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The Villa Times - 29/01/2009

The Villa Times - 29/01/2009

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Jeff Winter, in a column on Vital Hartlepool, thinks Villa might just be able to break the top four: Jeff, I was wondering if you think Aston Villa can break the top 4 in the Premier League. It hasn't happened for years and it can only be good for football. Jon. At the start of the season they were 6/1 to finish top of the League without the 'Big Four', I thought it was a cracking bet then and I still do now. They are building the squad and certainly appear capable of giving Arsenal at least a run for fourth spot this season. When you look at the League table and the fact that everyone expects the big four to finish in the first four places, perhaps they could even do better than that. I do think that it is good for football, whilst money seems to talk louder than anything a more competitive League is good for football and that does not only apply to the Premier League, League Two is also compelling this season. You can ask the former ref questions yourself: Vital Hartlepool (If you can't keep it clean, please don't bother at all, thanks!!)

Loads more talk about Villa's new signing Emile Heskey, this time from Martin O'Neill, Stan Collymore, Luke Young and ... oh read it yourselves and see! MON, Collymore + Bruce & Players On Heskey

An interview with a Wigan fan ahead of this weekend's game: An Interview With A Wigan Fan

Ticket news for UEFA, FA Cup and League games. Villa Ticket News Including FA & UEFA Cup

Three fixture changes for Sky and Sultana: The TV Love Aston Villa!

Funeral arrangements for Johnny Dixon: Click Here
Funeral arrangements for Vic Crowe: Click Here

Craig Gardner says he is hoping he has done enough to keep his starting place for the game against Wigan this weekend: 'It`s been hard, but you have to look at how well we have been playing. But the fact we were still winning and yet the manager decided to put me back in was a massive confidence boost. I think things went well, it was a really good result but we are now up against a decent side in Wigan who are on a good run. It`s up to the gaffer to pick his side, hopefully I have taken my chance.' Full article: Craig Gardner Looking To Keep Starting Place

Dan Jones: Just two links today, Daniel Sturridge in the summer and Sheffield United's right-back Kyle Naughton. Full details: Thursday's transfer talk

Dan Jones: Including a link to Michael Owen in the summer, Charlton's teenager Josh Wright and Portsmouth for Marlon Harewood. Full details: Wednesday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Bad news it might be for Denmark, but this should be good for Aston Villa! Villa's central defender and captain, Martin Laursen has decided it is time to hang up his international boots and concentrate on club football only. Full details: Click Here

Vital Villa asked for your man of the match votes v Portsmouth. No real shocks here for the top two, both were excellent. The winner was new boy Emile Heskey with 33% of the vote and Zat Knight was second with 28% of the vote. Heskey Wins Man of the Match v Pompey

In our win, lose, draw poll 67% were right with a win, 21% said draw and 12% were miserable gits!

Glensider at Pompey: Click Here
Stats v Pompey: Click Here
MON's verdict: Click Here

New poll, are Villa just lucky? Click Here

Thought for the day: Children in backseats cause accidents. Accidents in backseats cause children.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 29 2009
Time: 5:40PM

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