The Villa Times - 21/08/2009
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Shane Lowry spoke to the official site about his second half debut as sub in the Europa loss v Rapid Vienna. 'It's mixed emotions for me. It's my competitive debut so I'm happy about that but I'd much rather the team had have won. That would have made it better for me. I was quite happy with my debut but I it's a pity about the result. They've got some good fans here who make a hell of a noise. I've been on the bench a few times last season and I got involved n most of the games in pre-season so I wasn't as nervous as I thought I'd be. Hopefully next week at Villa Park we can turn it around and I'm sure we've got the quality in the team to do it. It's only 1-0 at Villa Park we should make it a fortress. Hopefully our fans can make it as noisy as the Rapid fans did.' I'm sure some fans will make it very noisy, trouble is it might be with boos!!!!!! Hey, yam gorra laff?!
Villa v Rapid Vienna ticket info + the question, are you going or will you watch it on tv? If the latter, why!? Click Here
Ticket promo, Villa are offering fans the perfect incentive to roar them on to victory against Rapid Vienna - the chance to attend a Europa League group game for free. Martin O'Neill's men still have a great chance of booking a spot in the next round of the competition, with the prospect of some exciting games against the likes of Roma, Lazio, Ajax and Benfica. The team need your support as they aim to overturn the 1-0 deficit in Thursday's second leg at Villa Park. All supporters who purchase or have already purchased tickets for the game can attend one of the three home group stage games free of charge, should we qualify. Those buying tickets on the day of the game should retain their stubs to confirm their purchase. Call 0800 612 0970 or visit www.avfc.co.uk for more details.
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Mike Field: The official site has gone into overdrive today with players talking about stepping up a gear and getting back on track after our loss to Rapid Vienna last night. Full article and quotes: Players Confident Of A Turnaround
Liverpool fan interview ahead of Monday night: Liverpool Fan Interview Ahead Of Monday Night
Dan Jones from Vital Villa interview on Vital Liverpool: Interview With Villa Fan Ahead Of Monday Night
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Martin O'Neill's post Rapid Vienna match verdict: Click Here
Match stats: Click Here
John Carew recovered from his toe injury which kept him from being on the bench v Wigan but had a virus to keep him out of the Europa game in case you were wondering where he was.
Steve Wade: It means nothing to me - Vienna! Well, actually, despite Midge Ure's plaintive reassurances, it did - matter that is. Going one-nil down in the first minute, seems to substantiate more than a few claims this week, that Villa are in deep doo-doo and that no matter how much fairy-dust the optimists sprinkle, things look rather less than great. Full article: Something For The Weekend (248)
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Feck... Curtis Davies is struggling with his long known about shoulder injury. Details: One Of Only Two Defenders Struggling With Injury
Villa are offering a terrific deal for families for the home game against Fulham. Back by popular demand, after the success at the Middlesbrough and Cottagers match last season, is the family combo deal. Full details on official site: Click Here
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Nigel Hokey-Cokey and Steve Sidwell, it was claimed in the Mirror, both went to the manager after Fabian Delph and Marc Albrighton were preferred over them in the match against Wigan at the weekend. From where I sit (right by the bench) it was clear to see that NRC was far from happy through the game and after young Mac Albrighton was brought on instead of him, with Sidwell by then on the pitch in place of Delph, he looked hopping mad. In fact, to be fair, he looked incredulous. Villa Midfielders Left 'Dismayed'
Junior claret and blue fanatics are in for a treat before our game against Fulham - with the unveiling of our brand new mascots. Hercules and Bella have undergone a terrific transformation - and will be joined by a surprise new addition. Full details click the image!:
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