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The Villa Times - 23/02/2010

The Villa Times - 23/02/2010

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Colin Davies, the man with the songs for Villa, will be on Midlands Today this evening (BBC 6:30-7pm). Details and his latest two songs: Colin Davies - Sings Us To Wembley + On TV

Man of the match v Burnley is...... Click Here

Nathan Delfouneso has joined Fabian Delph in the England under-21 squad for the crunch UEFA European Championship clash with Greece next week. Info:

Win exclusive World Cup Trophy tour tickets: Click Here
OK, this always happens when Villa start doing well, some doom merchant comes along and implies there is trouble at t'mill or that the manager is on the war path. I didn't do anything on this article yesterday because unlike the paper it was in, I wanted to get my facts straight first. Tom Evans? Never heard of him, asked someone else at People also and I am not sure they have either. Hmmm, must be 'close' to the club though surely, I mean, he has a 'source' for this back page article. Well, I'm not sure anyone at Villa have heard of him either. Well, according to this Tom Thumb, sorry, Tom Evans, MON is chasing Randy Lerner for cash and Randy has said the cupboard is bear and that MON would have to make do with youth players and loan dealings. Full article: HOGWASH Report - Randy WILL Back O'Neill

FA Cup build up including Petrov likely to be out with a virus and Ian Taylor saying this is our best chance to get to Wembley in the FA Cup for years (since 2000 to be exact!) Full details: FA Cup Build Up Including Captain Out?

The Club have announced that tickets for Villa's Carling Cup final clash with Manchester United are now SOLD OUT.

Villa away at Fratton Park v Portsmouth has been moved to Sunday April 18 with a 4pm kick off to be screened on Sky Sports.

The home local derby v Blues has also been selected for Sky Sports again. That match is on April 25 with a 12 noon kick off.

Villa v Burnley Coverage (post match)

Stats: Click Here
Video highlights: Click Here
Hercs In The Dressing Room post Burnley: Click Here
Match report: Click Here
MON verdict: Click Here

Villa's reserve team fixture against Portsmouth has been rearranged for Monday April 26 with a 7pm kick off.

Voiceoftheholte: The Premier League have cynically 'leaked' the idea of a play off for the last Champions League place. This is purely done to gauge the views of the fans on forums such as this, before announcing that an official review will be taking place (or not as in the case of the 39th game). Full article CL Play Offs - The Alternative. + Poll Results

Whilst on the subject, we asked in our last poll, suggested by villa_de: Champ League qualification: Keep it as it is, top 4 qualify 35% 4th place to FA Cup winners 31% 3rd place to FA Cup, 4th to League Cup winners 20% Top 3 + play off between 4th-7th 11% Top 3 PL team + 4th between 4th and 5th 3%

Well, one minute we are being told that Martin O'Neill should be the next England manager now we have him being touted as the next Manchester United boss. What is so wrong with him being Villa manager and building an empire here?! Then again, there is little loyalty in this game, it is a job and players / managers come and go with the best offers and biggest wages, no different to the 'real world' really is it? Anyway, former England striker and now BBC presenter Gary Lineker has told the Mail online that MON is perfect for Man Utd. Full article: Martin O'Neill Should Be Next Man Utd Boss?!

Thought for the day: Just came home and found my girlfriend dead in the washing machine. Gutted. Still, at least she died in COMFORT!.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 23 2010
Time: 5:09PM

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