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Aston Villa release 10 players including Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires

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Thierry Henry urges Aston Villa midfielder Robert Pires to join MLS

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Sam Wallace: Blanc has a selective memory. True talent, not colour, is the passport to French selection

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Robert Pires ponders switch abroad and retirement

Robert Pires is weighing up whether to retire or to play abroad when his short-term contract with Aston Villa expires this summer.

Home defeat adds to Villa's relegation concerns

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Robert Pires wants to extend Aston Villa stay

Robert Pires has expressed his desire to remain at Aston Villa for another season and help with the development of the club's crop of young talent.

Villa revival continues with win over Blackburn

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Clark offers glimpse of Villa's bright future

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Pires rolls back years to volley Villa home

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