Date: 11th January 2018 at 4:35pm
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Unoial Villa News…

A very happy birthday to King Ken! Ken McNaught. A colossus on the pitch and a totally stand up guy and gentleman off the pitch. Read more: Happy Birthday To Villa Legend King Ken McNaught

Aston Villa are linked with a double swoop from Leicester, we’re in a battle with Brentford for a striker, Middlesbrough get a passing mention and Lewis Grabban is back amongst the speculation as well. Beginning with the Leicester City links, the Telegraph yesterday evening suggested that Steve Bruce was hoping to take long linked striker Leonardo Ulloa out on loan and he was also interested in Daniel Amartey. Read more: A Rumour Round Up

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa this Saturday. Nottingham Forest host Aston Villa on Saturday January 13 for the game at the City Ground and the match carries a 5.30pm kick off. Read more: Officials – Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa (13/1/18)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has called on FIFA to rethink the ban on short term loan spells for players aged 21 or under. A few season’s ago FIFA in their infinite wisdom decided to scrap 28 day and 93 day loan spells during the transfer window and having first come into effect in the Premier League, the Football League managed to delay it’s implementation for a short period of time from memory, and with plenty voicing their concerns at how it would impact lower level clubs and not least the development of youngsters, most involved have continued to try and find a way round it or at least to get FIFA to acknowledge a more fair set of regulations. Read more: Bruce Calls For More Sensible Loan Regulations

Thought for the day: How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it.

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