Carling Cup Match Build Up
Cardiff City game build up...
Ticket news from the club:
Make sure you get to Villa Park EARLY today to buy or collect your tickets for the Carling Cup clash with Cardiff. Villa fans are being reminded that this evening's clash is a PAPER ticket affair - with no season cards being activated. If you want to buy a ticket, supporters should purchase AND collect their tickets at the earliest opportunity this afternoon - prior to matchday - to avoid congestion around Villa Park before the game kicks off. The club is anticipating extremely high demand for tickets today and would advise supporters to avoid missing kick-off by buying tickets in advance.
If you are collecting your tickets, they are available from the Ticket Office until two hours before kick-off and from the Holte End Collection Points from 6pm onwards on match night.
Prices are £20 (adults), £15 (young adults, students, over-65s) and £5 (under-16s). Tickets are still on sale to supporters with a booking history - so buy online below, visit the Ticket Office at Villa Park or contact 0800 612 0970.
Full details: www.avfc.co.uk
Preview by Paul Brown: www.avfc.co.uk
Chris Nicholl says the memory of lifting the League Cup trophy will stay with him forever: www.avfc.co.uk
All the news on the clash on the official site: www.avfc.co.uk
Bring on the Bluebirds: www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk
No Luke Young or Emile Heskey for Cardiff: www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk
Friedel wants Villa to continue momentum into the Carling Cup: www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk
Don't forget if you aren't at the game tonight, you can join the match thread in our forum for the high's and lows as the game progresses, oh what fun!:
Hopefully Murph will be along later with his preview! We'll follow up with the usual full coverage including stats, manager comments and if you are really (un) lucky, a match report by me!