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The Villa Times - 14/12/2009

The Villa Times - 14/12/2009

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Congratulations to Ryan Giggs for his deserved BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award, top man and top player.

An interview with a Sunderland fan ahead of Tuesday nights game: Click Here

My interview on Vital Sunderland: Click Here

The ever lovely Lisa Smith has an interview with Carlos Cuellar in the Mercury online today. The Spanish central defender says he won't read the papers after games as only one persons opinion matters, the gaffers. 'I am not worried about what the newspapers say about me. I just worry about what the gaffer says. It is his opinion that really matters.' Adding, 'There is so much news about transfers and players and I don’t like it. Even when we win or when we lose I don’t like to read it.' Oh and he says his taste in reading is more like Mens Health and the great GQ (subscribed to it for years, really is a cut above most mags!) Full article: Click Here

An update on the General Krulak feedback thread: General Krulak Update Thread Part 7

A few couple of very worthy article submissions:

krisvilla says Villa have to take advantage of Liverpool's poor form and replace them. We MUST Take Advantage Of Liverpool Slip

Dan Jones: I would just like to start by saying, WOOHOO!!!! We beat them!!! Ahem, anyway.......I have noticed that one or two Villa fans are getting a little carried away following the biggest win under Martin O`Neill and I would argue our biggest win since the 1996 League Cup final!! However I am here as always to be the voice of reason, to just keep you all mindful of the fact that league wise, we have been here before. Full article: Top Four In December - Déjà Vu?

The ever great: Something For The Weekend (264)

*The lads are jubilant after their victory over Man Utd* MON: Alright lads, settle down, settle down. Great performance out there. Finally we've beaten Man Utd, and since they're the champions do you know what that means? A.Young: More than 8 seconds analysis after the match on Match of the Day boss? MON: Well perhaps Ashley, but probably not, it means WE are the Premier League champions! Hercs In The Dressing Room Post Man Utd

Oh yes, it has started! The transfer season is upon us! Sunday Transfer Talk For Aston Villa

Dwight Yorke or Dean Saunders? Dion Dublin or Tony Daley? Who is the greatest Villa player ever to play in the Premiership? What is the best Villa XI ever to play in the Premiership? You decide! Full details: Who is the greatest player ever... You decide!

Injury updates from last Wednesday, thought I'd done a Villa Times since then, evidently not..! Whoops! Injury Updates For Davies, Collins & Wilf

Martin O'Neill has blasted reports that Big John Carew might be on his way to Turkish giants Fenerbahce. And on the transfer window he adds: 'Who knows what happens in January? I don't want to be sitting here promising absolutely everything and then finding out that I'm unable to keep these particular promises about anything that happens in a January window.' Saying that one thing is for sure, he doesn't want to be losing players. Full article: MON On Carew & No Transfer Promises

Post Manchester United Coverage:

Martin O'Neill saluted another heroic defensive effort from Richard Dunne, insisting he has made a real difference since joining Villa. Full quotes: ://

Stiliyan Petrov insists belief was the watchword for Villa as champions Manchester United were seen off in their own backyard. Full quotes: ://

Gabby Agbonlahor insists Villa's latest big name scalp trumps all others this season because of Manchester United's dominance at home and the history of the fixture. Full quotes: ://

Image gallery, some crackers here: Villa At Old Trafford Images & Coverage
Stats: Click Here
MON's post match: Click Here
No grace from Sir Chewalot: Click Here
Why Villa beat United: the facts by 144wittonlane: Click Here
Video highlights: Click Here
Hercs In The Dressing Room Post Man Utd: Click Here
Colin Davies video, an ode to Villa's win: Click Here
It pays to have faith in Villa... £600 to be exact! Click Here

Post match interview with Zae from Vital Man Utd: Post Match Interview With Man Utd Fan

My wisdom spreads as I take the Man Utd interview: An Interview With Villa Fan Fear

Message from Villa: Due to the heavy demand on our phone lines, we are asking supporters to use our online booking facility to make ticket purchases, where possible. We currently have a number of games available to buy, including the Carling Cup semi-final against Blackburn Rovers and the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke City this weekend.

Thought for the day (nicked from Zaphod) cant believe someone would accuse me of being patronising (that's when you explain something because you think the other person is stupid)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday December 14 2009
Time: 3:20PM

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