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It was tough, says Villa's Sidwell, but I'm ready for my season now

The Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has started on the comeback trail after missing the opening five games of the campaign.

Sidwell returning to fitness for Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has started on the comeback trail after missing the opening five games of the campaign.

Hughes on verge of Fulham appointment

Mark Hughes is poised for a return to management in the Barclays Premier League with Fulham.

Mancini closes in on £30m reunion with Inter's Balotelli

Manager confident of signing Italian as City prepare final £24m bid for Milner

Fulham reel in Jol with £20m of spending money

Former Spurs manager to make Robbie Keane his first target as he finalises deal at Craven Cottage

O'Neill uses Bale's turnaround at Spurs to inspire fringe players

Martin O'Neill has urged Aston Villa's out-of-favour players to take heart from the example of Tottenham full-back Gareth Bale.

Delph out for eight months for Aston Villa

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph has been ruled out for up to eight months after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Petrov says Milner will be star of World Cup

Stiliyan Petrov believes Aston Villa midfielder James Milner will be a "star of the World Cup" with England if he maintains his current form.

Carew keeps Villa on course but Wolves look up for fight

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Milner secures Villa victory

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Ferguson appreciates FA Cup break

Sir Alex Ferguson does not understand why it has taken Manchester United getting knocked out of the FA Cup to have a proper preparation for next week's Champions League encounter with AC Milan.

Ferguson: Giggs could return in time to face Milan

Sir Alex Ferguson said last night that Ryan Giggs might be ready to play in the second leg of the Champions League tie against Milan at Old Trafford next month despite fracturing his arm at Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Giggs ruled out for a month

Ryan Giggs will be out of action for four weeks after fracturing his right arm in Manchester United's Barclays Premier League game at Aston Villa last night.

Birmingham close to completing Gardner switch

Birmingham are close to completing a deal for Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner, according to Blues vice-chairman Peter Pannu.

O'Neill warns of Liverpool revival

Martin O'Neill believes Liverpool are capable of repeating the feat of Arsenal last season and rescuing a Champions League spot via a long unbeaten run during the second half of the campaign.

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