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If You Can’t Stop Them, Strip Them – Vertonghen’s Logic



It was when Spurs were leading 1-0 just after halftime in their Capital One Cup tie with Aston Villa that striker Nicklas Helenius’ got through on goal.

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Aston Villa’s Stilian Petrov ‘lucky to be alive’ and in remission

• Club’s captain was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012

• Praises supporters for ‘incredible’ support


Stilian Petrov has thanked Aston Villa fans for the support given him at every game since he was diagnosed with leukaemia

Stilian Petrov has admitted that he feels lucky to be alive as he continues his battle with acute leukaemia. The Aston Villa captain, who was diagnosed with the disease in March last year, has undergone intensive bouts of chemotherapy treatment and is now in remission.

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Relegation Battle – Fight to beat the drop

Relegation Battle - Football Realm

The battle to beat the drop in the Premier League is heating up with just six games to go; five teams all fighting for survival and just one spot left to fight for. With Reading and QPR now as good as relegated, the battle to beat the drop couldn’t be more intense with; Norwich, Stoke City, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Wigan all in the relegation battle. But who will be relegated in May?

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December distress for managers

The month of December is a very busy one in the world of football. A lot of things happen in this festive period. For players playing their football in England, the matches start to come thick and fast. This is the time when the league table starts to show it’s real colours. Clubs prepare to single out players to sign in the next month’s transfer window while players who want a way out of their club start their media campaign, for instance Tevez these days. But the real problem comes for the managers. It’s a strange month and this is the time when most of them get the sack. Let’s look at the managers sacked in the Premier League in the month of December in the last couple of seasons.

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‘Joga Bonito’ and the Beautiful Game: Hooliganism Is Here To Stay

Firms, football hooliganism and middle-aged flab a dying art? Think again!

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Football hooliganism has no specific legal definition. The term was created by the media, the tabloid press in particular, in the mid-1960s. Since then, they have been extremely flexible and indeterminate in ascribing the “hooligan” label to different incidents. The perpetuation of football hooliganism can be linked to the high level of drama, aggression and petit mal that overcomes players in the 90 minutes of rigid warfare on the football field.

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How can Pires help Aston Villa

Gerrard Houllier’s first signing is a 37 year old winger Robert Pires. He was a free agent and after getting released by Villareal in the summer, he had been training with the club he is well known for,Arsenal. He is an Arsenal legend.The Frenchman, who spent six years with the Gunners, was voted their sixth greatest player of all time in an online poll.

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Pires returns to Premier League

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires is about to sign for Aston Villa. The 37 year old is a free agent after he was released by Villareal in the summer. Manager Gerard Houllier feels the need to add to his squad due to the growing injury list at Villa.

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Aston Villa youngsters have a bright future

With injuries to most of the first team players at Villa Park, the youngsters have been given a chance by manager Gerard Houllier. Marc Albrighton broke into the Villa team under caretaker boss Kevin McDonald while Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark and Nathan Delfouneso have been given a run in the first team under Houllier.

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Aston Villa 2 – 2 Manchester United | Highlights | 13 Nov 2010

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City get their swap deal with Villa

James Milner will finally become a Manchester City player in the next 24 hours after Manchester City and Aston Villa agreed a fee for the midfielder. Milner will undergo a medical late on Tuesday afternoon after a deal was finally agreed between the two clubs earlier in the day. As part of the deal, City midfielder Stephen Ireland will move to Villa Park.


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