Steve McClaren OUT.
What a berk. Cashley Hole is suspened, Wayne Bridge is injured - when isn't he? And yet there is still no place for left sided midfielder/defender and Villa skipper Gareth Barry.
Sven Mark II will use Phil Neville or Jamie Carragher in the left back spot instead.
Sod off Steve, and take the numpties at the FA who chose you ahead of Martin O'Neill and Sam Allardyce with you.
Martin O'Neill has reacted to the news saying:
"I'm very disappointed and surprised that with Wayne Bridge injured and Ashley Cole suspended, England don't think Gareth is capable of playing on that left side."
"He has played a significant number of games at left-back for us this season and played very well indeed, so I'm very disappointed for Gareth."
Adding on avfc.com, "I said some weeks ago that I thought it was inevitable Gareth would get into the England squad. He did just that and it's harsh that he's missed out this time."
"He's had a fantastic season and I'm not sure what else he can do. But he's only 26 and we can only hope that his chance will come again."
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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