Football: Yorke's derby delight

Aston Villa 4 Grayson 4, Yorke 62, 64, Collymore 72 West Bromwich Albion 0 Attendance: 39,372

Football: Palace swell their international ranks

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You'll never sing alone...

Comedian and Oldham Athletic supporter Smug Roberts turned a soccer chant into a record. Within five hours `Meat pies, sausage rolls, come on Oldham give us a goal' had sold one thousand copies. The songs from the terraces are a phenomenon often reflecting a surprising degree of humour, even irony. Guy Hodgson joins the chorus.

Football: Sidelines - Ten things that Aston Villa's Tobagan Dwight Yorke might be missing today

1 Lazy days in Scarborough. Unlike its English namesake, Tobago's capital is warm and friendly.

Football: Milosevic and Taylor supply the magic for Villa to advance

Aston Villa 2 Steaua Bucharest 0 Aston Villa win 3-2 on aggregate

Football: Little criticises Southgate's comments

Aston Villa are not having the best build-up to tonight's Uefa Cup match with Athletic Bilbao, after their manager, Brian Little, criticised Gareth Southgate over his attack on the club's transfer policies.

Football: Villa pepper Poom

Aston Villa 2 Yorke 73, Joachim 75 Derby County 1 Baiano 15 Atte ndance: 35,444

Football: Yorke's Little comfort

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Football: Villa ambushed by Marshall

Leicester City 1 Marshall 37 Aston Villa 0 Attendance: 20,304

Howey reveals Magpies' dissent

Newcastle United players are "baffled and unhappy" at the club's decision to sell Les Ferdinand to Tottenham, according to the Magpies' England defender Steve Howey.

Football: Collymore confident of more success

Stan Collymore defended his record with Liverpool yesterday before setting his sights on terrorising Premiership defences with Aston Villa in the new season.

Football: Gray shocks Everton by rejecting job

Andy Gray stunned managerless Everton yesterday by making a dramatic U-turn, rejecting their job offer, and staying with Sky TV.

Football: Sturridge eases the tension

Derby County 2 Aston Villa 1

Villa fall to Derby dream

Derby County 2 Rowett 21, Van der Laan 36 Aston Villa 1 Joach im 84 Attendance: 18,071

Football: Dons undone by Milosevic

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