Date: 17th February 2008 at 10:23am
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The Holte are screening the Reading game next weekend along with Sunday lunch. Details: Click Here

How do the papers know who Villa are going to bid for? According to last week’s reports Villa will make a £9million bid for Peter Crouch. He was reportedly a target in January but Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez refused to sell anyone until the summer. Rumours suggest he’ll let Harry Kewell, John Arne-Riise and Peter Crouch leave. Other reports say that Liverpool are about to open new contract talks for the England striker.

According to the News of the World Villa are still interested in Portuguese players Nelson and Jose Boswinga.

Vital Villa asked should Olof Mellberg remain in the starting 11? The majority, with 49% want to see Craig Gardner given the right-back spot as they voted ‘Not sure but Gardner should be right-back’ 35% disagreed saying Mellberg should still be played at right-back. Full results: Click Here

Graham Taylor seems full of praise for Randy Lerner and Martin O’Neill and he believes when you add the Academy into the mix, the future is definitely Claret and Blue. In the first of the two articles our former (two time) manager believes that Randy Lerner’s biggest success to date is in allowing Martin O’Neill to just do the job his way and without any interference. Full article: Click Here

The Villa youth beat Carlisle 2-0 last night to book a place in the FA Youth cup semi-finals. Full details: Click Here

Villa have confirmed that they have put their names down for the Inter Toto Cup as a means of European qualification should we fail to get automatic entry via a top six placings. Vital Villa had run a poll earlier in the week asking if we should enter it as another means of getting into Europe. 75% said yes.

Randy Lerner has stated that he isn’t comfortable with the FA’s idea to money spin a league match abroad. Full article: Click Here

Vital Villa and little old me have been nominated in the FFC Fanzine Awards 2007/08: Click Here

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker Stan Collymore says he wishes Martin O’Neill had been the Villa boss whilst he was with us claiming he could have made him a ‘legend’. He also speaks of Villa’s chance of Europe and John Carew. Full article: Click Here
Thought for the day: I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn’t reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, ‘No, the steaks are too high.’

Thought for the day: I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn’t reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, ‘No, the steaks are too high.’