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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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AVTV Interviews: The Bald Brazilian Boy

In this exclusive monthly interview presented to you by AVTV, we interview the club's newest recruit - young Brazilian defender Doria.

How many clubs were interested in you, honestly?

Doria: Ah ... ha ha. Eu não sei, três, quatro? Havia ofertas da Áustria e da Rússia. (Ah... ha ha. I don't know, three, four? There were offers from Austria and Russia.)

And what made you decide to come to England instead?

Doria: Eu acho que é bastante óbvio, é o sonho de cada jogador para jogar na Premier League. O estilo do futebol aqui é fantástico ea oportunidade de ir contra alguns dos melhores da Europa é simplesmente impossível de resistir. (I think it's pretty obvious, it's every player's dream to play in the Premier League. The style of football here is fantastic and the opportunity to go up against some of Europe's best is just impossible to resist.)

Can you speak a language other than Portuguese?

Doria: Infelizmente não, mas eu quero aprender Inglês! (Unfortunately not but I want to learn English!)

What do you think of Aston Villa so far?

Doria: Um grande clube como é óbvio. O estilo de futebol que jogam é bom. Estamos em um pouco de dificuldade agora, mas eu estou confiante de que podemos ficar nesta liga na próxima temporada. (A great club obviously. The style of football they play is good. We are in a bit of trouble right now but I'm confident we can stay in this league next season.)

How are your teammates helping you to settle in?

Doria: É útil ter caras como Wellington Nem e Matheus ao redor porque eles estão me ajudando muito no momento. Eles não podem falar muito Inglês como eu, mas estou feliz por lá é a empresa local. (It's helpful to have guys like Wellington Nem and Mattheus around because they're helping me a lot at the moment. They can't speak much English like me, but I am just glad there is local company.)

You have made two appearances for the club and have been playing so well. Are you delighted with your start?

Doria: Sim, é claro. (Yes, of course.)

What do you think of the manager, David Beckham, so far?

Doria: Um cara grande, grande, uma lenda, não há dúvida sobre isso. Foi uma honra ser capaz de encontrá-lo, muito menos sendo gerenciado por ele. (A great, great guy, a legend, no doubt about that. It was an honor to be able to meet him, let alone being managed by him.)

What are you looking forward to?

Doria: Para ser capaz de enfrentar o Arsenal. Essa é a equipe de apoio. (To be able to face Arsenal. That's the team I support.)

That is all for this month's AVTV interview.
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
11 yearsEdited

February: Win, Loss, Draw

It has been a great first month for new Aston Villa boy Doria, who filled in the boots of injured captain Ron Vlaar to partner up alongside Ciaran Clark in defense. However, Aston Villa's fortunes this month are not so lucky - only able to get one win, one loss and one draw from three Premier League matches.

Premier League
Reading 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 2 - 0 Norwich

West Ham 2 - 2 Aston Villa

Doria capped off his amazing first month in a Villa shirt by winning the Premier League's Young Player of the Month award.

March: Up the Villans

It was a great month for David Beckham's side as they played some quality football to secure six points from Southampton and West Brom, losing narrowly to Chelsea 1-0 in between.

Premier League
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Southampton

Aston Villa 0 - 1 Chelsea

West Brom 2 - 4 Aston Villa
A better couple of months, keep it up Glenn :)
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
11 yearsEdited

April: Keeping it Going

It has been a good month again for David Beckham's Aston Villa side. They played quality football again, only to be narrowly bested by top sides like Manchester United and Tottenham.

Premier League
Tottenham 3 - 2 Aston Villa
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Aston Villa 1 - 0 Everton

Aston Villa 4 - 0 Sunderland
El Ahmadi

Man Utd 4 - 3 Aston Villa

With Doria taking the Premier League by storm, Wellington Nem joins the South American newcomer on this month's Young Player of the Month.

Nem: The Next Villa Legend?

Former Aston Villa player & manager Brian Little has come out to the media to talk about Aston Villa's exciting young Brazilian, Wellington Nem.

"I think he can become the next Aston Villa legend," said Little, who is a fan favorite with Villa fans. "If he stays long enough, of course.

"He plays beautifully and I think he could make it at top clubs like Manchester United or Manchester City.

"It will be very difficult for Aston Villa and David Beckham to hold on to him but I hope they do. I can tell that he loves to play for the club so hopefully we'll be able to see Wellington Nem still in a Villa shirt 5 years later."

May: Epic End

It was a brilliant end to the season for Beckham's boys as they smashed Swansea and Queens Park Rangers. Despite narrowly securing a point from Stoke, it was still an unbeatable month for the Lions as they finished the season in 12th place. Not the best of seasons, but an unbelievable turnaround from the squad that was 19th in the Premier League during Christmas.

Premier League
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Swansea

Stoke 1 - 1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 3 - 1 QPR
Good work Glenn, hopefully you push on for Top half/Europa!
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T
11 yearsEdited

Premier League 2012/13

Aston Villa: 12th

Champions: Manchester United
Runner-Up: Tottenham Hotspur
Champions' League Qualification: Manchester United; Tottenham Hotspur; Arsenal; Chelsea
Europa League Qualification: Manchester City; Liverpool
Relegated: Reading, Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland
Incredible comeback mate!! Anyways it's always great to finish the season with a win!
great end to the season and with clark, nem and doria you have an excellent platform to build on for next season. Hopefully you get a kinder start to the season and im sure you can push for europe

Premier League 2012/13 Awards

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph won the season's Young Player of the Year, while Wellington Nem came runner-up in the same competition. Meanwhile, Nem also wins a spot on the starting eleven of the Team of the Year, while Delph also manages a place on the bench of the same team.

Golden Glove

Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Footballer of the Year

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Goal of the Season

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Manager of the Year

Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)

Players' Player of the Year

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Players' Team of the Year

Cech; Maicon, Mertesacker, Kompany, Baines; Cazorla, Rooney, Gerrard, Nem; Suarez, van Persie

Players' Young Player of the Year

Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)

Golden Boot

Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
Nice going with Delph and Nem getting the awards they deserve!

Delph: I owe it all to Becks

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has revealed that he owes his season's success to manager David Beckham.

The 23-year-old won the Premier League's Young Player of the Year, narrowly besting fellow Villa teammate Wellington Nem and Chelsea's Eden Hazard, who had to settle for runner-up positions.

Delph, who conjured up 8 goals and 10 assists within 27 appearances in the league, spoke to assembled journalists about his manager just after he was announced to be the winner of the award.

"David is fantastic," said Delph. "To be able to be working alongside a legend like him is already brilliant, but he's shown that he can be a top, top manager as well.

"He doesn't pressure you to score, and the only time he loses his temper with you is after a bad game. The day after that he'll be giving you a smiling face and all.

"I think the entire squad's benefited from that, myself included.

"I'm just glad that the board was not too impatient with him. If David had been sacked, I don't think I would have came up here to receive this award. David gave me a lot of chances to prove myself - something not other gaffers might have done."
I saw a highlight of the bald guy a.k.a. Doria

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