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The Villa Times - 30/03/2012

The Villa Times - 30/03/2012

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With this awful news, not sure anything else matters. Club statement: Stiliyan Petrov 30-03-2012 The Villa Board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia. Stiliyan developed a fever following the Arsenal game last Saturday and subsequently underwent tests conducted by Dr Ian McGuinness. Haematology experts confirmed the diagnosis today. Full article: Get Well Soon Skipper - Best Wishes To Petrov

The Independent has quotes from assistant manager Peter Grant today via John Curtis at the Press Association. Grant has confirmed that they have put contract talks on hold for our out of contract players until the summer. Full quotes: Bosman Free Trio Talks On Hold Until Summer

Tony Cascarino has joined the list of pundits giving Villa a bit of a slating and saying that the fans are down and unhappy. He told Talksport that he was at the Arsenal game and said Villa were 'awful` and that we never looked like scoring adding, 'I was amazed how poor they were.' Full quotes: Tony Cascarino Feels Sorry For 'Numb' Villa Fans

Transfer talk... Heskey to stay? Gabby to go? Noooooo! Article: Two Linked OUT - Heskey Should Stay... UH???

So Mystic Mug has gone into a mood, he`s predicted 84-1 to Chelsea with the 1 being an own goal! Mystic Mug Has Had Enough Of Lack Of Belief!!!

I got a nice email from a youngster yesterday, he said: 'I'm a big fan of your articles and thought I'd email you and express my opinion from the perspective of a 16-year old fan of 2 years from St. Louis, Missouri. I'm not whatsoever expecting you to publish this but maybe some of my opinions will influence your work. It will also just calm my nerves by getting my opinions out.' Well, flattery will get you everywhere, but so will having a sensible opinion and a well thought out article... so here it is: A Contrast Between Fans And Press On Villa?

Villa v Bolton Wanderers new date has been set. Villa now face the Trotters at Villa Park kicking off at 7:45pm on Tuesday April 24th.

Vital Villa did a snap poll on Wednesday (just closed) Villa? Poll Date: 28 Mar 2012 Suggested By: Feario
50/50, really don't know 48% Staying Up 34% Going Down 16% So there you go!

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Alex McLeish has said that Eric Lichaj and Andi Weimann are pushing hard in training for a start against Chelsea. So it won't happen then baring a miracle or severe injuries, but I haven't done anything for a couple of days so let's go with it for a bit. Speaking to the Official Site as the first team drop like flies, McLeish explained that he wouldn't hesitate to give Lichaj a starting berth against the Londoners, and of course we all know what Weimann is capable of. Full article: Lichaj & Weimann Set For Chelsea Start?

Two tickets for £30 in Holte End v Stoke:

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 28/03/2012

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Date:Friday March 30 2012
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