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Villains on the Rise

Started on 20 February 2015 by mo_123
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Sherwood appointed Aston Villa manager

Sherwood had a successful stint as Tottenham manager

Tim Sherwood has been appointed manager at Aston Villa, signing a contract at the club until summer 2015

Sherwood, 46, replaced Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager in December 2013 but was sacked at the end of last season and has been out of work since."It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football," said Sherwood. "I can't wait to get started and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox said: "Tim had a fantastic career at Tottenham, not only in his brief spell as first-team manager but, just as importantly, in the role he played in developing young talent."We strongly believe Tim has the qualities to get the best out of our current squad and help us build and develop for the future."

After working as a coach at White Hart Lane from 2008, Sherwood stabilised Spurs following the exit of Villas Boas, taking them above Manchester United to finish sixth in the Premier League in 2013-14.

Sherwood, who won three England caps, joined Tottenham as a player in 1999 from Blackburn, where he captained them to the Premier League title in 1994-95.
He left White Hart Lane in 2003 and moved to Portsmouth but returned as part of the club's coaching staff under then manager Harry Redknapp.
I like your first update and nicely writing style. Best wishes for future!
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Sherwood Defends Lack of Experience

Sherwood looked relaxed in his first press conference as Villa manager

“I think experience is overrated, to be honest," Sherwood said in his first Aston Villa press conference on Monday. "There are a lot of poor, experienced managers and there are a lot of good ones.“I’ve got a way I like to work and it has been a success, albeit for a short period at Tottenham. I was a success there on the development phase of a football club and as first-team manager.

“I know how to win games in this league. I like to galvanize players and get the best out of them. It’s pretty simple, all I can do is prepare team to best of my ability. “I see Villa as a giant club with a lot of history and one that is a great honour to be asked to be the manager.

He was approached shortly after Lambert’s dismissal by Tom Fox, the chief executive, before accepting the job on Friday evening. “Obviously when I got the call asking would I be interested, it was a no brainer, I said yes I’ll take the job and we negotiate after. It was seeing if they liked what I said and fortunately they did. “I spoke to Randy briefly and spoke to Tom Fox at length about the vision of the club. I liked what I heard.

His first goal is to avoid relegation and bring the club back to the days when they were challenging fir top four." The club's stature has declined in recent years and it is sad that such a great club is battling relegation. "my goal is to bring the club back to the years where it was respected as one of the top sides in England."

Bacuna leaves as Jedinak joins

Leandro Bacuna leaves Aston Villa to join Crystal Palace

Leandro Bacuna leaves Aston Villa to join Crystal Palace for £7.25 million. he signs a 5-year contract

Leandro Bacuna who joined Villa at the start of last season for just short of £1 million has left Villa following Tim Sherwood's appointment as Villa manager. the versatile midfielder was deemed surplus to requirements and Tim Sherwood believes is the right time to move on. "Leandro (Bacuna) is a brilliant player who could play in a variety of positions but Crystal Palace put in a offer we could not refuse adn we wish him all the best for the future.

Neil Warnock believes that the signing was a good one and he will improve the depth of a variety of positions. He also believes that it was a big fee and that Bacuna will strive under the pressure. " This signing is a coup for a club like ours.Of course, the lad can play in a variety of positions therefore he can improve the depth of the squad. The fee is one of the biggest in our club's history but I am sure he will strive under the pressure and be one of our better player's for the years to come."

Jedinak goes the other way as he joins Aston Villa for £6.25 million

Mile Jedinak joins Tim Sherwood's revolution at Aston Villa and he becomes his first signing. he joins for £6.25 million

Australian Mile Jedinak has become a Villa on the same day as Leandro Bacuna became a Crystal Palace player. Jedinak was born in Sydney and played youth football with Sydney United before starting his senior career at the club. Following loan spells at Varteks and South Coast United, Jedinak moved to Central Coast Mariners in 2006. He next played in Turkey, for Gençlerbirliği and Antalyaspor on loan before joining Crystal Palace and subsequently playing a role in the club earning promotion to the Premier League.

Jedinak became a fans' favorite at Selhurst Park during the 2012–2013 season. In light of regular club captain Paddy McCarthy's injury spell this season, Jedinak was handed the captain's armband first by Dougie Freedman and later Ian Holloway. Tim Sherwood is delighted with his new signing and believes his experience will help the club. "Mile (Jedinak) is a fantastic player. He is solid and can pick out a pass. He gives us depth and improves our first eleven. His experience will help the younger lads mature."
A decent bit of business and a great few updates. Keep it up and good luck for the coming season.
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Delph signs 4 Year Deal at Aston Villa

Delph signs new 4 yeardeal at the club where he has spent most of his footballing life

Fabian Delph has claimed that him signing a new four-and-a-half year deal deal at Aston Villa proves that loyalty still exists in football. The 25-year-old's previous deal expired in the summer and Liverpool were rumoured to be interested in the midfielder.

Speaking on a video released by the club on Sunday, Delph said: 'It's been a roller-coaster ride since I've been here - I've enjoyed every minute of it. 'The fans have stuck by since day one. The chairman's stuck by me, he's been unbelievable with me. The gaffer's been great as well.'I'm proving that there still is loyalty in football. I've decided to stay here and I'll give nothing less than 100 per cent every game.

Speaking to Villa's official website, he added: 'The club has given me a great platform to perform and a great opportunity to showcase what I can do. 'The fans have been great with me, the chairman has been absolutely fantastic with me and I have a great relationship with the manager and I see the boys here as my brothers, my family and I am delighted to stay here.

Manager Sherwood added: 'It's great for Aston Villa. It's great for Fabian. I think this is a massive, massive step. 'The thing with modern day football and loyalty is there's not so much of it - you very rarely get people who stay at a football club for a long, long time. 'Obviously Fabian has been here a fair few years now. His first few years he was injured as a young guy but since I have been here - the three years - he's been terrific for us. He's been great. His performances have been excellent.

'When you get someone like Fabian - who might have had the possibility of going elsewhere to pastures new - to have him commit is a massive, massive coup for us. 'No-one expected it. I think everyone thought Fabian was going to go and we would have to get someone else in. I don't think anyone saw this coming. 'But it's been something we've been trying to do, as I have always said. He enjoys his football and being at the club.
Nice start to the season and some great updates
Great to see Delph sign on, he's an important player for Villa!
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Justice- He is an important player for us and it was freat to gte him on a long term contract

Pre Season Results

First up we played Aston Villa under 21s, you could call them our reserve team, we gave them some of our first team squad and it showed as we scraped a win with Fabian Delph and Charles N'Zogbia getting the goals. We welcomed Braga to Villa Park and they were dispatched with Darren Bent getting a vital goal. We could and should have scored more.

Our tour of the US followed next with a 0-0 draw against Toronto. That result was a disappointment but compared to our next game as we lost 3-2 to a Portland side that we were meant to be winning comfortably. We returned back to England but were defeated as AS Monaco showed their class and out classed us easily.

We made sure that we ended the Pre Season games with wins as we smashed Altrincham 5-2 with young Callum Robinson getting two late goals. Charles N'Zogbia also scored and finished the match with two goals and an assist to end the match as Man Of the Match. Chivas USA were made to be better then they were but we were 3-0 up before they scored two quick goals to leave us hanging on for dear life.

These results have given me an idea of where we are going to end up next season. I am hoping for a mid table finish but pushing the people ahead of us so they are always looking over their shoulder at us. Our strikers are going to be important and I have to make sure that Benteke, when he comes back, is firing and getting the goals to keep us up.
Good pre-season by the looks of it too bad about the Portland result tho
Mixed pre-season, but your players must be match fit now :P
Cappy13- It was OK and we will have to step it up in the competitive games
Justice- Yeah it was a mixed one but with some exciting flashes and we will see what happens in the League

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