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Liverpool target Cairney happy at Hull

If reports were to be believed, Tom Cairney could have been turning out for Liverpool next season, but for the Hull youngster it is all about keeping the Tigers in the Premier League.

O'Neill must stay at Aston Villa says Carew

John Carew insists it is crucial that Martin O'Neill remains at Aston Villa as they look to bounce back from FA Cup disappointment and rekindle their challenge for a European spot.

Villa face anxious wait over Dunne's Achilles

Aston Villa lost 7-1 in the Premier League last month to Chelsea with their first-choice defence so they will not be pleased at the thought of calling for back-up for tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final against the same side. Richard Dunne has picked up an injury but the Villa manager, Martin O'Neill, is optimistic the centre-back will be fit to play at Wembley.

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He's bankrolled Villa, and will soon decide Martin O'Neill's future. In a rare and exclusive interview, he tells Tom Watt about ambition, patience and how to break into the big time

Milner rested and raring to take on Chelsea at Wembley

The Aston Villa midfielder James Milner is poised to return to the side for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley.

Petrov urges O'Neill to stay at Aston Villa

Skipper Stiliyan Petrov has urged manager Martin O'Neill to remain at Aston Villa next season and sort out any potential differences with club owner Randy Lerner.

Little delight at Villa's progress under O'Neill

The former Aston Villa manager Brian Little believes the current season should be viewed as a success even if the midlands club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Martin O'Neill quit rumours are dismissed

Aston Villa sources have dismissed reports which claimed manager Martin O'Neill had quit the midlands club.

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.

Poll backs Dowd's Vidic decision

Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes Phil Dowd used a technicality in the rules to avoid sending off Nemanja Vidic during Manchester United's Carling Cup victory over Aston Villa yesterday.

Petrov holds the line for England's future

The Bulgarian had to curb his attacking instincts to rescue his Villa career, he tells Phil Shaw. Now he's captain of a side full of native talent

Carew confident of cup final glory

Striker back to his best after injury troubles believes Villa will prove their worth on Sunday

O'Neill backs Europe play-off

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has given his blessing to early proposals for a play-off for the fourth Champions League place. The idea is understood to have been raised at a recent meeting of all 20 Premier League clubs, and may well be aired again at the next meeting in April.

O'Neill backs Champions League idea

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has given his blessing to early proposals for a play-off for the fourth Champions League place.

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