The Villa Times - 28/08/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Curtis Davies will find out next week what the best course of action is for his troublesome shoulder problem. Davies, who had to come off last night v Rapid Vienna in some discomfort, will see a specialist to see what needs to be done. MON has admitted he might need surgery at some point to solve the problem, that is Davies not MON you understand! Full article:
Curtis Davies To See Specialist Over Shoulder
John Carew is looking for Villa to push on and get a win v Fulham to blow away the cobwebs from our Europa exit. 'We need to forget about this game. We played well against Liverpool and we need to bring those positive thoughts from that match into the weekend now. We want to take charge at home and make a good start - that's vital. We must now think about getting into Europe next season and that means doing well in the Barclays Premier League.'
Steve Wade: And as ever, we keep saying shoulda, coulda and woulda; which makes it a bit like life. ... Full article:
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Martin O'Neill says the signing of Stephen Warnock would have come a year earlier if he had had his choice. 'I actually enquired about Stephen over a year ago. He wasn't available back then. I like his versatility - he has played midfield, left-back and although it's not his favoured position he has played at times in an attacking left-sided role. Overall, it's his versatility, his attitude and his enthusiasm and determination that I really like. I think he will bring all those things to our team.'
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Meanwhile, Warnock says the ambition of Villa to push the top four is what attracted him. 'The manager is buying some really talented players - young and ambitious - and I'm sure they will see that top four spot as a target and goal.' Stephen Warnock Signed, Sealed and Speaking
Really not a great deal to report today, just talk of the Dunne deal and the arrival of Stephen Warnock: Transfers - 5 Days To Go... Dunne Next?
Martin O'Neill says he will keep going in the quest to bring in new players to Villa right up to the bell on Tuesday 1 Sept at 5pm when the window slams shut... He said: 'I have enquired about a number of players. We are trying. I will use all the financial backing that I have - I will utilise that. And I will take it right up to the end. After Tuesday, you can't do anything and you are left with what you have. I will try and get players in. We have a number in mind. We are hopeful of doing things.' He also talks about the Dunne deal.. or not yet dunne deal! Full article: MON On Dunne & Other Possible Transfers
Manchester City fan opinion on Richard Dunne: Man City Fan's View On Richard Dunne 'Move'
The BBC have announced that Villa legend and all round good guy Sir Brian he who walks on water Little has signed a two year contract to be manager of Gainsborough Trinity. Good luck Brian.
Rapid Vienna coverage:
Well, I suppose this is a match report, sort of. Pie and boost! Full report: Villa Win Battle But Lose War!
The club are going to reward those who attended the Rapid game: Villa Park Crowd To Be Rewarded
MON's post match verdict: Click Here
Stats: Click Here
Dan Jones: Villa youngster Fabian Delph has been called up to the England under-21's. Details: Delph Called Up By Stuart Pearce
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Everton have confirmed the signing of French defender Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth.
Damn, Lawro has predicted a Villa win, he's got his last two Villa predictions wrong! Full details: Click Here
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MON says Villa have to use Everton as a beacon of hope, they went out of the UEFA early last season and bounced back to beat us to 5th: 'We are out now and we will have to focus again on the Barclays Premier League. This time last season, Everton went out to Standard Liege and fought back magnificently to have a season to remember. They ended up finishing fifth and made it to the FA Cup final. We should take some consolation and heart from that. This team is prepared to go and do battle again.'
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