Unoial Villa News…
Some have been asking as to the progress of Fabian Delph so I asked the club. I got this update: Fabian Delph Progress Slow But Sure
Fieldy: Following the announcement that Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a fractured tibia, Stevie Sidwell has wished him a full and speedy recovery. The Wolves player was injured very late in the game in a crunching tackle that earnt Sidders a yellow card. Speaking on the Official Site Sidwell insisted that there was no malice intended and he passed on his regards to Guedioura. Full article: Sidwell Wishes Midfielder Speedy Recovery
Vital Villa asked for you man of the match v Wolves. Carlos Cuellar narrowly beat Emile Heskey 38% to 36%. Both top shouts me thinks! Full results: Click Here
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Fieldy: James Collins has hailed the performance of Carlos Cuellar in our match against Wolves, describing it as a defensive masterclass. Full quotes: Collins Cheers Classy Carlos Cuellar
Fieldy: This Thursday (4pm) fans can meet and greet club Legend Ian Taylor at the Villa Village store as he’ll be signing copies of the new 608 page book – ‘Aston Villa – A Complete Record’ – which charts the clubs history from 1874 until the end of last season.
Fieldy: Some good, some bad, some long term sicknotes…Gabby out but others back. Details: Early Injury News For Spurs
The Republic of Ireland have been in contact with Ciaran Clark over a possible switch of allegiance and Villa have confirmed he is considering the offer. Clark has represented England at various levels and is in fact the former U20 captain, but FIFA rules allow a player to switch providing they have the appropriate qualifications (usually a granny is enough) and have not played for the full side. Full article: Eire Tempt Clark Switch
James Nursey has an interesting article in The Mirror about Nigel Hokey-Cokey, John Carew and Steve Sidwell. As James points out, millions of pounds worth of talent who are all out of contract next summer.
Now it will be make your mind up time for Gerrard Houllier but obviously also the players who can make themselves even wealthier with a free move. Money wise, we have seen millions come in and leave for very little, anyone remember Marlon Harewood? So lets hope this sort of thing comes to an end with Houllier. Full article: Millions Of Pounds Leaving On A Summer Free?
Welcome to the monthly e-letter from Aston Villa Former Players Association, keeping you up to date with the news, events and happenings within the organisation. Full article: AVFPA Newsletter – 7
Gerard Houllier has praised Carlos Cuellar for his bravery and compared him to Jamie Carragher. High praise indeed, well the Jamie Carragher of old anyway. Speaking on the Official Site Houllier referenced Carlos’ ‘nothing shall pass’ attitude in the match against Wolves given his noticeable cover of bombing over to help out Luke Young. Full article: Houllier Won’t Rule Out Carlos On The Right
Villa v Burnley in the Carling Cup fourth round takes place on Wednesday October 27. Ticket news: Villa v Burnley Carling Cup Tickets News
Thought for the day: ‘The hardest part of captaining that team was tossing the coin and picking up the trophies’ Sir Dennis Of Mortimer