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The Villa Times - 26/01/2012

The Villa Times - 26/01/2012

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Marc Albrighton has insisted he didn't make the most of Karl Henry's kick in the Wolves match and he was disappointed that 'some' thought he did. Full quotes: Albrighton's No Cheat

And McLeish on the cheat songs from Wolves fans: Albrighton Will Be Better For Handling The Bird

According to the Jamaica Gleaner, 19-year-old Brian 'Rambo' Brown Junior will be arriving in England for a trial at Aston Villa. Full article: Rambo Secures Aston Villa Trial

Charles N'Zogbia has visited a specialist to determine the extent of his heel injury after missing our last 3 matches: N'Zogbia Visits A Specialist

Our reserve game at Motspur Park has been postponed due to Fulham's involvement in the FA Youth Cup. The game was originally due to take place on February 14, and no new date has been announced yet. The second string return to action when they host Fulham on February 6 at Hinckley.

I`m not sure this is even news to be honest, surely it is obvious? However, transfer talk is in thin supply so hey, lets go for it! Shock horror, Emile Heskey is going to be allowed to walk away in the summer on a free. Well, I`m sure we all feel the same, if he goes, we go... how would we survive?! lol Full article: Can Villa Survive Without Heskey & Beye?

Following our somewhat dramatic victory over Wolves, Alex McLeish has called on the team to show some consistency and start climbing the table. Speaking to the Official Site McLeish said he had challenged the players to get into the top half of the league as soon as is possible and he's focusing on our home form to get us there. Full article: McLeish Calls On Villa To Push On

Gary Gardner has reflected on the weekend...his debut start and the derby victory. All in all he's rather chuffed. Speaking to the Official Site Gardner opened with. 'To make my first start in a derby and win it? What more can I ask?' Full quotes: Gardner's Dream Come True

Villa's home clash with Bolton has been switched for sky sports coverage. The match is now Sunday March 18, with a 4pm kick-off. However, the Sky Sports game would have to be postponed if Villa or Bolton reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

From the 23rd: Statement from Villa: The club can confirm that Nathan Delfouneso has joined Championship side Leicester on a month's loan.

Tony McAndrew and Gary Gardner were on hand to speak to AVTV following Villa's NextGen Series quarter-final exit.

Post Wolves:

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McLeish post match: Click Here

Well, I think most will agree with me, Robbie Keane looked a bit rubbish yesterday?!?!?!?! Ha...! Cut above pretty much anyone else on the pitch wasn`t he? Knows where to pass, creates space, makes the right moves and most importantly, he knows exactly where the goal is. Shame we didn`t get him a decade ago. Oh, by the way, a myth buster. Doug Ellis didn`t stop the move over £500k. Every time John Gregory went to watch him at Wolves, he wasn`t impressing and as JG said later, he wasn`t the only PL manager to miss out on him as he obviously moved abroad. Full article: Robbie Keane - The Get Out Of Jail Card?

Robbie has said: 'My record is there and no one is going to take away the goals I scored before I left,' he said. 'But it was my choice to go over there and I haven't really missed the Premier League. I'm only here for a short time. I wasn't looking to come back [when I signed for Villa]. But it was too long a time for me to be sitting around waiting for pre-season and I wanted to start playing again.' From the Independent

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 26 2012
Time: 2:18PM

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