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The Villa Times - 22/03/2012

The Villa Times - 22/03/2012

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To keep Stephen Ireland or not to keep Stephen Ireland?! Poll results: Click Here

Which followed on from: Is Stephen Ireland 'Retiring' To The MLS?

Aston Villa is delighted to announce that the club's 'Acorns Day' fundraising activities raised a fantastic total of £108,835 - enough to run an Acorns hospice for TWO WEEKS! Full article:

More poll results, this time, was it right to postpone the Villa v Bolton game: Click Here

Alex McLeish has said he is hopeful that Ciaran Clark will resume full training next week. Speaking to the Official Site McLeish said that Clark was recovering well from his damaged knee ligament injury, and that he had returned to ball work and light running already without any further ill effects after suffering an earlier setback. If all goes well for the remainder of the week, McLeish is hopeful Ciaran will join the rest of the boys next week: Clark Back In Full Training Next Week

Cars, disgusted, misquoted...why does a French interview never go well for him? Speaking to L'Equipe, he reportedly said: 'I'm not exactly jubilant, I like to go forward, but here they ask me to defend more than attack. Alex McLeish said I prefer cars to football, that is his slogan. If I get wages, I have the right to do what I want with my money. He is not here to tell me what I have to buy or not. He is not my father. He doesn't know where I come from...' Full article: Wayhey N'Zogbia's In The News Again

Renewing or not?! the forum thread: Click Here

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Richard Dunne is being exported to Cleveland to he recovers from his broken collarbone so he can take advantage of our links with their medical department. With more upper body injuries occuring in the NFL, the Browns staff are well placed to deal with his shoulder injury and should be able to add that touch of expertise to his recovery. Full article: Dunne Not Down In The Browns

Andi Weimann has said that the homegrown talent in the first team can be the nucleus of the first team squad for years to come. Speaking to the Official Site after Weimann became the latest youngster to make a name for himself in the first team, he said that our current batch of youngsters know each other that well and work so well together that they can become the mainstay of the first team for the next decade. Full article: Homegrown Players Will Be Our Foundation

Five of Villa's emerging next generation are jetting off on international duty in the U17 European Championship qualifiers. England's U17 squad will boast Callum Robinson, Jordan Graham and Joshua Webb when they travel to Georgia for three qualifiers as they look to book their place in the finals in Slovenia. On Monday they face Ukraine, then Georgia next Wednesday and before finishing the Elite qualifiers against Spain on March 31. Republic of Ireland duo Jack Grealish and Brad Lewis will be with the team for their 'Elite' qualifiers in Holland. Facing off against Serbia first on Thursday, they then face Holland on Saturday before rounding up their qualifiers against Albania on March 27.

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Date:Thursday March 22 2012
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