Ipswich Town - Town Aim to bring Down Villans
UK time is: 05:06:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Aston Villa vs. Ipswich Town

Villa Park


Town Aim to bring Down Villans

The league takes a back seat as Town go looking to kill a giant.
An added bonus would be rubbing it into Paul Lambert who was less than generous when his Norwich team were beating the Blues but Villa are nowhere near as ready as the Canaries ever were.

Vital Quotes:

Places are up for grabs as some fringe players get a chance due to others being cup-tied.
Manager Mick McCarthy told the pre-match presser: "They get one opportunity to make a good first impression and they have to make sure they take it.

"I sometimes feel for them in this situation because if you go into a game alongside nine of the established ones then it can be easier, but if you`re going in alongside a number that haven`t been playing it`s tough.

"You can always put your shift in though and make a real good first impression. How you go about your job is important to me.

"I`ve been saying to them, if you go on as a sub, make a difference. Don`t just sit around and have a face like a slapped backside.

"They know that if we don`t win and I don`t get a good performance then the hook comes and they`re out the team again."

Aston Villa Team News:

Stephen Henderson and Bradley Orr are not allowed to play due to their parent clubs not allowing them to become cup-tied.
Scott Loach gets another go in goal while Elliott Hewitt is likely to start at right back.
Michael Chopra will replace DJ Campbell up front, although McCarthy has plenty of options, especially with two new loanees.

Player to watch: Scott Loach

Ipswich Town Team News:

Lambert is likely to play a young side

Player to watch: Weimann

Match Facts & Stats

Match Prediction:

I can see us getting a draw (1-1) and bring Villa back to our place where we will win on penalties.

Next Fixtures:

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dan The Town Man Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2013

Time: 1:58PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Ipswich Town Articles

Why Is Mick Coming In For Stick? (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Is McCarthy Taking The Mick? (Monday October 5 2015)

Obstinate Mick McCarthy Closes His Ears (Saturday October 3 2015)

When Town's Proud Dutch Legacy Ended (Thursday October 1 2015)

When Will Murphy's Goal Drought End? (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Mick McCarthy Is Not For Turning (Monday September 28 2015)

Portman Road Equals Home Security! (Friday September 25 2015)

Man United 3 Ipswich Town Reserves 0 (Thursday September 24 2015)

If I Was Mick McCarthy I Would Pick? (Tuesday September 22 2015)

Who Will Play For Town At Old Trafford? (Monday September 21 2015)

Archived Ipswich Town Articles

List All Vital Ipswich Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12
14. Forest 10 3 3 4 -1 12
15. Blackburn 10 2 5 3 2 11

Ipswich Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

RUFC - Walsall Say 'No' To Millers?
Rotherham : 06/10/2015 23:25:00
BWFC: Angry
Bolton : 06/10/2015 21:03:00
LUFC Taylor wins monthly award
Leeds Utd : 06/10/2015 19:16:01
Leon's Best Not Good Enough
Huddersfield : 06/10/2015 17:41:01
Stephens Delight As Albion Hope For LuaLua Boost
Brighton : 06/10/2015 16:59:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do Town need another keeper?
Suggested By:  Frank Weston
Yes 67%
No 33%