Villa off to Portugal

imageHi everyone big UTV….
Paul Lambert is to take the AVFC squad on warm weather training in Portugal.
This will probably be a small holiday as well.
This has come about as we are out of the F.A cup & Lambert thinks the team needs it.

Lambert says””We’ll train every day,” he said.
“We’re going over there to work. It’s just a normal week, the only thing is we haven’t a game on the Saturday.
“We’ve decided to give them a break, they deserve it for all the hard work they’ve put in.
“I’ve done it before with teams and it’s good, most teams who are out of the cup will probably look to go away and we’re not any different.”
Do you think this is a good idea taking the squad off to Portugal for training instead of Bodymore Heath?
What are your views?


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  1. Morgan Villa
    Morgan Villa February 13, 2014 at 9:42 am . Reply

    Gary Gardner has gone on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, I think this is a good chance for the coaching staff and Lambert to assess him as a player. I think it will prove to be a good move and hopefully he proves to be the Number 10 we are crying out for.

  2. BillyWalkerShirt
    BillyWalkerShirt February 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm . Reply

    Reuters) – Aston Villa have offered to trial so-called “safe-standing” areas at their Villa Park stadium in a bid to see if it will work in the Premier League, a club official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

    Standing at Premier League and Championship (second tier) matches has been banned since 96 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough in 1989 while clubs in League One and Two are allowed sections of terracing.

    At a vote of the 72 Football League clubs earlier this month, the majority were in favour of bringing back standing areas at second tier grounds while the debate surrounding its re-introduction to the top flight has gathered pace.

    “We’d be interested in a trial at Villa Park if that would help,” Aston Villa’s football operations manager Lee Preece told the BBC.

    “We’ve identified areas we could use for a small-scale trial so the rest of football could see if it works within a Premier League environment.

    “The supporters will see the benefits of their own matchday experience in terms of atmosphere.”

    Preece said there are “seven or eight” Premier League clubs interested in debating the issue.

    The BBC reported Aston Villa would use ‘rail-seats’ to trial the safe-standing zone.

    Rail-seating has been used by German Bundesliga clubs, including last year’s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund, in an effort to improve the atmosphere for fans.

    GIDDYVILLAN February 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm . Reply

    I don’t know about standing,but we should concentrate on putting fucking bums on seats first.

    1. BillyWalkerShirt
      BillyWalkerShirt February 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm . Reply

      Giddy, I think we’ve been standing for it for years mate.

    GIDDYVILLAN February 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm . Reply

    Bws i can see it coming back lower tiers only obviously,will it be contraversial? ask the scousers.

    GIDDYVILLAN February 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm . Reply

    *controversial silly me

  6. saddened
    saddened February 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm . Reply

    arrh the good old days of spilling your bovril in the winter then some bugger knocking your pie out of your hand, then standing in someones puke when we scored and getting shoved into some BO ridden armpit in the warmer months …….

  7. Bill Pearson.
    Bill Pearson. February 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm . Reply

    Saddened, and having to piss where you stand but if lucky into someone’s pocket, ho happy days.

    1. Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson
      Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson February 15, 2014 at 8:24 am . Reply

      Not if it was your pocket!

  8. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion February 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm . Reply

    For several years now Villa have been a fair-weather team. Weather Shite = Villa shite. I will risk serious slagging for saying it is my observation that our Black players seem to hate the cold and rain more than the White ones and bad weather slows down their reaction times and the tempo of their play. It is not a racist comment but is it true – do you think the same?
    So a week in the sun will certainly put them in a better mood, only question is – how balmy will it be in Newcastle on their return? Should they have gone to Iceland instead?

    PS MDN8 – Portuguese birds? Grim – even after a shave!

    1. Bill Pearson.
      Bill Pearson. February 14, 2014 at 10:01 am . Reply

      I get your thinking Originallondonlion and its a shame that in this day and age some people look into the wrong meaning, you only have to see how many have gloves on and kneck vests, could be that’s now what’s goes on with foreign players from warmer climate, I look at what Villa’s done as creeping around players, they get paid to work hard, he’s said they will work over there, you telling me that at night no gin and tonic or any booze won’t be drank ? Yer pigs will fly.

      1. Foxy
        Foxy February 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm . Reply

        I don’t think he’s generalising JD, it’s all about skin and vitamin D.

        1. Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson
          Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson February 15, 2014 at 8:27 am . Reply

          True. There was an article in the Lancet about Somalians who live in the UK suffering with vitamin D deficiency because of lack of sunshine due to our cold weather.

    2. markdrapernumber8
      markdrapernumber8 February 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm . Reply

      Haha Originallondonlion

      Also, nothing racist about the comment at all. There is some truth in there as BP touched on. This doesn’t go for the black French players in the league however, The climate in Belgium also, is not so dissimilar to that in the UK so I would count Benteke out as well and just think he’s lost interest in Villa altogether tbh, I would put it squarely down to laziness.

      When we consider black players who have played in warmer climates and then make the switch to the PL or the African players, it definitely applies. At some level it is all genetic I guess. English born and bred players are for sure more used to the conditions and get with it, black included.

    GIDDYVILLAN February 14, 2014 at 10:17 am . Reply

    I would of sent them to siberia where they could of developed snowballs for we’ll be playing in climatized domes to keep the players happy,lets fucking roll out the cotton wool.laughable

  10. wittonryan
    wittonryan February 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm . Reply

    if they come back and win a few games i could not give two shits where they have been..come back and lose a few and we are well and truly in the shit, and there next warm break should be Afghanistan

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