The Villa Times - 13/06/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Saturday's press talk including John Carew or Ashley Young off to Spurs? I don't think so! Saturday's Aston Villa Press Talk... PAH!
Talking about David Beckham, I've put 2+2 together and come up with .... 0 probably! David Beckham To Villa - Rumour!
Vital Villa asked in our last poll: How Many Players Will Villa Sign This Summer? 31% predicted 4 or 5. 30% voted 3 or 4 And 15% went for the ultra optimistic 6 or more!!! 12% have had some Prozac sent round as they voted NONE!??!?! That left 9% saying 2 and 3% predicting just 1 signing. Happy days! Our latest poll asks if Villa should go for Beckham? Yes, I know, I know, but yam gorra laff!
Villa Masters play tonight. The event will be held on Saturday 13th June 2009 at the Birmingham NIA. Doors open at 6.30pm, kick off at 8pm and it is due to finish about 11pm. It promises to be a great night, and here is the squad of former players representing Aston Villa at this year's Masters:-. For tickets, contact 0844 338 8000. More info: Click Here
James Milner says the fact he spent the first few weeks on the bench at Villa convinced him the competition for places was healthy at Villa and that he'd made the right move leaving Newcastle United. He told AVTV: 'My first thought when the move looked like happening was hoping that the deal would go through this time - and wouldn't get stopped at the last minute.' This was after he sat in the managers office at Bodymoor only to be told the then owner of the Magpies Freddie Shepherd (who is currently trying to buy them back) had changed his mind and re-called him. Milner added, ''After that, I just really wanted to force my way into the team. It took me a bit of time to do that - I had to work my way in. That was a good sign - waiting my turn rather than just walking straight in. The players were doing well and totally deserved to keep their place in the side. You have to earn the right to play.' He also says he feels he is at a big club with Villa.
Watch highlights of the cracking 2008-09 season over and over again with the new season review DVD - out now in club shops. And hear the views from your heroes about this epic campaign. Don't miss a kick from this scintillating season - pick up a copy of the £16 DVD from either Villa Store at Villa Park or New Street. Full details: Click Here
Real madness. I am not sure if the Spanish laugh much, as I can't actually remember ever hearing much Spanish tittering in my time but if we can defy a few pedants and call Barcelona Spain, then I bet they have been guffawing in the streets this week, as the Catalans witnessed Real Madrid having a spend-thrift shit-fit, in their attempt to heal the agonies of seeing Barcelona not only win the Champions League with enough strutting panache to make a flamenco dancer look diffident, but then having to read the outpouring of accolades which followed, in their native Castilian too. Full article: Something For The Weekend (240)
Friday's transfer talk: Click Here
Harewood Out, Bentley In? + Other Transfer Talk Click Here
Tickets for Villa's pre-season friendly clash with Colchester are now on priority sale. The game takes place on Tuesday July 21, with a 7.45pm kick-off. Tickets are available for supporters who went to five or more away fixtures during the 2008-09 campaign from 9am. They are priced at £15 (adults), £10 (eight-twenty-year-olds) and £5 (under-sevens). We have an allocation of 1,760 available. Contact 0800 612 0970 or pop into the Ticket Office at Villa Park.
Sheriff Kimbo with his that was the week that was: Full article: The Week In Villa #42 (5/6/09 - 11/6/09)
Starting to get hungry now, not had breakfast yet and already it is lunch time. The sacrifices I make for the Villa Times eh?!?!
Vital Villan: Emile Heskey is perhaps more so a marmite type player than anyone in the game when it comes to fans. You either love the guy or hate him. However it is well documented that he is very much respected by fellow professionals and coaches all over the land. This week has seen him receive praise from both Frank Lampard and John Carew. Lampard and Carew Praise Emile Heskey
Suppose the next question is, tomato soup or oxtail soup, or beans with rice? Curry tonight, so we are sorted in that department. We? Yes, me, myself and I.
Vital Villan: I hate the summer. Brad Guzan has said he's happy to continue flying the flag of successful American goalkeepers in the Premiership. Speaking on the official site, Guzan explains he has no idea why American goalkeepers seem to be so successful in England but as he's said many a time since joining us he's been more than happy to follow in the footsteps of Keller, Howard, Hahnemann and rival for the No 1 shirt, Friedel. Full quotes: Guzan Happy To Continue The Tradition
Thought for the day: GAMBLERS: For a new gambling opportunity, try sending £50 to yourself by Royal Mail.