The Villa Times - 11/11/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Vital Villa asked: What should MON do in midfield about the return of Petrov? Seems 62% aren't totally sold on Steve Sidwell yet as they voted 'drop Sidwell and replace with Petrov'. Full results: Should MON Bring Petrov Straight Back Into Team?
Vital Acorns update, go on, just a £1 would make a massive difference, you know you want to! Details: Vital Villa Acorns 450 Challenge Update
If anyone has any games or consoles that they no longer use/want, there is a collection being done for the Birmingham Childrens hospital: click here
Right, back to football...!
This old debate again! MON has joined Moyes and Appy Arry calling for Celtic and Rangers to be included in the Premier League... Err, no thanks! Full article and poll: MON Wants SPL Giants In The PL?
A host of activities will be available at the club's upcoming Family Fun Day. The Villa v Hull clash on Saturday December 5 will feature loads of pre-match activities - so why not take advantage of some of our great family ticket deals? Full details: www.avfc.co.uk
Good lord almighty, I'm hungry!
James Milner has spoken to AVTV about being part of the England set up: 'I think the more and more you get involved and the longer you're there, the more training sessions and the more you are about the place in the England set up, you obviously feel more part of it. It is pleasing to get to through that new stage. I'm still the newbie, I suppose, but it is more how you feel yourself and if you're more confident and happy around the place then that helps.'
Milner also says there are a number of Villa players who could make the World Cup: 'There are a number of players in contention for the World Cup at Aston Villa. It would be great for Aston Villa if a few players could go because it'd mean we've had a good season.' Full quotes and FREE video: www.avfc.co.uk
Vital England: Playing against Brazil is most people's 'boyhood dream', and James Milner - as he told BBC WM - hopes to do exactly that this weekend when England meet Brazilian's in Qatar: 'when you're growing up and you're pretending to play for your country, Brazil's probably the team you play against. 'It's an important game, it's a warm-up game, and hopefully if we play them again it'll be in the World Cup final.' Full article: www.england.vitalfootball.co.uk
MON told the Sunday Mercury that Emile Heskey shouldn't be out long with his back injury. www.sundaymercury.net
Villa right-back Luke Young has hung up his international boots according to the players agent. The 30-year-old who has seven caps made up his mind last season according to a BBC Sport article. His agent Andy Evans said Young could have made the latest squad are a replacement for Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson for this weekends friendly Brazil. Apparently Young has decided he wants to concentrate on his club football. England's loss our gain?
Hmmmm, fish and chips for tea...
Stephen Warnock feels that he move from Blackburn to Villa has been 'justified' by his recall to the England squad for the friendly with Brazil this weekend, a recall that he has earned. Full article: A Chance Earned By The Move
The 14 shirts used by the Villa team in last weekend's 5-1 thumping of Bolton are all up for sale in an effort to raise additional funds for Acorns and Help for Heroes. Commemorative Bolton Shirts Up For Auction
Vital Villa fantasy league update: Vital Villa Fantasy League Update
Look at this for a star studded night out celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Villa Oldstars: 50th Anniversary Dinner Aston Villa Old Stars
There's no action at Villa Park on Saturday, but it's still worth popping along to celebrate a special milestone in the club's history - and the launch of a fantastic new book. Details: Click Here
Chances are I'll have some peas with my fish and chips... heaven.
Interesting couple of articles in the Express & Star on John Carew today. The first has quotes from centre-back Carlos Cuellar who told the E&S that JC is 'every defender’s worst nightmare'. Very true according to Chief Sports Writer Martin Swain but only when the player can be bothered. John Carew - Nightmare In More Ways Than One?!?
Thought for the day: If at first you don't succeed, sky diving is not for you.