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The Villa Times - 07/02/2012

The Villa Times - 07/02/2012

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A good few players didn`t bother to go up to the away fans at Newcastle and thank them. McLeish was told by press and said: "They shouldn`t be doing that. Even if they go over to the fans and get abused, they should still do it. They need to show a bit of humility and I will have a word with them about that." Forum thread: Click Here

Man of the match v Newcastle: Click Here

Man City ticket news: www.avfc.co.uk

Protests, right or wrong? See details: Click Here

Our current form: Home: Won 3, Drawn 4, Lost 5 Away: Won 3, drawn 6, lost 3

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Post WW2 Villa Managers records in the first 23 games in rank order...

Rank Manager Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 John Gregory 23 17 4 2 39 16 23 55
2 Ron Atkinson 23 11 3 9 34 29 5 36
3 Alex Massie 23 10 5 8 35 27 8 35
4 Tony Barton 23 10 5 8 35 32 3 35
5 George Martin 23 8 7 8 35 33 2 31
6 Brian Little 23 7 9 7 28 26 2 30
7 David O'Leary 23 8 6 9 26 27 -1 30
8 Alex McLeish 23 6 10 7 28 31 -3 28
9 Graham Turner 23 7 7 9 31 38 -7 28
10 Jozef Venglos 23 6 9 8 24 24 0 27
11 Eric Houghton 23 8 3 12 36 44 -8 27
12 Martin O'Neill 23 5 11 7 24 28 -4 26
13 Gerard Houllier 23 6 8 9 29 38 -9 26
14 Graham Taylor 23 6 5 12 21 29 -8 23
15 Billy McNeill 23 5 8 10 29 43 -14 23
16 Dick Taylor 23 7 2 14 28 51 -23 23

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Stephen Ireland, James Collins, Gabby Agbonlahor and Marc Albrighton are all set to resume training at some point this week. Details: Fitness Boost Ahead Of Man City

The second string's reserve derby against the Baggies has been moved. The game was originally scheduled to take place at Hinckley on February 20, but will now take place at Bodymoor Heath on February 21. The new kick off is 1pm.

Reserves stats v Fulham: Click Here
Match report: www.avfc.co.uk

Alex McLeish has said that Chris Herd is progressing well following his injury and it won't be long before he's back in full training. Details: Herd Close To Return

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 06/02/2012

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 7 2012
Time: 6:00PM

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