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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 19 Mar 15:13

John Gregory wears interesting outfit after Indian League triumph

Former Aston Villa manager John Gregory has celebrated winning the Indian Super League title by posting an image of himself alongside the trophy... dressed in an interesting gown.

Aston Villa – 19 Mar 09:27

Paper Talk: United face new 40m Fred fight; Wolves rival Arsenal for ace

Manchester United face a fresh challenger for the signature of a £40million Brazil star, while Luke Shaw’s United career appears to over, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Manchester United have reportedly reclaimed pole position in the £40m battle for Brazil midfielder Fred.

However, the main threat to United clinching the signing of the Shakhtar Donetsk star this summer is now coming from PSG and not Manchester City.

Reports last week claimed that Pep Guardiola had ended his interest in the 25-year-old, making United the clear favouritesto land the player.

The Daily Star, however, claims City are still monitoring the midfielder’s situation but that Fred is no longer a priority signing for the runaway Premier League leaders.

The report goes on to state that Fred’s representatives have privately confirmed that the strongest interest is coming from Old Trafford, although with PSG also now in mixer the transfer may not be as straight forward as United would have hoped.


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Luke Shaw was involved in an amazing training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho before he was humiliated during the FA Cup win over Brighton (The Sun)

Louis van Gaal has revealed he wanted to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski during his time in charge at Manchester United (The Sun)

Burnley are willing to double goalkeeper Nick Pope’s wages to stave off interest from fellow Premier League side Newcastle (The Sun)

Petr Cech is not happy with Arsene Wenger’s rotation policy and says he is frustrated over his lack of game time in cups (The Sun)

Wolves hope to beat off competition from Arsenal in an audacious move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva should they secure promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

West Brom want to sign Numancia’s Spanish striker Guillermo, 24, for £2m next season as the club face relegation to the Championship (The Sun)

Gareth Southgate is planning to stage a World Cup audition to solve England’s goalkeeper crisis (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United fans have suggested the venue of this season’s FA Cup semi-finals should be changed (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have triggered a 12-month extension to keep full-back Ashley Young at the club until 2019 (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed many of his stars were ‘unprofessional’ during his time in the Premier League (Daily Mail)

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has openly admitted the Italian giants have made Liverpool midfielder Emre Can their ‘primary objective’ in the summer (Daily Mail)

In-form forward Cenk Tosun has credited ex-Everton striker Duncan Ferguson with kick-starting his Toffees career following his brace at Stoke (Daily Mail)

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has urged team-mate Andres Iniesta to stay at the club (Sky Sports)

PSG captain Thiago Silva says he is “sure” Brazilian forward Neymar will stay with the club, despite the 26-year-old being linked with a move to Real Madrid (ESPN)


More from Planet Sport: Kevin Pietersen’s top 10 Test knocks (Cricket365).


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Aston Villa – 18 Mar 11:21

The 139 Championship players out of contract this summer ? PF

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 17 Mar 22:57

Bolton 1-0 Aston Villa: Le Fondre boosts Bolton's survival hopes

Adam Le Fondre scored the only goal of the game in the first half as Bolton Wanderers boosted their hopes of survival with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Aston Villa – 17 Mar 08:59

The 11 players to reach 50 assists in under 200 PL games ? PF

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 13 Mar 22:43

Aston Villa 1-3 QPR: Automatic promotion hopes fade for Steve Bruce

RALPH ELLIS AT VILLA PARK: Steve Bruce blamed himself as Aston Villa followed their most exhilarating performance of the season with arguably their flattest.

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 12 Mar 12:52

Aston Villa's Robert Snodgrass has running shoes glued to his locker

Since being forced out of West Ham following his unsuccessful £10million move, Robert Snodgrass is now firmly keeping his feet on the ground while on loan at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 11 Mar 23:32

Snodgrass praises Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce after win over Wolves

'He gets the club, he gets us and I bloody love him,' said one slightly worse for wear Aston Villa supporter as he boarded a train at Aston after this pulsating clash at the top of the Championship.

Aston Villa – 3 Mar 17:45

Robbie Keane takes first steps into management

Former Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane will take his first steps into management this weekend after being put in temporary charge of Indian Super League side ATK.

The 37-year-old, who has his UEFA A coaching qualifications, joined the team in August as a player and has scored five goals in his last six starts.

However, with the resignation of Ashley Westwood on Friday, following Teddy Sheringham’s departure six weeks ago, Keane has been elevated to caretaker manager.

He will take the reins on Sunday against NorthEast United, led by former Chelsea and Portsmouth boss Avram Grant, but plans to also continue in his playing role.


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Aston Villa – 2 Mar 13:55

Prem Predictions: Liverpool, Spurs to cruise; more Arsenal woe

Peace guitarist Douglas Castle is the latest to take our predictions challenge – and there’s no agreement on matches involving Chelsea and Arsenal, though Liverpool and Spurs should win big.

Each week our writers will take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions each week, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.

Last time around, former Supergrass drummer and singer-songwriter Danny Goffey took us on  – and you can see who came out on top here.

Now, Peace guitarist Douglas Castle takes on Marshy…  Can you do better…?



Burnley v Everton  (12.30pm)

Douglas: 1-0

Marshy: 1-0

Leicester v Bournmeouth

Douglas: 2-2

Marshy: 2-1

Southampton v Stoke

Douglas: 1-1

Marshy: 2-1

Swansea v West Ham

Douglas: 1-2

Marshy: 2-1

Spurs v Huddersfield

Douglas: 3-0

Marshy: 4-0

Watford v West Brom

Douglas: 2-0

Marshy: 2-1

Liverpool v Newcastle Utd (5.30pm)

Douglas: 3-1

Marshy: 4-1

Brighton v Arsenal  (Sunday, 1.30pm)

Douglas: 1-2

Marshy: 2-1

Man City v Chelsea (Sunday, 4pm)

Douglas: 3-1

Marshy: 1-1

Crystal Palace v Man Utd (Monday, 8pm)

Douglas: 0-2

Marshy: 0-1


Douglas, his love for Aston Villa, and life with the band Peace

TEAMtalk: How did you come to support your club and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?

Douglas: I think like most people you don’t really remember when you started to support a team, you just always did. My Dad and Granddad were Villa fans so don’t think there was much choice. Some of my initial memories were being top at Christmas in 98/99 season, so you could say it’s been all downhill from there. I presumed we were always going to be top or thereabouts.

Benito Carbone’s hat-trick in the FA Cup en route to the final though will live long in my memory. Sadly not the final.


TEAMtalk: Who have been your biggest heroes during your time supporting the club?

Douglas: I’d have to say Gareth Barry. As a kid he was my hero and at the centre of everything good we did at that time. I met him recently in a pub and could barely speak to him I was so in awe of his ability to chop down an opponent down and only get a yellow.


TEAMtalk: What do you make of the current team? What are your hopes for the rest of the season?

Jack Grealish: Dearly loves Aston Villa

Douglas: For the first time in a long time things are looking up! We have a decent core team with a style of play developing. It seems to have a good balance of defence and attack, and experience and youth. If [Jack] Grealish can stay fit for the rest of the season we can push for the second automatic promotion.


TEAMtalk: Everyone has a soft spot for another team. Who’s yours and why?

Douglas: I have a good friend who is Wrexham fan and purely because of their version ‘Anarchy in the UK’ makes me a fan. “I….wanna be….Wrexham FC!”


TEAMtalk: What’s going on with the band/for you as an artist at the moment?

Douglas: We’ve just put the first single ‘Power’ from our third album ‘Kindness is the New Rock and Roll’ and gearing up to start touring it in May around the UK. It’s going to be special.


Listen to new single ’Power’ on the TEAMtalk playlist 


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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 23 Jun 11:01

Villa wait on Terry contract offer

Aston Villa do not expect immediate progress in their bid to sign John Terry after making him a lucrative contract offer.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 16 Jun 15:19

Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 2 Jun 13:26

Villa chief executive Wyness suspended

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is suspended from football activity for three weeks for social media misconduct.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 18 May 14:51

CEO Wyness dismisses Villa budget fears

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is confident of signing transfer targets within manager Steve Bruce's budget.

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