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Aston Villa star sends out important message on social media, the fans will be delighted

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Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has confirmed on his Instagram account that he will return to action soon.

The 31-year-old forward has been sidelined with a calf injury but he is back exercising on a bike now and he should return to full training soon.

Agbonlahor has missed the last two months with injury and his return could not have been timed better.

4-4-2 v Nottingham: Steve Bruce without these 2 Aston Villa players for vital game; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Aston Villa host Nottingham Forest in the Championship this weekend and the home side will be looking to improve their position in the table with a win.

The Villans have had a poor start to the season and they are 13th in the Championship table right now. Moreover, they have failed to win six of their eight matches in the league so far.

Aston Villa sign veteran defender Samba

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London (AFP) – Veteran Congo international defender Christopher Samba penned a one-year deal with English second-tier side Aston Villa on Thursday after impressing coach Steve Bruce on a trial.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos in January and will bring with him a wealth of experience of English football having spent five years at Blackburn Rovers between 2007 and 2012.

Aston Villa sign veteran defender Samba

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London (AFP) – Veteran Congo international defender Christopher Samba penned a one-year deal with English second-tier side Aston Villa on Thursday after impressing coach Steve Bruce on a trial.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos in January and will bring with him a wealth of experience of English football having spent five years at Blackburn Rovers between 2007 and 2012.

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.

4-2-3-1 vs Bristol City: Aston Villa predicted lineups, Team news, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Bristol City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Bristol City
Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Finally Villa fans breathed a sigh of relief last weekend.

Aston Villa: Steve Bruce Drops In For Pre-Match Kebab While Wearing Full Training Kit (Photo)

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"Onion rings or chips? Onion rings or chips? ...Both"

Good on Steve Bruce, for thinking nothing of preparing for today's Championship clash against Preston at Villa Park with a nourishing pre-game kebab; the food of kings.

Indeed, the Aston Villa manager was apparently spotted scouring the menu in a local fast food shop on the morning of the match, while wearing his full training gear.

Aston Villa To Challenge Newcastle For Midfielder

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The Mirror is reporting that Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been given £25M to spend by the Aston Villa owner Tony Xia and one of his targets is Tom Cairney of Fulham who Newcastle were also interested in. It seems that Villa are close to tying up a deal for Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri [...

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Bruce starts Villa reign with draw; Norwich top Championship

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce began life as Aston Villa boss with a fortunate 1-1 draw at home to Wolves in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Bruce, who is Villa's fourth full-time manager since Paul Lambert was shown the door in January 2015, at least saw his side climb out of the relegation places but Wolves will be kicking themselves for not taking a hatful of chances.

Bruce starts Villa reign with draw; Norwich top Championship

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce began life as Aston Villa boss with a fortunate 1-1 draw at home to Wolves in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Bruce, who is Villa's fourth full-time manager since Paul Lambert was shown the door in January 2015, at least saw his side climb out of the relegation places but Wolves will be kicking themselves for not taking a hatful of chances.

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John Terry to be confirmed as an Aston Villa player today

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Chelsea legend John Terry has completed a move to Championship side Aston Villa and will be unveiled by the club today. According to the Telegraph, the Englishman has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Midlands club.

It is understood that Terry will sign a contract worth £60,000 per week, plus bonuses.

Former high-profile PL striker: Aston Villa are bigger than Chelsea

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Former high-profile Premier League striker, Dean Saunders, claims that Aston Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season, and are plying their trade in the Championship at the moment. However, despite their fall from grace, Saunders has no doubt the club’s standing in the English game.

Fergie Time Becoming Horror Time For Manchester United

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Manchester United were so famous for scoring late goals to save a match or win a game that it was called Fergie Time. From Steve Bruce scoring the winner against Sheffield Wednesday, a goal that helped United win the innaugral Premier League in 1992/93 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer winner in the Champions League final in 1999, scoring late has been part of United's DNA,

But not anymore.

Bournemouth inflict 6-1 misery on Phelan’s Hull

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) A double by Junior Stanislas inspired Bournemouth to a 6-1 Premier League thrashing of Hull on Saturday and make it a miserable start for Mike Phelan in his first match as permanent manager.

Stanislas' brace plus goals by Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson, Steve Cook and Dan Gosling Ryan Mason getting his first for Hull extended the Cherries unbeaten run to six matches.

Bournemouth inflict 6-1 misery on Phelan’s Hull

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) A double by Junior Stanislas inspired Bournemouth to a 6-1 Premier League thrashing of Hull on Saturday and make it a miserable start for Mike Phelan in his first match as permanent manager.

Stanislas' brace plus goals by Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson, Steve Cook and Dan Gosling Ryan Mason getting his first for Hull extended the Cherries unbeaten run to six matches.

Villa appoint Bruce as Di Matteo successor

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London (AFP) Aston Villa appointed Steve Bruce as the Championship side's new manager on Wednesday, the struggling second-tier English club confirmed.

Bruce, 55, replaces Roberto Di Matteo at the helm of a team who were relegated from the Premier League last season and who are now languishing in 19th place in the Championship.

Villa appoint Bruce as Di Matteo successor

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London (AFP) Aston Villa appointed Steve Bruce as the Championship side's new manager on Wednesday, the struggling second-tier English club confirmed.

Bruce, 55, replaces Roberto Di Matteo at the helm of a team who were relegated from the Premier League last season and who are now languishing in 19th place in the Championship.

Championship: Struggling Giants Aston Villa Appoint Steve Bruce As New Manager

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Championship strugglers Aston Villa have named ex-Birmingham City player and coach Steve Bruce as their new manager just over a week after Roberto Di Matteo was given the elbow at Villa Park.

The 55-year-old Bruce left Hull City in the summer after taking them back to the Premier League. Indeed, the former Manchester United defender has returned four sides to the top-flight in his managerial career, more than anyone else.

Five short football managerial reigns

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sam Allardyce left his post as England manager 67 days after his appointment on Tuesday.

Here AFP Sports looks at five other managers whose reigns lasted an even shorter space of time (days in brackets):

Steve Bruce Wigan (55)

Ironically the front runner in the betting to fill the England vacancy the former Manchester United skipper didn't dally long at Wigan.

Hull City and the Anatomy of a Crisis Club. How did it get to this?

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So what on Earth is going on at Hull City, then? Adam Boufkir takes a look at the crisis club who stunned the champions on matchday one... Generally it is no surprise to see the three promoted...

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Bruce eyes Premier League survival blueprint

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce believes Hull can copy the blueprint of the Premier League's overachievers as they look to survive in the top-flight.

Bruce's side secured an immediate return to the big time following last year's relegation thanks to Mohamed Diame's sublime strike in the Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce eyes Premier League survival blueprint

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce believes Hull can copy the blueprint of the Premier League's overachievers as they look to survive in the top-flight.

Bruce's side secured an immediate return to the big time following last year's relegation thanks to Mohamed Diame's sublime strike in the Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday.

Hull City manager Bruce hails Wembley hero Diame

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce saluted Wembley hero Mohamed Diame as the Senegal midfielder's sublime winner sent Hull back to the Premier League on Saturday.

Bruce's side were bidding to make an immediate return to the top flight following last season's painful relegation and Diame ensured the Tigers achieved their goal with a memorable 1-0 victory.

Hull City manager Bruce hails Wembley hero Diame

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce saluted Wembley hero Mohamed Diame as the Senegal midfielder's sublime winner sent Hull back to the Premier League on Saturday.

Bruce's side were bidding to make an immediate return to the top flight following last season's painful relegation and Diame ensured the Tigers achieved their goal with a memorable 1-0 victory.

Promotion about pride not cash says Bruce

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce insists Hull City will be motivated by glory rather than greed when they face Sheffield Wednesday for the lucrative prize of promotion to the Premier League in Saturday's Championship play-off final.

With television revenue for Premier League clubs due to increase next season, the winner of the second-tier showdown at Wembley will land a record cash windfall to go along with their place in the top flight.

Promotion about pride not cash says Bruce

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce insists Hull City will be motivated by glory rather than greed when they face Sheffield Wednesday for the lucrative prize of promotion to the Premier League in Saturday's Championship play-off final.

With television revenue for Premier League clubs due to increase next season, the winner of the second-tier showdown at Wembley will land a record cash windfall to go along with their place in the top flight.

Steve Bruce feared sack after getting Hull City relegated

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Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he was lucky not to lose his job following the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

The Tigers' stay in the top flight ended last month as they finished 18th in the table, with a goalless home draw against Bruce's former club Manchester United not enough to keep them up.

Steve Bruce feared sack after getting Hull City relegated

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Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he was lucky not to lose his job following the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

The Tigers' stay in the top flight ended last month as they finished 18th in the table, with a goalless home draw against Bruce's former club Manchester United not enough to keep them up.

Steve Bruce imagines what might have been during Hull’s difficult season

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Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he never imagined the Tigers would be fighting for their Barclays Premier League lives after starting their campaign with arguably the strongest squad in the club's history.

Bruce was widely credited with landing the pick of the transfer deadline day buys with Abel Hernandez, Mohamed Diame, Gaston Ramirez and on-loan Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa all arriving at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce imagines what might have been during Hull’s difficult season

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Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he never imagined the Tigers would be fighting for their Barclays Premier League lives after starting their campaign with arguably the strongest squad in the club's history.

Bruce was widely credited with landing the pick of the transfer deadline day buys with Abel Hernandez, Mohamed Diame, Gaston Ramirez and on-loan Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa all arriving at the KC Stadium.

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Retro Football: Arsenal Hero David Rocastle Scores Immaculate Solo Goal Against Man Utd, 1991 (Video)

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Seeing as though today marksthe 16th anniversary of David Rocastle's untimely passing, we thought it'd only be right to once again pay tribute to one of English football's most sorely-missed characters.

Despite having terrible eyesight, Rocky was one heck of a player skillful, nimble and intelligent both on and off the ball.

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

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Hull City: Steve Bruce Writes Good Ol’ Fashioned Open Letter To Explain Reasons For Walking Away

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Steve Bruce has written an open letter to Hull City fans to explain his reasons for walking out on the club after dragging them up out of the Championship and back into the Premier League.

Bruce left the Tigers on Friday after four years at the helm, with many assuming he was going to take up the reigns at Sunderland.

Stop worrying! Hull will play reserves against Arsenal!

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Hull are under as much pressure as Arsenal by Sam P Arsenal fans are so wrapped up with our massive game against Barcelona on Tuesday that we are worried that we will be playing a much weakened team against Hull City in the FA Cup this weekend. But I will now explain why Arsene Wenger [...]

MUFC Transfer news: Nick Powell to join Hull City

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MUFC Transfer news: Nick Powell to join Hull City

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Nick Powell could be leaving Man United on loan and joining Steve Bruce's Hull City. Powell, 21, has been out of action for a few weeks now having only recently returned from a season long lay-off but the suggestion is that he could once again be on his way out for another loan spell.

Does Chuba Akpom have a future at Arsenal?

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The 20 year-old Chuba Akpom was a prolific striker for Arsenal in the youth levels before Arsene Wenger decided to promote him to the Gunners first team towards the end of last season. Le Prof announced in this pre-season that Akpom would not be going out on loan but when the Frenchman changed his mind [.

Has Chuba Akpom blown his chance of becoming an Arsenal striker?

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We all had high hopes of Chuba Akpom becoming the next in line to become an Arsenal striking legend after some great introductory performances towards the end of last season. Arsene Wenger even said in the summer that he would staying at the Emirates this season as extra cover for Giroud and Walcott, but whatever [.

Chuba Akpom finally breaks his barren spell at Hull

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There were many Arsenal fans that thought Chuba Akpom should have stayed at the Emirates this year as cover for Walcott and Giroud, but Arsene Wenger thought it would be more beneficial for the 19 year-old to go out on loan under Steve Bruce at Hull City. Akpom scored a couple of goals early on [...]