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5 Things we learned from the opening weekend of the Premier League

1. Ashley Young is a Footballer of the Year candidate Ashley Young is a quite outstanding English footballer. Technically very adept, extremely skillful and something which many of his English contemporaries can’t similarly have said about them, mentally adaptable. Whilst … Continue reading

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Kyle Walker offers his opinions of Tom Cleverley, learning from Glen Johnson and why he may go on-loan once more

Tottenham Hotspur’s highly-rated full-back Kyle Walker has put a host of Premier League clubs on alert by saying that he is willing to go out on-loan once more this season to secure first-team football if it isn’t forthcoming at White … Continue reading

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Charles N’Zogbia set for Aston Villa

Wantaway winger Charles N’Zogbia is set to be unveiled as an Aston Villa player, after the Midlands club agreed a fee of £9.5m with Wigan Athletic for the transfer of the 25-year-old Frenchman. Villa boss Alex McLeish is set to … Continue reading

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McLeish moves in at Villa Park

Alex McLeish has penned a three-year deal to become manager of Aston Villa, despite the fury of supporters who are irate at the arrival of the former Birmingham City manager. And the new boss says that he is looking forward … Continue reading

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Aston Villa to interview Alex McLeish, as Big ‘Eck looks like alienating both sides of Birmingham

Aston Villa are planning to interview Alex McLeish, the manager of Birmingham City who tendered his resignation at St Andrews on Sunday, imminently, despite opposition from the club’s supporters to the man most recently in charge of their most bitter … Continue reading

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Steve McClaren in talks with Nottingham Forest

Steve McClaren, the former England manager, is in talks with Championship club Nottingham Forest over becoming their new manager after they dismissed Billy Davies today. Davies led Forest to the play-offs once more this season, but succumbed to eventual winners … Continue reading

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Aston Villa given permission to talk to Wigan boss Roberto Martinez

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has given Aston Villa permission to talk to Roberto Martinez over the vacant managerial position at Villa Park. Within hours of Randy Lerner, the Villa owner, and Paul Faulkner, the chief executive, deciding against pursuing … Continue reading

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Carlo Ancelotti to take a one-year sabbatical

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will not become the new manager of Aston Villa but will instead be taking a one-year coaching sabbatical, he has told Italian newspaper La Stampa. The 51-year-old Italian, twice a European Cup winner whilst in … Continue reading

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Brad Friedel joins Spurs

Brad Friedel, the Aston Villa goalkeeper, has left the Midlands club to join Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer. The 40-year-old former United States international has penned a two-year deal at White Hart Lane, to provide competition to fellow Spurs … Continue reading

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Mark Hughes resigns as Fulham manager

Mark Hughes has resigned as manager of Fulham amidst intense speculation that he will become the next manager of Aston Villa, following the departure from Villa Park of Gerard Houllier, who left his post yesterday evening, due largely to health … Continue reading

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