Date: 17th August 2017 at 2:25pm
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Unoial Villa News…

I have to say, I`m struggling with the recent quotes from Steve Bruce. In an interview with Gregg Evans at The Birmingham Mail he admits the players must do better. Ok, that`s kinda an obvious part so I agree there! But then he goes on to imply, as he did last season at points, that some of the players go into hiding because of the size of Aston Villa. Now come on… really? Read more: Bruce Says Players Are Scared. I’m Not Buying That Excuse

Magic Marlon on the situation: Dear Steve Bruce

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Norwich City this Saturday. Aston Villa host Norwich City on Saturday August 19 for the game at Villa Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off. Read more: Officials – Aston Villa v Norwich (19/8/17)

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years. The current window, like many other major European leagues, closes on August 31 which is a full three weeks into the start of the Premier League campaign, and almost a full month into the campaign for sides in the EFL. Read more: Transfer Windows To End Early?

Another game, another loss another and another embarrassing and shoddy performance from so called Aston Villa stars. Over to Steve Bruce and his post game press conference as covered by the Official Site. Read more: Bruce On Pathetic Reading Performance

Stan Collymore has been tweeting and it`s very difficult to argue with what he`s saying after the last two abject performances by Aston Villa. Worrying times indeed. Honestly thought with a pre-season Steve Bruce might do the business for us, he does have form getting teams promoted, but something isn`t right… we`ve gone backwards and he`s admitted he can`t arrest the away form. He should be thinking about offering his resignation if that is the case. Read more: Stan Collymore Rips Into Aston Villa Shambles

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Ange Postecoglou has named Mile Jedinak in his provisional 30 man squad for two matches next month that will decide their World Cup fate. Read more: Jedinak Named In Australia Squad

The Missing ‘X` Factor Using my own memory of Villa teams of the past, and my own experience in the coaching world, one thing has been continually nagging away at me about my beloved AVFC for a very long time now. Read more: Aston Villa: The Missing X Factor

Glenn Whelan and Conor Hourihane have been called up by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill for the coming international break. O’Neill has named a 39 man squad for the coming World Cup qualifying Group D matches next month and they play Serbia in Dublin on September 5 before facing Georgia away three days later. Read more: Villa Duo Get Republic Of Ireland Call (14/8/17)

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Thought for the day: A man goes into a bookshop and asks the assistant “do you have the new book for men with little willies?” The assistant says “I`m not sure if it is in yet”… ‘That`s the one’ he says, ‘I`ll take a copy please’.