The Villa Times - 19/01/2007
Unoial Villa News...
Did an interview for tonight's edition of Midlands Today. If it makes it into the programme the interview is about progress at Villa, the fact the General comes onto the Vital forum (and others) to speak with the fans etc. I must say I was looking particularly handsome today and I'm sure it will lead to yet more women stalking and pestering me. Thems the breaks I guess. :o) (Do I need to spell it out that was a joke or will even the thickest see the tongue in cheek nature of the comment, no probably not).
Images of the Holte Hotel renovations, albeit ruined once again by the stamp put on due to the fact they were to be made available to the independent sites. Must admit, I'd rather they weren't available to us and that the photos were shown without the pettiness added. Ho and indeed diddly hum. Full article: Click Here
Martin O'Neill says the clash against Watford is simply about 'winning at all costs' after 12 games without a win. Mystic Mug says 3-1 to Villa, even Mark Lawrenson is backing us to win. Full article: Click Here
Villa have had a bid accepted for Watford's Ashley Young and according to Martin O'Neill, the player is 'pretty keen'. Full article: O'Neill - Young Pretty Keen
O'Neill - Audio interview on Young
New smart or swipe cards should be introduced in time for next season so there will be less paper ticketing and a more up to date system in place! less paper, more card(s) at Villa
Great weekly column by Steve Wade: Something For The Weekend 124
Weekend betting preview: A pizza the American dream
Former Leeds and Villa manager David O'Leary has been made second favourite behind Gary McCallister for the Coventry City job by bet365. O'Leary sent to Coventry? Perfect!
Left-back Jlloyd Samuel says on-loan defender Phil Bardsley is exactly the sort of player Villa need in the run in to the end of the season. Stiliyan Petrov is unlikely to be fit for tomorrows game v Watford but should have recovered in time for the trip to Newcastle United on Jan 31st. Full article: Samuel, Bardsley and Petrov
Vital Villa asked if you'd like to see a new club crest. 67% said they'd like a round badge, 7% the shield with no stripes and 2% 'other'. That left 24% saying they didn't want a new crest and wanted it left as it is.
According to The Times, Aston Villa have made a move for Tottenham midfielder Teemu Tainio. Full article: Click Here
Thought for the day: Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy