The Villa Times - 21/09/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Good luck to Stewart Downning who I believe from press reports is having the pin in his foot removed today as he looks to step up his recovery.
Villa v Pompey coverage:
Editor to editor interview AFTER the game: Villa & Pompey Reaction To The Match
Video highlights: Click Here
Match report (by Sheriff Kimbo) Saturday Afternoon Stroll: Pompey Report
MON post match reaction: Click Here
Match stats: Click Here
The official site have Martin O'Neill saying that Emile Heskey is a serious doubt for Wednesday's Carling Cup clash with Cardiff City. www.avfc.co.uk
Talking about Cardiff City, why not grab a ticket and shout the boys to victory?! www.avfc.co.uk
Sky Sports have Marlon Harewood's agent quoted confirming that the big man is now over his injury and should be on his way to Newcastle United on loan. Full quotes: Marlon Harewood Newcastle Bound
Live Villa blog on the official site: www.avfc.co.uk
Academy: VILLA 5-1 Norwich by Dan 'the man' Harrison! www.avfc.co.uk
Steve Wade's Something For The Weekend (252)
That was the week that was by Sheriff Kimbo. Always enjoy this column, nice reminder of what has gone on at Villa delivered in an entertaining style... or if you are a youngster stylee...! The Week In Villa #56 (11/9/09 - 17/9/09)
Mike Field: James Milner had been voted the Lions Club Player of the Month for August. After some wonderful displays of late for the claret and blue, Milner stormed into the lead with a whopping 43% of the vote. Quotes: Milner's Player Of The Month Joy
Mike Field: Fernando Torres has been speaking out about the most annoying team he has to face in terms of defenders who kick, floor, giggle at his hair and generally stop him from scoring in front of upwards of 30 thousand people every week. Full article: Torres Has Broken His Villa Virginity
Mike Field: Martin O'Neill insists that Gabby Agbonlahor is well on course to secure a place for the 2010 World Cup, all he has to do is maintain this consistency. Full quotes: Agbonlahor's World Cup Dream Alive
Quite how he got on the pitch is anyone's guess, but the striker who sadly gives us nothing now faces an anxious wait to find out the extent of his ankle injury. Full article: Heskey Crocked Again
New Aussie international pledge Shane Lowry has joined Plymouth Argyle on loan.
Petrov has been talking about Nicky Shorey and says he is happy that the player decided not to move to Portsmouth but to stay at Villa and fight for his place. That was before the left-back was dropped mind you! 'Nicky has had an outstanding season for us in the last few games and we would have really missed him had he left us for Portsmouth.' Full article: Captain's Praise For Diminutive Left Back
Meanwhile Shorey has said he is a bit confused by being dropped: Shorey Confused By Axe
Blimey, look, I've done an article, Fieldy really is beating me to the punch at the moment and in truth, I'm loving the break! lol Vital Villa asked in our last poll: Which MON sale would you like back? (not meant as a negi thing!) The winner was Bolton defender Gary Cahill who many had tipped for big things at Villa with 43% Full results: Gary Cahill Is The One You'd Like Back!
Mike Field: Many of us wondered when news of Richard Dunne's signing broke whether he would be our new captain but apparently Monny hasn't thought that far ahead. Speaking on the official site today, Monny has said he has no plans to make Dunne the captain as he has faith in Stiliyan Petrov's ability to continue to lead the team to victory. Full article: Captaincy Isn't A Dunne Deal
Vital Villa fantasy league table standings: Click Here
From Friday, you'll have seen the fuss (storm in a tea cup) over the Nigel Hokey-Cokey / MON 'fight', if not: MON On Hokey-Cokey 'My Rules Apply'! and my mature approach to the subject: FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT...? MON v NRC?!
Viz thought for the day: They say football is a game of two halves. Not for me it isn't. I regularly down eight or nine pints whilst watching a live game!