The Villa Times - 22/12/2009
Unoial Villa News...
Happy Christmas from Vital Villa: Click Here
Blackburn v Villa is now sold out, the 5000 allocation has been snapped up for the travelling Claret and Blue army. Got mine this morning, phew!
Mike Field: Speaking to SSN Stewart Downing explained how bad an influence our very own JF was before games...no sorry that was just a really weird dream I had last season. Downing has said that with how Villa are playing they fear nobody anymore having already seen off Chelsea, Man U and Liverpool this season. If anything the established Top 4 should be looking at us and panicking. Villa Aren't Downing - They Have No Fear
The Mirror Villa report James Nursey has a good article on his blog today: Click Here
Fieldy: Jamie Redknapp believes that recently sacked Man City manager Mark Hughes gave Villa the signing of the season when he sold Richard Dunne to us. Full article: Hughes Dunne The Wrong Deal
Interview with my good mate Nigel who did the trek to Old Trafford 23 years in a row to see us win: The Holy Grail For Villa Fan (Legend)
Post Stoke comments from John Carew, Stewart Downing and Stiliyan Petrov : Click Here
Post match coverage:
Stats: Click Here
MON reaction: Click Here
Match report: Click Here
A picture of a gorilla: Click Here
StennyVilla alerted me to an article on Villa's on loan (to Blackpool) midfielder Barry Bannan. Stenny said: 'Bannan really enjoying it at Blackpool see link below, but his contract is up in June and he is a must to sign up on a long contract. He will make it. He looks good enough now - a future Villa and Scotland player of class hopefully please.' Full article including comments from Bannan and the Vital Blackpool editor: Barry Bannan - To Keep Or Not To Keep?
Vital Villa fantasy league: Click Here
Great News. Vital Villa have all but reached the half way stage and have already raised the £450 for the Acorns 450 Challenge. Thanks SO much to all who have donated so far, it is greatly appreciated. Full article and your chance to donate: Vital Villa Acorns 450 Challenge
A report in the News of the World says that former Reading and Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell will stay and fight for his pace in the Villa team but that Martin O'Neill will allow Nigel Hokey-Cokey to leave in January if he can find a club. Full details: Sunday's Aston Villa Press Talk
Man of the match v Stoke City was Luke Young, rest of results: Man Of The Match v Stoke City
Mini Cooper: It's funny how the build up to each game has a certain angle or emphasis. Prior to the OT game it was the fact we hadn't beaten them there in the league since 1983, and the general feeling amongst us fans that the time is now, given their injury problems and the simultaneous 'clicking' of our new look midfield permanent. Full article: Top 4 More Realistic For Villa This Season?
Player of the season so far was voted to be James Milner. Full results: Player Of The Season So Far? Results
Thought for the day: Finished my cross eyed girlfriend today. I got the feeling she was seeing someone else.