The Villa Times - 20/12/2012
Unoial Villa News...
delirium: A bit off topic but Aston Villa has been mentioned in my local newspaper today, in Le Havre (France)! Jonathan Calderwood, head groundsman at Villa is in town in order to check some issues with Le Havre AC's brand new turf. The club's chairman has been quoted as saying that asking for Aston Villa's help was an obvious choice because he thought we had the nicest pitch in the UK and they were looking for the best piece of advice. Lovely credit to the club.
Bit of a no brainer this one.... Vital Villa's Man Of The Match v Liverpool
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Two transfer snippets today, one for a loan (boooo!) and one for the Championships highest scorer: AVFC Press Transfer Talk - A Loan & A Striker?
www.mirror.co.uk say that Villa are considering a second raid on Crewe to re-unite Luke Murphy with Ashley Westwood. See: Villa Looking To Raid Crewe Again?
Martin Laursen has waxed lyrical about the growth of Brad Guzan this season, as he more than saw him doing the business as a No2 in his spell at the club. Speaking to the Birmingham Post Laursen explained that Guzan had always given his all and been professional when out of the team, and he was delighted to see him take his first team chance and make the most from it: Laursen Delighted With Guzan Growth
The dates have been set for our semi final games v Bradford City in the League Cup. See: League Cup Semi Final Dates Announched
John Carew has happily passed the torch onto Christian Benteke, and he's delighted that it's starting to come together for Paul Lambert....Carew Retains Villa Soft Spot
ESPN and the BBC have been positively gushing following our victory at Anfield, and 6 of our players made it into their teams of the week.... See: Media Continue To Rave Post Liverpool
Nathan Baker said the youthful Villa team came of age last week in our victories over Norwich and Liverpool. Speaking to the Official Site Baker said confidence was sky high after our recent exploits and although we have tough games coming up, he's hopeful that last week could be a big turning point for the club this season: Last Week We Came Of Age - Baker
Images: A Pictorial Walk Through AVFC Memory Lane Pt1
Images: A Pictorial Walk Through AVFC Memory Lane Pt2
By Brian Doogan: From a stage at the centre of the Holte Suite, having posed for pictures with staff from hospitality, stewarding, security, operations and other departments at the back of the packed room, Paul Lambert made a short address to matchday staff attending their Christmas party. 'All of you here play a vital role at the Club and the games wouldn't happen without the work and dedication you put into it each and every time,' the Villa manager enthused. 'For everything you do - and I mean this genuinely - a really sincere word of thanks.' See: www.avfc.co.uk
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