The Villa Times - 28/05/2008
Unoial Villa News...
Another Villa exit! That said, this one was certainly expected as striker Luke Moore has made his loan move to West Bromwich Albion a permanent one. Ok, enough exits, lets have a few incoming please!
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has contradicted reports that he is after former Villa (Liverpool and Portsmouth!) midfielder Patrik Berger. He said in the Sentinel, 'I haven't even spoken to him, never mind put a contract on the table.' So there.
Academy Director Bryan Jones has spoken of the 'great achievement' by Ciaran Clark becoming the U-19 England captain and also speaks of Hong Kong Sevens player of the tournament Barry Bannan. Full article: Click Here
Wednesday's transfer gossip: Click Here
Tuesday's transfer gossip: Click Here
The club have announced there will be no tours of Villa Park through because of ongoing refurbishment work. The club explained: As a result, the full stadium tours and the mini tours that accompany the children's party package have been postponed for the foreseeable future. The work is currently affecting access to the dressing rooms, tunnel area and the pitch. All children who have parties booked this summer, plus one nominated adult (per child), will have the chance to attend a full behind-the-scenes stadium tour of Villa when the refurbishment project is complete.
Reports in the Guardian today suggest that Randy Lerner is planning on taking the role of CEO at Villa following the departure of Richard FitzGerald last January and COO Michael Cunnah recently. Apparently Randy will move to the midlands and take a hands on role at the club. The article, by Stuart James suggests the Villa owner might not give himself the title but will be taking on the day to day role. Full article: Randy Lerner To Get Hands On As CEO
Martin O'Neill says the season is dragging on for the Premiership players because of the needless friendlies. Click Here
Season ticket renewal details: Click Here
An article in the Guardian today talks of Martin O'Neill. It follows on from the news that Randy Lerner is set to take on a more hands on approach at Villa next season and that the arrangement will suit the Villa manager as he doesn't like dealing with chain of commands. The report says that agents often talk of the trouble they have getting in touch with MON claiming it is difficult to get him to answer his mobile and his voicemail is 'constantly full' ! Full article: Martin O'Neill Will Prove Them Wrong This Summer
Gabby Agbonlahor is hoping to make his senior bow for England (v USA) tonight and has said he can't see himself playing anywhere but Villa! The 21-year-old hot shot burst onto the scene the season before last and then last season cemented his place as a force to be reckoned with and is hoping to cap a great season, literally, tonight. Full article: Agbonlahor - Villa Capable Of Doing Anything
Villa Fanzine Wins Major National Footie Award Click Here
By Murph. Two former Villans, Alan Thompson and Neil Cox have called it a day: Click Here
The preview season continues as Murph a.k.a. “the real reason Fear won his Vital Villa award”, previews a match between our owners homeland, and the country in which he owns a football club. It’s England, lager lager lager, versus America YEEEEHHHHAAAAA live in preview from Vital Aston Villa. Full preview: Click Here
Thought for the day: I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!