Date: 29th July 2013 at 10:50am
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Unoial Villa News…

Due to Chelsea’s participation – sounds so posh doesn’t it – in the UEFA Super Cup our league visit to Stamford Bridge has been moved. The game will now take place on August 21 and kick off at 7.45pm.

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Our U21’s suffered a 5-2 loss to newly league promoted Newport County: Newport 5 – 2 Aston Villa U21

A starting XI that more resembled what we can expect in the league more than did the job at Crewe. See: Crewe 1 – 5 Villa – Benteke Hattrick

Paul Lambert has said he was delighted with how Villa stepped up a gear in the Crewe game and not only did he feel that was more like us, it was more like how he wants us to be. See: Lambert – That Was More Like Us

Our development squad’s pre season game at Boston United has been cancelled..

Steve Wade: Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Nothing new there then! So I had to put my ‘ Villa: the end Is nigh!’ sandwich-board back in the shed and was quite happy to do so. So happy in fact, that I even felt the need to celebrate. See: Something For the Weekend (430)

See: VIDEO: I Miss Football So Much – Petrov

Transfer talk: AVFC Transfer Talk: Deadwood Exits Due?

Nicklas Helenius has spoken of his delight at scoring a couple of goals from headers, and also the back injury that has hampered him so far. Speaking to the Official Site Helenius explained that even at 6t 5′ heading isn’t a strong point in his game, so on our tour of Germany he was delighted to grab two using his head and he was pleased to get off to a goalscoring start to show the fans what he is capable of doing. See: Helenius Settling In

Ashley Westwood has spoken ahead of his return to Crewe, and this lad is too level headed for his own good really. What a fantastic attitude! Speaking to the Official Site ahead of Friday’s game and his first return to Crewe since his move to us last summer, Westwood thanks his dad for getting him an ‘in’ at Crewe given he’s a sparky at the club, he thanks Crewe for giving him an excellent introduction to football and admits he’s still close to the club, helping player coach Steve Phillips fundraise for a cause close to our heart….Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. See: Westwood Just Keeps Making Friends

AVFC: Classy newboy Leandro Bacuna has hailed the finishing skills of Christian Benteke, saying the hat-trick hero is hungry for more goals this season. Benteke bagged 19 Barclays Premier League goals in an epic first season in the top-flight and Bacuna says the star striker is eager to start up where he left off, as illustrated with his treble against Crewe on Friday. See:

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Previous Villa Times: The Villa Times – 25/07/2013

Thought for the day: ‘I like going into McDonalds and ordering an Egg McMuffin and a McChicken, just to see which one comes first…..’