Date: 9th July 2009 at 3:35pm
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Unoial Villa News…

Vital Villa is launching a shop! We have three fantastic designs, the two Paul McGrath ones are legendary I think! Have a look, if you like them, spread the word! Click Here for the bargains of the century!

The Sky Fixtures for Villa have been announced. We’ll be on Sky 4 times up to the end of November, not sure when pay per view ones will be announced, I’m assuming ESPN will say so shortly!? Blues and Wolves away are both now on Sky, Fulham away is and Chelsea at home will be an early kick off for tv. Full details: Villa’s Live Sky Dates Announced – 4 Matches

ESPN have announced three live matches for Villa including our away trip to Liverpool and home games v Spurs and Manchester City… one at a time the last two by the way, don’t panic.. Full details: ESPN Select 3 Villa Games To Screen Live

Villa are working on the Holte Suite upgrade as well as improvements in several hospitality areas in the Trinity Road. Info + images: Holte Suite & Other Villa Park Improvements

According to Sky Sports News Spurs have formally put a bid in for Villa and Norway striker John Carew a bid that Villa have turned down. Not much detail at the moment, according to The Times Appy Arry was willing to use Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley as part of the deal. Full article: Spurs Shock Bid For John Carew!

Tickets for Villa’s prestigious friendly with Fiorentina on August 8 are now on sale to supporters with a five game booking history from any season – so get in quick and ensure you’re here. Kids can enjoy this high-profile friendly from as little as £5 with adult prices starting at £10 – meaning a family of four could come to the match for as little as £30. You can secure your seat online in minutes For more information, contact 0800 612 0970

Crouchie? Well, 48% say they wouldn’t like Villa to sign the England and Portsmouth striker. Might be just as well as it seems Sunderland have bid £11million for him. A bid, a bid, my kingdom for a bid.. any bid..! Full results: Should Villa Sign Peter Crouch?

Transfer talk today, including a link to Leeds 19-year-old Fabian Delph + Everton apparently want Nigel Hokey-Cokey. Full details: Aston Villa Transfer Talk.. One In Soon?

Little old me with a half sensible look at the modern game and how football is taking greed too far… The Ruination Of Football?

Details of the Holte Suite improvements and the new Sky Lounge. Holte Suite & Other Villa Park Improvements

Mike Field: The club have announced that due to continuing high levels of demand for season tickets, an extra 100 ST’s have been released. The additional tickets are for sale in the North Stand Lower from July 9th, at 9am. A similar release last month quickly sold out. Adult season tickets are £305, that’s just over £16 per match and U16’s cost just £105, just over £5.50 per match.
Wednesday’s transfer rumours including Kyle Naughton from Sheffield United again linked. Full details: Wednesday’s Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Fans questions with Luke Young on the official site: I reckon our question ‘which celebrity would you most like to bang is still the best!’ :o)

Claret and Blue mag is now out:

Mike Field: Luke Young is desperate for Villa to deliver the fans top class performances next season, because he understands what it means to us. Our flexible friend says ‘football is religion’ and it’s hard to disagree when you think about how mental we all become for 90 minutes, and the likes of us lot spend the next week disagreeing over the tiniest of errors. Full article: Young Understands The Fans

Good grief, I’d not realised that I haven’t done a Villa Times since last Saturday, what a lazy git!

Great new column by Sheriff Kimbo: Sheriff Kimbo’s Monthly Musings (1)

James Milner needs more goals to push for an England senior call up according to Steve Hodge: Milner Needs Goals To Push England Credentials

Another Mike Field snippet from earlier in the week, Nicky Shorey believes Villa are all set in attack for next season with Gabby, Heskey and the Hulk. Speaking on the official site, who didn’t use such an awful title, Shorey said that the pace and power of our front trio will be key to our success next season as we continues out efforts at growth. More importantly for Shorey, he believes it’s a massive test for all the defenders at the club to play against them in training, as it improves their own game. Full quotes: We’re Shore Alright In Attack

Our latest poll asks what area of the squad do we need to improve on the most?

Thought for the day: My mate was trying to chat up a cheetah. When I saw it I thought ‘he’s trying to pull a fast one’ (thanks JC!)


4 Replies to “The Villa Times – 09/07/2009”

  • players pictured in training at Bodymoor today.. bet they are ‘delighted’ to be back and running all over the place! The sports guy Jim Hendry isn’t the sort to mess about either! lol Click Here

  • he’ll be in later as he was with the England squad, same as the U21’s they’ll join at a later date. No worries!

  • Interesting to read the comments by a certain Steve Hodge, comments directed at our very own James Milner. Now as we all know, Hodge is far from everyone’s favourite Villan, but I guess in this instance he is actually talking sense. I’m expecting and hoping for a BIG season ahead for James, who yes, I unashamedly admit, is probably my current favourite player (I feel like a star-struck teenager again). If he could improve on his goalscoring ratio, and hopefully what with the new arrivals (ha!!), we’ll be creating plenty of opportunities in the upcoming campaign, then we’ll have the complete player on our hands. Go get ’em Milly!

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