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The Villa Times - 18/02/2010

The Villa Times - 18/02/2010

Unoial Villa News...

This is amusing, an interview on BBC radio between Martin O'Neill and Neil Warnock ! O'Neill And Warnock Face Off On BBC Radio!

Villa v Palace (FA CUP replay) will NOT be televised. Ticket info: Villa v Palace NOT Televised

On the other hand, the next round if we get through WILL be on TV! Details: FA Cup 6th Round Televised

Good heavens above, the Sky Top Four Lovies won't like this? There are proposals by the Premier League to make the final (4th) spot for the Champions League a play off at the end of each season. The proposal is to put 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th (quite why I couldn't have just said 4th-7th I'm not totally sure in truth!) in a play off similar to the play offs for promotion to the Premiership for Championship teams. Full article and MON quotes: Top 4 Won't Like New League Proposals - MON Does

Carling Cup ticket update:

14 days of AVTV for 99p:

More... Should the Champions League qualification structure be changed? Plans are a-foot..! Details: Should CL Qualification Change? Have Your Say

Fieldy: Martin O'Neill has singled out Fabian Delph's approach to criticism as being hugely refreshing, and said he expects big things from him and Delfouneso next season. Speaking on the Official Site O'Neill praised the desire of Delph to improve by forensically studying his own performances and by being his own biggest critic after games. Full article: O'Neill's Praise For The Delphboys

Fieldy: Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood are both ahead of their respective schedules, and it may be possible that they will be at least fit for the bench before the end of the season. Full details: Long Term Injury Update

Vital Villa fantasy league update: Click Here

Fieldy: Martin O'Neill has said he sees no reason why Stephen Warnock nor Stewart Downing can't gain themselves a place in the England World cup squad. O'Neill was speaking on the Official Site ahead of a busy and important 10 days for us. We have Burnley up next with a desperate need for another 3 points to get our Top 4 push properly back on track, then we have the replay against Palace in the FA Cup and of course the daddy of the fixture list for this season, the Carling Cup Final against Man U. Full article: O'Neill's England Boost For Duo

Carling Cup draw details, judging by the article comments, it is being viewed as a bit of a controversial move! Details: Click Here

Fieldy: Martin O'Neill has decided against a 'spring' break away this year, and has instead given the lads a couple of days off instead. Speaking on the Official Site today O'Neill said he has given the lads a bit of time off to enjoy life and recuperate before our next match against Burnley, because presumably it'll be all hands to the pump on the training field as we head into the Palace reply and the Carling cup Final. Details: Few Days Break For First Team

Wolves v Villa reserves stats: Click Here
More details: Captain Clark Pleased With Second String

And the man of the match v Crystal Palace (FA Cup 5th round) was..... Click Here

Fieldy: Ashley Young has thanked manager Martin O'Neill for showing faith in him and believing in him whilst others doubted his impact this season. Full article and quotes: Ash Thankful For Support

Ticket details for Villa v Crystal Palace: Click Here

The FA official site will be showing Aston Villa v Crystal Palace next week (as well as the other 5th round replay Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers) live. Fifth Round Replays
8pm, Wednesday 24 February 2010 Both will be available free to UK and Ireland viewers. Site link:

Thought for the day: Saw a sign in a shop window 'tv for sale, £1, volume stuck on full' Well, I just couldn't turn that down!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 18 2010
Time: 6:15PM

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