Unoial Villa News…
The home derby game v Wolves – set for a Sunday kick off has now happily been moved to Saturday and selected for Sky. Kick off 12:45pm but that is better than messing around on the day of roast beef I think!? So the game will now be played on Saturday 20 March.
FA Cup Draw… Villa are away to Wolves or Palace. Details: Click Here
Sunday Mercury: GREEDY online ticket touts are trying to cash in on Aston Villa’s Carling Cup success by charging more than £1,300 for a pair of seats at Wembley. Details + quotes from me at the end of the article! www.sundaymercury.net
Bumper transfer talk (ish) from Sunday’s press: Bumper Sunday Aston Villa Transfer Talk!
Saturday’s press talk: Click Here
Post FA Cup v BHA Coverage:
My match report: Quality Wins Out In Villa FA Cup Win
Stats: Click Here
MON’s post match reaction: Click Here
Hercs in the dressing room spoof before BHA game: Click Here
There is now confirmation on the official site that a fee has been agreed for Craig Gardner. Full details: Gardner Fee Agreed – Official
Ticket info Villa v Arsenal: www.avfc.co.uk
Villa v BHA in FA Cup 4th round image gallery: www.avfc.co.uk
Martin O’Neill has never doubted James Milner’s ability to give his all, no matter where he asks the versatile ace to play. Full article: www.avfc.co.uk
Fieldy: Well according to Chris Sutton, Nathan Baker is tailor made to fill that role if he keeps developing as he has done. Speaking to the Lincolnshire Echo (required reading in this house) former Villan Sutton praised Baker to the hilt and compared him to a ‘young John Terry.’ Owing to the relationship between Sutton and O’Neill, he has been able to secure the 18 year old starlet’s services until the end of the season for Lincoln City after Villa agreed to extend the loan, and Sutton couldn’t be happier. Full article: Villa’s Own John Terry?
Vital Villa asked for your man of the match v Blackburn Rovers in the semi final return leg. Milner won (again) with 59% of the vote. Full results: Man Of Match v Blackburn Rovers Semi Final
The ever excellent Steve Wade: Anxiety to the power of ten. I flatter myself that I know what Total Football is all about, having seen the great Dutch sides of the Seventies but I was never that familiar with Nutty Football, that is, until I saw Villa’s midweek Carling Cup semi-final against Blackburn. Full article: Something For The Weekend (267)
Razorbeef: There are quite a few things in life that I do not understand. There are things like why we call it a gambol, while everywhere else it’s called a rolly-polly? Why do I get very cold every winter despite living through at least one for every year of my life? And how can I be the only person in the world that just isn’t that into eggs? Full article: The Value Of Non Scoring Strikers?
Thought for the day (from mock the week!): all the victims were deaf, dumb and blind, these were senseless killings!