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The Villa Times - 13/12/2006

The Villa Times - 13/12/2006

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Jlloyd Samuel, now fully recovered from his injury problems, says he is determined to prove himself at Villa and convince Martin O'Neill he deserves a new contract. Full article: Click Here

Villa striker Milan Baros is looking to build on his goal against Sheffield Wednesday and show us Villa fans what he can do. The Czech international told the official site: 'It's always nice to score in front of the Villa supporters. It would be nice to go on a run of goals now. That is my aim.' Full article: Click Here

Great news for fans of Villa right-back Mark Delaney as the Wales international is set to make a comeback and should feature in a behind closed door friendly against Wolves next Monday at Bodymoor Heath having finally getting back to training. Full article: Click Here

A snippet in the Daily Star (yes, I know) claims that a host of Premiership clubs are chasing Standard Liege defender Oguchi Onyewu. Aston Villa, they claim, are in pole position for the £2million rated player. They also name Fulham and Wigan...... which is nice! Full details: Click Here

A few reports are doing the rounds putting two and two together and coming up with Villa. I guess we'll be linked with every decent player and every available player between now and the transfer window in January. The latest one is a return to the Sheffield United link which has done the rounds several times over the last year or so. Sheffield United's chairman Kevin McCabe has re-stated that it would take a massive bid to tempt the Blades to sell Phil Jagielka.

Stiliyan Petrov is also looking to go on a run, to where I know not. Click Here

Martin O'Neill podcast (interview) about the Monday night game v Sheffield United. Click Here

Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by deano.avfc, what Villa should do about a right sided midfielder from January 2007. 69% said we should buy Chelsea's Shaun Wright Phillips. 11% wanted Villa to buy James Milner. 10% said we should re-call Lee Hendrie. 1% wanted us to play with a narrow midfield and no 'natural' winger leaving 4% unsure or wanting another option.

The club has announced the Holte Hotel is being restored to its former glories. Another match day watering hole being one of many benefits! Click Here

Martin O'Neill's post match reaction from the Blades draw: Click Here
Match report: Jonny Fear scores the winner: Click Here
Sheff Utd match stats: Click Here

Football Fans Census on the standing issue for terraces: Click Here

Lyon boss Gerard Houllier has rubbished rumours that he will return for Villa striker Milan Baros after he failed to attract him 18 months ago from Liverpool. He told AFP 'Milan Baros will not come. I never offer a second opportunity to say no two times.'

The FA were set to look into the elbow by Juan Pablo Angel on Blades skipper Morgan but it has been revealed that the match ref had seen the incident and decided to take no action, so they are powerless and Angel's elbow is said to be recovering from the vicious assault by Morgan's face.

So just who was Martin O'Neill and chief dib dib dub dub (scout) Ian Storey-Moore watching the other day? Full details: Click Here

Stuart Taylor says being the Villa understudy has proved more difficult than when he was second in line to David Seaman at Arsenal. Full article: Click Here

The fixture against Reading on February 10th 2007 has been selected by Sky Sports ppv....

Thought for the day: Guy goes into the doctor's. 'Doc, I've swallowed a cricket ball.' Doc says 'How's that?' 'Don't you start.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 13 2006
Time: 1:03PM


Great news about Delaney. Still think he's twice as good as Hughes and we need Mellberg back in the middle asap.
13/12/2006 14:58:00
Totally agree. The sooner Delaney's back the better! All our injured players at the moment are guaranteed starters. (Sorenson, Laursen, Delaney and Moore) it's ******* frustrating.
13/12/2006 15:50:00
Agreed, we've got certain starters sidelined that would all improve our lot were they fit and available. Lets not forget that when we start moaning and complaining that we're 'only' eighth in the premiership.
14/12/2006 02:37:00
Agree with you all. Delaney may have had more than his share of injury problems but I think on his day he is as good as any right back in the premiership.
14/12/2006 06:45:00
Still feel we absolutely have to bring in a right full back this January. Number one problem position.
13/03/2007 07:38:00
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