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The Villa Times - 05/09/2012

The Villa Times - 05/09/2012

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Decent interview with newbie striker: Christian Benteke VIDEO Interview

AVbornandbred: Some fans are going on about our new arrivals being too young, too inexperienced etc. There are some fans on this and other sites who are unhappy, Merson, Le Tissier and friends on Sky waxed lyrical about how inadequate the signings were, and we already know that many pundits are predicting us to get relegated. So have we really just signed a bunch of schoolboys fresh from the academy? Of those brought in: Inexperienced Or Just Unknown?

This VT will be published after the Newcastle game but Hercs is always worth reading whenever! See: @VillasHerc in the Dressing Room Before Newcastle

And after the game: @VillasHerc in The Dressing Room Post Newcastle

The full squad, forum threads and player profiles: Profiles & Forum Threads - All You Can Read

Turkish Penguin: As well as (failing in attempts at) writing witty, popular articles for Vital that everyone will love, I occasionally dabble in poetry. For you, the Vital audience, I put forward this effort regarding our actions in this crazy transfer window. Enjoy! See: An Ode To The Window

Post Newcastle:

Stats: Click Here
Managers Reaction: Click Here
Fans Views: Click Here
Word on the Tweet: Click Here
Match report: Click Here

Man of the match v Newcastle: Click Here

Latest poll asks for your Villa player of August.

Villa away to Fulham ticket news + other games: Click Here

Next Gen home games v Celtic and PSV: Click Here

VMF (Villa Midlands Food) is back... here is the latest news: Click Here

Sheriff Kimbo returns with his weekly look at all things Villa: The Week In Villa (5)

Gordon Cowans has said there are no excuses for how we threw the second half against Southampton in the recent U21 match. Villa had a commanding 3-0 in the first half, but a very sloppy second half - Cowans' own words - saw the Saints claw it back to 3-3 leaving Sid feeling like the side had been defeated. Speaking to the Official Site Sid said: Cowans - There Are No Excuses

Villa's easy encounter against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup now has a date! The game will take place at the Etihad Stadium on September 25 and will kick off at 7.45pm. Yes that's a Tuesday.

Oh the season is so young and already fans are disrupted by the joys of Sky. Paul Lambert's first return, well first visit, of Norwich City has been shifted around due to Liverpool's involvement in the Europa League - no doubt another loss he he. The game at Villa Park will now kick of at the fan-tastic time of 12.45pm on October 27. The game will still be screened on Sky Sports.

Paul Lambert welcomed Gabby Agbonlahor back to the team against Newcastle, and he couldn't have been more delighted. Speaking on a blog piece on the Official Site the gaffer said: Lambert Pleased With Gabster Return

Full squad submitted: Click Here

Ciaran Clark has said that both he and Villa have got points to prove this season as pundits rally to tip us for the drop, and he believes we made our first, as we gained our first, against Newcastle. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Clark said that the Newcastle performance was the first of many points the team would prove over the course of the season to those who have written us off. Quotes: Clark - Villa Have Points To Prove

Deadline day signing Ashley Westwood has admitted his move to Villa came as a surprise, but now he's here he just wants to concentrate on his football. Speaking to the Official Site Westwood admitted a deadline day transfer was completely new for him having come through the ranks, so he was both excited and a bit nervous, especially with how quick it was all sorted. Full article: Westwood Focusing On His Football

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