The Villa Times - 12/09/2006
Reports in the Mirror today claim that Newcastle midfielder James Milner will slap in a transfer request as he is growing increasingly frustrated at being left out of the team. Full article: Click Here
Milan Baros is part of the squad for tonight's reserves match against Portsmouth (away) as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury picked up in training before the world cup finals. He will be joined by Patrik Berger, Wilfred Bouma, new signing Didier Agathe and Eric Djemba-Djemba. Reserves squad: Taylor, Gardner, Bridges, Djemba-Djemba, O'Halloran, Bouma, Agathe, Osbourne, Whittingham, Baros, Berger. Subs: Green, Olejnik, Kabeya, MacDonald.
Villa are being linked to Nottingham Forests teenage defender James Cullingworth in today's Daily Star.
Didier Agathe has signed a short term deal taking him up until January and told the official site. Martin O'Neill has insisted the player isn't just here to make up the numbers. Full article: Click Here
Stats from West Ham v Villa: Click Here
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Vital Villa asked who would be Villa's top scorer this season. 59% said Juan Pablo Angel, 27% said Milan Baros and 6% backed Stiliyan Petrov. That left Luke Moore and Gabriel Agbonlahor sharing 3% each and a.n.other option polled just 2%.
Martin Laursen has explained he only found out he was set to make his Premiership return an hour before the kick off against West Ham on Sunday. 'I'm pleased with my performance. To play against West Ham on September 10 was something I didn't expect. I couldn't be more pleased. I didn't expect to be here this early, so I'm just happy at how things are going for me. My form was good and I didn't feel I had any problems with the knee.' Full article: Click Here
Stiliyan Petrov told the Sun that Martin O'Neill 'will bring something to this club the players and fans will enjoy. It will be a good style of attacking football that people will appreciate. The team has more belief this season and are working hard for each other.' And when asked if we could compete for Europe he said: "Why not? We can work hard, hope everyone stays fit and see what happens. We push for Europe, as everybody wants to play there. We have a belief and good ability."
Gareth Barry is hoping his versatility might earn him an England re-call. Full article: Click Here
Thought for the day: He who dies with the most toys is dead nonetheless.
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