The Villa Times - 10/02/2012
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Ok, protest coverage, including some interesting debates in the article comments:
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SHOULD Fans Be Protesting? Poll Opinion Split
Shay Given 'Protests Won't Help Team' + Fans Split
'Proud To Be A Villan' Against Protests
Anti McLeish Protests Planned v Man City
Protests. Right Or Wrong?
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By Paul Brown American Football fan Ciaran Clark is eager to 'sack' Gareth Barry on Sunday. Clark, who was an avid watcher of the Superbowl between the Giants and the Patriots, sees similarities between Barry's role at Manchester City and the influential quarter-back position in the popular USA sport. Clark is a firm admirer of the way most of the championship-chasing team's best attacks are sparked by the diligence of former claret and blue captain Barry. Full article: Committed Clark eager to 'sack' quarter-back Barry (official site link)
Hercs! @VillasHerc in the Dressing Room Before Man City
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Marc Albrighton and James Collins are likely to be available for the Man City game, leaving only Gabby as the doubt. Albrighton & Collins Back In Contention
Fancy playing against the Aston Villa Old Stars, whose line-up reads as a 'Who's Who? of Villa Greats'. We are looking for players interested in playing and making a donation to a great charity cause while also raising funds for a local amateur football team. Full article: Want To Play Against Villa Old Stars?
Alex McLeish has called on Gary Gardner to stick the boot in on the seniors and show them how it's done. Speaking to the Official Site McLeish was full of praise for our 19 year old starlet and he really wants him to kick on this season. Full article: McLeish Looks To Gary Gardner
Aston Villa have reportedly failed in an attempt to keep Robbie Keane at the club for longer. The Birmingham Mail are suggesting that Villa were keen to extend his loan spell which runs out on February 25, but LA Galaxy are adament they want him back ahead of the start of the MLS season.
Gabby Agbonlahor has said he is hopeful of a return to action against Man City this weekend as he's been staying behind after training to get his fitness up. Article: Injuries Frustrate Gabby
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Wadey: A punishment to fit the crime! Having convinced a jury that he would never dream of evading his taxes, using the, 'too dumb to diddle' defence, as perfected so famously by Ken Dodd, Harry Redknapp walked free from court this week, only to be re-arrested and charged with being the only English football manager doing a decent job, and he looks likely to be sentenced to a number of years of chokey as England manager, where he'll no doubt endure far more serious punishment and damage to his reputation, than being found guilty of dodging his taxes, would have achieved. Full column: Something For The Weekend (369)
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Villa's table topping second string will return to Villa Park for the final 3 home games of the season. The games against Newcastle on March 5, Norwich on March 12 and Liverpool on April 2 will all take place back at B6 and not at Hinckley or Bodymoor Heath. All 3 fixtures will kick off at 7pm.
Alex McLeish has confirmed that Brian 'Rambo' Brown is on trial at the club. Even if the club are impressed with the 19 year old youngster there would be work permit issues and it's unlikely he would be granted one, but it's a good chance to assess him nonetheless. Details: McLeish Confirms Rambo Trial
Alex McLeish has no intention of disciplining Charles N'Zogbia for his recent twitterings but he has told him it's down to him to start enjoying his football again. Full article: Self Help Required For N'Zogbia
Decent forum thread, which players would you like to see depart in the summer and have you any suggested replacements?! Name the players you want rid of in he summer and who to replace them!
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