The Villa Times - 21/01/2009
Unoial Villa News...
The sad news that 1957 FA Cup winning captain Johnny Dixon has passed away. Full details: Johnny Dixon - Villa Hero - RIP
The Express & Star today quote the Villa boss saying that Villa will start contract talks with Stiliyan Petrov as soon as the January transfer window ends http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=750020 Villa To Offer Stiliyan Petrov A New Contract
Obediah says Villa are still outsiders: Villa Are Still The Outsiders
YatesyVillain on Jeff Winters review of injustices! Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday's transfer talk including a link to Manchester City's Daniel Sturridge: Wednesday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk
Tuesday's transfer talk including a link to Everton's Leighton Baines: Leighton Baines? Villa's Tuesday Transfer Talk
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Sheriff Kimbo rips apart the theory that Villa have been lucky: Lucky? Not Likely!
Villa will face Doncaster Rovers away after the Rovers beat Cheltenham Town on the third time of asking, 3-0 last night. Tickets are on sale to season card holders who have attended eight or more away games this season. The game takes place Saturday 24/01/2008 with a 3pm kick off at The Keepmoat Stadium. Full details: Villa Face Doncaster + Ticket News
Villa have a special hospitality offer for the home game against Wigan. But we have limited availability on our fantastic 'Lunch with a Legend' package - featuring Peter McParland - for the game on January 31. Full details: Click Here
Vital Villan: Martin O'Neill will need to assess Laursen's fitness on a match by match basis after scans into his troublesome knee proved inconclusive. Speaking on the official site O'Neill explained that the barrage of scans he has had recently haven't been exactly clear as to the cause of the problem, which obviously makes treating it slightly awkward. 'Martin missed the game on Saturday against Sunderland. He was fit and wanted to come back for the West Bromwich Albion match. He had no problems in the first half. I didn't know at the time - but he was feeling a bit sore in the second half. He didn't mention it - but then again, that's typical Martin.' Full article: Scans Inconclusive On Laursen
Vital Villan: Martin O'Neill has been praising the first team squad again today on the official site for their 'Herculean' efforts so far this season. The effort put in to drive us into the Top 4 is even better in O'Neill's eyes because the squad are not used to competing with the so called 'big boys'. We are averaging two points a game and are within touching distance of first place which is something nobody expected at the beginning of the season. If we managed to maintain a two point per game average until the end of the season, I would be absolutely thrilled. It is terrific at the moment. 'Every game we play and win is a big effort. We are not Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal. Those teams have been in this situation before and they are there every season. They know how to cope with this.' Full quotes: Two Points Per Game Is Our Aim
Martin O'Neill has stated today that John Carew and Wilfred Bouma are now back in full training at Bodymoor Heath. Full article: Bouma and Carew On Road To Recover
Nearly one in four season ticket holders are considering cancelling their tickets and one in 10 are planning to share the cost with friends as recession fears bite football, according to new research from Virgin Money. One In Four Consider Giving Up Season Tickets
Man of the match votes for the Sunderland game saw James Milner the runaway winner with 71% of the votes. Man of the Match v Sunderland
That was the week that was for Aston Villa: The Week In Villa #21 (09/01/09 - 15/01/09)
Marlon Harewood isn't looking like he wants to be rushed out of the door at Aston Villa and his agent has said there is no way he will drop out of the Premiership ruling out several links! Marlon Not In A Hurry To Leave
Olof Mellberg goal for Juventus... The Bearded One Saves Day For Juventus
Good grief, only been a few days since my last Villa Times but the news has really stacked up!
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Thought for the day: 'My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.'
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