Can McLeish Rekindle Careers of Villa’s Forgotten Few?

June 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Last week, new manager Alex McLeish claimed that he would be handing a clean slate to all the Villa players in order for them to prove their worth to the club, offering the likes of Stephen Warnock and Stephen Ireland a second chance at Villa Park after a torrid 2010/11 campaign. Read more

McLeish Handed League’s Easiest Start?

June 25, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Hot topic debates, Villa Manager 

I’ve had a more detailed look at the Premier League fixture list, released last Friday, to just how happy new Villa manager Alex McLeish should be with the start to his league tenure at Villa club, and the answer is…. very happy! Read more

The Kids DO Stand a Chance: Gary Gardner

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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None of the kids at Villa stand a better chance of stardom at the club than lifelong fan Gary Gardner. The 18-year-old centre midfielder is brother to former Villa player Craig, now at Birmingham, and is all set to succeed where his elder sibling couldn’t in becoming a huge success at Villa Park. Read more

Young Move Set for Completion Before Weekend

June 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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The long expected and drawn out potential transfer which could see Villa winger Ashley Young join Manchester United is set to be completed before the weekend after the England international underwent a medical at Old Trafford with a view to securing a switch to the champions on a five-year deal. Read more

Rangers Bid for Cuellar but Won’t Budge on McGregor

June 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Rangers’ new owner Craig Whyte has confirmed that the Scottish champions are hoping to take former SPL Player of the Year Carlos Cuellar back to Ibrox after the Spaniard fell out of favour at Villa Park. Read more

New Away Kit Launch and Sponsor Revelation Tomorrow

June 22, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Tomorrow, the club are set to launch their new away kit and confirm their new kit sponsor ahead of the 2011/12 season with the club ready to adorn the new chequered design shirts supplied by Nike in the final year of its eventful contract. Read more

Downing Photo with Liverpool Scarf: Cock Up or Mock Up?

June 21, 2011 by · 11 Comments
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An image leaked today of Stewart Downing holding a Liverpool scarf along with Andy Carroll has divided opinions as to whether PhotoShop has been at work at its finest. The key debate as to whether or not the photo is real is with regards to Downing’s left hand, which at first glance looks to have too many fingers! However some people, mainly Liverpool fans, have stated that white tassles at the end of the scarf have led to that illusion. Make your own mind up! Cock up from Downing or mock up from Liverpool fan?

Villa to Count on Draxler, Schalke’s 17yo Playmaker

June 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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An odd transfer link has seen reports from Italy (completely unrelated), suggest that Villa are looking to swoop for 17-year-old Schalke starlet Julian Draxler, after the young German broke into the Bundesliga sides first team last season. Read more

DJ Campbell Thrown into the Mix of Villa Targets

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Daily Mail claim that Aston Villa not only want Charlie Adam from relegated Blackpool but also his teammate and Seasiders top scorer DJ Campbell, who like new manager Alex McLeish is formerly of Birmingham City. Read more

McLeish Speaks to Press Claiming Villa Job was an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Alex McLeish sat for his first press conference as Aston Villa manager at 2pm this afternoon, saying that it was a great honour to have been chosen by Randy Lerner as the clubs new boss and that the offer to join was one that he could not refuse. He stated: “It’s not every day you get offered a job like this. There is no way I could not have been the new manager of Aston Villa.” He added: “I have taken a lot of heart from Randy Lerner seeing something in me to take Aston Villa forward…I’ll do the utmost to prove I am the right man for this job.” Read more

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