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

Bruce accuses Capello of being 'disrespectful'

The manager of Sunderland, Steve Bruce, has hit back at suggestions that Darren Bent's move to Aston Villa has aided his England cause.

Gerard Houllier moves to end spat with Ian Holloway

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has drawn a line under his public spat with Blackpool counterpart Ian Holloway ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash at Bloomfield Road.

Jerome expects 'explosive' Martins to make impact

Cameron Jerome is relishing the prospect of linking up with the Birmingham City newcomer Obafemi Martins and believes the partnership can make life a misery for Premier League defenders.

Wilshere over-shadowed as Bent and Young goals down Danes

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Aston Villa hope Ashley Young will remain at club

Aston Villa are hoping the signings made during the January transfer window will help convince winger Ashley Young his long-term future is with the midlands club.

Carew and Stoke benefit from O'Neill advice

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Houllier attacks his own full-backs

Aston Villa manager Gérard Houllier has questioned the commitment of full-backs Stephen Warnock and Habib Beye.

Stephen Warnock and Habib Beye lack Aston Villa commitment says Gerrard Houllier

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has questioned the commitment of out of favour full-backs Stephen Warnock and Habib Beye.

Wayne Rooney expects title challenge from Chelsea

Wayne Rooney has warned Manchester United to beware champions Chelsea as the Premier League title race begins to take shape.

Aston Villa sign Michael Bradley on loan

Aston Villa have finally completed the loan signing of United States midfielder Michael Bradley for the remainder of the season.

Aston Villa close to Bradley loan deal

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier today revealed that United States international Michael Bradley is poised to complete a loan deal with Aston Villa, with a view to a permanent move.

The Kenny effect: Five ways Dalglish has revitalised Liverpool's season

It's been part luck, part design but the mood at Anfield has lifted. Tim Rich explores what has changed since the king's return

Agbonlahor: Villa are looking up the table now

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor feels the club are now looking forward with confidence after a remarkable past week. Gérard Houllier's side were hovering just above the Premier League relegation zone when the £24m signing of Darren Bent gave the club a shot in the arm prior to last weekend's clash with Manchester City.

Dalglish in the ascendant as Pantsil slip sinks Fulham

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Villa continue climb away from relegation zone

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