Should Gareth Barry stay or go?

May 20th, 2008 by strihsllabtoof

I have been talking to alot of aston villa fans about Gareth Barry and as the seasons over now this is the BIG topiic for all fans and newspapers.
on the STAY side: he has been here since he was 17 years old and we have developed him into the star he is now. [...]

Henry to Villa?

May 18th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

The News of the World are reporting that Villa could be lining up an approach for Barcelona forward Thierry Henry.
They also state that he could be joining David Beckham in the MLS.
Source: News of the World

Ashley Young - Player of the month (Apr ‘08)

May 11th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Ashley Young has been named as the Barclays Premier League player of the month for April.
He is the second recipient of the award for Aston Villa this season after Gabriel Agbonlahor picked up the acolade in November.
Young helped Villa to an impressive10 points out of 12 for April, a run which saw the side net [...]

West Ham v’s Aston Villa preview

May 11th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Villa extend Bouma deal

May 7th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Aston Villa today took up a year extension on Holland defender Wilfred Bouma’s contract.
The defender has been an ever present this season and has scored one goal, in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.
At the end of next season, it is believed Villa will offer Bouma a 2/3 year deal to remain at the club.
Manager [...]

Berger out at Villa

May 7th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Patrick Berger has been told he will now feature again for Aston Villa after his comments regarding Gareth Barry’s future.
Berger was seen to be encouraging Barry to move to Liverpool in the summer.
This did not go down well with boss Martin O’Neill and Berger will now not be included in the 16 to face West Ham [...]

Carew hopefull Barry will stay

May 5th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Norwegian striker John Carew still believes Gareth Barry has an important role to play in Villa’s future despite his inevitable signing for Liverpool.
Speaking in the Birmingham Mail, the Villa striker added:
“I think Gareth will stay here, hopefully. I haven’t given it that much thought, but Villa is in his heart.
“I haven’t spoken to him. But [...]

Berger backs Barry for Kop move

May 5th, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Former Liverpool midfielder Patrick Berger has given Gareth Barry his backing over reports of a summer move to Anfield.
The Villa midfielder spent seven years between 1996 and 2003 with the reds and believes Barry may live to regret not grabbing the chance to play Champions league football.
He was quoted in the Birmingham Mail as saying
“Gareth [...]

Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan Athletic

May 3rd, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Villa’s chances of automatic qualification for the Uefa Cup were all but ended by Wigan Athletic following a disappointing afternoon at Villa Park.
A fine goalkeeping display by Chris Kirkland ensured Wigan remain in the Premier League next season.
Two second half strikes by Antonio Valencia were enough to give Wigan three points and mark an unhappy [...]

Aston Villa v’s Wigan Athletic

May 3rd, 2008 by andrewtaylor

Aston Villa welcome Wigan to Villa Park this afternoon with both sides still requiring points on the board.
Wigan are all but safe but a point here should ease nerves ahead of a visit from champions elect, Manchester United.
Villa would go above Everton on goal difference with a victory and a victory is a must if [...]