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The Villa Times - 15/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The Villa Times - 15/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

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Full post match coverage ... Read more: Video Highlights, Fan Reactions, Stats etc v Sheff Wed

Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns has blasted Ross McCormack in an article on You remember Ross? Yeah, you do, he was allegedly the Villa striker bought from Fulham who was going to get us up this year after we paid a fortune to buy him from Fulham. No? Well he was a bit non descript on the pitch to be fair. The man with the gate? Ah you remember now. Oh and by the way, the electric gates do have a manual override, I was sad enough to go and find out! Read more: Ross McCormack Now Blasted At Nottingham Forest

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was speaking ahead of the Sheffield Wednesday clash on Saturday and he insisted the club hadn't given up on a potential Play Off battle this year. Having taken the two nil victory on Saturday lift us into the top ten in the Championship, Bruce would certainly have been pleased with that as he knows the least we have to achieve in the remaining games of the campaign will be a solid top half finish to give us some momentum going into the next campaign where anything less than the automatic spots simply shouldn't be considered good enough. Read more: Top Ten Aim For Bruce

February was an important month for the game as the future of the FA came under intense scrutiny. We submitted recommendations to MPs who are calling for modernisation of the FA`s governing bodies, which to this day only has one supporter representative (the Armed Forces and Oxbridge have five!). Read more: FSF February 2017 Round-up

I`m trying to blackmail the club!!!!!!!!!

And as our attention turns to the weekend action away to Wigan Athletic don't forget you can check out latestbettingsites for the latest odds. Personally can't wait for the trip up there, for too many reasons to go into, it's my first away of the season. Shocking I know!

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension. Read more: Click Here

Another win! Amazing how it changes your mood isn't it this winning thingy!? Our man of the match for the 2-0 v Sheffield Wednesday: Read more: The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Sheffield Wednesday

Manager Steve Bruce has been speaking about the importance of the Aston Villa academy and how the club simply have to avoid another Gary Cahill situation. Speaking to the Official Site as he held his pre Sheffield Wednesday press meet and greet, with a number of youngsters being turned to in recent times given the injury situation at the club, Bruce spoke about the importance of the next generation and how he knows seeing one of our own on the pitch always gives the fans a boost. Read more: No More Academy Mistakes For Bruce

Vital Villa have had a nice response sent through from Alan Hutton who won the February Player Of The Month vote. Read more: Alan Hutton Thanks Fans For Backing

Three out of four ain't bad..It was with mixed feelings that I greeted the news that Villa had scratched their seven-year itch and had at last won three games in a row. It was definitely a big sense of relief which predominated but there was a touch of melancholy too when the reminders of the last time it happened were used to illustrate the length of the drought and the scale of Villa's fall. Worse was to follow, as the highlights showed why Villa were reserved for well past the television watershed. The heavy censorship, which was radically applied to protect the innocence of any young children who might have stayed up past their bedtime, hid the worst of it, which was only revealed when I got access to the lowlights much later. Read more: Something For The Weekend (567)

Manager Steve Bruce has been back in front of the press this weekend, and his topics of conversation were James Bree and Sam Johnstone. Read more: Bree & Johnstone Take Bruce Praise

Kevin MacDonald's Under 23 side took a two nil victory over Brighton yesterday evening. Read more: U23s - Aston Villa 2 Brighton 0

Hopefully he comes back without any injuries... Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane has been called up by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill for the coming international break Read more: Hourihane Gets Republic Of Ireland Call (14/3/17)

Riccardo Calder made the loan switch out to Lincoln City on Friday evening. Read more: Calder Heads To Lincoln

The previous Villa Times: The Villa Times - 09/03/2017

Thought for the day: I was watching a marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and one dressed as an egg. I thought, this could be interesting!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday March 15 2017
Time: 3:22PM

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