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The Villa Times - 20/12/2005

As expected, Steven Davis has put pen to paper and signed a new three and a half year contract at Aston Villa. The contract, said to be worth around 10k a week, will keep the Northern Ireland international at Villa Park until at least the summer of 2009. Full story: Click Here

O'Leary has said that Manchester United did not contact Villa with reference to signing Steven Davis. 'There are that many rumours. No-one has spoken to me. I know Sir Alex Ferguson quite well. I've spoken to him enough times and he has never mentioned Davis to me. You've got to be looking at the players they have. They have got some quality and Davis has never been mentioned to me by Sir Alex.'

Aston Villa midfielder Patrik Berger has been told he will not need knee surgery after visiting renowned specialist Richard Steadman in Colorado last week. Berger had explained before visiting the specialist: 'It's the same knee I injured at Liverpool and, after all the operations I've had on it, I know it will never be the same again.'

West Ham have received a 350,000 windfall from Aston Villa as central defender Liam Ridgewell made his 50th appearance for Villa. He moved from West Ham at the age of 16 and the Football League tribunal decided an initial 50 000 + 350 000 after his 50th appearance was the right compensation. The Hammers would also get 15% of any transfer fee should the player be sold. Ridgwell signed a three year deal at Villa earlier this season and has featured heavily in defence following the injury to Martin Laursen.

The Villa youth will find out who they will face in their FA Youth Cup fourth round tie as Wrexham take on Southampton for the chance to face the Villans. The tie will be played by January 21st 2006.

Eirik Bakke has said he will talk to Villa about his future in January as the team need to concentrate on getting back to winning ways right now. His loan spell from Leeds comes to an end at the end of Jan. Hmmm, he has to show more than he did against Man Utd to have his deal extended surely?
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Reports are still linking Chelsea defender Robert Huth to a loan move to Villa. O'Leary has been watching the German international for a while and it appears that the defender wants a move in order to get first team football and push for a place in the German squad for next summers World Cup. His agent Manfred Schulte said: 'I don't know exactly when I will try and meet with Jose Mourinho and discuss what he thinks about a loan move for Robert Huth. At the end of the day, it is Chelsea who will make the decision. There are a lot of matches coming up and after the FA Cup maybe we can see what is happening.'

O'Leary has been told there are no funds available for the January transfer window and that he will have to look at using the loan system. I have no further comment to make as I've said it all before.......!

Thomas Sorenson says there are no excuses for the performance against Manchester United and the team can't explain why they keep dipping in form.

In last weeks poll we asked if Gareth Barry was good enough to solve England's left hand problem. 46% said he would be if he can find his consistency. Full story: Click Here

Our current poll is asking what your favourite striker partnership is. Seems 40% don't think it matters as the team don't supply the strikers anyway. Another 5% said Hercules and Bella. Nice to know I'm not the only nutter on the site!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 20 2005

Time: 3:00PM

 

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