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

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

Understanding McAllister Expectedly Exits Villa

June 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Gerard Houllier’s assistant manager at Aston Villa has followed the Frenchman out the exit door at Villa Park after the club confirmed the appointment of Alex McLeish this week. Read more

Voters Expect Realistic Mid-Table Finish Under McLeish in Poll

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A quick update on the poll launched earlier asking – Where will Villa finish in the league under Alex McLeish? – has seen unsurprisingly mixed results thus far. Read more

McLeish Handed Favourable Start in Fixture Least: Fulham First Up

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Alex McLeish was officially confirmed as Aston Villa just 15 minutes or so before the 2011/12 Premier League fixture list was announced and will be hoping that he can get off to a winning start away at Fulham, who themselves have a new manager in Martin Jol. Read more

It’s Official: Club Confirm McLeish Appointment

June 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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It’s official. Aston Villa will be managed by former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish as of next season after the Scot agreed terms following ‘productive’ talks with chairman Randy Lerner. Read more

Protests Fail to Prevent ‘Productive Talks’ with McLeish

June 15, 2011 by · 12 Comments
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A protest by Villa fans at Villa Park today has seen a crowd of over 1,000 grow to share their dislike for former Birmingham manager Alex McLeish while the Scot was being interviewed by chairman Randy Lerner in London. Read more

Villa Confirm Intent to Interview McLeish in Club Statement

June 14, 2011 by · 12 Comments
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News that the majority of Villa fans didn’t want confirmed has been in the last hour after the club released an official statement signalling their intent to interview former Birmingham boss Alex McLeish immediately. Links to the Blues boss who resigned earlier this week have enraged many of the Villa and bluenose fans after the Scot quit his post via email after seeing the side relegated last season. If Villa do appoint McLeish they will need to fork out £5.4m in compensation if the signing goes through immediately, a fee that would drop to £3m from July 1. Official Club Statement

General Claims Appointment ‘Not as Simple as Ordering a Balti Pie’

June 13, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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General Charles Krulak, right hand man to Villa chairman Randy Lerner, has again been the man to address the fans amid the vast speculation regarding the vacant managerial post at the club, claiming a decision is “not as simple as ordering a balti pie”. Read more

Aston Villa Team of the Season?

June 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Another belated compilation, again based on my own player ratings throughout the season so this is based on my own opinions. Would be interested to know any changes that you would make to my suggested Best XI so get in touch. UTV! Read more

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