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Villa Lose Pre-Season Friendly v FC Zurich

Villa Lose Pre-Season Friendly v FC Zurich

Villa lost 2-1 to FC Zurich in the second of our pre-season friendlies.

The Swiss team beat us on two questionable penalties given by a lady referee. A lady? I ask you, women in football, whatever next?!?!?

Gabby Agbonlahor got on the sheet, Steve Sidwell made his debut with a 45 minute run out and

My man on the ground said that Salifou looked good in the second half and Nigel Hokey-Cokey looked sharp. As Martin O'Neill said, it is nothing to do with the results and all to do with fitness, especially as Villa prepare for next weekends Inter Toto game.

VILLA: Taylor, Sidwell, Laursen, Harewood, Agbonlahor, Knight, Routledge, Reo-Coker, Baker, Gardner, Maloney. Subs: Young (for Routledge ht), Carew (for Harewood ht), Williams, Delfouneso (for Agbonlahor 72), Salifou (for Sidwell ht), Petrov (for Maloney ht), Stieber, Albrighton (for Reo-Coker 90), Osbourne (for Baker 42), Parish.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 12 2008
Time: 6:56PM

Comments

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And who put my caps lock on.....
col8
12/07/2008 19:05:00
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TIME TO START CALLING FOR THE MANAGERS HEAD :-P
col8
12/07/2008 19:05:00
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Who can forget that fantastic swiss ref from the intertoto a few years back, almost managed to end the game ten minutes early!
Waldorf
12/07/2008 19:14:00
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O' NEILL OUT!!
Villan-in-Cyprus
12/07/2008 19:37:00
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MON should resign immediately etc. And Randy Lerner should borrow $48973489357638 against the club to spunk on booze, birds and keeping GazBaz in the reserves for a couple of years, just for a laugh.
mightyrodders
12/07/2008 19:44:00
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And the board, get them all out....!
The Fear
12/07/2008 19:48:00
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Was it really that bad????????? Come on lads, at least give him till we've lost to Walsall
Kuffit
12/07/2008 20:02:00
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This is a disgrace. MON should get in some reinforcements as the current lot obviously cant hack it.
young_jonah
12/07/2008 20:17:00
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Funny you should say that Kuffit. I was doing a bit of research and apparently there is only one team in the English league who we have never beaten. WALSALL!!!! If anyone knows something different, i'm more than happy to be corrected. I hope i'm wrong anyway.
Villan-in-Cyprus
12/07/2008 20:39:00
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What's with the random order of the team sheet? I'm sat here trying to work out who we're playing at right back and it looks like Harewood's playing alongside Laursen!?
lorenzo
12/07/2008 21:57:00
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