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The Villa Times - 06/06/2012

The Villa Times - 06/06/2012

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Former Villa keeper Mark Bosnich has been talking to the Birmingham Post about our new signing Brett Holman. Bossie wants 28-year-old Holman to slot in and be the missing link for our midfield. 'I was thinking about Brett recently when Alex McLeish was sacked and I hoped that he wouldn't be affected. I hope he is going to be okay now with the new manager coming in because he`s a really talented player.' Full article: Bosnich In Praise Of Villa's Incoming Socceroo!

KMitch asked in our forum about next seasons expectations, Saying: Since apparently my expectation of a midtable finish is 'unrealistic' and could be 'damaging' to the new manager and the club, I guess I want to see what you all are expecting next season. Base your considerations on the fact that we have a 30 million pound transfer budget. I'm not even putting in the option for top 4, as I doubt anyone in their right mind could see us up there next season. Full article and link to poll (+ front page poll) : Expectations For Next Season ????

John Deehan, a man well known at both Carrow Road and Villa Park, has said Villa's ambitions to be challenging for Europe could have been key in Lambert's decision to move clubs. Speaking to EveningNews24 Deehan said Lambert's achievements will mean he has left Carrow Road both in their history books but also in their hearts but the lure of knowing where Villa aspire to be in the league, and the delights of European football would have been a huge pull: Deehan - Villa's Ambitions Key For Lambert

Lambert press conference coverage:

On MON: Interesting - Lambert Took O'Neill Advice On Villa
Actual news conference: Paul Lambert... The Press Conference
Official site: Lambert: I want to ignite the passion of the Villa fans
CEO speaks: Faulkner On Lambert Appointment
Randy greets the new manager: Randy Welcomes Lambert To Villa
Images: Photos - Paul Lambert At Villa Park

As the title says: Villa's Kit Launch Festival Poster

kit launch thread: Click Here where you will see some decent mock ups, be interesting to see what the shirts are like!

Errmm... hmmmm, err... ok, so: Shay Gibbon!

A bumper set of youtubes about the new kit. The cameras travelled to our kit manufacturers HQ so fans could have early access sneak peaks at the design and manufacturing processes for both the home and away kits. Included are interviews from Macron's Chief Exec Gianluca Pavenello who gives us the history and ethos of the company, as well as Product Manager Amedeo Lossa who takes us through the processes for designing the new kits and we even have Engineering and Quality Control Head Lucio Lucci who discusses the specific manufacturing of the kits. Article: VIDEOS: All About Villa's New Kit & Macron

Club legend and Ambassador Ian Taylor has hailed the decision to bring Paul Lambert to the club and he's backed him to bring back the good times. Speaking to the E&S who speculate that Lambert will be given £20m to spend this summer, Tayls said that the appointment had brought a buzz back into the fanbase: Taylor Delighted With Lambert Capture

Another forum poll, this one for current or lapsed season ticket holders: Click Here

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