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Borrell in particular was held in huge esteem by the Academy players, who were left shocked by the dismissals

Houllier to decide on Friedel future

Gerard Houllier will decide on veteran Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel's future in February.

Heskey comes to Houllier's rescue

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Heskey heads Villain the right direction

Aston Villa 2 West Bromwich Albion 1: Ex-Anfield striker stirs happier memories for Houllier as Di Matteo suffers

Hold The Back Page: 11/12/2010

It's a big weekend for...

Gérard Houllier

Derby time at Villa Park and the peasants are revolting.

Gerard Houllier seeks solution to Aston Villa slump

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier held a meeting with all his backroom staff to try to find a solution to the club's recent slump in fortunes.

Gerard Houllier forced to clarify Liverpool remarks

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has been forced to clarify remarks made after Monday's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool that infuriated many of the club's fans.

Liverpool hands Houllier's Villa side a 3-0 defeat

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Gerard Houllier offers backing to Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier returns to Liverpool tonight backing Roy Hodgson to revive the fortunes of the Merseysiders.

Houllier returns to Anfield as a man reformed

His time at Liverpool produced trophies and the lasting admiration of Steven Gerrard – tonight the Frenchman is back

Language assistant scheme escapes axe

A century-old education programme has been saved from the Chancellor's cuts after the Government came under pressure from Independent readers to guarantee its funding.

Reo-Coker 'may be two weeks' from recovery

Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker could be back in action within the next fortnight, having been able to undertake some running after missing Villa's last four matches with a knee problem.

Tottenham show the fight lacking in limp Liverpool

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Management should come with a health warning, admits Wenger

Arsene Wenger has known Gérard Houllier since both men started their careers in the French championship 28 years ago, but the Arsenal manager confessed this week to being surprised that today he will once again sit in the opposite dugout to his old friend.

Gerard Houllier will be patient with Stephen Ireland

Gerard Houllier admits he is prepared to be patient in his approach to Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland.

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