The Villa Times - 09/01/2010
Unoial Villa News...
:o( No arrivals are expected at Villa Park during this transfer window in what appears to be an about turn by MON. Full article: No January Transfers Expected SHOCKER!?
Sheriff Kimbo made a welcome return this last week: Sheriff Kimbo's Monthly Musings (5)
And not just once!!!! Seven Days of Villa (1)
Goes without saying in this Villa Times there is no need for me to link to the Wigan game or the news that it is off, however I did find this interview from Vital Wigan and then made into a YouTube live interview - me as a women would you believe!!! - is very funny! Full details: Fear Is A Lady In Wigan Lampoon!
News on the awful bus gunning incident involving Moustapha Salifou. I believe Togo have now pulled out of the African Cup of Nations. Full article: Salifou Shocked But Unhurt In Bus Gunning
Salifou quoted on the official site: www.avfc.co.uk
Curtis Davies could be set for his first action since August after Martin O'Neill revealed he hopes to organise a practice match for the defender. The centre-back, who hasn't played since Villa's Europa League play-off against Rapid Vienna, is back in full training following an operation on his shoulder. Full article: www.avfc.co.uk
Fieldy: Martin O'Neill has taken the chance to praise Stewart Downing for the impact he's had on the pitch since returning from injury. The boss is quoted on the Official Site today saying how impressed his been with his form, especially given the fact that he isn't just yet fully match fit. Full quotes: The Best Is Yet To Come From Downing
Fieldy: Andreas Weimann has revealed that Gabby Agbonlahor is a huge inspiration to him. Speaking to the Official Site after signing his new contract, Weimann stated that he watches Gabby closely during games in an effort to pick up tips and tricks that he can work on himself in training. Full quotes: Weeman Inspired By The Gabster
Your chance to add to the Vital Villa Acorns 450 Challenge by bidding for a big framed picture of Sir Geoff Hurst and the World Cup winning team. It is hand signed by Geoff Hurst and has a validation number on the back. More information is on the Ebay site. Full details: Lets reach that £1000 for Acorns
Fieldy: Warning the following article contains the worst similie I've ever heard. It's that bad I'm not even sure it's a similie. For a change it's not mine either, I give full credit to the Official Site for this one. 'Despite the cold snap our central defensive ace says the competition for places at Villa is red hot.' Source: Paul Brown - take a bow, he's my new hero! Full article: King Carlos Loves Competition
There was a swap rumour earlier in the week involving Robbie Keane and John Carew. Both Appy Arry of Spurs and MON have since dismissed it: Villa/Spurs Paper Transfer Talk Savaged and our poll on the same subject also said no thanks! No To Villa/Spurs Swap Shop!
Older news just to fully catch up:
Fieldy: A New Year and the same tosh headlines...well what did you expect I haven't sobered up yet. In short, Dunney wants to be on the pitch for the next Cup win. Speaking on the Official Site ahead of tonight's clash (then postponed...ed) with Blackburn Dunney explained that he's fed up on not playing a part in Cup Semi's and more importantly Cup Finals, as the ironic stat given all his years in the game, he hasn't once appeared in the latter two stages of a Cup competition. Full quotes, relevant still for the re-arranged fixture: Richard's Dunne With Cup Glory From The Stands
Fieldy: Luke Young has said that although Villa are striving for a Champions League Cup place for next season, the Carling Cup is a nice safety net if we lift it. Full article: Young Echoes Season Aims
The FA Cup fourth round game at Villa Park against Brighton & Hove Albion has been set for Saturday January 23 with a 3pm kick off. It will not be amongst the live games on tv.
Some really lovely shots of Villa Park covered in snow: Villa Park In The Snow
Transfer talk: AVFC Transfer Talk - Hare To Hammers?!
Fieldy: Juan Pablo Angel believes that Monny grabbed the right player in Richard Dunne when looking to replace man mountain Martin Laursen. Speaking to the Official Site Angel said that he considers Richard Dunne to be one of the very best centre halves in the Premiership after not only seeing how he's helped Villa, but after playing against him during his time at the club. Full article: Monny Dunne The Right Thing
The official Blackburn Rovers site have announced that the Carling Cup semi-final 1st leg game against Aston Villa at Ewood Park has now been confirmed to take place on Thursday 14th January. Kick off 8.00pm. The 2nd leg at Villa Park remains on the 20th January with a 7:45pm kick off. Our tickets remain valid for the game. Anyone wanting a refund must do so by the 11th Jan.
Thought for the day: Impotence... Nature's way of saying 'No hard feelings?'