Date: 12th May 2018 at 11:05am
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Unoial Villa News…

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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Today is the day another great Aston Villa adventure begins.

It Is Written In The Stars For Villa To Return To Where We Deserve To Be

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

Birmingham Mail Football….

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is back hard at work as we prepare for our Play-Off semi-final first leg tie this weekend.

Despite his own off-pitch personal issues, hopefully, Villa continue to be a welcome distraction for the man as he deals with his recent losses and victory this weekend over Tony Pulis’ side should certainly help put a smile back on his face once more.

Bruce Only Has Two Injury Issues Ahead Of Middlesbrough

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So, here we are at last – the dreaded play-offs. In the 96th minute on Saturday, the footballing gods decreed, through the medium of Patrick Bamford, that it would indeed be Middlesbrough and not Derby. Reunited with our old ‘friends’ Tony Pulis (already playing his pathetic mind games by declaring Boro massive underdogs), Adama Traore and Stewart Downing. But in truth, I think we knew it would be Boro all along.

The Dreaded Play-Offs – How To Get One Over The Villa Obsessed Pulis

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The EFL have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of Aston Villa’s Play-Off first leg semi-final tie against Middlesbrough this weekend.

Steve Bruce takes the side to The Riverside Stadium this Saturday for the game against Tony Pulis’ new cloggers and we’ll be looking for a positive result to bring back to Villa Park for the second leg affair as we look to Wembley and the Final. Kick off is 5.15pm.

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Mile Jedinak is convinced that past experience of the playoffs will prove invaluable for the team as we head into the semi-final clash against Middlesbrough.

Villa Can Tap Into a Wealth Of Knowledge For The Clash Against Middlesbrough

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Villa Duo’s Form Ahead Of Middlesbrough Will Be a Major Concern For Bruce

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Crunch time cometh..

Villa’s visit to Millwall turned out to be much as hoped for and predicted, as Steve Bruce’s re-jigged team got the result he demanded, by reaching the final whistle without picking up any injuries or disciplinary points. With the spring sunshine raising temperatures it proved the perfect afternoon to be bringing a satisfying season for both clubs to a close, and a very pleasant afternoon for the Villa contingent to bask in the renowned Corinthian spirit which Millwall are famous for. As expected Villa were a little less than the sum of the team’s parts. Both sides lacked the right quality in front of gaol and the game was ultimately decided by the referee when he awarded Millwall a penalty, a decision which fell somewhere between soft and dubious. Millwall spurned two good chances as Villa pressed and enjoyed even more generosity from the referee. Then just to make sure Millwall got full reward for their brilliant season, the referee’s assistant got in on the act and awarded another penalty, which was dodgier than a Canary Wharf tax return. Only a spectacular double-save from Mark Bunn kept the score at one-nil. Villa weren’t bad but lacked the intensity and incisiveness to make their pressure count. Onomah had another good game. Villa’s substitutes increased the pressure but didn’t come close enough to change the score. It wasn’t much of a game but there was huge consolation to be had in the knowledge that Villa had completed the ninety minutes unscathed. For the rest of the column, Something For The Weekend (614)

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The club’s official Twitter account sparked a series of GIF replies as they asked for fans’ reaction to Robert Snodgrass’s “Dinky Doo” in training this week.

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Nice bit of madness from deanovilla

You’re never too old to ‘make it’.

Here’s a heartwarming story from this season. A story about a player who began his professional career 20 years ago, worked hard, never gave up, continued to dream of making it to the big time and then finally in the match against Derby County at Villa Park played in front of the biggest home crowd of his 20-year career.

You’re never too old to ‘make it’. A tongue in cheek look at how a football star finally ‘reached the top’.

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Hannover striker Niclas Fullkrug is a summer target for the club, according to Bild.

Villa Among The Teams Battling To Sign In-Demand Bundesliga Ace

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James McArthur is still a transfer target for the club, according to Daily Mail columnist Simon Jones.

The Crystal Palace midfielder is available on a free transfer at the end of the season with his contract nearing its end, and there is no sign he will be offered a new deal by the Eagles.

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Aston Villa’s young striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy had been named on the Premier League 2 Player of the Month shortlist for the month of April and he was joined on that list by colleague Jack Clarke.

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We are among three teams chasing Sunderland attacking midfielder George Honeyman, according to the Sun.

The tabloid’s reporter David Coverdale says that the club have been joined by Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday in pursuing a deal for the 23-year-old.

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Thought for the day: “Police found my mate dead at the bottom of a lake this morning with a bag tied to his ankles, full of Charles Bronson DVDs. He must have had a depth wish. .”

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

 
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