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Aston Villa

WhatsApp, Doc? Aston Villa Embarrass Themselves With Puzzling John Terry ‘Group Chat’ Announcement

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Although getting on in years and weighed down with more baggage than a handler's strike at Heathrow, John Terry's move to Aston Villa is perhaps the best news the club have had since Joleon Lescott left.

Yet the Championship club have contrived to sour the good vibes and make themselves a laughing stock with a certifiably iffysocial media ‘reveal' that presents more questions than it does answers.

Tuesday Kickoff: Tottenham, Puebla, Aston Villa and more

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Tottenham climbed to within five points of the English Premier League leader on Monday, while injuries, a suspension and more headline news across the world.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli each scored two goal to lead Tottenham to a 4-0 win against Stoke City on Monday, closing the gap between itself and Leicester City in the English Premier League title race.

Aston Villa Suspend Gabby Agbonlahor While Club Investigate Tabloid ‘Hippy Crack Binge’ Reports

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Aston Villa's annus horribilis is spluttering to an end in fitting style with the news that the club have today suspended Gabby Agbonlahor over the striker's latest tabloid snarl-up.

Over the weekend, The Sun reported that Agbonlahor had been photographed "downing shots" and huffing on nitrous oxideon a night out in LondonJUST HOURSafter Villa's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.

Aston Villa: Micah Richards Becomes Latest Player To Incur Wrath Of Fans On Social Media (Photos)

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Even the master of horror himself Stephen King would have struggled to pen the narrative that is the last twelve months of Aston Villa's history.

The once-proud Premiership club have seen off three managers – Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde – lost their best players, become the league's whipping boys and face an inevitable and chastening relegation to the piranha tank that is the Championship.

Louis Van Gaal: Aston Villa Draw Could Cost Manchester United the League Title

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Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United's draw at Aston Villa could end up costing them the title.

Radamel Falcao cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener but United's six-game winning run ended with a 1-1 draw.

Gabby Agbonlahor was harshly sent off for Villa with 25 minutes left but the visitors could not break down their organised hosts.

Louis Van Gaal: Aston Villa Draw Could Cost Manchester United the League Title

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Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United's draw at Aston Villa could end up costing them the title.

Radamel Falcao cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener but United's six-game winning run ended with a 1-1 draw.

Gabby Agbonlahor was harshly sent off for Villa with 25 minutes left but the visitors could not break down their organised hosts.

WATCH Liverpool Fan Sees the Funny Side Of Gabby Agbonlahor Fall [VIDEO]

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While so much of the attention yesterday was focused on the penalty controversy in the Liverpool-Aston Villa match, one irreverent video we neglected to share with you is now embedded below.

It's pretty self explanatory, but I still can't help myself laughing every time I watch it. The Liverpool supporter's facial expression is priceless as is his penchant for snapping photos.

One Direction threaten to murder Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor

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ASTON Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor has been the subject of death threats on Twitter following his tackle on One Direction and Doncaster Rovers' Louis Tomlinson at a charity football match for former Villa and Celtic man Stan Petrov, who was diagnosed with leukaemia.

After the forward's challenge, Tomlinson went to the sidelines and threw up.

With Benteke Leaving Aston Villa, It’s Time For Lambert to Make Up With Darren Bent

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With Aston Villa potentially possessing an array of solid options up-front for the forthcoming season in the shape of a possible big money replacement for last season's top-scorer Christian Benteke (if and when he leaves the club) and the emerging Andi Weimann, not to mentionlocal lad Gabby Agbonlahor and recent arrival of giant Dane Nicklas Helenius from AaB, it goes without saying that Darren Bent's mixed time at Villa Park will soon be coming to an end.

League Cup Goals: Manchester City 2-4 Aston Villa

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Gabby Agbonlahor inspired Aston Villa last night as the Villians beat Manchester City 4-2 after extra time in the League Cup at the Etihad.
Though City made 10 changes from the weekend both Balotelli and Tevez were on the City team-sheet but that wasn't enough to beat an inspired Paul Lambert side who welcomed back Gabby Agbonlahor getting back to his best.

Funny Feeling Friday: Gabriel Agbonlahor

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Our Funny Feeling Friday this weekend is Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor. Last week, we went with another cheaply priced forward Andy Johnson at Fulham and the 5.5M rated forward did not disappoint. Though he was only owned by ... Continue reading →

Season Preview: Aston Villa

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As I did for the Arsenal preview, I'm going to make some assumptions related to ongoing transfer speculation. I'm going to assume that like Everton did last season with Lescott, Villa will capitulate to the huge offer from Man City on Milner and end up with Ireland and a bunch of cash. Since I see Ireland plus cash for Milner as being great business for Villa - especially if they put that cash


O'Neill fearful of virus

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... and no, he's not talking about Nigel Reo-Coker. MARTIN O'Neill fears a virus could be spreading through his Villa camp ahead of this weekend's trip to Stoke. Striker Gabby Agbonlahor was laid low with the bug for last Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final thriller at Reading and a member of O'Neill's backroom staff has since been taken ill.

Why All England Fans Should Think About Supporting Aston Villa

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As a Wolves fan, I should be feeling strong dislike/borderlines hatred for West Midlands rivals Aston Villa. But as an England fan, it's very hard not to wish Villa well. Gareth Barry may be gone, but players like Gabby Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey, Ashley Young, Stewart Downing and James Milner regularly feature in Villa's starting lineup.

PFA awards announced

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It's Manchester United who dominate this years shortlist for the PFA player of the year award. Nemanja Vidic, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edwin van der Sar have all been put forward, along with Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard. Vidic is strong favourite to claim the award, despite a drop in form of late; he's helped by the fact the voting took place a few weeks ago.

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/10/16

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Three huge points on the line tonight, get prepared for them with today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact
Here's our preview of today's game.

Impact backup goalkeeper Eric Kronberg to start against Philadelphia
The Union will catch a break as they'll get to face Montreal's backup goalkeeper.

Montreal on Saturday and other Union bits, more news

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Big game for the Union on Saturday. More news.

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Gabby Agbonlahor’s Red Card Tackle on Ashley Young

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I'm sure there's a little ill feeling between Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young after all Young got to live the dream of a move to Old Trafford from Villa Park while poor old Agbonlahor has had to stay there and put up with all the ups and downs associated with the club since Big Ron left.

Week 7 Team

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After lots of thought, but surely little understanding, here's my week 7 team. Â Good night, and good luck.


Videos

Agbonlahor Takes Out One Direction Band Member Louis Tomlinson in Charity Game

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Gabby Agbonlahor was in no mood for niceties today even if it was just a Charity Match as he takes One Direction band member and Doncaster's new recruit Louis Tomlinson with this tackle and to make matters worse the 1D star then puked on the sideline as he was taken off in front of 60,000 fans for Styilian Petrov's charity match earlier today!

Video: Darren Bent’s Twitter Q&A, plus McLeish on Gabby’s hammy trouble

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Darren Bent recently took part in a Q&A on Twitter whilst on England duty, here's a glimpse behind the scenes. Perhaps a little on the whimsical side, I was still surprised by his answer when asked who is the fastest player he's seen on the football pitch. (It's not Gabby)

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In related news, I'm sure you're already aware, but Gabby was forced to withdraw from the England squad once again with a hamstring strain.

Highlights: Aston Villa 3 Norwich 2

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Two goals for Darren Bent, both set up by Gabby Agbonlahor who also helped himself to a goal and a deserved Man of the Match award. Those goals were bookended by goals from Anthony Pilkington and Steve Morison for Norwich in an entertaining encounter at Villa Park.

Both strikers now have five goals apiece so far this season and should be expecting a call from Fabio Capello ahead of England's upcoming games against Spain and Sweden.

Video Highlights: Manchester United Vs Aston Villa, 0-1,12/12/09

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Video: Aston Villa Vs Cardiff 1-0, Another Aggy Goal!

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A Gabby Agbonlahor's cheeky third-minute back-heel secured Villa's Carling Cup's last 16 place for the first time in three years.

Video Highlights: Birmingham 0 Aston Villa 1, Go Aggy! 13/9/09

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Substitute John Carew knocked a free-kick into Gabby Agbonlahor's path who directed a header past Hart at St Andrew's.Villa beat Birmingham to claim derby win.

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Herd wins the plaudits and a growing list of minor injuries

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Chris Herd's performances have rightly earned him quite a few headlines in the last couple of weeks. Initially for the wrong reason, but lately for the right ones.

Alex McLeish has said that he's "a manager's dream; the best trainer at the club".

He will train the way he plays on Saturday by giving it absolutely everything.

Aston Villa 3 Norwich 2: Bent scores twice, MotM Gabby two assists and a goal himself

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A much improved performance from Villa in a lively game led to a vital three points at home thanks to two goals from Darren Bent, and a goal for the provider of both those goals; man of the match Gabby Agbonlahor. Goals from Anthony Pilkington and Steve Morison bookended the home goals, and set up a nervous final ten minutes.

Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1: Unbeaten, but outplayed and uninspiring

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Another game, another draw. That's four draws and a win now in the Premier League. Gabby Agbonlahor gave cause for optimism when he opened the scoring somewhat against the run of play during the first half, but Leon Best cancelled that out during a second half the visitors largely controlled.

Everton 2 Aston Villa 2: Poor performance yields a very welcome point

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There's no getting away from it, that was a poor performance against an Everton side unable (or unwilling) to field a single recognised striker. We might owe a somewhat sheepish nod in the referee's direction, but Petrov and Gabby somehow managed to cancel out Leon Osman's opener and Leighton Baines' second half penalty to grab a hugely valuable point we barely deserved.

With Heskey out, surely now is Delfouneso’s chance to shine

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You've probably already seen that Emile Heskey tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in training and will require an operation, keeping him out for three to four weeks.

With Gabby still on the come back trail after his own operation, John Carew always susceptible to a sudden injury, if this is not Nathan Delfouneso's chance to get some time on the pitch, I don't know when is.

With Heskey out, surely now is Delfouneso’s chance to shine

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You've probably already seen that Emile Heskey tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in training and will require an operation, keeping him out for three to four weeks.

With Gabby still on the come back trail after his own operation, John Carew always susceptible to a sudden injury, if this is not Nathan Delfouneso's chance to get some time on the pitch, I don't know when is.

Bobby Zamora for England? Don’t Laugh. Who Else Can Play the Heskey Role?

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I know. That headline looks silly. Because despite his recent run of form and the above performance vs Man Utd, Fulham's Bobby Zamora isn't brilliant.

But he's not bad either, and he's in form, and crucially he looks as if he can play the Heskey role.

I'm a big believer in the way Capello sets up the England team right now.

Video Highlights: Wolves 1 - Aston Villa 1, Unlucky Villa

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Gabriel Agbonlahor gave Villa the lead with his sixth goal in eight games in the 79th minute from a Heskey's pass. Villa's joy at that opening goal was short lived however. 120 seconds later, Ebanks-Blake rescued a point for Wolves when he converted a penalty after Kightly was brought down in the box by Sidwell.

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Aston Villa 2 Wigan 0: Finally, three points at home to the Lactics thanks to Gabby and Bent

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Wigan Athletic were finally beaten in the league at Villa Park in a comfortable win for the home side thanks to a goal in either half. The first, a brilliant effort from Gabby Agbonlahor, who then turned provider for the second; setting up an unmissable effort for Darren Bent in front of the Holte End.

Goal analysis: Gabby on the left of a 4-2-3-1

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This is how today's lone Villa goal came about at Bloomfield Road:

  1. Blackpool were in possession and launching an attack through the centre of the pitch with Ash and Makoun tracking back, Reo-Coker in a holding position in front of the back four.
  2. Makoun makes a sliding tackle, winning possession back and cleverly plays a sort of "roundhouse" style back heeled pass into Reo-Coker's path while he was still on the ground.

Manchester United

Aston Villa vs Manchester Utd Preview featuring the “Walking Wounded Fantasy Team”

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Man Utd come to Villa Park on Saturday for the early kick off game. For all the talk of being a point off of 5th place, we're a full eight points behind Utd and they're a point worse off than they were after 12 games last season. At that same point, we were just four points behind with 21 to their 25 points.

Aston Villa vs Manchester Utd Preview featuring the “Walking Wounded Fantasy Team”

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Man Utd come to Villa Park on Saturday for the early kick off game. For all the talk of being a point off of 5th place, we're a full eight points behind Utd and they're a point worse off than they were after 12 games last season. At that same point, we were just four points behind with 21 to their 25 points.

Football’s 10 Biggest Playboys

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With all the money and fame that being a superstar footballer brings, it is not exactly difficult for the modern player to find a woman. But as the following list of football's biggest playboys shows, sometimes one is not enough. Indeed, in some cases, sometimes 100 is not enough.

George Best

There is no-one who better epitomises the phrase "playboy footballer" than the late, great George Best.

Why England vs Belarus is Actually Quite Exciting

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Weirdly, I'm kind of excited for England vs Belarus. Neither team has anything to play for, but with Rooney and Gerrard out injured (or as The Fiver put it yesterday: "Wayne Rooney has pulled out of the game against Belarus at Wembley with a severe case of having his wages paid by Manchester United.

The Rest

First XI - What We Learned During Week 7

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This column is getting long enough in its own right so I'm not going to write much of a preamble this time around. Â Before we get to it though, I'm going to solicit feedback on two aspects of the column. Â I've added what I'm thinking will be regular fixtures under #1 and #2 . Â I have been mixing fantasy and reality comments in this column thus far this season.