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The Villa Times - 24/08/2012

The Villa Times - 24/08/2012

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Just a couple of snippets today. Afraid the snippets are about players linked outward not inward. The twitter world was going mad yesterday because apparently a black player was driven to Bodymoor Heath. Not sure how anyone knows it was a player, but hey ho...! No names emerged. I also can`t understand why some are getting upset that Sunderland have agreed to pay £12million (surely £6million too much?) for Wolves player Steven Fletcher BUT yes, I would like a few more links for players inward, in fact sod the links, I`d like to see them in the shirt on the pitch! The Daily Mail say that Richard Dunne is set for a move to Stoke City before the end of this transfer window Full article: Villa Transfer Talk - Dunne & Dusted?

Bad transfer window all round? Who have we genuinely missed out on yet? Still, we do need more...!...Bad Transfer Window All Round? Not Just Villa?

Grizzly is back: It would be fair to say that Villa's transfer spending, prior to the Lerner\Martin O'Neil era was paltry. Deadly Doug's tenure was a tincture in comparison; a penny pinching, copper counting affair that had many of us pulling teeth. In the last seven seasons (99/00 -05/6) of Doug's lording, Villa spent a combined estimated £74 million in the transfer market, with player sales for the same period generated £40 Million of returns. All in, Villa put out for £34million over seven seasons. Full article: Behind Closed Doors

Michael Drennan has revealed that the U21's took a huge boost from the half time pep talk made by Paul Lambert in their season opener against Stoke yesterday. Article: U21's Doing The Lambert Talk

Villa away to Spurs ticket news: Click Here

Steve Wade: A Villa fan goes all Harry and Willy... If I needed any more reminding that the Olympics were over, after the dead babies and the world's madness returned to the newspapers' front pages, it was the absence of Jessica Ennis from the newsprint, which finally convinced me that the nation's holiday from horror............... Full column: Something For The Weekend (390)

Paul Lambert has confirmed that he has banned phones, iPads and laptops from Bodymoor Heath as he wants the players to focus on their jobs. See: Lambert Doesn't Like Them Apples

Title says it all... results: Where Will Villa Finish? Poll Results

Gary Gardner has suffered another anterior cruciate ligament injury, this time in his right knee, during the recent U21 game against Stoke. The 20 year old will undergo surgery and is expected to be out for eight to nine months. See: Another Blow For Gardner

Paul Lambert has said he will send the lads out with a high tempo and they will be looking to create more chances and take our opportunities this time round. Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the Everton game, the boss said: Lambert Looking For Improvements

Mystic saying a home loss? Surely not: Lawro v Mystic Mug - Villa v Everton

Few more players having been linked, not coming: No Defoe Or Jones Move

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 22/08/2012

Thought for the day: 'How do you kill off a circus in one go? Go for the juggler!`

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Date:Friday August 24 2012
Time: 6:00PM

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