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The Villa Times - 04/09/2010

The Villa Times - 04/09/2010

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Goalkeeper Andy Marshall has rejoined us with a one year deal to give some goalkeeping cover. Marshall had been released in June but Kevin MacDonald has tempted the 35-year-old back. Quotes: Andy Marshall Returns To Villa!

Fieldy: Andreas Weimann faces a few months on the sidelines as the ankle injury sustained against Rapid Vienna requires surgery. Kevin MacDonald has confirmed the 19 year old striker will require surgery on his ankle, and it's likely he will be out until October. Details: Surgery For The Weeman

Wadey: A pair of socks - how nice!....It feels a bit like Christmas has come early, being a Villa fan right now, as there is a wonderful array of beautifully wrapped parcels glinting in the lights under the tree; and they could be anything. They could be remote-controlled helicopters and missile-firing tanks to scare the cat, and there could be fancy bottles of scotch guaranteed to tingle the tonsils to orgasm at the first sip. There could be all sorts of stuff you never knew you wanted but are in fact, the one thing your life is missing. Full column: Something For The Weekend (297)

General Krulak is still batting the questions in the forums and no doubt reading the threads of doom with 'don't get that manager' and 'don't get that one either' ! GK said: 'I am away for 2 days and the Boards get pretty rough. Full article including HH2 (Vital Villa member) on why this decision is so crucial... General Krulak On Manager Search & Villa Fan Plea

Oh damn it. Looks like James Collins has picked up a nasty injury playing for Wales. Manager John Toshack was furious that despite an elbow in the face of the Villa defender no action was taken. full details: Gulp... James Collins Picks Up Injury

Stephen Ireland should be fit for the away game v Stoke a week Monday... phew. Stephen Ireland Should Be Fit For Stoke

Right, what madness do we have to contend with today?! The Sun have a link that some have already mentioned in the forums. Apparently former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni (I thought he was one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Then again, I need to get our more) is interested in taking the managers job at Villa. + Houllier to be announced Monday? Petrov wants Big Mac? Full article: Teenage Mutant Turtle Linked To Villa Job?

And Friday it was Houllier: So Now The Press Say Houllier But No Sven!

Some interesting threads in the forums with reference to managers:

Curbishley: Click Here
Houllier: Click Here
Jol: Click Here
PL managers with experience: Click Here

(All contain strong views/adult language)

Reminder, SCG feedback needed: Supporters Consultation Group - Feedback Needed

And another reminder: London To Paris - Sir Graham Of Taylor

International round up on the official site:

Villa promo: Join us for an insightful lunch with guest speaker Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, Kt, at our latest Network Villa event. The former Trade Minister will be sharing his words of wisdom and answering your questions. Enjoy a drinks reception and two-course lunch with networking in one of our pitch view suites. The event is free to Network Villa members. It is £25 (plus VAT) for members guests and £35 (plus VAT) for non-members. For more information and to book places please call Nicole Evans on 0800 612 0960 (option 2).

Claire Boden: Domestic football takes a backseat this weekend as international action comes to the fore. Despite Gabby Agbonlahor not being included in Fabio Capello's latest England squad, the three-cap Villa striker has revealed his personal pride when donning the Three Lions jersey. Following England's indifferent World Cup campaign in South Africa this summer, boss Capello earmarked Agbonlahor as a key player for England in the future. Full article:

Villa v Blackburn Rovers tickets on sale:

Mat Kendrick: GERARD Houllier is weighing up whether to kickstart a French revolution at Villa Park as the club`s new manager, according to sources in France. Article:

Thought for the day: It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday September 4 2010
Time: 11:05AM

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