The Villa Times - 17/12/2012
Unoial Villa News...
After the M6 accident scuppered our trip to Peterborough in the FA Youth Cup, a new date has been set....Posh Date Reset
Wadey: It`s been a very fine week for Paul Lambert's young gentlemen as Aston Villa's new generation showed both resilience and audacious attacking prowess in the course of a satisfying few days. On Saturday the plucky young pupils of Villa's college of fine footie took on the visitors from Staffordshire; a side very much of the old school, where hacking and scrimmage are still the main features of their game plan, and who alas, show their affinity with the potteries' tradition, with the pragmatism rather more associated with Armitage Shanks, than the elegance of Wedgwood or Spode. Bearing this in mind, it was no surprise that a smaller crowd than expected filled the Aston Villa Grounds, to witness Villa's bright-eyed young men take on the grim battlers of Stoke City. See: Something For The Weekend (406)
Brief reports today suggest that Villa are in the hunt for former youngster Harry Forrester. See: Forrester To Return?
Newsletter for the excellent Villa Midlands Food (VMF) restaurant.... VMF December Newsletter
Christian Benteke, Ashley Westwood and Joe Bennett will be signing merchandise on Tuesday in the Villa Store from 4.30pm.... Signing Session In Villa Store On Tuesday
Post Anfield Coverage:
Merry Christmas Liverpool. Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way.......Match report: Glensider at Liverpool
Paul Lambert has heaped credit on the players again today, especially Weimann and Benteke.... Manager reaction: Lambert Pleased To Prove The Doubters Wrong
Stats: Liverpool v Villa Stats
Further reaction: Pundits Wax Lyrical About Aston Villa
Benteke`s back heel: www.avfc.co.uk
Image gallery: www.avfc.co.uk
Nice compliments on Match of the Day last night from the pundits about Christian Benteke. Lawro said on the man mountain striker: 'Benteke has a bit of everything about him. He`s a big fella, he has lots of ability, is extremely strong on the ball, but he has more than that. His goal was a really, really good strike'. See: Match Of The Day Praise Christian Benteke
After another monstrous performance from the big man Benteke, Lambert has waxed lyrical about how good this lad could actually be....: Benteke's Potential Is Absolutely Frightening
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been nominated for the traditional Bulgarian Footballer of the Year award. External link: www.novinite.com
Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 13/12/2012
Thought for the day: 'I don't mind my friends having a go at me for dropping Latin phrases into my everyday speech, but I do wish they wouldn't go on about it ad nauseam.....'
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