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Old 06-09-2010, 06:44 PM
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Born and bred Villain!! I'd like toshack. Don't think hoolier is fit enough for the job at hand. Steven Ireland also needs a good root up the backboiler. Aggy and our ashley also need a good funting as well!! Only for petrov we'd be shagged .Randy also needs to spend a few bob. Should have bought doyler when they could.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:42 AM
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Thompson and Houllier dream team it seems
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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Thompson and Houllier dream team it seems
Stelling will be delighted to get that berk off the box.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:55 PM
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Thompson and Houllier dream team it seems
That wouldn't be a wise move (assuming McDonald would be willing to stay on and work with "The Frenchman" (copyright Ian St John)
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:46 PM
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Official statement from Aston Villa Football Club:

The Club is pleased to confirm that it has secured the appointment of Gerard Houllier as manager.
Mr. Houllier has been technical director of French football, a position he previously held when instrumental in France winning the World Cup in 1998.
He is a former manager of Lens, Paris St Germain, Liverpool and Lyon and has won three French championships and a unique treble in the League Cup, FA Cup and Uefa Cup in 2001 with Liverpool.
One of the key architects of Clairefontaine, the French national association football centre regarded as one of the finest football academies in the world, his wealth of experience in all aspects of the game and his stature and reputation internationally made him an excellent choice to manage Aston Villa.
'Two of the key qualities which we identified as being of crucial importance in our search for the new manager were experience of managing in the Premier League and a strategy for building on the existing strengths in our current squad, and Gerard Houllier comfortably satisfies these criteria,' said Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Aston Villa Football Club.
'In fact, he stands out as a football man who understands the ethos of our Club and shares our core values.
'We look forward to working with Gerard and supporting him and we ask our supporters to get behind the new manager and the team as we look to build on the progress we have made over the past four years in all areas of the Club.'
Gerard Houllier said: 'I am very happy and proud to join this great and historic club.
'It was a very difficult decision for me to leave the FFF [French Football Federation] but I could not turn down the opportunity to manage a club whose approach, both on and off the pitch, I have long admired.
'Aston Villa is one of England's biggest clubs and has an amazing set of fans. This is a tremendous challenge and one I am very much looking forward to taking on.'
The Club will confirm details of a press conference to follow in due course.


So there we are. Aston Villa now has a French connection.
Allons, les Clarets et Bleus!
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:56 PM
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I think that should have been - Allez - not Allons....(shuffles off, hoping no-one will notice...)
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:34 PM
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So there we are. Aston Villa now has a French connection.
Allons, les Clarets et Bleus!
and a manager who has won the treble too!!!...Ahem
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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any other Villa fan grossly underwhelmed with this appointment?

i certainly am!

i will support Houllier, but cannot see it lasting the length of his three year contract.

His transfer policy is questionable to say the least, as is the way he sets out his teams to play - two things that will grate faster with the Villa fans more than a BCFC shirt.

He will be gone, if not next season, definitely before xmas the season after.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:34 PM
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Mind you, umma08, we've had a fair bit of experience of percentage football during MON's reign, haven't we?
Usually effective even if you have to stifle the odd yawn!
I'm not displeased with the appointment nor am I dancing in the streets either. He's unlikely to get us relegated but I see a quiet enough season ahead.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:24 PM
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I think that should have been - Allez - not Allons....(shuffles off, hoping no-one will notice...)
voila, tout a fait!
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