The Villa Times - 04/08/2012
Unoial Villa News...
Wadey: Feeling mildly lambent about Lambert. The countdown begins with only two weeks to go before Villa must cease their dreaming and wishful thinking and face the reality of where exactly they stand in the 21st season of the Premiership. Strong challengers in the inaugural season of 1992-3, but where are they now? Can Paul Lambert pull off a miracle? We wait with baited breath. Full article: Something For The Weekend (388)
Ticket news: Villa Away To Southampton Ticket News (+ Others)
Darren Bent could well be on track for a return to first team action when we face Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Paul Lambert has spoken to the Official Site to give us Villans a little injury update. On Bent: Forest To Get Bent?
Makoun work permit problems continue, seems a stumbling block is he can't speak English and cancelled his lessons!...Makoun Problems Continue
Paul Lambert has said that Stephen Ireland and Charles N'Zogbia will have the freedom to express themselves and flourish under his management style. Speaking to the E&S Lambert was very positive about getting both players back to their best after working with them in training. Quotes: Lambert Wants Duo To Get Creative
Ron Vlaar has picked his own nickname since arriving at Villa, he wants to be known as 'Concrete Ron'. So welcome Concrete Ron. (I'm hardly going to argue with the man am I!) Speaking to the Official Site the 27 year old promised fans that they would see full bloodied performances from him on the pitch, and he's said he's determined to win the fans over and become a Holte End Hero by showing he cares, he's passionate, and a cultured - but traditional - centre half that we can be proud of. Article: Call Me Concrete Ron!
The club will be holding a fans forum for Villans to put their questions to our new manager ahead of the West Ham game. The Holte Suite will host the forum on August 14, with the event kicking off at 7pm (doors open from 6pm). Details: Lambert Treat For Season Ticketers
Images of Vlaar at Villa: www.avfc.co.uk
Paul Brown: Ron Vlaar hopes Villa fans will 'go crazy' with excitement this season. Vlaar has made no secret of his thoughts on the importance of supporters to the team. Vlaar sees them as the lifeblood of the club and vital in terms of lifting the lads throughout each 90 minutes.
He said: 'The fans are very important! See: www.avfc.co.uk
Ciaran Clark has said he wants to start the season as one of the first names on the team sheet, so he can prove he can end the season the same way..Clarkie Looking For Starting Role
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