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Aston Villa 1 - Sunderland 1

Premiership

Villa Park

24/3/10 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 37,473

Referee: Dean

Aston Villa
1 - 1
Sunderland
Carew (30)
 
Campbell (22)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 37,473
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
Gordon
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
 
Turner
 
 
Dunne
 
 
 
Ferdinand
 
 
Collins
 
 
 
Hutton
 
 
Warnock
 
 
 
Mensah
 
 
71
Downing
 
 
 
Malbranque
 
 
82
Petrov
 
 
 
Richardson
 
 
Milner
 
 
77
 
Henderson
 
 
A. Young
 
 
 
Cattermole
 
 
Carew
 
 
 
Campbell
 
 
Heskey
 
 
14
 
Bent
 
 
Substitutes
Guzan
 
 
 
Carson
 
 
Beye
 
 
 
Bardsley
 
 
L. Young
 
 
 
Da Silva
 
 
71
Sidwell
 
 
77
 
Kilgallon
 
 
Albrighton
 
 
 
Zenden
 
 
Delfouneso
 
 
14
 
Cana
 
 
82
Salifou
 
 
 
Mwaruwari
 
 
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
10
4
On Target
5
6
Corners
7
5
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
49
%
51
Comments...
Fantastic effort and commitment again tonight. For the most part we played it well apart from our hoofball moments, but I'm bored repeating the same old things after every single game so I'm not going to bother tonight - I'm just going to enjoy the effort.

Suffice to say 'one win per month' sounds quite catchy, as does the forums' 'Champions League you're having a laugh'. But they pale in comparison when presented with this mental tactic we have of talking about rotation, not running players into the ground, and not playing folks when they have injuries or are so obviously knackered it goes beyond funny and then shocking the opposition by using the very same players we do every single match...works a treat, they never see it coming!




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 24 2010

Time: 9:45PM

Your Comments

Gutted again! I should of put my house on Villa to draw! Lookin at the table now, If Tottenham get 3points from the Top3 and 1 against City, Top4 is theres, Looks like Villa are fighting for 5th!
Blitz
I couldnt listen or watch any of the game today, By the looks of things we played well and deserved a win :(
Blitz
I couldnt listen or watch any of the game today, By the looks of things we played well and deserved a win :(
Blitz
Dunne, fort he was Injured?
Blitz
couldn't score in a brothel tonight.... good effort but we aint getting 4th
Lost_In_Ca
Dunne, fort he was Injured?
Blitz
couldn't score in a brothel tonight.... good effort but we aint getting 4th
Lost_In_Ca
What is about March ????? the wigan game must have been a fluke !!! LOL !! another missed opportunity ! I think any chance of getting 4th is slipping away, but who cares ... you don't get trophys for 4th ..... but its all still good ........... still unbeaten this year, and the still in the FA cup. I for one still think this is a good season.
AV-Damo
What is about March ????? the wigan game must have been a fluke !!! LOL !! another missed opportunity ! I think any chance of getting 4th is slipping away, but who cares ... you don't get trophys for 4th ..... but its all still good ........... still unbeaten this year, and the still in the FA cup. I for one still think this is a good season.
AV-Damo
Dunne, Petrov, Milner were. Now we can add Heskey and Milner again. Was a good performance though apart from moments, and they really did give it all and battle so I can't be too unfair on them tonight, they'll feel it tomorrow and that's all you can ask sometimes. Some of our play at points was sublime though.
mike_field
Dunne, Petrov, Milner were. Now we can add Heskey and Milner again. Was a good performance though apart from moments, and they really did give it all and battle so I can't be too unfair on them tonight, they'll feel it tomorrow and that's all you can ask sometimes. Some of our play at points was sublime though.
mike_field
MON's name should be added to the current site poll !! LOL !
AV-Damo
He would qualify actually with the amount he bounces around lol I've gone for Ash though, looked like the player we brought a few seasons ago again so I'm chuffed.
mike_field
He would qualify actually with the amount he bounces around lol I've gone for Ash though, looked like the player we brought a few seasons ago again so I'm chuffed.
mike_field
yep, agreed MF, thought it was a quality performance (and the team did alright aswell !! LOL) but no finishing product .... oh, for a 20+ a season striker !!
AV-Damo
yep, agreed MF, thought it was a quality performance (and the team did alright aswell !! LOL) but no finishing product .... oh, for a 20+ a season striker !!
AV-Damo
Hiya, agree with you all.... that was an excellent performance, and were it not for an awesome performance by Gordon, we would have won that most days. Positives apart from the performance were the fact that Man City lost! (I had them down as a draw), so it's not all bad.... get a point at the bridge on saturday, and we're still in there lads ;) Think it's tottenhams to lose now though (although they're good at that) I've been playing my Aston Villa drinking game - every villa goal is a single JD, and if Heskey scores, it'[s a double :D As you can see from my typing... not much outlay tonight :>
thorpyuk
Hiya, agree with you all.... that was an excellent performance, and were it not for an awesome performance by Gordon, we would have won that most days. Positives apart from the performance were the fact that Man City lost! (I had them down as a draw), so it's not all bad.... get a point at the bridge on saturday, and we're still in there lads ;) Think it's tottenhams to lose now though (although they're good at that) I've been playing my Aston Villa drinking game - every villa goal is a single JD, and if Heskey scores, it'[s a double :D As you can see from my typing... not much outlay tonight :>
thorpyuk
Bitterly disappointed, but what can you say? We played pretty well, but I just don't understand it, it's like it's just not meant to be. I looked at the time and we were on 63 mins. I said "we aren't going to score". I won't even mention the officials.
badger0-0
Bitterly disappointed, but what can you say? We played pretty well, but I just don't understand it, it's like it's just not meant to be. I looked at the time and we were on 63 mins. I said "we aren't going to score". I won't even mention the officials.
badger0-0
If Tottenham lose and we win, It would only be 1point behind, so its still close, But its Tottenhams to Lose now.
Blitz
If Tottenham lose and we win, It would only be 1point behind, so its still close, But its Tottenhams to Lose now.
Blitz
Yes we played ok, so in isolation it is not bad, but it is not in isolation, it is 1 win in last 7 home league games, 8th place finish at best, not good enough, when will the blind stop helping to perpetuate this ineptitude, same team, same result, same team, same result etc,etc,etc, one person at fault, the guy with the look in his eye that says 'you know, everyone else is a bit thicker than me'
ant1ant1
was hesk injured? good news then!
Gruck
was hesk injured? good news then!
Gruck
the statistic that has killed us the past seasons, and this one, is the amount of DRAWS.... 12 we sit on now...convert even a third of these into wins and we are on 59 points.... and i would feel a whole lot more satisfied... everton are creeping up on us as well by the way....and playing really good football...
leftfoot
By not losing we are getting points but its not good enough really to settle for a home draw is it? Chelsea up next for another tough game. Hopefully our lack of midweek games over the next fortnight will help with a little needed rest. D Bent looked sharp and how I wish he was coming tous in the summer!!
holte ender 1969
By not losing we are getting points but its not good enough really to settle for a home draw is it? Chelsea up next for another tough game. Hopefully our lack of midweek games over the next fortnight will help with a little needed rest. D Bent looked sharp and how I wish he was coming tous in the summer!!
holte ender 1969
cheers lads, it certainly is ours to lose!......thats called having a squad!........something villa 100% do not have lol
lillywhites101
cheers lads, it certainly is ours to lose!......thats called having a squad!........something villa 100% do not have lol
lillywhites101
HANDBALL! HANDBALL! ALL I HEARD FROM U LOT! HANDBALL!
GazJohnson
HANDBALL! HANDBALL! ALL I HEARD FROM U LOT! HANDBALL!
GazJohnson
YIPPIO YIPPIAH!
GazJohnson
YIPPIO YIPPIAH!
GazJohnson
We have a squad lillywhites, just a fool of a manager that won't use it.
villan of the north
We have a squad lillywhites, just a fool of a manager that won't use it.
villan of the north
Groundhog day with this manager x 3 years,difference this season is he has a squad to move/freshen things around but still doesn`t which is baffling to say the least.
ASPINALL
Groundhog day with this manager x 3 years,difference this season is he has a squad to move/freshen things around but still doesn`t which is baffling to say the least.
ASPINALL
Just had a look at all remaining fixtures, i think Villa, spurs and liverpool all finish on 68 points, City 67, Everton 64. Its sure gonna tight and all tom play for, lets not give up.
astonsteve
Just had a look at all remaining fixtures, i think Villa, spurs and liverpool all finish on 68 points, City 67, Everton 64. Its sure gonna tight and all tom play for, lets not give up.
astonsteve
MON has talked about injuries after this game....if Dunne was carrying an injury, why not rest him and play carlos in the middle and luke young at RB? hey, its their natural positions!
leftfoot
MON has talked about injuries after this game....if Dunne was carrying an injury, why not rest him and play carlos in the middle and luke young at RB? hey, its their natural positions!
leftfoot
Hey, leftfoot, I was called a sarcastic idiot for suggesting that! Why not play people in their natural positions? Because MoN knows best. Now shut up and live with the lack of rotation, knackered players and draw after draw and possibly 7th place and be satisfied.
144wittonlane
Hey, leftfoot, I was called a sarcastic idiot for suggesting that! Why not play people in their natural positions? Because MoN knows best. Now shut up and live with the lack of rotation, knackered players and draw after draw and possibly 7th place and be satisfied.
144wittonlane
Awful officials. How many throw ins and corners did they give the wrong way? Great move for our goal (and great through ball for theirs) but a poor middle section of 2nd half. Scrappy at times. GET IT ON THE FLOOR! Frustrating. :(
Adam Deuce
Awful officials. How many throw ins and corners did they give the wrong way? Great move for our goal (and great through ball for theirs) but a poor middle section of 2nd half. Scrappy at times. GET IT ON THE FLOOR! Frustrating. :(
Adam Deuce
 

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