The Villa Times - 03/09/2009
Unoial Villa News...
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Richard Dunne has told the official site that he has moved to Villa because he believes we can be up there and challenging for the Champions League. 'I'm delighted. It's a great opportunity for me. Obviously Aston Villa have improved each season recently. Hopefully I can be part of a squad that can challenge for a Champions League spot.' Adding, 'I think with Aston Villa, with the experience they would have gained from last season - they went so close for so long at the top end and the manager has bought in some new players into the squad this year - maybe it might help us go that bit further.' + The Man, the Legend that is Mr Johnny Baguette on our new arrival Richard Dunne, a homage from the Man City official site: Richard Dunne - Man City Praise & Villa Quotes
Dunne spoke about MON on the official site: 'He's brilliant. I think any footballer who is not here has always idolised him from a far and really admired the way he goes about things. Having met him over the last couple of days I'm really looking forward to getting out and training and working with him.'
Vital Villa asked what you thought of the transfer window just closed. 55% voted that it had been a good one. 19% felt it was 'ok' and 12% average. Full results: How Happy Are You With Transfer Window?
Villa v Cardiff City in the Carling Cup will be played at Villa Park on September 23rd with a 7:45pm kick off.
The transfer window is over and Mr L has once again provided the funds over and above almost every club in the league...thanks Randy!.. Full article: Thanks To Randy Lerner
Reserves 2-1 win over West Ham match report by Sheriff Kimbo: Sheriff Kimbo at the Reserves - WHAM!
All of MON's signings to date updated (and the forgotten Warnock added!) All Of MON's Transfers At Aston Villa
Fabian Delph has had to withdraw from the England Under 21s for the games v Macedonia and Greece due to a minor injury.
Ashley Young on having lumps kicked out of him each game and his need for the ice pack after each match! Ashley Young - The Iceman!
Oh no, more transfer talk! Marlon Harewood, whose deal to Hull fell through, might be off to Newcastle. Full details and why his move to Hull fell through: More Transfer Talk! Harewood To Newcastle?
Villa: We may be two home games into the new Barclays Premier League campaign but you can still snap up a season ticket at Villa Park. Full info on the official site: Click Here
Bobbyfet says now the transfer window is done and dusted, lets get behind the team: End Of Speculation - Now Lets SUPPORT Villa
Saurat on the transfer window: Martin O'Neill, My Father
Former Villan and slayer of the Blues (!) Gary Cahill has been called up to the England squad: Click Here
Aston Villa reserves beat West Ham 2-1 last night, we'll have a match report on later, so call back for that! Click Here
Ahhhhhh.... sorry, just felt the need for a relaxing type of sigh, the transfer window is over and it feels good!
Vital Villa asked for your Fulham man of the match:Drum roll if you will..... (sod you if you won't!) Quite right, debutant Ciaran Clarke won with 34%. Full results: Fulham Man Of Match + Latest Poll
Bit of info on the Nicky Shorey move to Portsmouth which collapsed yesterday when the left-back couldn't agree terms. Still, no doubt he had a nice day out! Details: Shorey Deal Falls Through
Villa announced the signing of former West Ham defender and Wales international James Collins the other day. He has signed a four-year-contract. He told the official site that the last 24 hours has been mad but he is 'delighted' with the move. Full quotes: Villa Confirm James Collins HAS Signed
West Ham fans opinion on James Collins, who yesterday signed for £5m (ish) West Ham Fans Opinion On Collins 'Move'
James Collins says he is fit and raring to go: 'I'm playing well and I've played the first few games of the season, so I'll be looking to carry that on.' He also says Villa have got off to a 'tremendous start so it's exciting times' and that he wants to help us push on. 'It's a fantastic squad here so hopefully I can add to that. It's in great shape.'
Interesting report in the Birmingham Post by Lisa Smith quoting James Milner and saying what an influence Villa coach John Robertson has been. The 23-year-old - amazing he is just 23, he seems to have been around forever doesn't he?! says: 'John has helped me massively. Click Here
Sexist thought for the day... don't worry, last one! How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart? When she starts a sentence with 'A man once told me...'