Unoial Villa News…
Villa reserves take on Fulham (away) tonight. The kick off is at 7pm and you can catch the commentary on the official site via avtv www.avfc.co.uk/page/LiveCommentary or live text: www.avfc.co.uk/page/ReservesLiveText
LOL… The Birmingham Mail have a little incident quoted from the press conference at Villa last week. MON asked ‘Is there an unwritten rule that all football journalists should dress like scruffs?’ One reporter responded: ‘I take exception to that. I am always immaculately turned out.’ MON answered: ‘Yes, but I don’t class you as a journalist!’ OUCH!
Col8 has pointed out in the forum that both Gary Gardner and Elliot Parish are in the England U20 World Cup squad who play Ghana tonight. Details: Young Lions In England U20 Squad Tonight
The Vital Villa fantasy league table. What a fix! Vital Villa Fantasy Table Update
A reminder of the great night out with the Villa legends at the dogs: A Night AT The Dogs With Villa Old Stars
Sometimes the press put 2+2 together and come up with whatever answer they want, however this one surely has some substance to it, if not in the price and target club, in the fact that Nigel Hokey-Cokey appears to have a very long road back if he wants to play regularly for Villa again after the ‘incident’ with Villa boss Martin O’Neill? He was sent home as we all know and told to come back on Monday when things would be assessed. Well, and we could be reading too much into it I guess, he got back into training but didn’t make the Carling Cup team v Cardiff and although he got back on the bench in our defeat to Blackburn Rovers, he didn’t get a look in on the pitch. Full article: Is Nigel Reo-Cokers Villa Career Over?
Vital Villa’s very own Mike Field asked for your man of the match votes v Blackburn Rovers. Quite rightly… in my ever so humble opinion, veteran goalie Brad Friedel won with 41% of the vote. Full results: Villa’s Man Of The Match v Blackburn Rovers
Hercs is back with more of his madness… this time MON talking to club Scout dib dib dib, sorry, meant Ian Storey-Moore: Click Here
MON told the official site that Steve Sidwell might be back in time for Man City but Luke Young won’t be explaining ‘Luke is doing really well. He is improving his fitness and his mental strength each week. I would reckon after the break, you would think he would putting himself forward and be in strong contention.’ Quotes: www.avfc.co.uk
Stan Collymore has told the official site that he has faith in Gabby and says he is answering his critics: ‘Gabby has taken a fair bit of stick these past few months but I reckon he has well and truly silenced his critics. Gabby came under fire towards the end of last season because he wasn’t scoring many goals and has also had a slow start to the current campaign. But I reckon that’s all behind him now. His superb left-foot strike against Fulham got him off the mark and I bet he was feeling on top of the world after his late winner in the Second City derby.’ Full article: www.avfc.co.uk
Viz thought for the day: ‘These so-called speed bumps are a joke. If anything, they slow you down!’