Date: 15th July 2013 at 3:01pm
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Unoial Villa News…

Don`t usually link directly but this is bang on the money by Neil Moxley at the Daily Mail. 100% the same way I`ve been told things are:

So, as regular readers will know, I`m usually a fairly sparky, sprightly (a what?) and positive kind or person, but I just don`t understand how fans, boards or our manager can think that last season was a good one. So why write now? Well, I`ve had to sit on the quotes for a while and ponder. I`ve wanted to really wrack my brains on why people are talking up our new direction and why there is so much excitement around. I think the interview I published today Vital Villa Interviews 2013 – Terrystats where in the ‘ask yourself a question` Terry asks: Why am i so negative about this regime, a- because i can’t see what everybody else seems to be happy with, which is kids trying to compete in an adult league. So it isn`t just me and a few other posters. There is genuine worry! Just spoke with my Villa mate (yes, difficult to believe I have mates in the real world I know) who agreed and said: ‘It was a very poor season and it bored on catastrophe` … (there you go AC, quoted for truth!) See: My Villa Worries Remain

Four game changes for tv: Click Here

Benteke poll: Benteke? and some good article comments as well!

Villa v Liverpool ticket news: Click Here have confirmed that Ashley Westwood has put pen to paper on a new four year deal keeping him at Villa until 2017. He makes some very nice positive comments as well, always nice to read. See: Westwood – Positive Comments + New Contract

The latest Vital Villa summer interview plus list of all interviews so far: Click Here

Chris Heath: Christian Benteke became a Holte End hero in just one season, but now the 22 year old can consider that a distant memory. The Belgian hitman scored an unbelievable 19 goals in the Premier League (23 in all competitions) in his first season in English football and was the 3rd highest scorer in Europe, behind Messi and Ronaldo since the turn of the year. But now Benteke has well and truly burned his bridges with Villa fans, after handing in a transfer request on Tuesday evening. See: The Christian Benteke Saga

Shay Given and Stephen Ireland linked to Doncaster Rovers: The Republic Of Doncaster?

Friendly info:

A Good Time Had In Germany
Third Friendly, Third Draw
Youngsters Begin With A Win
Lambert’s Paderborn Verdict
Injury Update
SC Paderborn 1 – 1 Villa
Lambert – All About Fitness

Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times – 01/07/2013

Thought for the day: ‘I saw Van Gogh in the bar the other day. I offered him a drink but he said ‘no thanks, I’ve got one ‘ere’….’

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