Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

A Villa Fan On Todays Game

A Villa Fan On Todays Game

1) So, much like Fulham, Villa are languishing near the bottom of the league. What has been the reason?

I could write an essay on this. Either that or I could sum it up in two words. Ellis and O'Leary. Ellis is the main cancer at the club, but O'Leary has certainly contributed to what has been a dire season. He has managed to talk a good game and yet we have the lowest points tally for 30 games in the Prem ever (34). The fans have turned on O'Leary, mainly because the manager is an easier target than the stubborn chairman.

2) Where would you expect Villa to be in the table and what are the realistic expectations for the future?

We always were a top seven side, we are now no better than top ten pushing for the European spot. With the right manager we should still be top 8 but O'Leary has had a de-motivating effect on the club and side.

3) Earlier in the season the two sides fought out a 3-3 draw, what do you expect from our visit to Villa Park?

I'd like a win, because that will make Villa all but safe, but a draw certainly wouldn't shock me and after your performance v Chelsea, you could even push to get the ever elusive win at Villa Park.

4) Is David O'Leary the right man to take your team forward?

NO, NO, NO. He is a self-promoting, self-serving twit. He is quoted in the paper today saying he loves us all. Too late for a charm offensive Mr O'Leary, we've got you sussed. Villa fans don't take to people who are all talk, we expect action and this season has been woeful and the only person O'Leary hasn't blamed is himself.

5) What is your opinion of Fulham?

I actually don't think I have one. Not being funny in any way, I think you did really well to get into the Premiership but think there is a limit to what a club of your size can achieve unless Al Fayed decides to splash the cash and ignore the business side of the club. I certainly don't think you should be so low in the league.

6) Will Villa survive this season? Who are your tips for relegation?

Yes, we are all but safe and 3 points today would put any doubts to bed. I actually think we would/could have faced relegation if Gareth Barry hadn't played as well as he has, he really has been the rock in the team. Our away form has picked up slightly this year but the home form is the worst I can remember in years, so that is a worry as we have five home games left including two local derbies. Sunderland are gone, Portsmouth might struggle although they have rallied, I can't see the Blues surviving, a few of my mates are season ticket holders at the Sty and they are all saying there is no way back for their demoralised side. So really, it is either the Baggies (WBA) or Pompey to join Sunderland and Blues.

7) What is your match prediction for tomorrows game?

My heart says 1-0 to Villa my head a 1-1 draw. I would wish you good luck, but you'd know I was lying!

For my interview on the Villa site: Click Here


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday March 25 2006
Time: 11:18AM

Comments

0
Fair play to the commentary and thanx for sending. It was upfront, it was straight. Let's face it though, Fulham are a much more exciting team to watch than Villa!!!!!!!!
Ollie Sheehan
25/03/2006 23:58:00
0
I reckoned it would be a 2-2 regardless of what i read on here. Oh well, got the draw right. Why can't we win away from home though????? ITS SO ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cookie is god
26/03/2006 20:24:00
0
can't believe it, what a chance but we didn't take it, AGAIN. I'm gutted. maybe Sunderland is the only answer, shouldn't be that way though
BeeferFFC
26/03/2006 20:30:00
0
I can see this away blip thing going on for another 6 months and maybe beating reading or something random next season
Ian Scott
26/03/2006 20:38:00
0
Win Win Win, 5 more points and we're safe, that is all that matters to me for now. next seaosn we will be stronger, Coleman has his head firmly on his shoulders and his heart in the right place
Coolio is back
26/03/2006 21:18:00
0
WE can be better and I believe we will be. oleman has resources and a squad to match now. Jensen should fill the void left by Bridge, I think rosenior is better than volz though, he should play at right-back
Whites4ever
26/03/2006 21:24:00
0
I agree with all of you
I am heider
26/03/2006 21:29:00
0
Agree wit u thier Ollie....Coleman should know his defnsive responsbilities better.....he as left us open at for a beatin too many times away from home this season. still class manager though
cravenraven
29/03/2006 17:02:00
0
LOL I love the honesty of the fans!!
book_me_browning
03/04/2006 20:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Sign Youngster with a Well-Known Brother

But will he replicate his success?

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Jokanovic on Palace Wanted List

Worrying times ahead?

Medical & Science Shortlists Announced 2016/17

The Football Medical Association have now announced the shortlists for the Medical and Science Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli20%
Fredericks16%
Kalas0%
Ream4%
Malone4%
McDonald24%
Johansen4%
Cairney16%
Ayite0%
Kebano0%
Aluko0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon4%
Piazon8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truezebra1
Write for Vital Football