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The Villa Times - 02/03/2012

The Villa Times - 02/03/2012

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Villa_Grizzly: History matters. When Tottenham Hotspur beat Leicester City in the 1999 League Cup final they not only won a trophy but also qualified for Europe. Most would see this as being indicative of success. There was just one problem. The man at the helm was George Graham. Despite lifting a trophy in his first five months and playing some good football some of the fans were not convinced. They could not accept, in principle, a man who had won two league titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup with Arsenal. History was in the DNA; in the bones and the fabric of Tottenham Hotspur and part of that history was a bitter rivalry with Arsenal. Should such things be forgotten? Full article: Far From The Madding Crowd

No respite, no relief... There I was these past weeks, anxiously awaiting Villa's financial results, like some bingo widow, desperately praying for that last number on her card. Worn down by Villa's misery machine in this endless winter of discontent, I was just frantic for any kind of good news. Unfortunately, we got to see some numbers, but there was no good news in sight. Full article: Something For The Weekend (372)

The latest dates from VMF and a new menu: Click Here

Bit of Gabby talk today... Agbonlahor told www.avfc.co.uk that he is fit and raring to go v Blackburn. I wonder if the rumour that he`s in goal is true?!?!?!? lol With Bent out, surely this is now Gabby`s chance to get back up front instead of being wasted on the wing? Full article and quotes: Gabby Has A Chance To Step Up - Again

Man of the match v Wigan: Click Here

McLeish wants fans to leave their anger aside for the 90 mins of a match. Hmmm, not sure it has gone down well! Full quotes and article comments: McLeish Fires Up His Light Sabre

Villa ticket offer - bring a friend to Bolton game (is that something you`d do to a friend?!?!? Joking, joking!) Details: Click Here

Fulham ticket news and news of the Acorns day: Click Here

Brad Guzan has been offered a new extended contract at Villa following his deputised performances. Speaking to the BBC manager Alex McLeish said: Guzan Offered New Deal

Villa's reserves continue their title push when they take on Newcastle at Villa Park on Monday - and you can watch all the action live on AVTV. Details: Click Here

Alex McLeish is confident that Stiliyan Petrov, James Collins and Alan Hutton will be fit and raring to go against Blackburn this weekend. Details: Player Boost Ahead Of Blackburn For Eck

Lawro has sneaked into the lead 9 right predictions to 8 having said a draw v Wigan. What do they predict v Blackburn Rovers I hear you cry? See here: Click Here

Video preview Blackburn v Villa: Click Here

Murph`s entertaining match preview: Poultry in Motion - Villa V Blackburn Preview

Hercs: @VillasHerc in the Dressing Room

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 29/02/2012

Image gallery on the official site for players training pre Blackburn: www.avfc.co.uk

Highly rated youngster Connor Taylor has joined Tamworth on a month long loan deal. After progressing through the Academy and into the reserves over the last few seasons, it will be the 18 year old's first taste of proper competitive football and if his reserve appearances are anything to go by, as long as he finds his feet, you would expect him to create a fair bit of a stir.

Thought for the day: "I've booked a table for me and the wife at an Elvis Presley themed restaurant. It's for people who love meat tender."

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Date:Friday March 2 2012
Time: 4:57PM

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