The Villa Times - 02/02/2007
Unoial Villa News...
According to reports today, 33-year-old Chris Sutton could be set to retire following yes another injury problem, this time in his eye. The former Celtic and Blackburn striker's contract runs out at the end of the season and he has indicated before he'll walk away if he can't maintain his fitness. Full article: Click Here
Interview with a Hammers fan ahead of the game v West Ham tomorrow: Click Here
Weekend betting preview with the usual twist: I saw her limping there
Wilfred Bouma has been recalled to the Netherlands squad after 18-months out of contention with Marco van Basten's squad getting ready for a friendly v Russia next weak.
Maloney is excited at his move and is looking forward to playing quality opponents every week, something he says he couldn't do in Scotland. Full quotes: Maloney On Premiership Challenge
With the transfer window just this moment closed O'Neill is already planning the next spending spree and wants to develop the scouting network. Full quotes: Villa Boss Looks To More Spending
Vital Villa asked should Villa enter the Inter Toto Cup? 83% said yes, 17% voted no.
John Carew says that his move to Villa Park could be 'the last big move of my career'. Full quotes: John Carew Looking To Make Impact
Martin O'Neill has returned to his old haunt in Scotland and taken Celtic's Shaun Maloney just before the transfer window closed last night. The 24-year-old Malaysian-born midfielder signed for £1m on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Full article: Celtic's Maloney Makes It Three
Steve Bruce made a last gasp effort to sign Liam Ridgwell. Get lost, Ridge has more respect than that!!!... Full article: Get Lost Potato Head!
Martin O'Neill has spoken about his last gasp signing of Scottish international Shaun Maloney. The Villa boss said: 'We were very encouraged with the way it progressed and we knew Shaun wanted to come and sign. We agreed everything with Celtic, which was obviously pleasing and then it was simply a race against time. He is a very decent player, not only in my time at Celtic, but he has done excellently in the last couple of seasons.' Full article: O'Neill Has Faith In Maloney
Stats, Newcastle v Villa: Click Here
Luke Moore and Martin Laursen both came through unscathed a 90 minute reserves game against Chelsea last night at Walsall's Bescott Stadium.
Stiliyan Petrov has denied that he is unhappy at Villa and says he is not looking to move back to Celtic. The Bulgarian midfielder says he has no idea where the rumour came from! Full article: Stiliyan Petrov Going Nowhere
19-year-old defender Stephen O'Halloran has been added to Villa's first-team squad and given the No29 shirt having returned from his three-month loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers.
The club have issued a survey asking how fans travel to games as transport and parking is a very hot issue and was brought up repeatedly at the Supporters Consultation Group meeting. Full article and link: Click Here
Ashley Young has spoken about his big money move and says 'The fee doesn't worry me.' Bet the increase in wages doesn't either, God I wish I was young. Scrub that, I wish I was young and talented. Actually, sod that, just wish I was loaded!! Full article: Ashley Young Looking To Make Impact
Aston Villa have announced that Lee Hendrie has re-joined Stoke City on loan until the end of the season. Full article: Lee Hendrie Back Out On Loan
Thought for the day: WANTED: Meaningful overnight relationship.