwho..
i swear i really dont care, as long as we beat small heath, please god no, no ,no , no, no ,no......... as long as we beat them,
..doctorwho..
At least it was only 1... 2 games into the season and no goals, no points, bottom of the league. And everyone seems to think players would actually want to come to Villa??
ams78
There is nothing to say at all about it, rubbish and we need answers from MON in the sign of new big name players.
pksandell
have to agree, how the hell can peple say it's just been 1 game, we've been *****e for over 15 games, come all you messiah followers, put some spin on this *****e tonight!
eltoro
At least it was only 1... 2 games into the season and no goals, no points, bottom of the league. And everyone seems to think players would actually want to come to Villa??
ams78
There is nothing to say at all about it, rubbish and we need answers from MON in the sign of new big name players.
pksandell
have to agree, how the hell can peple say it's just been 1 game, we've been *****e for over 15 games, come all you messiah followers, put some spin on this *****e tonight!
eltoro
Again no defenders on the bench, is he taking the p**s, he's taking the p**s isn't he, surely he's taking the p**s
ant1ant1
Again no defenders on the bench, is he taking the p**s, he's taking the p**s isn't he, surely he's taking the p**s
ant1ant1
well, again, I'm told this site is negative, so I'll go out on a positive. It isn't the result that counts, it is the taking part. And if you believe that.....! Certainly was another awful performance, this is the 4th season and I just can't see where we are improving anywhere on the pitch at all. Such a shame, this is our lovely Villa we are talking about. :o(
The Fear
Has the story about a Villa fan ordering 1,000 swine flu masks for the visit to the Small Heath pigsty got any merit, would be funny for sure.
Buzz1969
well, again, I'm told this site is negative, so I'll go out on a positive. It isn't the result that counts, it is the taking part. And if you believe that.....! Certainly was another awful performance, this is the 4th season and I just can't see where we are improving anywhere on the pitch at all. Such a shame, this is our lovely Villa we are talking about. :o(
The Fear
Has the story about a Villa fan ordering 1,000 swine flu masks for the visit to the Small Heath pigsty got any merit, would be funny for sure.
Buzz1969
i have lost abit of belief in o'neil now even though i said i wouldnt until the end of the transfer window but at the moment we seem to be going nowere, we need players like van der vaat if they will come and 2 good solid centre backs, distin + upson?? and 100% new left back maybe warnock and offer blackburn shorey in exchange maybee?
p.villa
i have lost abit of belief in o'neil now even though i said i wouldnt until the end of the transfer window but at the moment we seem to be going nowere, we need players like van der vaat if they will come and 2 good solid centre backs, distin + upson?? and 100% new left back maybe warnock and offer blackburn shorey in exchange maybee?
p.villa
I've been calling for 4-5-1, but not with Heskey up front, the man can't score when he plays in a pair let alone on his own. We want to score goals. We play Heskey as our lone striker. Those last two sentences don't go together, ever, they don't work, a bit like our team
ant1ant1
I've been calling for 4-5-1, but not with Heskey up front, the man can't score when he plays in a pair let alone on his own. We want to score goals. We play Heskey as our lone striker. Those last two sentences don't go together, ever, they don't work, a bit like our team
ant1ant1
agree JP, can't find anything to be optimistic about, on the pitch, very sad to say, but we has far has I'm concerned we need new management and staff
eltoro
agree JP, can't find anything to be optimistic about, on the pitch, very sad to say, but we has far has I'm concerned we need new management and staff
eltoro
three words - NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Im off to download football manager and show mr o'neill how its done
goodb_2
three words - NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Im off to download football manager and show mr o'neill how its done
goodb_2
Bye bye MON. You couldn't organise a ***** up in a brewery.
PiperUK
Bye bye MON. You couldn't organise a ***** up in a brewery.
PiperUK
Oh, and forget all these fancy signings. Expect some reserve player from some ***** team. James ******** Collins. Come on. WTF.
PiperUK
oneill is a clown. we are in a total mess. he has clearly lost the dressing room.
stig
Oh, and forget all these fancy signings. Expect some reserve player from some ***** team. James ******** Collins. Come on. WTF.
PiperUK
oneill is a clown. we are in a total mess. he has clearly lost the dressing room.
stig
Oh and take that *****bag Heskey with you.
PiperUK
Oh and take that *****bag Heskey with you.
PiperUK
When will MON run out of excuses about Carew. Infected toe last week, virus this. Don't make fools out of us Martin . I for one don't believe you. Bye-Bye MON. Let's get someone in who has an idea about football. Deadly Doug would have sacked him by now.
HolteEnder43
When will MON run out of excuses about Carew. Infected toe last week, virus this. Don't make fools out of us Martin . I for one don't believe you. Bye-Bye MON. Let's get someone in who has an idea about football. Deadly Doug would have sacked him by now.
HolteEnder43
I'm feeling like i have wa*+ker on my head thats the way MON is making us look
pksandell
I'm feeling like i have wa*+ker on my head thats the way MON is making us look
pksandell
By the way boys, I absolutely *****ting it about Monday. If we have a repeat of last seasons scoreline I will probably kill myself.
PiperUK
By the way boys, I absolutely *****ting it about Monday. If we have a repeat of last seasons scoreline I will probably kill myself.
PiperUK
Don't worry you'll cheer up when you hear tomorrows riddle, 'we are absolutely sure we need to maybe look at possibly trying to do something, if we can, fingers crossed, depending on the lie of the land, with a bit of luck'
ant1ant1
Don't worry you'll cheer up when you hear tomorrows riddle, 'we are absolutely sure we need to maybe look at possibly trying to do something, if we can, fingers crossed, depending on the lie of the land, with a bit of luck'
ant1ant1
I'm so dissapointed in MON, I've been looking back at his interviews on sky and him repeatedly stating ayt the end of last season we need to reinforce the squad on top of replacing those who have left. Do not know about you lot but i'm still waiting for that to happen, i feel left down massively.
pksandell
I'm so dissapointed in MON, I've been looking back at his interviews on sky and him repeatedly stating ayt the end of last season we need to reinforce the squad on top of replacing those who have left. Do not know about you lot but i'm still waiting for that to happen, i feel left down massively.
pksandell
we shoudnt get rid of o'neil thats abit extreme even though he has been terrible in the transfer market , we shud still try and keep some faith and hope he gets at least 3 defenders, a playmaker and a goalscorer. needs to book his ideas up but still he is a good manager and give him until the end of the transfer window before judging him.
p.villa
we shoudnt get rid of o'neil thats abit extreme even though he has been terrible in the transfer market , we shud still try and keep some faith and hope he gets at least 3 defenders, a playmaker and a goalscorer. needs to book his ideas up but still he is a good manager and give him until the end of the transfer window before judging him.
p.villa
Dont worry Im sure we will be linked to another player tomorrow then everything will be rosy.
Doug4ever
Dont worry Im sure we will be linked to another player tomorrow then everything will be rosy.
Doug4ever
Please, please it cheers me up someone post again, 'do you really think MON would let Zat go without already having sorted out a replacement'
ant1ant1
Please, please it cheers me up someone post again, 'do you really think MON would let Zat go without already having sorted out a replacement'
ant1ant1
seems beyond belief doesnt' it ant1ant1? Thought it was guaranteed we'd have one in to replace Laursen and another lined up to replace Zat. Apparently not. The season has started, should be 1 in at least or we should have kept Zat.
The Fear
ant1ant1 Class!!!
pksandell
seems beyond belief doesnt' it ant1ant1? Thought it was guaranteed we'd have one in to replace Laursen and another lined up to replace Zat. Apparently not. The season has started, should be 1 in at least or we should have kept Zat.
The Fear
ant1ant1 Class!!!
pksandell
i personally think distin or upson will sign this week ant1and1 but thats my opinion and its based on rumours soo dont know wether that will happen.
p.villa
i personally think distin or upson will sign this week ant1and1 but thats my opinion and its based on rumours soo dont know wether that will happen.
p.villa
I have zero confidence, but this is a new thing, 9 months ago, I was happy, I feel like I've been at the last flight of the Hindenberg we are all watching and cheering and waving and then all of a sudden everything turns into a complete and utter disaster
ant1ant1
I have zero confidence, but this is a new thing, 9 months ago, I was happy, I feel like I've been at the last flight of the Hindenberg we are all watching and cheering and waving and then all of a sudden everything turns into a complete and utter disaster
ant1ant1
I'm so demoralised its untrue, this is OUR Villa that is so poor.
pksandell
I'm so demoralised its untrue, this is OUR Villa that is so poor.
pksandell
such a shame. i'd already accepted that us taking part in the league is pointless this season- we wont finish it the top 6, but we wont get relegated either. MON will toss away the league cup, and we never do well in the FA cup. The one thing i was looking forward to was going on a tasty cup run in Europe. But we spend a whole season trying to qualify for it, only to screw it up when there's 1 match left to qualify. How on Earth can anyone think that Heskey on his own up front is the way to get goals?! The whole world can see it's crap, except for that whanker O'Neil. Bring back O'Leary!
MrZeus
such a shame. i'd already accepted that us taking part in the league is pointless this season- we wont finish it the top 6, but we wont get relegated either. MON will toss away the league cup, and we never do well in the FA cup. The one thing i was looking forward to was going on a tasty cup run in Europe. But we spend a whole season trying to qualify for it, only to screw it up when there's 1 match left to qualify. How on Earth can anyone think that Heskey on his own up front is the way to get goals?! The whole world can see it's crap, except for that whanker O'Neil. Bring back O'Leary!
MrZeus
There doesn't seem to be any sense of Villa being organised, I know i'm not alone but i am not looking forward to liverpool on monday, but its on telly so i will still get up(or stay up)at 4 am to watch it(oz). My wife cant understand why i torture myself but at least she knows to keep quiet for a couple of hours when Villa lose. I think shes going to have a quiet time of it for the next few weeks at least.
Doug4ever
There doesn't seem to be any sense of Villa being organised, I know i'm not alone but i am not looking forward to liverpool on monday, but its on telly so i will still get up(or stay up)at 4 am to watch it(oz). My wife cant understand why i torture myself but at least she knows to keep quiet for a couple of hours when Villa lose. I think shes going to have a quiet time of it for the next few weeks at least.
Doug4ever
makes it that little bit more bitter (if thats poss) that everton and fulham are cruising past their opponents
goodb_2
makes it that little bit more bitter (if thats poss) that everton and fulham are cruising past their opponents
goodb_2
We have some good players, what concerns me is that they can't appear to play together for the last 18 games or so (and for over a season now at B6). It can't be a player thing, it has to be a motivation / tactical thing.

Anyone got a Football for Beginners book they can lend the management team?
RiF
We have some good players, what concerns me is that they can't appear to play together for the last 18 games or so (and for over a season now at B6). It can't be a player thing, it has to be a motivation / tactical thing.

Anyone got a Football for Beginners book they can lend the management team?
RiF
wouldnt it be better to have less games though? So getting out of the eufa cup could be a blessing in disguise?
zzz
wouldnt it be better to have less games though? So getting out of the eufa cup could be a blessing in disguise?
zzz
Has Ashley Young become untouchable?
PiperUK
Has Ashley Young become untouchable?
PiperUK
No official word from the official site, on that **** performance.
pksandell
No official word from the official site, on that **** performance.
pksandell
rif, thats the thing though do we have good players? ash, milner , carew when he plays, im all out! seriously though the rest are signed from relegated or championship clubs and have yet to prove they are good enough.
goodb_2
rif, thats the thing though do we have good players? ash, milner , carew when he plays, im all out! seriously though the rest are signed from relegated or championship clubs and have yet to prove they are good enough.
goodb_2
just a quick comment on the poll 2, heskey is always the fall guy, but gardner reo coker and sidwell were non existant in the middle, this left ash and milner distant and dont even start on the defence. Empty promises from MON, if something drastic doesnt happen in the next 10 days we are in big big trouble folks
goodb_2
just a quick comment on the poll 2, heskey is always the fall guy, but gardner reo coker and sidwell were non existant in the middle, this left ash and milner distant and dont even start on the defence. Empty promises from MON, if something drastic doesnt happen in the next 10 days we are in big big trouble folks
goodb_2
They are just working on which order to put the words in 'we are maybe, probably, looking too, trying, pushing forward to try and address this pigs ear'
ant1ant1
They are just working on which order to put the words in 'we are maybe, probably, looking too, trying, pushing forward to try and address this pigs ear'
ant1ant1
By jove , I do believe some have at last noticed the Emperor has no clothes!
villan57
By jove , I do believe some have at last noticed the Emperor has no clothes!
villan57
Sell Heskey! He's no good for us, 4-4-2 or 4-5-1. MON is so far up Heskey he feels an obligation to include him, it is totally against the best interest of Villa. Sell Heskey and 20% of the problem is sorted, buy 2 CB's, a creative midfielder and a goal scorer and the other 80% is sorted. We can not keep Heskey, it is too tempting for MON 1) to play him and 2) to play 4-4-2 using him.
26.05.82
Sell Heskey! He's no good for us, 4-4-2 or 4-5-1. MON is so far up Heskey he feels an obligation to include him, it is totally against the best interest of Villa. Sell Heskey and 20% of the problem is sorted, buy 2 CB's, a creative midfielder and a goal scorer and the other 80% is sorted. We can not keep Heskey, it is too tempting for MON 1) to play him and 2) to play 4-4-2 using him.
26.05.82
Seriously who is going to buy him, 'For Sale, Striker, does not score goals, falls down a lot' whooohooo
ant1ant1
Seriously who is going to buy him, 'For Sale, Striker, does not score goals, falls down a lot' whooohooo
ant1ant1
We could take him to a car boot sale and give him away as a freebie with a box of mixed bric a brac!
26.05.82
We could take him to a car boot sale and give him away as a freebie with a box of mixed bric a brac!
26.05.82
Lol, still have your work cut out closing the deal, ah go on
ant1ant1
Lol, still have your work cut out closing the deal, ah go on
ant1ant1
Fiver for the lot anyone?
26.05.82
Fiver for the lot anyone?
26.05.82
Nope - thought not!
26.05.82
Nope - thought not!
26.05.82
Quid?
26.05.82
Quid?
26.05.82
2p and some fluff
nemisis
2p and some fluff
nemisis
Its not a good result, but although we didnt play well, i felt it was an improvement on the Wigan game. Good to see O'neill revert to 4-5-1. Only things i would have changed was gardener for petrov and heskey for gabby. I must admit i noticed that Sidwell was brilliant attacking wise and passing the ball to young from defence, but he cant defend at all. I think we will sign one defender and thats it, but i think we need 2cbs and some1 like Tuncay who can play midfield and attack, and thats just to keep us in contention for top 7. Im optimistic tho, id rather start the season shockingly and end on a high like everton last year!
arc1988
Its not a good result, but although we didnt play well, i felt it was an improvement on the Wigan game. Good to see O'neill revert to 4-5-1. Only things i would have changed was gardener for petrov and heskey for gabby. I must admit i noticed that Sidwell was brilliant attacking wise and passing the ball to young from defence, but he cant defend at all. I think we will sign one defender and thats it, but i think we need 2cbs and some1 like Tuncay who can play midfield and attack, and thats just to keep us in contention for top 7. Im optimistic tho, id rather start the season shockingly and end on a high like everton last year!
arc1988
It's a bit hard to win a game with only two shots on target whether Heskey takes them or not.
TeddyLyon
It's a bit hard to win a game with only two shots on target whether Heskey takes them or not.
TeddyLyon
Why do I get the horrible feeling that MON is going to sell Ashley and get in Bentley and Jenas this week to 'boost' our numbers...
melski
Why do I get the horrible feeling that MON is going to sell Ashley and get in Bentley and Jenas this week to 'boost' our numbers...
melski
Can i just ask all you calling for MON's head, have you all forgotten we finished 16th 4 seasons ago? Under MON, we then finished 11th? Under MON, we then finished 6th for 2 consecutive seasons & flirted with champions league? Yes, we faded towards the end of last season, and OK, we have had 2 bad games, but surely the guy deserves some time to bring it round? Fickle? bloody joke!
Ericols_Son
Can i just ask all you calling for MON's head, have you all forgotten we finished 16th 4 seasons ago? Under MON, we then finished 11th? Under MON, we then finished 6th for 2 consecutive seasons & flirted with champions league? Yes, we faded towards the end of last season, and OK, we have had 2 bad games, but surely the guy deserves some time to bring it round? Fickle? bloody joke!
Ericols_Son
Ericols_son - do u realise based on consecutive perfomances from our draw with Stoke last season till now, we would be relegation contenders, other mangers have been fired for far less. so how much time do u think is sufficent to turn things round. i am a MON fan, but for gods sakes look at his signing's aside from the like of milner and young. we lose great players and they are not adequatly replaced. We buy Downing for 12mill and Arsenal buy Vermaelen for 10mill - i wonder which manager as more business savy!!! i am not calling for MON's head i just wish he wud address the concerns which are seem abundantly clear. he must just FIX IT.
Pablo1978
Ericols_son - do u realise based on consecutive perfomances from our draw with Stoke last season till now, we would be relegation contenders, other mangers have been fired for far less. so how much time do u think is sufficent to turn things round. i am a MON fan, but for gods sakes look at his signing's aside from the like of milner and young. we lose great players and they are not adequatly replaced. We buy Downing for 12mill and Arsenal buy Vermaelen for 10mill - i wonder which manager as more business savy!!! i am not calling for MON's head i just wish he wud address the concerns which are seem abundantly clear. he must just FIX IT.
Pablo1978
Pablo - i'm not saying there aren't issues, and of course MON needs to change things around & sign some players... but all this calling for his head is madness at this stage! If we fail to bring in quality, get knocked out of europe, lose to the blues, and find ourselves anywhere near the bottom of the table in 8 games or so's time, then start with the negativity :s
Ericols_Son
Pablo - i'm not saying there aren't issues, and of course MON needs to change things around & sign some players... but all this calling for his head is madness at this stage! If we fail to bring in quality, get knocked out of europe, lose to the blues, and find ourselves anywhere near the bottom of the table in 8 games or so's time, then start with the negativity :s
Ericols_Son
I still say Heskey is S****. Lets have a list of all those strikers that over they years we have deemed to be crap....! MY STARTER....HESKEY ! Having said that...I saw the game on the net...Shorey played well I thought....I know that goes against current thinking....but he was not bad at all....Habib Beye though...shocking !
MASON_PARKER
I still say Heskey is S****. Lets have a list of all those strikers that over they years we have deemed to be crap....! MY STARTER....HESKEY ! Having said that...I saw the game on the net...Shorey played well I thought....I know that goes against current thinking....but he was not bad at all....Habib Beye though...shocking !
MASON_PARKER
 

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