The Villa Times - 10/08/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Reports are saying that Villa have had to withdraw Villa Park from the Olympics contention because of planned re-development work meaning the club couldn't guarantee availability of our ground for the planned group stages. Statement: No Olympics For Villa Park
James Milner says the team are bouyant ahead of the Premier League kick off after a good pre-season including the win v Fiorentina. 'They are a quality and it was nice to play at Villa Park and get back into that trend. It was a good workout, a good results and a good performance. www.avfc.co.uk/page/News
Vital Villa asked over the weekend: How confident are you of the new season? 75% are holding out for a few more signings, then they will be more confident. 13% were very confident of top four or silverware. 6% said their confidence is at an average level! 4% weren't very confident at all and just 2% were very very worried.
Jamie Redknapp has done a top ten players to watch article in the Daily Mail and non other than Villa new boy Fabian Delph makes the list. Full list and article: Jamie Redknapp - Delph In Top 10 Players To Watch
The Daily Mail say that Villa and Boro have agreed a £7million for Tuncay. There are other links as well, all hotting up for this week maybe? Full transfer article: Boro Striker Fee Agreed? + Other Transfer Talk
Vital Boro's ed said briefly in an email exchange earlier: 'Yeah Tuncay is a great ball player, which will suit your style of play.'
Our latest poll, following another link to the Boro player and Turkey captain, asks whether Tuncay would be a good signing.
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Mike Field: James Milner has said Fabian Delph and Habib Beye have both made the rights moves to B6, and they are more than good enough to be hugely successful here. Speaking on the official site specifically about a fellow Yorkshireman, he says Delph has fantastic abilities and that there is no greater club he could be at in order to continue his development. Full article and quotes: It Was Delphinitely The Right Move
Mike Field: Monny was delighted to capture Habib Beye, and he's said the new signing will have an important role to play in our season. Not having a pre season match to run his eye over the new signing, Monny has been paying attention in training and has been thrilled with the Senegalese's fitness levels so it's expected he'll slot into right back with Luke Young being injured for our opener against Wigan. Quotes from MON: Habib Beye For Monny
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Mike Field: Not quite sure where these rumours have come from, but Martin O'Neill has said Marc Albrighton is in his plans this season and he won't be going out on loan. Full article: Marc Not Albright On A Loan
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Thought for the day: I was driving up the motorway and my boss phoned me and he told me I'd been promoted. I was so shocked I swerved the car. He phoned me again to say I'd been promoted even higher and I swerved again. He then made me managing director and I went right off into a tree. The police came and asked me what had happened. I said 'I careered off the road'