Date: 4th January 2010 at 4:00pm
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Unoial Villa News…

Lincoln City boss Chris Sutton has extended the loan of Villa youth Nathan Baker until January 22 and Chris Herd until the end of the season.

Andreas Weimann has signed a contract extension which takes him to June 2012. Full details:

James Nursey at The Mirror says MON has told ‘unsettled’ 18-year-old midfielder that he can’t go out on loan after links to Cardiff City made the press today. MON wants the former Leeds United player to continue his progress at Villa.

MON has told Sky Sports that winning silverware is crucial to a club the size of Villa. ‘I think for the football club it is very, very important to (win trophies). It’s a semi-final, it’s completely different to preparing for a final and we are well short of that at the moment.’

James Milner is apparently a major doubt for tomorrow nights clash at Ewood Park.

Fans have been warned not to travel without tickets to Blackburn. Full details: Warning To Travelling Villa Fans

steff_the_villan: Some love stats, some don’t, some will judge a player on one pass going astray, some will judge their overall performance. Actim along with OPTA use a multi point system covering every aspect of a players performance and have stood the test of time. Full details: Actim Rating Villa Players Highly

More madness from Herc’s in his ‘in the dressing room’ spoof: In The Dressing Room – Pre-Carling Cup Semi!

Monday’s press transfer talk for AVFC: Monday’s Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Murph: Aston Villa`s legendary midfielder Moustapha Salifou has dealt a blow to the league and cup domination plans laid out by Villa boss Martin O`Neill as he jets off to Angola for the African Cup of Nations. Full article: Villa Lose Star to African Cup of Nations

Fieldy: Not a great surprise really given the fact he plays upfront, but Delfouneso has admitted today that he always dreamed of scoring goals in the prestigious tournament. This is probably the ‘well obviously’ article of the day. Delboy Dreamed Of FA Cup Goal

Fieldy: Ashley Young felt he has a point to prove in our match against Blackburn after missing out on the Liverpool defeat. After picking up another yellow card, we all knew Young would sit out the Liverpool clash and being fair to him he hasn’t been firing on all cylinders so far this season, so to come back and put in the performance he did against Blackburn was very well received. Full article: Young Delighted With Cup Progress

Aston Villa have been drawn at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup against Brighton & Hove Albion. Gus Poyet is BHA manager and they currently lie in 20th place in Cola 1. 4th round games will be played over the weekend of January 23/24

Ashley Young reckons there is plenty more to come from Nathan Delfouneso after the young marksman’s FA Cup exploits. The striker showed another glimpse of his talent with a goal in the third round victory over Blackburn Rovers. Full article:

Villa v Blackburn Rovers gallery:

Thought for the day: If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.

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