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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Jun 17:14

Dean Saunders faces £1,000 parking fine after leaving his car in the short stay car park at Birmingham Airport... expecting an early Wales exit from Euro 2016   

Former Wales striker Dean Saunders left his car in a short stay car park at Birmingham Airport as he did not expect to stay in France for Euro 2016 for as long as he has.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Jun 00:25

Stiliyan Petrov arrives for pre-season training at Aston Villa

The Bulgarian, who last played for Villa four years ago and has since beaten the disease, has been invited to take part in the sessions at Bodymoor Heath by new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 29 Jun 13:27

Stiliyan Petrov back in Aston Villa training as he bids to make comeback

Former Aston Villa and Bulgaria captain Stiliyan Petrov is launching a comeback after his battle with leukaemia. Stiliyan Petrov has returned to training with Aston Villa four years after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Petrov, 36, is in remission after his battle with acute leukaemia and announced in April that he was planning to make a playing comeback. New Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo has given his blessing for the former captain to join the squad at their training camp in Austria, and he was seen at the club's training base on Wednesday ahead of his first session with team. Great to see you! @StanPetrov19...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Jun 17:12

Marseille open talks with Aston Villa over a move for midfielder Idrissa Gueye 

Marseille have opened talks with Aston Villa over a move for midfielder Idrissa Gueye. The 26-year-old signed for Villa last summer in a deal worth £9m are initially rejecting the French club.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Jun 14:06

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace set to battle it out for Sochaux defender Jerome Onguene

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have expressed interest in Sochaux defender Jerome Onguene. The 18-year-old defender has earned rave reviews with his club this season.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jun 00:25

Aston Villa slap £6m price tag on Celtic target Scott Sinclair as Brendan Rodgers eyes first signing as Parkhead boss

EXCLUSIVE BY STEPHEN McGOWAN: Aston Villa have slapped a £6million price-tag on Celtic’s top target Scott Sinclair.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 23 Jun 13:59

Stiliyan Petrov trains with Aston Villa as cancer survivor plans comeback

Former Aston Villa and Bulgaria captain Stiliyan Petrov is launching a comeback after his battle with leukaemia. Stiliyan Petrov will train with Aston Villa during preseason -- four years after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Petrov, 36, is in remission after his battle with acute leukaemia and announced in April that he was planning to make a playing comeback. And new Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo has given his blessing for the former club captain to join the squad at their training camp in Austria. "Aston Villa football club is pleased to confirm Stiliyan Petrov will take part in preseason training at...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 23 Jun 13:18

Petrov to resume training with Villa

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is to resume first-team training with the relegated club.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 22 Jun 14:22

Luton to host Aston Villa in EFL Cup

Five-times League Cup winners Aston Villa are drawn away to Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 22 Jun 11:41

Newcastle face Fulham in Championship opener

Newcastle kick off the 2016-17 English Football League season with a Championship trip to Fulham on Friday, 5 August.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 22 Jun 10:15

Football League fixtures released as clubs learn their programme

Newcastle will begin life back in the Championship with a trip to face Fulham at Craven Cottage in front of the live TV cameras, while Aston Villa’s trip to face Sheffield Wednesday will also be on TV.

The Magpies, relegated from the Premier League, head to west London on Friday August 5 on the eve of the new EFL campaign.

Aston Villa, also relegated to the Championship and under the new management of Roberto Di Matteo, face a stiff-looking trip to play-off runners-up Sheffield Wednesday on the Sunday, with Norwich at Blackburn on the Saturday.

 

OPENING FIXTURES – CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Fulham v Newcastle United (Friday 5 August, 7.45pm)
  • Birmingham City v Cardiff City
  • Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
  • Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
  • Derby County v Brighton
  • Huddersfield Town v Brentford
  • Ipswich Town v Barnsley
  • Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion
  • Reading v Preston North End
  • Rotherham United v Wolverhampton
  • Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United (Sunday 7 August, 12pm)
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa (Sunday, 7 August, 4.30pm)

Elsewhere on August 6, promoted Burton have a short journey to Nottingham Forest, Birmingham host Cardiff and new Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs has a home game with Wolves.

Other new managers include Jaap Stam at Reading (at home to Preston), Garry Monk at Leeds (away to QPR on the Sunday) and Nigel Pearson at Derby (at home to Brighton).

To finish things off in the Championship, Bristol City host Wigan, Huddersfield are at home to Brentford and Barnsley go to Ipswich.

In League One, promoted champions Northampton start at home to Fleetwood while fellow new-boys Oxford, Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon face Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Walsall respectively.

 

  • OPENING FIXTURES – LEAGUE ONE
    • Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United
    • Bradford City v Port Vale
    • Bury v Charlton Athletic
    • Millwall v Oldham Athletic
    • Northampton Town v Fleetwood Town
    • Oxford United v Chesterfield
    • Rochdale v Peterborough United
    • Scunthorpe United v Bristol Rovers
    • Shrewsbury Town v Milton Keynes Dons
    • Southend United v Gillingham
    • Swindon Town v Coventry City
    • Walsall v AFC Wimbledon

 

Two new managers will meet at the Macron Stadium as Phil Parkinson’s Bolton host Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United and Stuart McCall begins life back at Bradford against Port Vale, who also have a new boss in the shape of Bruno Ribeiro.

Bury face Charlton, Rochdale host Peterborough, Millwall play Oldham, Gillingham to go Southend, Swindon are at home to Coventry and Shrewsbury meet MK Dons at the Greenhous Meadow.

Cheltenham start life back in the Football League with a clash at home to Leyton Orient while fellow League Two newcomers Grimsby host Morecambe.

 

OPENING FIXTURES – LEAGUE TWO

  • Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers
  • Blackpool v Exeter City
  • Cambridge United v Barnet
  • Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient
  • Crawley Town v Wycombe Wanderers
  • Grimsby Town v Morecambe
  • Hartlepool United v Colchester United
  • Newport County v Mansfield Town
  • Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town
  • Portsmouth v Carlisle United
  • Stevenage v Crewe Alexandra
  • Yeovil Town v Notts County

 

Blackpool will hope this is the season where their descent through the leagues stops and they start against Exeter with Doncaster heading to Accrington and Stevenage hosting Crewe.

Yeovil are at home to Notts County, Plymouth face Luton and Hartlepool welcome Colchester while Carlisle take on the 350-mile trip to Portsmouth. The opening day is completed by Newport against Mansfield, Crawley against Wycombe and Cambridge against Barnet.

 

They’ve arrived! Here are all your key dates for the 2016/17 @SkyBetChamp season >> https://t.co/yVsHk6xow7. pic.twitter.com/mNeJ5W5bkw

— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) June 22, 2016

FIXTURES: Here are Newcastle United’s fixtures for the 2016/17 @SkyBetChamp season. 🗓⚫ï¸�⚪ï¸� #NUFC pic.twitter.com/TKcxgNek0x

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 22, 2016

Here’s our @SkyBetChamp fixtures for the upcoming 2016/17 season. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/NJ71z6xQbA

— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 22, 2016

Fixtures! Here’s #lufc’s schedule for the 2016/17 @SkyBetChamp season… #FixtureReleaseDay pic.twitter.com/s09tY3gVzn

— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 22, 2016

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 22 Jun 10:00

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle to start Championship campaign at Fulham

Newcastle United signed off from the Premier League with a resounding 5-1 win over Tottenham. Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United will begin life in the Championship by playing the new season's curtain-raiser at Fulham following the announcement of fixtures for the rebranded English Football League. Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last season, head to Craven Cottage on Friday, Aug. 5 to kick off the new EFL campaign. Aston Villa, also relegated to the Championship and under the new management of Roberto Di Matteo, face a tough trip to playoff runners-up Sheffield Wednesday on the...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 21 Jun 18:09

Former caretaker boss Black exits Villa

Former Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black's departure from the relegated club is confirmed.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Jun 11:37

Norwich agree £2m fee for Reading midfielder Tshibola

Norwich have had a bid accepted for Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

As revealed on Monday, Norwich are among a number of clubs chasing the highly-rated Tshibola this summer.

Reading rejected Norwich’s initial two offers for Tshibola, but they have reluctantly accepted Norwich’s third offer thought to be in the region of £2million.

Norwich have now been given the green light to hold talks over a possible switch to Carrow Road, but it seems the club will face competition for Tshibola.

The likes of West Brom and Aston Villa are thought to be weighing up counter offers for Tshibola and they could still rival Norwich for the player’s signature if they match their bid.

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 20 Jun 19:43

Villa complete swoop for Bournemouth defender Elphick

Defender Tommy Elphick has completed his move from Bournemouth to Aston Villa, the Championship club have confirmed.

The 28-year-old becomes boss Roberto Di Matteo’s first signing and has penned a three-year deal at Villa Park.

Villa revealed on their official website that Elphick had completed a medical on Monday after cutting short his honeymoon to make the move to Birmingham.

The Villans have moved quickly after new owner Tony Xia’s takeover was officially completed last week following their relegation from the Premier League.

Di Matteo has targeted players with EFL experience with a revamp of the squad needed after they won just three games last season.

Elphick captained Bournemouth to the Championship title last year – after leading them to the League One crown in 2013 – and made 12 appearances last season as they comfortably survived in the top flight.

He spent four years with the Cherries after signing from Brighton in 2012 and played 145 games, scoring six goals.

Xia has previously said he would make between £30million and £40m available for Di Matteo to spend on new players but has since remained tight lipped on any more figures.

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 20 Jun 18:45

Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick completes move to Aston Villa

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner discusses which club will be the better platform for Paul Pogba and who Juventus should look to if they're unable to hold onto Alvaro Morata. Aston Villa have announced that they have wrapped up the signing of Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick. Elphhick, 28, moves to the Championship club for a fee reported to be around £3 million, and has signed a three-year deal. He becomes Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo's first signing as the Italian manager looks to reshape his squad and challenge for a return to the Premier League. Breaking news: @TommyElph4 has this afternoon joined #AVFC on a three-year-deal. #WelcomeTommy pic.twitter.com/HBEodaR3UC -...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 20 Jun 18:36

Villa sign Elphick from Bournemouth

Tommy Elphick joins relegated Aston Villa from Bournemouth to become new manager Roberto di Matteo's first signing.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 20 Jun 15:59

Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick poised to join Aston Villa - sources

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner discusses which club will be the better platform for Paul Pogba and who Juventus should look to if they're unable to hold onto Alvaro Morata. Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick is poised to join Aston Villa after undergoing a medical at Villa Park, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo has targeted Elphick as his first signing since taking charge at Villa as he looks to reshape the squad he has inherited at Villa Park. Elphick boasts a wealth of Championship experience from his time at Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion, helping Bournemouh win promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago. The...

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 20 Jun 14:05

Villa on verge of securing Elphick swoop

Aston Villa are on the verge of signing Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick with the player undergoing a medical at Villa Park, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

New Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo has lined up a deal for Elphick as his first signing since taking charge of the club as they prepare for life in the Championship next season.

Elphick was entering the final year of his contract at Bournemouth and the club have reluctantly agreed to let the player leave after accepting Villa’s offer of £3million.

Bournemouth club captain Elphick made only 14 appearances for the Cherries last season after missing a chunk of the campaign with an ankle injury.

Elphick has helped Bournemouth win promotion from League One to the Premier League since joining the club from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2012.

Di Matteo has made defensive reinforcements one of his top priorities and he sees Elphick’s experience and leadership qualities as a key addition to his plans.

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 20 Jun 11:21

Reading reject two bids for highly-rated midfielder

Reading have rejected two bids from an undisclosed club for Norwich, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Celtic target Aaron Tshibola, sources have told TEAMtalk.

A number of British clubs are all chasing Tshibola this summer as they look to bolster their midfield options.

Tshibola, who has come through the ranks at Reading, made 16 appearances last season and was a regular in the side before cruelly seeing his campaign cut short by injury.

The former England youth international was forced to undergo surgery on a hamstring problem in February to rule him out for the remainder of the campaign, but he is now back to full fitness.

One of Tshibola’s suitors are keen to beat off rivals to the player’s signature and have tabled two £1million plus offers for the 21-year-old which have been rejected by Reading.

Reading are reluctant to lose Tshibola this summer with new boss Jaap Stam looking to build a side capable of challenging for promotion, but they bracing themselves for further offers.

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