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The Villa Times - 29/05/2012

The Villa Times - 29/05/2012

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Steve Bruce photographed being interviewed for Villa: Click Here

John Bishop and Robbie Williams showed their support for skipper Stan Petrov at Soccer Aid....John Bishop(Pictured)&Robbie Williams Support Stan

Voiceoftheholte calls for a bit of positivity: Time to be Positive!!

The latest manager round up list article thingy me jig: Click Here

And the latest odds: Villa Manager Race - The Latest Odds

Villa official competition: Win A Petrov #19 Shirt

Samir Carruthers believes his elevation to the first team has proven his decision to quit Arsenal for Villa was the right one. Carruthers, a former academy ace with the Gunners, moved to Villa Park in 2009 after finding his opportunities limited in the capital.

Bit of a double whammy, albeit I think Mikey and me looked at the quotes from different angles anyway:

Sir Dennis Of Mortimer has been talking to Mat Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail. The legendary Villa skipper said they need strong leadership and the players have to be sorted out. Article: Sir Dennis - Villa Need Leadership On The Pitch

Dennis Mortimer has accused our seniors of living on their past reputations this season instead of earning their money fairly by putting in acceptable performances. Article: Mortimer Puts The Boot Into Our Seniors

An interview with our very own Merlin from Vital Chelsea: *Di Matteo* An Interview With A Chelsea Fan

Interview with Chelsea fan Merlin from Vital Chelsea about: *Andre Villas Boas* Interview With A Chelsea Fan

Stephen Warnock, clearly without understanding irony, has said Chris Herd's biggest challenge will be in being consistent next season. Speaking to the Official Site Warnock rightly talked Herd up for his performances this season, but then went on to talk about having the consistency to do over the course of a full season which is a bit rich given his performances over the last few seasons. Even more curiously he goes on about Herd not being seen as a central midfielder, despite it being his natural position? Full article: Herd's Challenge Is Next Season

Samir Carruthers introduction to the first team last season has vindicated his decision to switch the Emirates for Villa Park. Quotes: Villa Switch Best For Samir

Darren Bent says he's able to cope with the ups and downs of football, thanks to his faith in God. Bent has had a traumatic time of late, missing the final three months of the season with an ankle problem before being overlooked for the summer's European Championships. Full article:

As many will know the club are screening England's Euro 2012 matches live at Villa Park, but what you might not know is the club are offering a three for two deal for the group games. Euro 2012 - Three For Two Offer At VP

After previously suggesting he might not play for Team GB if asked because of potential problems it might cause in Scotland, Barry Bannan has made the right decision and will take the opportunity if it arises. According to the press James Forest and Craig Mackail-Smith have already ruled themselves out of contention for the Olympics which Bannan is currently the only Scottish international on Stuart Pearce's shortlist. In quotes carried by the Express Bannan said: Bannan Ignores Petty Nationalism

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 27/05/2012

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