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The Villa Times - 18/04/2012

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mmlozza: In keeping with recent traditions on this page, this article will be calling for a sacking/resignation. Not Alex McLeish though, sorry folks. While I defended my piece defending McLeish to the hilt the other day, it did leave me pretty exhausted mentally and emotionally. In my approach to writing this my attitude is 'if you can't beat em, join em' as opposed to 'if you can't beat em, play for the draw' as we've seen on the pitch in recent weeks. Of course, this is just speculation and mere paranoia from myself, but could it be possible that the reason McLeish seems to be so clueless when it comes to press conferences, pre and post-match talks and game plans during matches is due to the influence of his number 2 no.2? Full article: Priority Targets? Peter Grant & Adrian Lamb. Fire!

I was going to ignore this, bit weighed down by doom and gloom at the moment really... however, it is a talking point! WBA manager Roy Hodgson has told the baggies official site: www.wba.co.uk one of their main targets is to finish above Villa. It will be the first time in 33-years and to be fair, it will also be a bloooooody disgrace. Full article: Baggies Looking To Break 33 Year Villa Hoodoo

Carew AV: Villa Fan Will Be Cheering O'Neill All The Way

The Villa boss hopes to welcome back Marc Albrighton and Chris Herd, while Ciaran Clark has recovered after suffering a head injury in defeat at Manchester United. Stephen Warnock also has a chance of returning to the squad after missing the trip to Old Trafford with an ankle injury. Article: www.avfc.co.uk

A VERY interesting article here: Villa Prophets And Losses

VMF latest news: Click Here
And VMF forum thread: Click Here

Grizzly: Last week when results at the bottom went in our favour. I was reliably informed by all sections of the media, particularly after our great point at Anfield, that all we needed were a couple of points and we would be safe. It was still mathematically possible we could go down of course though unlikely. Reassured, I felt safe to leave my TV screen in the knowledge that the Premier League awaited us next season. When Wigan beat Man Utd that forecast changed to one where we had to be careful and not take our foot of the proverbial gas, which we promptly did at Old Trafford, to the motley tune of 4-0. Full article: When The Fat Lady Sings

And the Villa man of the match v Man Utd was: Click Here

Is this the first glimmer of hope? The Daily Star has an article today... yes, yes, I know, it is a red top... however, we can but dream surely? Where was I? Oh yes, they say that Randy is looking at a total change in the summer including removing Alex McLeish.... Full article: An END To The Alex McLeish NIGHTMARE Coming?

How will you respond to: The Return Of O'Neill?

Title says it all really, mcleishout.co.uk are organising another protest: McLeish Out Day-6th May 2012-Aston Villa v Spurs

Barry Bannan has revealed that despite facing his own battle, Stiliyan Petrov is still 'Captaining' the side in theirs. Speaking to the Official Site Bannan said of Stan's recent visit to Bodymoor: Still Captain Stan

Gabby Agbonlahor has praised the fans for sticking with the club this season. Yes it's a slow news day! Speaking to the Official Site Gabby admitted Villa had been inconsistent this season and praised the fans for sticking with the club during our season of transition. Speaking firstly about the season he said: Gabby Looking Forward After Tough Season

Interesting little talking point: Why Is It A Crime To Change Your Allegiance?

Shane Villains says: The Pride Of Villa Lions

qldvillan: Whilst there have been many things that have bugged me about Villa over the years, the one thing that has consistently irritated me the most, has been our inability to press the ball correctly. There's a lot to be covered on this topic and you could easily write a book on it but I don't want to go in to that much detail. Full article: Why Do We Struggle To Press Teams Properly?

Vote for the goal of the season: Click Here

Hercs in the dressing room after the Man Utd game: Click Here

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 16/04/2012

Thought for the day: "Two Fat Guys sitting in a bar having rounds of beers. Fat Guy Billy says to Fat Guy Bob 'Your round!' Bob quickly replys 'You are too you fat ****rd!' ...."

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Date:Wednesday April 18 2012

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