Great, another Aston Villa saga being played out in the press.
Reports last week suggested that the club had scrapped plans for Lee Hendrie to have a testimonial, Hendrie being forced out?. Something the midfielder later denied, Villa want shot of Hendrie
Now a report in the Express and Star claims that it was Hendrie who called off the testimonial. According to the report Hendrie will leave this summer and his advisors have told him that it wouldn't be right to 'ask fans for a salute'.
The Birmingham Mail quote operations director Steve Stride saying:
'It is quite wrong to suggest the club has scrapped the plans and it's disappointing this has even been suggested. The fact is we received a request from Lee's own management company to put everything on hold and this was done. Now we're simply waiting for Lee's representatives to come back to us. This is certainly not a case of us going back on our word.'
Kinda makes you proud doesn't it?!?
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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