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English champions may have to wait to sign the German star

O'Neill relishing Wembley return

Martin O'Neill has backed Aston Villa to make the most of their second match at Wembley this season when they play Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final next month.

Nani leaves United to battle on

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Hats off to dynamic Milner

In powering his side to their first Wembley final in 10 years Villa's Mr Versatile has shone in central midfield and, writes Phil Shaw, provided food for thought for Fabio Capello

Allardyce questions Diouf's punishment

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O'Neill warns of Liverpool revival

Martin O'Neill believes Liverpool are capable of repeating the feat of Arsenal last season and rescuing a Champions League spot via a long unbeaten run during the second half of the campaign.

Young promises Villa adventure

Luke Young believes Aston Villa's attacking midfield options means that they can adopt a positive approach when they attempt to end a 26-year period without a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford today.

Hull focus on welfare of Bullard after injury

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Tears for Bullard add to holes in Hull

Aston Villa 3 Hull City 0: Masterful Milner makes case for World Cup berth but Jimmy's England hopes are in doubt after yet another knee injury

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O'Neill backs Milner for World Cup squad

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Early presents give Villa plenty to Carew about

Aston Villa 5 Bolton Wanderers 1

O'Neill beats drum for 'world-class' Young

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O'Neill: Player power on the rise

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believes player power is more prevalent in the game today than at any time during his own distinguished playing career.

Reo-Coker given no clues in Cardiff waiting game

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is remaining tight lipped over whether Nigel Reo-Coker will return to the side for tomorrow's Carling Cup clash with Cardiff after the training ground bust-up between the pair.

Jelavic's late strike evicts wasteful Villa

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