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The Villa Times - 08/02/2010

The Villa Times - 08/02/2010

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Vital Blackpool asked how likely Villa are to re-call on loan Barry Bannan. Me being an - ahem - expect - cough - on these things gave them an answer! Vital Blackpool said: 'Aston Villa are likely to allow an extension of Barry Bannan's loan deal at Blackpool......that's according to the editor of Vital Villa!' Not quite what I meant really, I don't know if they will extend it, just that it is unlikely he'll be needed for our first team just yet...! Adding 'The teenage midfielder has been in sparkling form for the Seasiders since joining the club in November. This led to Ian Holloway landing the Villan until the end of the season but on the last day of the transfer window Martin O'Neill changed the duration to just an extra month, given the Premiership sides' injury worries'. Full article:

Numerous sources are reporting that QPR will sign Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne on loan when the window reopens. Full details:

Villa are giving their support to a strip amnesty, aimed at helping underprivileged children and adults in South Africa. Kit collection details:

Great article by Vital Villan BBJ on his return to White Hart Lane 39 years after his last visit. Full article: BBJ's Return To White Hart Lane

Fieldy: Brad Friedel has said his clean sheets lately are down to the team and not simply little ol him between the sticks. Yes it's your typical, slow news day, fluff but I become discombobulated unless I do something useful during a day so I'm sort of honour bound to mention it. Speaking on the Official Site Big Brad didn't want to talk so much about the string of fine saves he made during the Spurs match, preferring instead to talk about the 'collective' team effort needed when it comes to clean sheets. Full article: Friedel Shares The Praise Around

Commentating legend Martin Tyler is backing's Junior Voice of Football competition. is calling on young football fans to put their commentating skills to the test as they look to find Britain's next top football commentator. Legendary commentator Martin Tyler, a veteran of 35 years on the scene, says it's a great opportunity on offer and believes it's a great incentive for youngsters who are looking to enter the industry. Full details: Tyler on Junior Voice of Football at Villa Park

Fieldy: Martin O'Neill is adamant that 4th place is still open for grabs, and that Villa are as much in with a shot of grabbing it as anyone else. Full article: Race For Fourth Place Still On

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Another peach of a song from Colin Davies: 'No More Mr Nice Guy' Sings Villa To Wembley!

Villa v Spurs at White Hart Lane coverage:

MON reaction: Villa & Spurs Managers Relatively Happy With Point
MON and Dunne reaction with my waffle after the game! Martin O'Neill 'Delighted' With Villa Point
Match report by Glensider: Click Here
Stats: Click Here
Images on official site:

Thought for the day: 'You can't be consistent all the time' - Stilyan Petrov

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday February 8 2010
Time: 6:14PM

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