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The Week In Villa #50 (31/7/09 - 6/8/09)

The Week In Villa #50 (31/7/09 - 6/8/09)

Friday, 31st July

Now I know it`s only a friendly but let`s milk this… 10-man Aston Villa beat Porto tonight! In fact, 10-man Aston Villa included a few players that can`t really be called men yet! To tell you the truth, while Porto had more of the play in the first half we definitely looked more dangerous when going forward (it reminded me a bit of the good run we had last season) and we defended valiantly in the second half. I think we did well to keep as cool as we did too - Porto are VILE! Emile Heskey got sent off for doing something that we all would have done as a bare minimum I reckon. Yes it was silly, and he misses the final now, but in all honesty he kept cooler than I would have done given the constant provocation from the Porto boys.

The young lads were again very good. Marc Albrighton looked dangerous, Brad Guzan was solid in goal and Ciaran Clark deserves a mention after being thrown in at the deep end to replace the injured Curtis Davies. He coped very well indeed.

After our game, Juve beat Real Madrid to set up the final on Sunday. Isn`t it a shame that Olof Mellberg has left them? (Actually, looking at our central defensive options at the mo, it`s more of a shame that he isn`t with us still, let alone Juventus!)

Saturday, 1st August

It`s August already. Flaming gala!

The only news of any real note is that Curtis Davies will probably be fit for tomorrow.

Sunday, 2nd August

We win the Peace Cup! WOO-HOO! It is easy to dismiss this as nothing other than a pointless pre-season trophy and of course there is an element of truth to that; but looking at it positively, the teams involved make it feel a very prestigious tournament, and the squad we took (added in with the subsequent problems of injuries and a suspension) deserves all the praise in the world due to the players they were up against.

Juventus had five world cup winners on the pitch at one point. At the end of extra time we had six players that had not even started a Premiership game. AND WE BEAT THEM!!!

Oh, and a special thanks to Allesandro Del Piero. Seriously, cheers mate. That was brilliant.

Monday, 3rd August

Well I went to work with a nice big smile on my face this morning! Friendly or not, that weekend involved beating Porto and Juventus with largely a reserve side; not too shabby at all I reckon!

Something else about today and that is everyone`s favourite fake sheriff whose name rhymes with bimbo did the second edition of his new Monthly Musings column.

But enough about me. There was transfer movement! Movement in the form of us agreeing a fee with Leeds for Fabian Delph. But wait, there`s more! Leeds go as far as to say they will not accept any other bids due to the way we conducted our business. Makes you a little proud, doesn`t it? I like the fact that we do things properly at Aston Villa.

Tuesday, 4th August

And he signs. I can`t say I have seen loads of him, but from what I have seen and heard, I like. I have no idea how much of an impact he will make this season but he could well be a very big player for us for years to come. The future looks very bright indeed; now if we could just make a few more signings - and signings of a certain quality at that - then the present may look a lot brighter too!

In other news, the youngsters (and it was a side that would be considered weak even for the reserves) lost 2-0 to Oxford. No big deal, good run out for the young 'un`s.

Wednesday, 5th August

Today we are linked with Barcodes defensive duo Habib Beye and Sebastien Bassong. Am I the only one who finds the idea of signing two of their WOEFUL back four extremely frightening?

Thursday, 6th August

Mercifully, Spurs agree a fee for Bassong and Hull agree for Beye. Fingers crossed both deals will go through ASAP and neither defender will be anywhere near Villa Park until they are their playing for the away side!

In all fairness we don`t know there is ANY truth in either rumour and hopefully journalists just looked and said, "Villa need defenders, Newcastle have defenders to sell, that`ll work…" as I am sure that is EXACTLY how most of their work is done!

So that is it for another week. My 50th week! A good week it was too. Bring on Fiorentina and more signings (especially good defenders) please… thank you!



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Writer:Sheriff Kimbo
Date:Friday August 7 2009
Time: 9:00AM

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love the first line, only a friendly but lets milk this! lol
the fear
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love the first line, only a friendly but lets milk this! lol
the fear
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