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The Villa Times - 04/06/2012

The Villa Times - 04/06/2012

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Villa have been drawn against Celtic, Sporting Lisbon and PSV Eindhoven in the group stages of next seasons NextGen Series. Following our fantastic run to the quarter finals last term, Villa have been invited to return to see if we can push on and make the semi's or even the final this time around. Full article: Youngsters Get NextGen Return

Transfer talk on Bank Holiday Monday: Two Strikers Linked To AVFC - Transfer Talk

Holt to Villa transfer talk: Allan Evans Says Yes To Holte But KEEP Bent!

I`m shaking my head whilst typing this, not because I disagree, just that I`m listening to Since I`ve Been Loving You by Led Zepp, very bluesy! lol Where was I? Oh yes, more transfer talk: Gabby Agbonlahor Again Linked To Sunderland

The final press links list for all managers and all the talk on Vital... an enjoyable few weeks I`m sure you will agree!!! Article: The Final Manager Link List... !

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Are people putting 2+2 together and coming up with Alan Thompson to Villa?! Or back to Villa should I say?! You will probably have seen in the press already, the former Villa player, who had been assistant coach at Celtic, has been sacked. I`m not totally sure why that makes him a target for Villa! Full article: Alan Thompson? Doubt It - Ian Culverhouse Likely!

Vital newbie Gerard Brand on why Aston Villa is not a step sideways for Paul Lambert and why time is imperative.... Article: AVFC Is NOT A Step Sideways For Paul Lambert

Russell Martin has backed his former boss to be a success at Villa Park after praising what he achieved at Norwich. Speaking to Talksport following the official appointment of Paul Lambert to the Villa hotseat, the Norwich defender said of his former boss: 'I don't think you can emphasise enough how good he has been for the club and the players as individuals. He's a great manager and I'm sure he'll do well wherever he goes. He's a very intelligent man manager, he leaves the coaching to his assistant and coaches most of the time, and just keeps an eye on things.' Full article: Former Player Backs Lambert To Succeed

Plenty of Villa old boys out today praising the arrival of Paul Lambert: Tony Daley has told 'Aston Villa are one of the big clubs in England with a superb ground, a brilliant fan base and a rich history. Now, instead of doom and gloom surrounding Villa Park, there is a new mood of optimism to go with those attributes. Stung into action by the McLeish mistake, Lerner has pulled off a masterstroke. I can`t wait for the new season to start.' Quotes: Villans And German Legend On Paul Lambert

Any evening any day
when you go down Villa way
You`ll find us all
Doing the Lambert walk
Oi! Ahem!!! DOING The Lambert Walk... Great Lambert Song?!

Villa legend Allan Evans has told that Villa fans need to be patient, Paul Lambert has to have time to re-build. He told the paper: Allan Evans Total Overhaul Needed AND Patience

Title says it all really: Vital Villa Reacts To Paul Lambert have announced that Paul Faulkner has been voted on to prestigious FA Council. The 33-year-old Villa CEO said: 'For Villa to have a voice on the Council is great for the club. There is prestige but also value in having representation on the Council and I'm pleased and proud as Villa chief executive that our efforts as a club over a number of seasons have been recognised and rewarded in this way.' Full article: Villa CEO Elected To FA Council

Turkish Penguin: Does anyone remember the film Highlander? It came out in 1986, featuring a man called Lambert as a Scottish warrior who, after battling for several years and then dying, discovered he was immortal. I thought the link between the film and our soon-to-be new manager was quite fitting, really. Full article: Don't Lose Your Head

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