Date: 2nd May 2018 at 6:07pm
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Unoial Villa News…

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A round up of Aston Villa news, views and social media coverage, via the uno fish ial one… Multiple article authors … you can see who wrote each one at the top of articles.

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Please vote folks:

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A decent look at the finances of being in the Championship this season and rewards for being in the Premiership:

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football

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37 years. Good grief I’m getting old.

37 Years Ago. Aston Villa League Champions With Just 14 Players

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Comprehensive as usual by MF. We might need some of these next season if we don’t get up to the Premier League

A Look At How The Aston Villa Loaned Players Are Doing And If We Would Want Any Back

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Great work by the U23’s last night.

U23s – Villa Beat Reading To Reach Play-Off Final

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Alan Hutton’s career at Villa Park has been declared dead a few times. Since his arrival at the club in 2011, he has worked under six different permanent managers, been loaned out three times, and has been told he has no future with the team.

Again, his future is in doubt. With his contract expiring in the summer, and unlikely to be given a new one unless we are promoted, the former Scottish international’s time with us looks to be finally at an end.

It Would Be A Shame To See This Great Survivor Leave Aston Villa

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We are monitoring Stade Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, according to Football Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke.

A “well-placed source” has told the website that the club, along with Cardiff City and Bristol City, are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old.

Villa Reportedly In Three Team Battle For Ligue Two Stopper

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Ross McCormack could see his yearly wage rise by £1million if the club are promoted to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

The 31-year-old has effectively been frozen out by Steve Bruce but still has two years to run on his current contract:

Fans on Twitter didn’t react particularly well to the news:

‘What a joke’ – Villa Fans React To Striker’s Potentially Huge Pay Rise

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Three Things – Millwall

This weekend sees the final round of scheduled Championship fixtures as we travel down to the New Den to face Millwall. A few weeks ago, this match looked as if it would have plenty riding on it for both teams, as we chased automatic promotion and Millwall were looking to secure an unlikely and unexpected play-off spot – unlikely and unexpected because they had only just come up from League One last summer.

Unfortunately for both of us, we failed in our objectives and the game now is something of a dead rubber. We are guaranteed to finish in fourth spot, while Millwall would need results elsewhere to go their way, as well as overturning a nine-goal deficit, to pip Derby into sixth. There is no way in the world they will put enough goals past Villa, so it’s not unreasonable to say there is really nothing much at stake in this match.

1) What team do we put out?

Nothing To Play For But Pride For The Lions? 3 Things v Millwall

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Some fans are asking if the tickets for the play-off semi-final at Villa Park is going to be given to season ticket holders for free.

I can confirm………………

Nice Thought From Fans On Play-Off Tickets But It’s Not The Reality

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Spanish publication Marca are reporting that Deportivo La Coruna will opt against keeping Carles Gil, following their relegation from La Liga.

The Spaniard has been on loan back in his home country for the last two seasons, but Depor have decided against taking up their option to buy the player.

‘Gotta Give Him A Chance,’ ‘Lightweight’ – Villa Fans Divided On Reports Of Playmaker’s Return

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Football needs more of this:

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The club have once again been linked with Hull City striker Abel Hernandez. The Mirror (via the Hull Daily Mail) are reporting we could swoop in with his contract expiring in the summer.

Villa Tipped To Revive Move For Uruguayan Ace On Free Transfer

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Thought for the day: “I have got a one armed butler…He can take it, but he can’t dish it out.”

The previous Villa Times: The Villa Times – 01/05/2018

The Villa Times – 28/04/2018
The Villa Times – 27/04/2018
The Villa Times – 25/04/2018