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The Villa Times - 22/02/2007

The Villa Times - 22/02/2007

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Villa reserves beat Charlton reserves 3-1 this week with goals from Juan Pablo Angel, Adam McGurk and Mark Satunton. VILLA: Taylor, Albrighton, O'Halloran, Laursen (booked 31), Samuel, Ridgewell (booked 90), Gardner, Osbourne, Angel, Williams, Berger. Subs: McGurk (for Angel 76), Bevan, Lowry, Y.Bellon (for Albrighton 76), Stieber (for Berger 76).

Shaun Wright-Phillips will not move in the summer and will turn down any offers from Aston Villa according to the Chelsea winger. Martin O’Neill tried to sign him during January either permanently or on loan but the England international wanted to stay and fight for his place (and pick up massive wages?!!?) at Chelski. 'I am settled in the south completely and I see myself living here for the rest of my life. I've been working hard all year. I've been keeping my head down and finding my feet the longer I've been here.' Full article: Chelsea Winger Will Snub Aston Villa

For those who are newer to the site, we have had interviews with Steve Stride, General Charles Krulak and Villa legend Dennis Mortimer: Click Here

According to a report by Shaun Custis in The Sun both Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers are at the head of the queue for Liverpool striker and foul mealy mouthed yobbo (!) Craig Bellamy. Must admit, he does know where the goal is though! Full article: Bellend To Villa? Surely Not!

Vital Villa asked if you would like Craig Bellamy at Villa? No, he's a yobbo! 50%, No, he's never fit 1%, Yes, if MON can control him 46%, Unsure 3%.

Gabby Agbonlahor is looking for an improvement in the points haul as Villa enter the final quarter of the season and says the aim is still to finish in the top half to the table. He also says the break has done him good as he was starting to feel tired. Full article: Gabby Looking For Storming FinishClick Here

Phil Bardsley might have been linked with Newcastle on a gossip site today but he is impressed with Aston Villa and says the club with this manager are going places. Full article: Bardsley Impressed With Aston Villa

Premiership betting preview with the usual Gerry twist: Full article: Swing When You’re Tinning

Update of Football Fans Census and the Sun campaign for cheaper tickets: Full article: Click Here

Olof Mellberg told the official site: 'The pressure is now on us to match the club's ambitions. The bearded wonder says more players will arrive in the summer and admits that puts pressure on the current players. Full article: Mellberg - More To Come For Villa

Patrik Berger is happy to be involved again but will wait until the summer to weigh up his future options. Full article: Berger On Future & Aston Villa

Milan Baros has spoken to L'Equipe of his time at Villa and says 'The first season at Villa was the best,' But then said of the lack of ambition despite the promises made to him. Doug et al making false promises? Don't believe that for a second! 'They promised other players to build a big team. Some came but it was not enough. I was disappointed with that. Coming back from the World Cup, I knew I would leave. In the end at Villa, I didn't feel any trust. People had a different sight on football than mine. I never said anything against them, we just didn't see things the same way.'

The Villa are offering a 5 match season ticket deal. They are calling it 'High Five' which gives you tickets for: Liverpool, Everton, Wigan, Portsmouth and Sheffield United. Not sure why Arsenal isn't in with that, or doesn't high six sound as good! :-p Prices start at £30 (under 16s) and £90 (adults) The offer gives full Season Ticket benefits including: 10% off in Aston Villa merchandise stores, Free claret and blue magazine, Free yearbook, Exclusive access to the Holte Suite before and after a game (if you are early enough that is!) Last 5 Season Tickets are available until March 16.

Thought for the day: '24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not!'

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Time: 5:43PM


What is Baros talking about? There was certainly a lack of ambition when he signed but he left at the time when the club is showing more ambition than it has done since the days of Lord Ron Saunders......the man's a prat!!
23/02/2007 09:20:00
Baros was planning to leave after the world cup when he signed for us. "Prat makes plans and God will laugh" and so did we after we got Carew in exchange for the lying ,sulking,scheming ****.
23/02/2007 09:46:00
Although Villa dont have a game till next week theres still much to debate, happy days.
23/02/2007 09:56:00
I think Villa will do well next season if they are able to acquire the likes of Bellamy and Shaun Wright Phillips!!! They will bring pace, flair and goals to your side, which at the moment is something you desperately need as Young and Carew looked to have started off well but have faded over the last few games. Maloney looks adecent buy at £1 million though!!!
23/02/2007 12:20:00
Faded over the last few games????? They have only played THREE and each scored a goal!!
23/02/2007 12:30:00
Okay, fair enough, they haven't faded but more must be expected from an attacker who was just bought for £10 million and has scored only 1 goal!!! Carew has just come to England so let's give him a bit of time to adjust.
23/02/2007 14:34:00
OAL, Long time no speak? Even the best players can take a while to bed in. 10m doesn't get you the finished article nowadays (unless you are in the top 4). Good win at Everton - the cup draw could be a blessing in disguise, I think the FA Cup will be down the list for Chelski now.
23/02/2007 16:07:00
How far away from the sack is Jol? If you lose against Chelski & don't qualify for Europe? I think Villa will finish on 46 points & 14th. Our away form is apalling, full stop. We do seem to be a soft touch (teams always seem to start well against us & play well!) & we can't score. This is coupled with the players not doing thier talking on the pitch. I would say on form, a draw is most likely against Fulham. All our supporters will predict a win, based on the fact that we've got 3 new players and played well losing.
23/02/2007 16:22:00
OAL, are you a closet villa fan you always have a view on us? Are spurs boring as they have no ambition and a manager with a comedy accent? Like the dutch cops off Harry Enfield!!!
23/02/2007 21:16:00
Another cracking read. Well done JPF!
23/02/2007 23:40:00
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