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birminghammail
Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo remains relaxed as he tracks a new strikerHe would also like to see his new-look team starting to take shape. Yet in his
Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo remains relaxed as he tracks a new striker
birminghammail / Posted an hour ago
He would also like to see his new-look team starting to take shape. Yet in his office at Bodymoor Heath remains a relaxed Roberto Di Matteo. The Italian doesn’t do panic. Whether it’s on the sidelines, the training pitch, or in negotiations with... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Guzan Undergoes Medical Ahead Of Boro Moveof completing the expected move away from the club this summer. With Pierluigi
Guzan Undergoes Medical Ahead Of Boro Move
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 2 hours ago
of completing the expected move away from the club this summer. With Pierluigi Gollini clearly coming in as number 1 under Roberto Di Matteo it was only a matter of time and Guzan does only have 12 months left on his deal. The E&S suggest the deal... Read more
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insidefutbol
Ligue 1 Side Eye Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew But He Prefers Premier League MoveUnder new manager Roberto Di Matteo, Villa are preparing for life in the Champi
Ligue 1 Side Eye Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew But He Prefers Premier League Move
insidefutbol / Posted 7 hours ago
Under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, Villa are preparing for life in the Championship and are keen to hold on to their best players in order to earn promotion next season. However, a number of players are looking for greener pastures, and it has... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Director Missing In Action At Aston Villa?all a little puzzling at the moment, especially with far more reports of player
Director Missing In Action At Aston Villa?
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 9 hours ago
all a little puzzling at the moment, especially with far more reports of players outgoing as opposed to some statement of intent signings inward. Roberto Di Matteo is a good manager but he's not a magician, he needs the tools to get us... Read more
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birminghammail
Goalkeeper expected to leave this weekfee. He will then have to battled with Valdes, Dimi Konstantopoulos, and Tomas
Goalkeeper expected to leave this week
birminghammail / Posted 11 hours ago
fee. He will then have to battled with Valdes, Dimi Konstantopoulos, and Tomas Mejias for a starting berth. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo admitted that he would reduce the number of goalkeepers in his squad following the arrival of new No.1... Read more
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ESPN FC
Manchester City chase Gabriel Jesus, Ivan Rakitic to quit Barcelona?is proving trickier than expected. 15.12 BST: Deportivo have signed Carles Gil
Manchester City chase Gabriel Jesus, Ivan Rakitic to quit Barcelona?
ESPN FC / Posted yesterday
is proving trickier than expected. 15.12 BST: Deportivo have signed Carles Gil on a season-long loan from Aston Villa as Roberto Di Matteo continues to overhaul his playing squad following relegation from the Premier League. 15.00 BST: Real... Read more
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HITC Sport
Aston Villa fans desperate for more of Andre Green after impressive performancehe set up Gary Gardner for the third goal with a fine cut-back. Reacting to hi
Aston Villa fans desperate for more of Andre Green after impressive performance
HITC Sport / Posted yesterday
he set up Gary Gardner for the third goal with a fine cut-back. Reacting to his performance on Twitter, Villa fans urged Roberto Di Matteo to utilise the young star on a more regular basis in the Championship this season, convinced that even at... Read more
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sportsmole
Boro 'in talks to sign Brad Guzan'appearances for the Midlands outfit since his move from Chivas USA in 2008. Ho
Boro 'in talks to sign Brad Guzan'
sportsmole / Posted yesterday
appearances for the Midlands outfit since his move from Chivas USA in 2008. However, it is believed that Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo is willing to offload the American shot-stopper, who has one year left on his current contract. According... Read more
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birminghammail
Gary Gardner could finally become Aston Villa's goalscoring midfielder star60-odd games in the Championship, too. “I’m used to that league so I’m not her
Gary Gardner could finally become Aston Villa's goalscoring midfielder star
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
60-odd games in the Championship, too. “I’m used to that league so I’m not here to sit around and watch anymore.” Boss Roberto Di Matteo has kept a close eye on the midfielder and would have been pleased to see him on the scoresheet in... Read more
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birminghammail
Aston Villa analysis:see and pick passes from central areas other players just don't have.Jack Greal
Aston Villa analysis:
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
see and pick passes from central areas other players just don't have.Jack Grealish Jordan Ayew is rightly first choice if Roberto Di Matteo goes down the 4-4-1-1 route. But Grealish looks an able understudy.Di Matteo is Villa's biggest pull This... Read more
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Who Ate All The Pies
To Infinity And Beyond: Reading Quite Literally Launch New Kits 40km Up To The Edge Of Space (Video) Aston Villa Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As Head Coach With Steve Clarke A
To Infinity And Beyond: Reading Quite Literally Launch New Kits 40km Up To The Edge Of Space (
Who Ate All The Pies / Posted yesterday
Video) Aston Villa Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As Head Coach With Steve Clarke As Assistant Leeds United Appoint Garry Monk As Head Coach For The Next Six... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Everton close in on Aston Villa star Gueyeand made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier
Everton close in on Aston Villa star Gueye
TEAMTalk / Posted yesterday
and made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier League, winning just three games. Boss Roberto Di Matteo is trying to trim his squad after they dropped out of the top flight for the first time since 1987, ahead... Read more
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birminghammail
Brad Guzan set for two-year deal at Riversideattracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the fi
Brad Guzan set for two-year deal at Riverside
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
attracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the first to firm it up. It’s thought that boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen on the 26-year-old and sees him, ideally, as one of his first-choice centre midfielders. CEO Keith... Read more
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Football365
Everton warned off Idrissa Gana after £7.1m bidand made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier
Everton warned off Idrissa Gana after £7.1m bid
Football365 / Posted yesterday
and made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier League, winning just three games. Boss Roberto Di Matteo is trying to trim his squad after they dropped out of the top flight for the first time since 1987, ahead... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Cambridge Toppled In Pre Seasonon the scoresheet only seconds later. The third was scored by Gary Gardner wit
Cambridge Toppled In Pre Season
vitalfootball co uk / Posted yesterday
on the scoresheet only seconds later. The third was scored by Gary Gardner with only 12 minutes remaining in the match. Roberto Di Matteo gave plenty the full 90 minutes in this one, using only three of his available substitutes in the second... Read more
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birminghammail
How Gary Gardner did against Cambridge Unitedand scored a fine goal towards the end of the match. But on the whole it was n
How Gary Gardner did against Cambridge United
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
and scored a fine goal towards the end of the match. But on the whole it was not a performance that would have persuaded Roberto Di Matteo to hand Gardner a start when the real business begins against Sheffield Wednesday. Aston Villa step up... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Everton activate release clause for Aston Villa midfielder Gana GueyeRonald Foeman's club met his £7.1million release clause, freeing him up to join
Everton activate release clause for Aston Villa midfielder Gana Gueye
tribalfootball.com / Posted yesterday
Ronald Foeman's club met his £7.1million release clause, freeing him up to join the Goodiyion Park outfit. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo recently signed Aaron Tshibola from Reading which has cleared a path for Senegal international Gana Gueye... Read more
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The Blues MAD
Everton make bid for Villa midfielder Idrissa Ganaand made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier
Everton make bid for Villa midfielder Idrissa Gana
The Blues MAD / Posted yesterday
and made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier League, winning just three games Boss Roberto Di Matteo is trying to trim his squad after they dropped out of the top flight for the first time since 1987, ahead... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Everton make bid for Villa midfielder Idrissa Ganaand made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier
Everton make bid for Villa midfielder Idrissa Gana
Football.co.uk / Posted yesterday
and made 38 appearances, scoring once, as Villa were relegated from the Premier League, winning just three games. Boss Roberto Di Matteo is trying to trim his squad after they dropped out of the top flight for the first time since 1987, ahead... Read more
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birminghammail
Cambridge v Aston Villa: Live coverage from the Abbey Stadiumattracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the fi
Cambridge v Aston Villa: Live coverage from the Abbey Stadium
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
attracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the first to firm it up. It’s thought that boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen on the 26-year-old and sees him, ideally, as one of his first-choice centre midfielders. Some nice... Read more
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birminghammail
Gary Gardner scores against Cambridgefor a place in the first team this season. After lengthy spells on loan, the m
Gary Gardner scores against Cambridge
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
for a place in the first team this season. After lengthy spells on loan, the midfielder is hoping to catch the eye of Roberto Di Matteo. He did his cause no harm at all against Cambridge United when he slotted this goal away in a 3-0 away... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Pre-season round- Gerard Deulofeu inspires Everton to victoryopener a week Friday against Fulham. Newcastle United via GettyVurnon Anitais
Pre-season round- Gerard Deulofeu inspires Everton to victory
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
opener a week Friday against Fulham. Newcastle United via GettyVurnon Anitais congratulated after his sensational strike Roberto Di Matteo continues his revival project with Aston Villa by securing a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United . Goals... Read more
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birminghammail
Keith Wyness on Idrissa Gana linkattracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the fi
Keith Wyness on Idrissa Gana link
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
attracted interest from a number of clubs all summer but the Toffees are the first to firm it up. It’s thought that boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen on the 26-year-old and sees him, ideally, as one of his first-choice centre midfielders. CEO Keith... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Live: M6 delays latest, two held after stabbingaway trip of pre-season tonight as they travel to Cambridge United. Fresh from
Birmingham Live: M6 delays latest, two held after stabbing
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away trip of pre-season tonight as they travel to Cambridge United. Fresh from the win over Nantes at the weekend, boss Roberto Di Matteo has another chance to see his players in competitive action. A strong squad has travelled for the match... Read more
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birminghammail
Midfielder could be set for Premier League switchwere keen on taking him back to France although they cannot afford to meet the
Midfielder could be set for Premier League switch
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
were keen on taking him back to France although they cannot afford to meet the release clause at this stage. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo still needs to reduce the size of his squad ahead of the Championship season. Aston Villa step up... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Live: M6 delays latest, two held after stabbingaway trip of pre-season tonight as they travel to Cambridge United. Fresh from
Birmingham Live: M6 delays latest, two held after stabbing
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
away trip of pre-season tonight as they travel to Cambridge United. Fresh from the win over Nantes at the weekend, boss Roberto Di Matteo has another chance to see his players in competitive action. A strong squad has travelled for the match... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail Football RECAP: The latest Villa, Blues and Albionafter moving to Lille from Nancy only last summer. Perhaps unsurprisingly, bot
Birmingham Mail Football RECAP: The latest Villa, Blues and Albion
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
after moving to Lille from Nancy only last summer. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both Blues gaffer Gary Rowett and Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo make it. Rowett comes in at an impressive fourth place, behind Rafa Benitez, Nigel Pearson and Chris... Read more
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birminghammail
Cambridge v Aston Villa: Who should Villa be wary of this evening?only pre-season, the U’s secured a good 1-1 draw against fellow Championship si
Cambridge v Aston Villa: Who should Villa be wary of this evening?
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
only pre-season, the U’s secured a good 1-1 draw against fellow Championship side Ipswich at the weekend and will provide Roberto Di Matteo with a good chance to have a look at his squad. So, who are going to be the men to watch out for on the... Read more
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express
Chelsea's forgotten man confident of future under new manager Antonio Contewinger, who has spent much of his time with the Blues out on loan, has previous
Chelsea's forgotten man confident of future under new manager Antonio Conte
express / Posted 2 days ago
winger, who has spent much of his time with the Blues out on loan, has previously been discarded by the likes of Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho. However, the ex-Crystal Palace youngster is enjoying life at Stamford... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Boro close in on new keeper swoopseason and it is claimed the Championship club are willing to let him move on i
Boro close in on new keeper swoop
Sport in a storm / Posted 2 days ago
season and it is claimed the Championship club are willing to let him move on in order to trim their wage bill after boss Roberto Di Matteo drafted in Pierluigi Gollini from Hellas Verona. And BBC West Midlands are now claiming Guzan will join... Read more
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birminghammail
Why it's a good thing that our new owner is on Twittercome undone with that tasteless Jimmy Savile tweet. (From left to right) Aston
Why it's a good thing that our new owner is on Twitter
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
come undone with that tasteless Jimmy Savile tweet. (From left to right) Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness, manager Roberto Di Matteo and chairman Dr Tony Xia Our new owner will probably always be one defeat away from abuse as well, or... Read more
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birminghammail
I want the left-back spot on a permanent basis this seasonas I can and helping this great club return to the Premier League. We’re all fo
I want the left-back spot on a permanent basis this season
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
as I can and helping this great club return to the Premier League. We’re all focused on that.” It’s a sizeable squad that Roberto Di Matteo has at his disposal; the Italian has been eager to see as much as he can of the group throughout... Read more
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International Business Times
Victor Moses desperate to show Antonio Conte he deserves spot in Chelsea first team spot, having played a big part in friendlies against Rapid Vienna and RZ Pellet
Victor Moses desperate to show Antonio Conte he deserves spot in Chelsea first team
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
spot, having played a big part in friendlies against Rapid Vienna and RZ Pellets. The 25-year-old was recruited by Roberto Di Matteo in the summer of 2012 following a breakout season at Wigan Athletic. He scored 10 goals in his first 12... Read more
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Express and Star
July 26 « Express & StarLaet has terms with City until the summer of 2018, but could become available a
July 26 « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Laet has terms with City until the summer of 2018, but could become available after being loaned out. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo is thought to be keen on him. Walsall will make a decision on whether to take young West Brom forward... Read more
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sportsmole
Di Matteo: My players have DNA for big matchesRoberto Di Matteo has fired a warning at Chelsea's potential Champions League f
Di Matteo: My players have DNA for big matches
sportsmole / Posted 2 days ago
Roberto Di Matteo has fired a warning at Chelsea's potential Champions League final opponents by stating that his players have shown that they have the "DNA" for the big occasions. The Italian praised his side for reaching the final in Munich after... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Aston Villa ready to bid for Watford keeper Costel PantilimonVilla boss Roberto di Matteo intends to offer £2 million for the Romanian. Pan
Aston Villa ready to bid for Watford keeper Costel Pantilimon
tribalfootball.com / Posted 2 days ago
Villa boss Roberto di Matteo intends to offer £2 million for the Romanian. Pantilimon joined the Hornets 12 months ago from Sunderland, but found himself relegated to a backup role for veteran keeper Heurelho Gomes. At Villa, he would be expected... Read more
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HITC Sport
Grant Holt names the best player he saw at Aston Villa- who only replaced Tim Sherwood in November - sacked in Aprill. But things se
Grant Holt names the best player he saw at Aston Villa
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
- who only replaced Tim Sherwood in November - sacked in Aprill. But things seem a little more promising these days, with Roberto Di Matteo charged with the task of getting the club back into the Premier League under the reign of Tony Xia, who... Read more
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HITC Sport
Report: Celtic ask to take Premier League striker on loan, Aston Villa also interestedRodgers was a coach with the Blues, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, QPR's Jimmy
Report: Celtic ask to take Premier League striker on loan, Aston Villa also interested
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
Rodgers was a coach with the Blues, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, QPR's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo all played for Chelsea, and will also be looking for a favour from their former club as they pursue... Read more
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HITC Sport
Villa's forgotten man is determined to break through now Di Matteo's in chargeWednesday - with Villa seemingly deeming the left-back to be surplus to require
Villa's forgotten man is determined to break through now Di Matteo's in charge
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
Wednesday - with Villa seemingly deeming the left-back to be surplus to requirements. However, the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo seems to have given Bennett a new lease of life. The 26-year-old has been given a chance of pre-season,... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Championship club guide 2016/17ASTON VILLA Manager: Roberto Di Matteo Position last season: 20th in Premier
Championship club guide 2016/17
Football.co.uk / Posted 3 days ago
ASTON VILLA Manager: Roberto Di Matteo Position last season: 20th in Premier League Nickname: Villans Ground: Villa Park Capacity: 42,660 Players in: Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth, £3million), Pierluigi Gollini (Hellas Verona, undisclosed), Aaron... Read more
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Daily Mail
Who are the 11 men Conte has appointed to his Chelsea coaching staff?to a senior coaching position at Chelsea in 2011. He was promoted to Andre Vil
Who are the 11 men Conte has appointed to his Chelsea coaching staff?
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
to a senior coaching position at Chelsea in 2011. He was promoted to Andre Villas Boas's staff before serving under Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez and Guus Hiddink, and was alone in standing up to Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese's reign... Read more
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caughtoffside
Aston Villa owner reveals cull will take place this week with up to four players offloadedLeague last season, the club have been re-energised by the arrival of the Chine
Aston Villa owner reveals cull will take place this week with up to four players offloaded
caughtoffside / Posted 3 days ago
League last season, the club have been re-energised by the arrival of the Chinese businessman, who swiftly moved to appoint Roberto Di Matteo as the new manager. In turn, the Italian has already brought in Pierluigi Gollini, Tommy Elphick and Aaron... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Celtic - Told To Put Up Or Shut Up?who desperately needs shifting so I agree with Villa holding out for a decent p
Celtic - Told To Put Up Or Shut Up?
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 3 days ago
who desperately needs shifting so I agree with Villa holding out for a decent price IF he is sold. The report says that Roberto Di Matteo would prefer to keep him so the club will only accept offers in the region of £5million. £5million seems... Read more
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express
Celtic quoted price to land Aston Villa star: Brendan Rodgers has had four bids rejectedwho are under no pressure to sell former England U21 star Sinclair. It is clai
Celtic quoted price to land Aston Villa star: Brendan Rodgers has had four bids rejected
express / Posted 3 days ago
who are under no pressure to sell former England U21 star Sinclair. It is claimed Villa value Sinclair at £5m and manager Roberto Di Matteo would prefer to keep him in his squad. The Northern Irish boss reportedly wanted to secure Sinclair before... Read more
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birminghammail
Help Roberto pick the Aston Villa team to fit his systemHe's got the formation. Now he just needs the personnel. 4-2-3-1 seems to be
Help Roberto pick the Aston Villa team to fit his system
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
He's got the formation. Now he just needs the personnel. 4-2-3-1 seems to be the way Roberto Di Matteo wants to play, but how will he fit his current set of players into that system and which are the areas most in need of reinforcement? Football... Read more
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HITC Sport
Martin Keown sends message to Aston Villa on Twitterbe echoed by everyone involved with Villa. Last season was a nightmare for the
Martin Keown sends message to Aston Villa on Twitter
HITC Sport / Posted 3 days ago
be echoed by everyone involved with Villa. Last season was a nightmare for the West Midlands outfit but with new manager Roberto Di Matteo at the helm there is renewed optimism ahead of the upcoming campaign. New owner Tony Xia has been a hit... Read more
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birminghammail
Xia hints Villa will say farewell to unwanted players this weekbe new signings till window closes.3-4 be informed next week to farewell the ol
Xia hints Villa will say farewell to unwanted players this week
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
be new signings till window closes.3-4 be informed next week to farewell the old days pic.twitter.com/wvdXMTGauS Manager Roberto Di Matteo has spoken repeatedly about the need to reduce the size of the squad. There were 30 senior pros - not... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Villa Take Nantes Winlucky that I happened to have looked up at that time. It does mean five unbeat
Villa Take Nantes Win
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 4 days ago
lucky that I happened to have looked up at that time. It does mean five unbeaten which is consistency of some kind but Roberto Di Matteo should and I guess, will be, demanding far better performance wise in the future and when our own official... Read more
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birminghammail
Ex-Solihull schoolboy could unlock Villa's attacking potentialthe matchday squad, aged just 16. Last season the Solihull-born wideman made h
Ex-Solihull schoolboy could unlock Villa's attacking potential
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
the matchday squad, aged just 16. Last season the Solihull-born wideman made his Premier League debut at 17. And now boss Roberto Di Matteo seems to have taken a shine to Villa’s bright hopeful who is gearing up for another big week ahead. On... Read more
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chroniclelive
Will Keane in, Adam Matthews out, according to reportshave also shown an interest in Bridcutt, signed by Gustavo Poyet for Sunderland
Will Keane in, Adam Matthews out, according to reports
chroniclelive / Posted 4 days ago
have also shown an interest in Bridcutt, signed by Gustavo Poyet for Sunderland and Brighton and Hove Albion, although Roberto Di Matteo has claimed his focus now is on trimming rather than adding to his squad. Sunderland are reported to have... Read more
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