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  1. Poyet buoyed by Black Cats revival

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    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will welcome Aston Villa to Wearside with a smile on his face after four points over Christmas dramatically improved his mood.The 46-year-old Uruguayan freely admits he is not the best person to be around when the Black Cats...

    Preview | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  2. Lambert: We're a million miles off

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    Paul Lambert admitted Aston Villa are "a million miles away" from where he wants the club to be.Lambert's side head into Saturday's clash with Swansea looking to halt a run of four successive defeats that has seen them slide to within three points of...

    Preview | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  3. Lambert upbeat despite poor form

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    Paul Lambert heads into Boxing Day buoyed by Aston Villa's performance at Stoke even though it ended in a third straight defeat.Villa have back-to-back games at Villa Park this week, with Crystal Palace the visitors on Thursday followed by Swansea tw...

    Preview | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  4. Hughes waits on Shawcross

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    Stoke boss Mark Hughes hopes captain Ryan Shawcross will be fit to face Aston Villa in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium.The defender suffered a groin problem in Wednesday's Capital One Cup defeat by Manchester United ...

    Preview | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  5. Allardyce unfazed by AVB sacking

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    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce maintains he has enough to worry about with his own injury-hit side than what Tottenham might do following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas ahead of their Capital One Cup quarter-final.Tim Sherwood has been placed in in...

    Preview | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  6. Crawley skipper eyes cup comeback

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    John Gregory will go in search of his first win in charge of Crawley when they host Bristol Rovers in their FA Cup second-round replay at the Broadfield Stadium.Having drawn his only two matches in charge so far, the former Aston Villa boss will hope...

    Preview | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  7. Delph suspended for United clash

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    Aston Villa will be without midfielder Fabian Delph for Sunday's Barclays Premier League home clash with Manchester United.Delph is suspended having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 2-0 defeat at Fulham last weekend.In terms of in...

    Preview | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  8. AVB gives Soldado no assurances

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    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is pleased to see Roberto Soldado back amongst the goals but refuses to rule out Jermain Defoe returning against Liverpool.The Spain forward fired a hat-trick in the 4-1 Europa League victory over Anzhi Makhachkala...

    Preview | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  9. Ferguson influence at Fulham

    Rene Meulensteen hopes to transfer Sir Alex Ferguson's thirst for a challenge into his fight to keep Fulham in the Barclays Premier League.Meulensteen has admitted he will draw heavily on Manchester United great Ferguson's influence to drag the Cotta...

    Preview | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  10. Lambert considering forward options

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has not ruled out dropping striker Christian Benteke after a recent dip in form.The Belgian has not scored in seven games and ahead of Wednesday's match against Southampton, Lambert has admitted he may leave the forwa...

    Preview | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  11. Vertonghen: You can't write us off

    Jan Vertonghen thinks Tottenham's critics are making a mistake by writing off their season.Andre Villas-Boas' position as Spurs boss has come under scrutiny this week after his team followed up their loss to Newcastle with a humiliating 6-0 reverse a...

    Preview | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  12. Lambert unfazed by Benteke drought

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert does not have any concerns about Christian Benteke's recent dry spell despite the striker's six-game run without a goal.The powerful Belgian is Villa's top scorer with five goals this season but is currently enduring ...

    Preview | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  13. Given poised for Boro debut

    Shay Given is expected to make his Middlesbrough debut in the home game against Bolton.The Republic of Ireland international arrived from Aston Villa on an emergency loan deal and should start in goal after Jason Steele received a three-match ban fol...

    Preview | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  14. Villas-Boas rubbishes sack reports

    Manager Andre Villas-Boas came out fighting in the fjords on Wednesday night, insisting that he retains the full backing of the Tottenham board and players despite the club's recent dip in form.If he had read Wednesday morning's papers, Villas-Boas w...

    Preview | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  15. Anelka may make derby return

    West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka could make his return to first-team action in Monday's Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns.Anelka, recently sidelined by a groin problem, has missed the last two matches but Albion head coa...

    Preview | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  16. Lambert still has Christian faith

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has no doubt Christian Benteke will soon be back in the goals.You have to go back to September 14 for Benteke's last strike, coming in a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle, although the Belgium forward did spend a month on ...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013