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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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I think that the recent appointment of Ryan Giggs made your squad and team worse. Just saying. Anyways, Toure fucked up big time in the last minutes of the match, so it was dissapointing. If you move, I understand, but it would be for the best for you to continue at Villa.
I also think that you need a new GK, since Lindegaard doesn't know what's a clean sheet. *he wets the bed at night*

February: Disappointment

It has been mixed form again this month for Villa as they beat Sunderland, Everton and lose narrowly to Arsenal, along with an embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Burnley. David Beckham's squad are also in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup after beating Newcastle 2-0. However, the biggest match and probably the biggest disappointment of the season is the 1-0 loss against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup Final.

Premier League
Sunderland 0 - 2 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 0 - 1 Arsenal

Burnley 3 - 0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 3 - 1 Everton

Capital One Cup Final
Man Utd 1 - 0 Aston Villa

FA Cup Fifth Round
Newcastle 0 - 2 Aston Villa

No youngsters were involved in the Young Player of the Month award this month for once, but Gary Gardner is in 3rd place for Player of the Month with his impressive performances in midfield this February.
2013-03-18 12:08#85625 PaukerJ : I also think that you need a new GK, since Lindegaard doesn't know what's a clean sheet. *he wets the bed at night*

I know right...
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Burnley are ahead of you on the table.
2013-03-18 16:19#85641 Liverbird : Burnley are ahead of you on the table.


Rising Star

Aston Villa midfielder Will Hughes has won his first international cap for England.

The 19-year-old made his debut in the friendly against Holland, starting and playing the whole match.

Villa has done well to nurture the youngster after purchasing him from Derby two years ago and Hughes will now be hoping to be in England boss Stuart Pearce's thoughts for the Euro 2016 in a year.

"The boy deserves it," said Pearce in a post-match interview. "He has been on our radar for a long time and we felt this was the right time to call him up. Will has the potential to be a star on the international level and I want to see and help him fulfill this potential."

Hughes also expressed his opinions about winning his first cap in an interview with The People.

"To wear the England kit and know you're playing for the senior team, and not the Under-21s, or the Under-19s... to be able to run around the pitch surrounded by world class players like Steven Gerrard... I will never forget that feeling and hopefully I will get to experience it more in the years to come. Playing for your country is such an honor. Only the best footballers in the country receive this privilege and I am delighted to know Stuart Pearce thinks I am one of them."

Aston Villa Youth Intake 2014/15

New prospects have arrived from the Aston Villa academy to the Under-18s team, and three out of the eleven-man team were offered youth contracts by David Beckham.

James Holiday

Steve Quinn

Mike Britton

March: A Short Month

It was a fairly short month for Aston Villa as they played only three games in all competitions and two games in the Premier League.

Premier League
Man City 3 - 1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 3 - 2 Norwich

FA Cup Sixth Round
Ipswich 1 - 3 Aston Villa

Out for the Season

Aston Villa have confirmed that Darren Bent will be out for the rest of the season with an arm injury, keeping him out for a total of 3 months.

The 31-year-old has been extremely unlucky with injuries this year. Injuries early on in the season has restricted him to only 17 league appearances and 9 goals - in stark contrast to the 24 goals he scored for Villa last season.

Bent overexerted himself doing weightlifting in the gym, resulting in this injury that will only serve to further strengthen Christian Benteke's hold on a first-team spot.

The Belgian has been impressive in recent weeks and will now be handed a genuine chance to convince David Beckham of his ability to win Bent's spot in the first team.


Aston Villa have confirmed that both summer signings Kaka and Frank Lampard have signed one-year contract extensions.

36-year-old Lampard will be playing at Villa Park for another season, having impressed this season in the 18 league appearances he has made.

Kaka has also done well playing as a right winger for Villa and pens a new contract that will see him as a Villa man for another year, and also a second year if he manages to appear in just 5 league games next season - meaning Villa fans will be seeing the Brazilian playmaker around for a long time.

Despite not being as good as they were in their prime, both oldies have demonstrated quality enough to be worthy of the Aston Villa first team and David Beckham has admitted that he is "pleased with himself" for having signed them.

"They came on free transfers and we are getting so much out of them. Obviously because they are old they can't sell for much, but what I am really talking about is the quality of their play and their attitude.

"They always try to be an example for the younger ones in the dressing room and on the pitch they are such leaders. It is great to have them in the squad.

"I am very happy that they are staying for another year."
Hard luck on losing Bent for the rest of the season but on the bright side, Benteke is on fire :) That youth intake looked good, I hope you will nurture them well :)

Return to Wembley

Aston Villa booked a return to Wembley last month as they beat Ipswich in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup, and they will meet Chelsea in the Semi-Finals here at the home of English football.

It is the second time in one season David Beckham and Villa will play at Wembley and the Blues are all that stands in the way of Villa's chance to play in a second cup final this season.

Last time they were here, the Birmingham club tasted disappointment, unluckily losing to Manchester United 1-0 in the Capital One Cup Final despite putting on a brave display that kept the Red Devils on their toes.

"We are in this game to win trophies and everyone is excited we are so close," said Beckham in the pre-match press conference build-up to the match. "To be able to go to Wembley a second time this season is brilliant.

"If we could match that achievement with an appearance in a second cup final this season and the FA Cup, I believe we can call this a successful season."

Assistant manager Ryan Giggs also had something to say: "Chelsea are a great side but if we play well enough we can beat them," he bravely proclaims. "We've taught our lads to go out and play the right way and they will. Hopefully we will come back from this match as cup finalists and give Chelsea a good beating."

The Villans have not been performing up-to-standard in the Premier League this season and find themselves in 13th place after finishing an unexpected 8th last season, and with the end of the season nearing, Villa fans have all but given up on a better league position. However, the team have done extremely well in the cup competitions. Both the fans and Beckham will be keeping their fingers crossed for the Englishman's first managerial trophy, and also Villa's first FA Cup since 1957.
At least Chelsea don't have Drogba to ruin your day :P Good luck against the Blues :)
2013-03-18 19:34#85680 Justice96 : At least Chelsea don't have Drogba to ruin your day :P Good luck against the Blues :)

I sincerely hope they're playing Fernando ;)

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