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The Villa Times - 21/01/2010

The Villa Times - 21/01/2010

Unoial Villa News...

WOW, what a game...!

Whoever at Villa decided to put this up on the video boards at the end of the game was nothing short of a genius: Exit Stadium & Make Your Way To Wembley

The very latest 'in the dressing room' spoof by Hercs: Hercs 'In The Dressing Room' After Semi Win

All the very latest AVFC ticket info including links to the FA CUP this weekend AND hospitality for £50 or £75 for Villa v BHA: Click Here

Some stunning donations recently - thanks so much to everyone - means we are on course to reach the two season target within this season. So should be by the end of the season £1000 in total for Acorns. Full info: Vital Villa Acorns 450 Challenge

We were linked earlier to Rangers striker Kris Boyd. All sounded plausible as well. Article: Record Scottish Scorer In Talks With Villa?

However I'm told that there is no substance at all to the story, he hasn't been in talks and isn't likely to be in talks. So there you go! However Messi and David Villa? Maybe: No Truth In Boyd Rumours - Messi On The Other Hand

Post Villa v Blackburn Coverage:

Some magic images of last night: Glorious Images Of A Great Villa Park Night
Image for Villa fans as we all left Villa Park last night... this is a classic: Exit Stadium & Make Your Way To Wembley
Hercs in the dressing room spoof: Click Here
BBC iplayer link of full game: Click Here
Wembley ticket info and I CAN'T get anyone tickets, stop asking! lol Click Here
Stats: Click Here

James Milner was a disappointed spectator last time Villa lifted the League Cup - but he hopes to be celebrating with the claret and blue faithful this time around. The midfielder was in the crowd at Wembley in 1996 when Villa defeated his boyhood team, Leeds United, to win the trophy. Full article:

Stewart Downing revealed his delight at reaching the Carling Cup final, insisting he joined the club for moments like this. Full article:

James Milner reveled in Villa's Carling Cup semi-final triumph, insisting: 'Nobody will forget this night in a hurry'. He also said how great the Villa fans were, thanks James, always nice to see someone appreciate the support! Full article:

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General Krulak director feedback update article: General Krulak Update Thread Part 8

Blues vice chairman Peter Pannu has said that an agreeable deal between both clubs for Craig Gardner is pretty close. A story in ESPN indicates that a fee of £3.5 million will be enough to secure the services of the versatile midfielder, and that a deal is close. Pannu is quoted as saying: 'We are pretty close to a deal, our offer for Craig Gardner is still on the table.'

Vital Villa asked for your ... well, according to co-ed Vital Villan - Wet Spam man of the match! The winner with 35% was Stewart Downing. Full results: Click Here

Martin O'Neill has confirmed that he will have to sell players before bringing anyone else in. He was apparently asked if he would be bringing in a striker and replied to Sky Sports: 'We are not looking at players at this minute because we have to sell. Do I have to sell to buy? We wouldn't be the only club in that position.' Full article: No Villa Transfers Unless We Sell First

If you could bring back three Villa heroes, who would they be? Full article: If You Could Bring Back 3 Villa Heroes?

Stennyvilla: Yesterday's Times came up with some telling stats that presumably fit with everyone's perception. Against West Ham Villa made 58 crosses from corners and free kicks and centre's, as against an average for the whole season in premier games of 23 crosses per game. Full article: Very Telling Statistics For Villa

Thought for the day: Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 22 2010
Time: 9:00AM


Gutted to see Gardner leave. I think he's better than Sidwell!
22/01/2010 10:18:00
Gutted to see Gardner leave. I think he's better than Sidwell!
22/01/2010 10:18:00
i got to agree with u - mb we shud of sidwell to birmingham
22/01/2010 12:09:00
i got to agree with u - mb we shud of sidwell to birmingham
22/01/2010 12:09:00
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