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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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2013-04-03 20:14#89517 Arvind : I bet you're eyeing the CL title next. Congratulations on the win, and I'm sure Ciaran Clark is right about that treble next season. ;)

amazing double win Glenn :) you really make me wanna sign campbell although i hate him in fm and dont rate him at all but he seems to be working for you ... also Fierro has now been added to my shortlist ;p good luck next season, hopefully go one better than the double :D

May: Ending it Brightly

After starting the month with a 2-2 draw to Blackburn and then a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Premier League, Aston Villa faced the Blues again in the Europa League Final and exacted sweet revenge, beating them to the cup 2-1. The Premier League season was wrapped up with a 2-0 defeat of rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Villa finished a confirmed 5th in the league.

Premier League
Blackburn 2 - 2 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 0 - 1 Chelsea

Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wolves

Europa League Final
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Chelsea
2013-04-03 20:26#89528 MarkKolatowicz : amazing double win Glenn :) you really make me wanna sign campbell although i hate him in fm and dont rate him at all but he seems to be working for you ... also Fierro has now been added to my shortlist ;p good luck next season, hopefully go one better than the double :D

Thank you Mark, just gave you your 50th thank you :D

Premier League 2015/16

Aston Villa: 5th

Champions: Newcastle
Runner-Up: Manchester United
Champions League Qualification: Newcastle, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City
Europa League Qualification: Aston Villa, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool
Relegated: Wigan, Fulham, Burnley

Premier League 2015/16 Awards

Aston Villa's players enjoyed a little success in the annual league awards this year, with Fabian Delph winning the prestigious award of Footballer of the Year and Wellington Nem coming runner-up for the Players' Young Player of the Year. Both aforementioned players were also named in the Team of the Year, with Delph on the starting eleven and Nem within the subs.

Golden Glove

Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Footballer of the Year

Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)

Goal of the Season

Jonathan Walters (Newcastle)

Manager of the Year

Alan Pardew (Newcastle)

Players' Player of the Year

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Players' Team of the Year

Hart; Jones, Shawcross, Badstuber, Baines; Valencia, Aguero, Delph, Hazard; Mandzukic, Remy

Players' Young Player of the Year

Phil Jones (Manchester United)

Golden Boot

Loic Remy (West Ham)
Great double Glenn! You deserve with all your ups and downs with Villa! CL and PL for you next year!
2013-04-03 21:02#89540 PaukerJ : Great double Glenn! You deserve with all your ups and downs with Villa! CL and PL for you next year!

I think that's a little bit too stretched... :P

The Beckham Bandwagon

Arsenal have sacked manager Luciano Spalletti, while Dortmund have also sacked their head coach Robin Dutt.

The next common fact the two teams share are the fact that they want to appoint Aston Villa manager David Beckham in their hot seats, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Arsenal competed strongly with the Villans through the season for 5th place, and Villa eventually edged it on goal difference after both teams finished level on points. Spalletti, sacked after being unable to qualify for the Champions' League like in recent seasons, has described the Gunners job as an "extremely tough one at this point in time", citing reasons as the "almost impregnable" big four of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and now Newcastle.

Dortmund finished 5th in the Bundesliga. Despite the Dortmund squad slowly weakening bit by bit since their achievement of a two-season consecutive title win, club chairman Reinhard Rauball still expects the best, resulting in the sacking of Dutt, ending his one-and-a-half year tenure at Der BVB.

Beckham has remained quiet on speculation linking him away from Villa Park.
Wait.. What is Beckham doing with an Arsenal shirt on? Is it for wiping your ass after taking the hugest dump ever!

Giants Rejected

Aston Villa have confirmed that manager David Beckham has been approached by German giants Dortmund, on a contract worth 49,000 per week.

However, the successful 41-year-old has REJECTED the contract to continue his stay at Aston Villa.

Arsenal are also reportedly very keen on Beckham but have yet to make a formal offer.

But their hopes of appointing the Englishman have been dashed after Beckham broke his silence on the job speculation hours after Aston Villa confirmed the news.

"I have been reading all these newspapers linking me to other clubs. They are all very interesting jobs but I am going to stay at Aston Villa," Beckham declared. "We have just won the double and I want to build on that success. I owe the club a lot for giving me my first managerial opportunity and now I want to repay that debt."

In the back of their minds though, Villa fans know that such a debt has already been repaid.

Beckham has already won three different trophies in two seasons for Aston Villa and that haul is certain to increase.

When asked if he would ever leave the Lions, Beckham revealed, "Maybe when I win the Premier League."

Hughesy Misses Out

Aston Villa midfielder Will Hughes was set for his first competitive championship with England, but has missed out after England boss Stuart Pearce was unconvinced by his fitness levels for Euro 2016. The former Derby man suffered an injury against Wolves in Villa's last Premier League game that will be keeping him out for a maximum of up to three weeks.

Hughes, who has won 2 England caps, is reportedly devastated after being cut from the final 23-man squad set to travel to France, after being called up to the initial 31-man preliminary squad.

However, Pearce has publicly assured the 21-year-old of his England future. Hughes will have plenty of chances for his national team in the future.

The Aston Villa number 7 has been a revelation since arriving at Villa Park from Derby in 2013. Costing David Beckham a fee of 6 million, he is now valued at a price of 8 million after making a total of 79 league appearances for Villa.

Pearce's Squad: Euro 2016

Stuart Pearce has announced his final England squad for his first venture into a major tournament as England manager. Keeper Joe Hart will be missing in France because of an unfortunate ankle injury, and that will surely decrease the Three Lions' chances of getting far.


Fraser Forster (Celtic)
John Ruddy (Norwich)
Ben Amos (Manchester United)


Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
Martin Kelly (Manchester City)
Kyle Naughton (Tottenham)
Steven Taylor (Newcastle)
Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Craig Dawson (West Bromwich)
Leighton Baines (Manchester United)


Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Jack Cork (Southampton)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
Tom Ince (Swansea)
Theo Walcott (Aston Villa)
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)


Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
Andy Carroll (Stoke City)
So glad that you decided to reject Dortmund. I think you have unfinished business with the Villa. You have to win the Premier League before you leave!

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