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The Villa Times 31/10/2008

The Villa Times 31/10/2008

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Luke Young said after his goal v Blackburn Rovers: 'I didn`t know too much about it, I think the word you would maybe use is that I bundled it into the net. It came off me, I flashed at it and it went in, but it was a vital time for us to score really. It`s brilliant that we are fourth but it`s early yet and there`s a quarter of the season gone. We`ll keep our feet on the ground but it`s been a good start.'

Sir Alex Chewalot of Manchester United says Villa are the only club who can break the stranglehold that Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool have on the top four: Man United Legend Tips Villa For Top Four

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince agrees: 'I don't think it will be this season, and Martin O'Neill will say the same. But I think definitely over the next two or three years, with the financial clout they've got, they will be challenging the big four. If we're close to Villa at the end of the season, it will mean we've had a good season.'

Stats v Blackburn Click Here
Managers reaction v Blackburn Click Here
Match report v Blackburn Click Here
Images v Blackburn Click Here (official site)

The Holte Pub will be screening the following matches: Monday 3rd November - Newcastle United v Aston Villa and Thursday 6th November - SK Slavia Prague v Aston Villa. It will be free entry, with a Curry buffet @ £7.50 per person on both nights. Open 11.00am to 11.00pm For more information, contact 0800 612 0940.

Gareth Barry is aiming for double figures this season, he wants to go at least one better than his previous personal best of 9. Which is nice....! Barry Aiming For Double Figures

Brad Friedel told the Mail that Villa are confident but not arrogant. 'We have gone into every game so far this season with confidence and I hope we continue to do so. After losing both to Stoke and Chelsea it didn`t affect us for the game after.' Adding, 'We didn`t allow it to knock our confidence and that`s pleasing. Confidence in the Premier League can never ever be mistaken for arrogance because if you do that you get beaten.'

Brad Friedel says it was strange for him to be playing against instead of for Blackburn Rovers. He told AVTV: 'It was strange playing against them. It wasn't emotional though. Once I crossed the white line, it was all business. I was always going to do my best for Villa. I want them to do well. Absolutely. They are the next result I look at after Villa and then Liverpool after that. I have a lot of friends at the club - boardroom, staff, players and fans. I wish them well.'

Man of the match vote results for Villa v Blackburn (James Milner) and Wigan v Villa (Gabby Agbonlahor): Man Of The Match v Wigan and v Blackburn

18-year-old Villa youth star Barry Bannan has told the official site how great it is to be playing alongside Steve Sidwell in the reserves midfield. He said: 'Everyone's playing well, we're getting results and the place is on the up. It really helps that the first team is doing so well because it puts a great buzz about the place. Playing with Steve Sidwell only brings you on because he's a quality player. He gives you good tips when you're playing and he really helps you. You just feel more confident going on the pitch and playing with people like that. Being with better players is obviously going to improve your game.'

Gareth Barry says both Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young are ready and should be called up to the full England squad for next months waste of time friendly v Germany in Berlin. A friendly v Germany? That is surely the very definition of an oxymoron?! The former Villa skipper and England regular told the Mail that the friendly would be ideal for both Ashley Young and Gabby to move their good Villa form to the international scene. Will Capello agree? Hmmm! Full article: Barry Gets 'Buzz' And Tips Villa Pair For England

Thought for the day: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday October 31 2008
Time: 8:00AM

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Good old Sir Alex. Whats all that about? Remember though, wasn't this the man that said that BCFC had the potential to be the biggest club in the second city?
glensider
10/11/2008 18:02:00
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Barry Bannan. Now theres a name for the future. Only a small package, but boy is he one talented little footballer.
glensider
10/11/2008 18:03:00
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