Date: 22nd May 2018 at 6:14pm
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Unoial Villa News…

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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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Our very own, Shaun Teale, raising money with lots of Villa fans, in the big sleep out.

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The most crucial information, barring the team sheets, for our trip to Wembley. Where can we wet out throats before kick-off?

The All Important Pub Guide For Wembley – Allocated Bars For Aston Villa & Fulham Fans.

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This is a great little video I saw earlier on facebook. Prince William finds a young lad in the crowd called William and then twigs, not only do they share a first name, they share a love of Aston Villa.

The future King of England discussing the mighty Aston Villa with a fellow fan.

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A decent interview between Neil Moxley and Jack Grealish.

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Ha, you have to laugh! Not at all bad this!

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The club have made a contract offer to Strasbourg forward Stephane Bahoken, according to reports in France. Read more: Villa reportedly offer contract to & goal ligue one striker

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‘Get Us Back Where We Belong’ – Fans Backing Playmaker To Make The Difference For Villa

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Deloitte have crunched the numbers on what the Championship Play-Off Final and victory would mean for both Aston Villa and Fulham this season.

With a Wembley route often regarded as the more magical way of achieving promotion into the Premier League, it is certainly the more financially beneficial with the national stadium riches at stake for both clubs and especially the winner.

Read more: The Financial Cost For Failure In The Play-Offs

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One Day Left To Throw Your Weight Behind Snodgrass For PFA Player Of The Season

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Simple human decency can be in short supply sometimes in football. Especially on Twitter and Facebook, the tribalism, the trolling and even hatred that pervades both platforms can be a bit disheartening.

One of the things that has certainly shone through this season is the resolve of Steve Bruce. The manager has battled through the most difficult time in his life following the death of his parents within an 88 day period this year.

A Triumph Of Character And Strength That Will Inspire Villa At Wembley

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More transfer talk, none of it I find believable until we know what division we are in:

Villa Reportedly Involved In Four Team Tussle For 21 Year Old Wide Man

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‘I like the look of this lad’ – Supporters React To Villa’s Pursuit Of Wednesday Starlet

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Doing a bit of spying on the other semi-final in anticipation of a meeting in the final, it left me thinking there are a couple of ways we could set up against Fulham at Wembley.

In the first leg at Pride Park, Derby suffocated the Cottagers. They pressed high, restricted their opponent’s chances in front of goal, and took a lead into the second leg.

With a lead to maintain, Gary Rowett’s side sat a lot deeper at Craven Cottage. However, with the home team chasing the game, the Rams had a number of counter-attacks they could have taken advantage of. At times, Fulham’s defence looked to be creaking and there are clearly gaps to exploit. So, should we press high, or sit deep and catch them out on the break?

The Case For Pressing High… read more: Click Here

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Thought for the day: “I rang up my local swimming baths. I said: ‘Is that the local swimming baths?’ He said: ‘It depends where you’re calling from….”

The previous Villa Times: The Villa Times – 18/05/2018

The Villa Times – 17/05/2018
The Villa Times – 16/05/2018
The Villa Times – 15/05/2018
The Villa Times – 14/05/2018

 
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