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The Villa Times - 08/02/2007

The Villa Times - 08/02/2007

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Martin O'Neill has spoken on Wilfred Bouma's re-call to the Dutch squad: 'Holland, over the years, have had some really talented players. So I am sure that for him to be back mixing in that company will give him a big boost of confidence. He's doing well enough in the side to be pleased with himself and he has got to keep it going.' Adding: 'He has made a big effort to try and get properly fit because Freddie can carry a pound or two extra, and he knows himself that he needs to stay fit to sustain that sort of level of performance.'

The Gunners visit to Villa Park has been move to Wednesday March 14 with a 7.45pm kick off due to their Carling Cup final commitments. The Liverpool match has also been changed for Sky and will now take place on Sunday 18 March with a 1.35pm kick off time.

Rumours were abound following the takeover of Aston Villa that Villa Park would at some stage be re-named. So, once and for all, will Villa Park be re-named?
'Absolutely not.' Who says? Randy Lerner says! Full article: Click Here

Post West Ham match interview by Martin O'Neill: Smells Like Team Spirit
Stats: Click Here
Match report: Can I start with a moan?

Wilfred Bouma has spoken of the impact Martin O'Neill has had on his Villa career and has a swipe at David O'Dearme. Full article: All Hail Martin O'Neill

New boy and former Bhoy Shaun Maloney has revealed he had the choice between Aston Villa and Fulham.

The club have issued a survey asking how fans travel to games as transport and parking is a very hot issue: Click Here The last survey, on whether Villa should have a new club crest or not, got over 4000 responses.

Villa Chairman and Club owner Randy Lerner has today spoken. Well, he speaks everyday otherwise how would his good lady know what he wants for tea, but he doesn't usually speak publicly on Villa, or on what he wants for tea for that matter. Full interview: Click Here

Vital Villa asked should Villa sell Juan Pablo Angel in the summer? 32% said yes. 15% said no. 53% said Martin O'Neill should decide at the end of the season.

This weekends betting preview with the usual twist: In Thickness and in Elf

Martin O'Neill and Olof Mellberg have both been waxing lyrical on new striker John Carew's arrival. O'Neill says: 'He's only 27, which is young enough to add something to his game. But he's also got so much experience, not just in one big league, but in a number of different big leagues.' With the bearded wonder adding: He is a real handful for defenders and overall did really well. It is always important to have a good start when you are new and to show your best side straight away and John has worked hard in both games as well, which I think the fans appreciate.' John Carew Has Great Potential

Martin O'Neill says that breaking into the top four clubs in the league is not an impossible dream. Full quotes: Click Here

Thought for the day: 'a fool and his money............ can throw one hell of a party'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 8 2007
Time: 3:07PM


Will we be able to buy Nike 'Carew' boots? I bet they'd only come in a size 13.
08/02/2007 20:20:00
Freddie Bouma is definitely deserving of his time in the spotlight. Good to read MON's comments about his emergence as a key performer. Well played Freddie.
09/02/2007 02:13:00
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