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

Captain urges Houllier and Carew to call truce

Gerard Houllier and John Carew have been urged to bury their differences and to start behaving like "grown men" if Aston Villa are to haul themselves out of relegation trouble.

Sack race: Hodgson left hanging by owners' lack of support

No public backing for struggling Liverpool manager ahead of vital FA Cup game

Aston Villa sign Kyle Walker on loan

Aston Villa have confirmed the loan signing of Tottenham defender Kyle Walker until the end of the season.

Aston Villa confirm support for Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier's job remains safe despite his side slipping into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone

Bardsley sends Villa into the dropzone

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Aston Villa want Tottenham defender Kyle Walker on loan

Aston Villa are hoping to sign Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker on loan for the remainder of the season.

Board backs Houllier to 'change culture'

Aston Villa's board have backed Gérard Houllier after his poor start as manager of the club and said they want to work with him to change the culture there.

Aston Villa: Potential transfer targets

The shock departure of Martin O'Neill and the arrival of Gerard Houllier has been followed by a dismal season thus far.

Anfield owners ready to ditch Hodgson for 'the right man'

Fans dispute seals manager's fate but lack of an ideal candidate could delay his exit

Gueida Fofana deal unlikely admit Aston Villa

Aston Villa's hopes of signing France Under-19 captain Gueida Fofana appear to have been dashed.

Gerard Houllier retains backing of Randy Lerner at Aston Villa

Gerard Houllier retains the support of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner despite the club's slide towards the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, Press Association Sport understands.

Gerard Houllier says Aston Villa must tighten defence

Gerard Houllier has admitted Aston Villa must start keeping clean sheets if they are to stand any chance of halting the growing concern at their plight.

'King Carlos' leaps to Houllier's defence

After only three wins in his 12 Premier League matches, and rumblings of dressing-room disquiet, Gérard Houllier's modus operandi is finally getting through to the Aston Villa squad. That is the view of the defender he likens to Jamie Carragher, Carlos Cuellar, who looks likely to be one of the beneficiaries of the former Liverpool manager's resolve to put his stamp on the club.

Van der Vaart urges Spurs to raise game for weaker sides

Rafael van der Vaart has cautioned his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates that they risk losing ground in their push for a top-four finish unless they start to improve their record against the Premier League's weaker teams.

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