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The Villa Times - 15/08/2012

The Villa Times - 15/08/2012

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Villa have got Tranmere Rovers at Villa Park in the Capital One Cup (League Cup) 2nd round. To be played on August 29th.

It's been a quiet week. Proper football starts soon though...The Week In Villa (2)

One in, one out? Transfer talk, think the Defoe link is a bit of a stretch to be honest: Exit Door Beckons For Makoun + Defoe In?

Stephen Ireland has said the fans deserve better than what we've seen over the past few seasons, and he adds the team are determined to reward us this time round. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Ireland said he knows the team have let the club and the fans down over the past few years, but he believes Paul Lambert has more than got us back on track, and the fans will see that reaction and desire in every game this season. Full article: Fans Deserve Better

Images of the Paul Lambert fans forum: Click Here

Samir Carruthers has said his aim this season is to get more pitch time in the first team, failing that he'd like a loan spell to increase is experience. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail the 19 year old just expressed his desire to be on the pitch more after tasting action in the dying ends of last season - but he trusts Paul Lambert will steer him right. Full article: Carruthers Looking To Push On This Season

Not exactly a big thumbs up for Richard Dunne this: Would You Sell Richard Dunne? Poll Results!

News from the Paul Lambert fans forum: Lambert Forum - Initial Impressions -

Matthew Lowton has only been at Villa for a few short weeks but he's already well acquainted with everyone in the dressing room. Here Matthew gives his verdict on his fellow new recruits and how they've settled in, as well as running the rule over the very best players in various categories. Article:

Shay Given has talked about his reasons for hanging up his international gloves with the Republic of Ireland, and as expected, Aston Villa figured very highly as a reason. Speaking to the Official Site Given explained: Shay To Given His Heart & Soul To Villa

Title says it all: Next Gen...Sporting Lisbon Live On AVTV

Brett Holman has said he hops he has done enough to impress Paul Lambert into giving him a starting berth against West Ham on Saturday. Speaking to the Official Site Holman said his attacking style of play should reward Villa with plenty of plusses this season as we look to attack rather than defend in games. Full article: Holman Hopes For West Ham Start

A dinner in honour of Petrov with Ocean Colour Scene playing....Dinner At Villa In Honour Of Petrov

Simple question: Is The Villa Squad Strong Enough For This Season?

Grizzly: After last season it is understandable that the fans are now excited and already emotionally invested in the new season. Lambert's limes will take the pitch at Upton Park on the 18th, the whistle will blow and a new era will begin. Game on, my friends, game on. Full article: Calm Down Dear

Dan Harrison: Ciaran Clark has paid a glowing tribute to compatriot Shay Given, insisting: 'He's still got many years left at the top for Villa.' Given announced his retirement from international football this week after winning 125 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Article:

Villan Of The North: Well now there is no hiding, I've put my weightloss challenge on Just Giving and intend to raise £1000 for the Vital Villa Acorns challenge. I won't stop until I get to my goal weight but it's a long and difficult journey I face ahead so I'm going to need your help, support and encouragement and what better way to do this than to support me by helping me support Acorns, the more you donate the more I will feel committed to this great cause. See: Villan To Lose 40kg For Vital Acorns Challenge

Paul Lambert has the support of former manager John Gregory, who said the performance against Peterborough was ten times better than anything we've seen for the past few seasons. Speaking to the Official Site Gregory is convinced that Lambert can push Villa back up the table and create some excitement and enjoyment along the way after what he's witnessed in pre season. Full article: Lambert Has Gregory Backing

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 12/08/2012

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