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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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Great updates.
Good luck ;)
Great update mate and I love your writing. You may not have tasted win for two months, but Villa is not an easy team to manage mate. Get Bent scoring the goals and fine your players if they don't pick it up! Works mate!
Thanks for the encouraging comments, guys!

Start of a Comeback

Aston Villa have finally gotten their first win in 11 Premier League matches, courtesy of a Wellington Nem strike that saw them triumph over Queens Park Rangers 1-0.

Both sides played well but it was up to David Beckham to rally his side at the half-time whistle. Villa players returned to the pitch, seemingly inspired by their manager's team talk at the halfway point. They played brilliantly, outclassing the opponents, and it was up to Nem to put away a shot after Darren Bent played a perfect pass to the Brazilian.

It was thanks to QPR's Julio Cesar that the London club conceded only a single goal, with the Rangers keeper saving shots from Bent, Gabby Agbonlahor, Karim El Ahmadi as well as a close range header from captain Ron Vlaar.

It is a pleasing relief for Villa fans, as the the Lions move from 19th to 18th place in the table, just 1 point below 17th-placed Reading.

"I knew we could do it eventually," says Beckham. "We were perfect and played brilliantly in both attack and defense. I feel we could have scored more but I am content to settle for three points at the moment. Hopefully we can build on this win and keep it up."

The young manager specifically commended Ciaran Clark, who won the Man of the Match, on his performance.

"Ciaran was superb at the back and he is building up a formidable partnership with Ron (Vlaar). He is very important for Villa and he'll be much, much more important for us in the future."

Beckham: Rooney for Ballon d'Or

When asked about the upcoming Ballon d'Or, Aston Villa manager David Beckham has backed Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to win the prestigious award.

Although admitting that "he probably wouldn't win it", the former England captain goes on to state that this is simply "his opinion".

Both men played side by side for England, and Rooney also currently plays for Beckham's boyhood idols and former club United.

"I think Wayne (Rooney) has a shot at the Ballon d'Or. He's just a perfect player and I daresay he's one of the all-time bests for England.

"He may not win it this year, but I think if he keeps up and improves his goal-scoring form, he has a very good chance."

Beckham also states that former national teammate Steven Gerrard had very strong chances of competing for the Ballon d'Or at the early stages of his career.

"Stevie was just the perfect player at the time."

Asked about who would win it this year, Beckham confirms that he thinks it will probably be Barcelona's Lionel Messi. "Messi has been winning it so many times, it wouldn't be a surprise if he won it again. He's been absolutely fantastic and to be able to watch him play is an honor in itself. His skills are out of this world."
Hero to Zero indeed, lol.
2013-02-21 17:17#81868 Liverbird : Hero to Zero indeed, lol.

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11 yearsEdited

December: Improvements

Despite a poor start to the month where Aston Villa lost to Sunderland, Manchester United and dropped out of the Capital One Cup, the Lions are gradually improving their game and there could be hope for David Beckham yet.

Premier League
Sunderland 3 - 2 Aston Villa
El Ahmadi

Aston Villa 0 - 1 Man Utd

Aston Villa 1 - 1 Stoke

Swansea 2 - 2 Aston Villa
El Ahmadi

QPR 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan

Capital One Cup Quarter Final
Aston Villa 3 - 4 Sunderland

Wellington Nem got on the Premier League's awards list again, coming runner-up to Chelsea's Eden Hazard in the Young Player of the Month Award.

Gabby Agbonlahor also came runner-up in the Goal of the Month with his superb strike against Swansea in the 2-2 draw with the Welsh club.

Better month, keep it up :)

World Award Winners 2012

Ballon d'Or

1st: Xavi (Barcelona)
2nd: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
3rd: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

World Player of the Year

1st: Xavi (Barcelona)
2nd: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
3rd: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

World Team of the Year

Neuer; Lahm, Pique, Mertesacker, Marcelo; Xavi, Gerrard; Messi, Rooney, Iniesta; van Persie

European Golden Boy

Mario Gotze (Dortmund)
Some pretty good results there Glenn, you're bouncing back :) I'm glad to see that Wellington Nem is having success :D Good Luck with t he rest of the season :D
Just read through all of this, great read! Things seem to be improving! Tough battle at the bottom, keep it up!

Beckham's Youngster Hunt

David Beckham has confirmed two new signings for Aston Villa - youngsters Andrew Black from Hibernian and Doria from Botafogo.

Black, 17, will slot straight into Villa's Under-18s side. The right midfielder broke into the first team at Hibs but has chosen to make the gamble of a move to England.

18-year-old Doria has also broken into the first team at hometown club Botafogo, but jumped to sign for Aston Villa after they brought out his 525k release clause, rejecting the chance to play in Austria and Russia.

"Andrew (Black) is a promising young player," said Beckham, in the unveiling of the two signings. "He'll be playing in our youth teams for now but I think he has a very good chance of making it as a first-team player in the future.

"Doria is also very promising and I think he has a perfect chance of fighting for a first-team place at the moment."

Beckham's words will have alerted Aston Villa's current defense force, especially Nathan Baker, who is third-choice. Doria is looking set to usurp the role, meaning 21-year-old Baker might be pushed back to fourth-choice.
Great story m8.
I love it :) Keep it up
Good signings Glenn :)

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