Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

An Interview With A Villa Fan!

An Interview With A Villa Fan!

We have an interview with Aston Villa fan Murph from Vital Villa (see our interview on the Villa site linked below)

1) The race for fourth place is well and truly on, do you think Villa can do it? Who do you rate as the most dangerous rival?

Portsmouth…only joking!

Given Bridge-gate, Adabeyor`s 4-game suspension, unhappiness and squad troubles I can`t see it being (much to your joy no doubt!) Manchester City. My biggest worry is that despite criticising him ever since taking over as manager, Harry Redknapp seems to have finally got Pava, Pavlova, Pavelachenkochio (or whatever his name is) scoring goals.

It has to be Spurs.

A quick note however: Kindly don`t believe any Birmingham City fan that suggests it is them, they are just being silly.

2) Are Aston Villa a long-ball side?

HOOF! Yes and no. Generally speaking I`d say we`re not. There`s a lot of pace in the side and we`d be bonkers not to use it. When we`re having a bad day we do seem to throw the thing long distance more than the Royal Artillery, but in all honesty, even minus the claret & blue specs I see us as quite a varied team.

(A recent table had us 18th in the league of long ball passers... JF!)


3. I have to ask this: were you not disappointed with your performance against us at Villa Park? I mean that we were the better side even with 10 men and it looked like that Villa did not have the courage to come out and play for the win.

Playing against 10 is never easy though is it? Sadly O`Neill dropped one on that occaision after Nani`s silly attempt to kill Petrov, and Sir Alex was able to juggle his side. The only disappointment was that we seemed somewhat content with a draw, the question is, was that the players or the manager that decided that?

4. If you were Capello, which Villa players would you take to the World Cup?

As a Welshman born into an Irish family, I`d take Marlon Harewood, Nigel Reo-Coker, Nicky Shorey and would play Emile Heskey in goal!

That aside, I think you were looking for a serious answer. Given the fact there`s no left back, Warnock would be a dead cert and Milner would be starting. Outside of that, well Rooney seems to like playing with Heskey! Gabby has an outside shot but Ashley Young? No, not at the moment.

5. If someone guaranteed you a fourth-place finish if you agreed to losing Sunday's final, would you accept? In other words, what is more important, a trophy or the Champions League?

For me, it`s the trophy. Sod the Champions League qualifier, we could always end up against a far stronger side and be booted out before we`ve even started. Shiny things are required for me!

6. Who should United be wary of come Sunday?

Aston Villa duh!

I think Villa will be looking to shut down Rooney (see later) and likewise, United MUST stop Milner if they are to really control the game as he seems to be able to play 6 positions at once at the moment.


I`d also watch out (again) for our right back Carlos Cuellar, who appears to be able to play striker at the same time, as Van Der Sar noticed whilst watching the Spaniard`s header loop over his head!

7. Who, in your opinion, is Villa's most important player?

James Milner, a fact that not even Rafa Beneitez would be criticised for stating.

8. Who is the weakest link?

Tough question! I`d say at times it`s the pace of Cuellar when he`s at right back.

Sadly, there is an occasional issue that suggests all of our strikers are playing with high-rebound rubber football boots whenever they try to control a football.

9. Who do you consider United's most dangerous player and who is our weakest man?

It has to be Rooney, however I have a great admiration of Park Ji-Sung. The former is in fantastic form and we need to kick (sorry, control) him early if we are to do well. In Park, there is a guy who gets put on the pitch to do a job, and a damn good job he does!

10. A prediction, please!

1-0, Heskey (89), I had a dream.

Our interview on Vital Villa: Click Here

With thanks to Murph for these answers.



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday February 26 2010
Time: 4:43PM

Comments

0
hoping for a good game, would wish you lads luck but you would know I was lying!
The Fear
26/02/2010 16:45:00
0
I echo Fear's statement. I hope you are dire!
murph
26/02/2010 17:14:00
0
lol same to you lads
ibrahiy
26/02/2010 17:39:00
0
lol murph , you really are one sarcastic fecker . . . . UTV
jaspervilla
26/02/2010 20:32:00
0
James Milner, a fact that not even Rafa Beneitez would be criticised for stating. LOL
FootyFans
27/02/2010 11:05:00
0
All I can say is that we were not dire, but Dowd was
niteworlok
01/03/2010 21:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rooney Admits 4th Will Be Hard Now

Earlier today we posted an article linked to an audio feature that suggested that fourth would be a good enough finish for Manchester United this season.

Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1

United slip to their first ever defeat, in the league, at the Stadium of Light.

Stats: Sunderland v Manchester United

All the stats from Sunderland (2) vs (1) Manchester United, Stadium of Light, 13/02/16 12:45 Att: 41,687

AUDIO: Fourth good enough for #MUFC

As we stated yesterday, in an article, modern football appears to have changed.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Sunderland (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea34%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling0%
Borthwick-Jackson0%
Schneiderlin0%
Mata0%
Lingard0%
Carrick0%
Rooney0%
Martial33%
Love33%
Depay0%
Keane0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 22 2016 7:45PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 4:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)