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Thursday 30 April 2009
Martin O'Neill has backed proposals which could see his former club Celtic and Rangers becoming part of a revamped Premier League. The league is due to discuss the possibility of extending to two divisions – including the two Scottish giants – during the summer.
Thursday 12 March 2009
Sunday 15 February 2009
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has challenged his players to show they can last the pace in the battle for Champions League qualification.
Friday 26 December 2008
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Martin O'Neill knew he was not taking too big a risk when he made James Milner Aston Villa's record signing, but the manager has nevertheless been delighted with the impact the winger has made at the club.
Monday 15 September 2008
James Milner is confident the domination of the Premier League by the big four can be broken and he believes Aston Villa have as good a chance as anyone of doing the breaking. Milner became the latest young English player of potential to join Martin O'Neill's Villa revolution when he made the £12m move out of Newcastle a fortnight ago.
Friday 29 August 2008
Aston Villa today completed the signing of Newcastle winger James Milner on a four-year contract.
Thursday 07 August 2008
The actor Philip York is currently enjoying another run of the acclaimed one-man show, Lies Have Been Told: An Evening With Robert Maxwell, in Edinburgh, but he is disappointed to have so far failed to entice one of the old crook's foremost bêtes noires to the show.
Monday 28 July 2008
Aston Villa defender Wilfred Bouma is expected to be out for four to six months after successful surgery on his dislocated right ankle.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Liverpool's pursuit of Gareth Barry has been notable for the public overtures made to the Aston Villa midfielder by Rafael Benitez and Steven Gerrard although the man himself has kept his counsel until now. Yesterday Barry broke his silence and hinted that he would be on his way if the two clubs could agree a fee.
Friday 30 May 2008
Shaun Maloney fears for his future with Scotland because of a lack of regular first-team action at Aston Villa. The forward confessed to homesickness when he first left Celtic for the Premier League but has since settled into life in the Midlands.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Braced as they are for a summer fight with Liverpool over the services of Gareth Barry, Aston Villa can today use a game on the other side of Stanley Park as a major sales pitch to their highly influential captain.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Friday 14 March 2008
Defender Olof Mellberg has admitted Aston Villa are now facing an uphill task to qualify for Europe before he heads off to Juventus in the summer.
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