It has been announced today that Villa will take part in the prestigious bi-annual tournament, Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong next summer.
(Note to self, get a lottery ticket today!)
Villa will take part v Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers and the 2010-11 champions of the Hong Kong First Division League.
The knock out competition will be held on on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 July 2011, with a final to determine the winner and a play-off to decide third place.
Gerard Houllier is quoted on the official site saying: 'The Barclays Asia Trophy is a tournament which Aston Villa is very much looking forward to competing in. It will be exciting to play in Hong Kong and the tournament will be a central part of our preparations for the 2011-12 season.'
Err. The Vital Villa man of the match v Stoke City...
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his normal Monday briefing, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan has also given his thoughts as frustration reigns.
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his post game thoughts to the press following Saturday's loss to Stoke City.
Summer signing Adama Traore has said that he's concentrating on his Aston Villa future at the moment, and is yet to decide where his international allegiance will lay.
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