Date: 9th October 2017 at 11:24am
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Unoial Villa News…

Which players make up the historical top 50 Premier League hotshots list? With the October international window in full flow, here’s an update on the top 50 goalscorers in Premier League history since it rebranded back in 1992-93. Read more: Premier League Hotshots 2017

There is no doubt Aston Villa’s most important ever goal was scored by Peter Withe. The one nil win in Rotterdam completed a fairytale in which Peter played a massive role as a league champion there before. Who can forget the famous words, ‘It must be, it is.’? Read more: ‘It Must Be – It Is’. Peter Withe Interview Preview

As per the speculation a few days ago, it’s now being reported that Jordan Amavi has completed a permanent switch to Marseille. Following the announcement of his maiden call up to the senior French international side for October’s international games, it was being suggested by media in France that Marseille had now enacted the speculated buy clause that was in his loan deal and it is worth a reported £8.9million to us. Read more: Amavi Completes Marseille Switch

The latest edition of Heroes & Villains has hit your virtual high street. Here is an article from it, you can download the rest! Although by all that is logical the defeat I am about to describe ought to go down as number one – our most humiliating defeat ever. EVER. Not only did the result create shockwaves around Birmingham and the surrounding area, it made headlines throughout the world. Read more: H&V Shocking Defeats No5. The Day The World Ended

The big one, the excitement has reached a crescendo, and now we can announce the Vital Villa Player Of September. (Warning, I might be overplaying this!) I let this poll run a little longer because of the international break. Read more: The Vital Villa Player Of September 2017

It appears the EFL have come up with another way of screwing loyal fans, however well intentioned their original idea may have been. It was only at the end of last month (Click Here) I was talking about falling attendances in the EFL Cup, despite attendances being propped up by some of the sides involved, and how inadvertently the EFL bending to sponsor wishes to have draws abroad and at ‘silly o’clock times’ had only exacerbated a diminishing view of the competition from fans, especially as a growing numbers of sides (and now at all levels) seem to routinely make greater changes to the sides as they prioritise league competition. Read more: Killing The EFL Slowly In The Search Of £££

Robert Snodgrass and Conor Hourihane have been speaking this week and they both believe that the squad can match Steve Bruce’s challenge of ‘taking on the division’ this season. With Bruce already already speaking to the Birmingham Mail talking about how man for man players are now running more in matches and covering more ground, he knew that had been key to our recent run of form. Read more: Villa Can Take On The Championship

Aston Villa left back Neil Taylor has lost his Football Association appeal following his straight red in the game against Bolton Wanderers last weekend. Whilst Villa won the game one nil with a first half Jonathan Kodjia penalty, Taylor saw red from a diabolical referee Jeremy Simpson late on in the game for a challenge on Adam Le Fondre. Read more: Taylor Loses FA Appeal

Aston Villa skipper John Terry knows the club are going into a ‘huge game’ against Wolverhampton Wanderers when the international break comes to an end. With the international break now in full flow, September saw us pick up 14 points from a possible 18 as our form turned around, and we now go into next week’s trip to the Molineux before we face Fulham and then Birmingham, Terry knows it’s important we maintain the momentum we’ve built over the last few weeks. Read more: Terry On ‘Huge Game’ Against Wolves

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Thought for the day: I bought a train ticket to France and the ticket seller said ‘Eurostar’ I said ‘Well I’ve been on telly but I’m no Dean Martin.