The Villa Times - 18/10/2006
Both Martin O'Neill and Randy Lerner watched Aston Villa reserves come back from 2 down to beat West Ham at Upton Park last night with Chris Sutton making his first appearance in a claret and blue shirt. Full article: Click Here and on Chris Sutton before the game: Click Here
Juan Pablo Angel once again seems to have split opinion after we asked if the Columbian striker was a spent force or not. 50% said he'll come good. 21% are confused and said after the game against Spurs they really aren't sure anymore. 17% took the hard line and said he is a liability and should be sold leaving 12% saying he is a squad player at best. Full article: Click Here
Helloooo, helloooo, its good to be back, its good to be back! Gary Cahill, slayer of all things blue, made a welcome return from injury and played the full 90 minutes against West Ham reserves. Full article: Click Here
For those in the Vital Villa fantasy league, here are the current standings. I'm lulling everyone into a false sense of security before flying through the league to win. Either that or I'll take the booby prize for being last! Full article: Click Here
Spurs defender Calum Davenport has had his red card from Saturday's game against Villa rescinded by the fa. For more details, see the Vital Spurs article as I can't be bothered to type anymore about it, now there is dedication to the job! Click Here
Gareth Barry might be targeting a longer unbeaten run but Martin O'Neill is refusing to look too far ahead saying: 'I don't want to look too far ahead because I can't. I've never looked that far ahead as a manager because disaster is just around the corner. I'm just back to my old negative self again.'
In slightly older news 'The General' has praised the Villa fans, 'It's great to be with the fans. The fans are what makes the experience all the more delightful. To see the excitement of the Villa fans is very special.' And in comparison to his home land? We win hands down according to him! 'From the standpoint of fan participation it's far, far better than American football. The constant roar and din of Villa Park is not to be equalled in America.' Full quotes: Click Here and on Randy Lerner: Click Here
Stiliyan Petrov has said he nearly quit the game and implies England's loss is very much Villa's gain: Click Here
Thought for the day: If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?