Date: 17th September 2010 at 6:51pm
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Unoial Villa News…



According to The Mirror Derby County boss Nigel Clough wantsour Australian defender Shane Lowry in a long term loan deal.

The second strings match against Sunderland which was originally scheduled to take place at Bodymoor Heath, will now take place at Villa Park. The game kicks off at 7pm, and will take place on the same day – Monday September 27.

Aston Villa FC have once again joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Villa Park in 2011, while raising vital funds for charity at the same time. Details: Football Aid… play at Villa Park

The Villa man of the match v Stoke was….. Click Here

Fieldy: Kevin MacDonald has tipped new/soon to be manager Gerard Houllier to achieve great things at Villa Park, after insisting the foundations have been laid. Speaking ahead of his final match as caretaker manager, Mac said Houllier would be coming into a ‘young and vibrant club’ with ‘outstanding professionals’ and also clarified his reasoning for not accepting the offered assistant manager job with the new boss. Speaking on the Official Site Big Mac also spoke of his delight at taking the first team reigns as it was an unforgettable experience. ‘It is exciting times for the club, obviously he has got his ideas, he has got a great track record so if he can match that with some of his achievements at Liverpool and try and push us forward, that is what we are looking for.’ Full article: Houllier Joins ‘Vibrant Club’

Villa Midlands Food (VMF) great project helping young local people and feeding us as well! Full details: *Villa Midlands Food (VMF) Helping Young People*

Wadey: The wages of sin! The wages of fear! Its perfectly true. The meddlesome Eurocrats of UEFA have set guidelines for the ratio of wages to turnover a club is allowed to spend. That figure is 70% of turnover and clubs have six years to comply with the rules or find themselves excluded from European competition. Villa do not comply, at present, and spent (2009) 76.8% of turnover on wages. Man City spent 94.4% and even Birmingham City spent 98.7%. Burnley spent 119.9%. Full column: Something For The Weekend (299)

Aston Villa have won a Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group (BCCG) award (an event held at the ICC). Villa won ‘partly for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work in the community around their stadium in Aston and Lozells, engaging locals in a wide range of activities from football coaching to cooking.’ Details Villa Win Chamber of Commerce Award

Video… Villa v Bolton preview: VIDEO: Villa v Bolton Preview
Mystic Mug being trounced by Lawro… Predictions for Villa v Bolton: Click Here

Thought for the day: ‘If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.’ – David Coleman