Aston Villa FCAston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 16:20
Paul Robinson is on course to miss the rest of Birmingham's season after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for clashing off the ball with James Chester.Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 01:41
Ehiogu collapsed at Tottenham's training centre, where he was Under 23 coach, last Thursday after suffering a heart attack and died aged 44 in hospital in Friday's early hours.Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Apr 00:09
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has called on the Football Association to take action after video emerged of Paul Robinson appearing to kick and throw a punch at James Chester.Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 24 Apr 22:05
The widow of Ugo Ehiogu has set up a fundraising page in his memory following his death on Friday.
The former England, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender died at the age of 44 after he collapsed at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday – where he was working as the club’s under-23s coach – after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Gemma Ehiogu started up a page on JustGiving on April 22 with a notional target of £1,000 to set up a charity in her husband’s name and, by 6pm on Monday evening, it had already surpassed that with a total of £11,150 in donations.
She posted her reasons for setting up the page on the website, saying: “We’re raising £1,000 to help set up a charity that will give all children the opportunity to play football. In memory of Ugo Ehiogu #DoSomethingKind.
“Ugo’s dream was to set up a charity that gives every child equal opportunity to access and play football. He had already put the wheels in motion. This fund will make his dream become a reality. We don’t have a set target every donation will help. Thank you, In memory of Ugo Ehiogu #DoSomethingKind.”
A final tweet from Ehiogu went viral after the news of his passing with people from across the world promoting #dosomethingkind – the hashtag was trending in Great Britain and the United States after it emerged Ehiogu had used in on March 29 to describe donating £10 to a homeless girl.
The post Ugo Ehiogu’s wife to start charity in name of departed star appeared first on teamtalk.com.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 24 Apr 21:32
She says it will give all children the opportunity to play football after her husband's death.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 24 Apr 19:51
Before Tottenham's FA Cup semifinal with Chelsea, both clubs paid respect to the late Ugo Ehiogu. Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. The widow of Ugo Ehiogu has set up a fundraising page in his memory following his death on Friday. The former England, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender died at the age of 44 after he collapsed at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday -- where he was working as the club's under-23s coach -- after suffering a cardiac arrest. Gemma Ehiogu started up a page on JustGiving on April 22 with a notional target of £1,000 to set up a charity in her husband's name and, by 6 p.m. on Monday evening,...Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Apr 20:07
LAURIE WHITWELL AT VILLA PARK: Not even Harry Redknapp has the answer to Gabby Agbonlahor in a Second City derby, it transpires. Birmingham could still be relegated.Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Apr 17:46
Agbonlahor featured for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on January 21 and scored his fifth career goal against Birmingham to deepen relegation fears for Redknapp’s new team.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 23 Apr 16:57
Gabby Agbonlahor's derby winner against Birmingham may earn the Aston Villa striker a new deal, says boss Steve Bruce.Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 23 Apr 15:36
The post Derby day defeat for Harry Redknapp as Birmingham lose to Villa appeared first on teamtalk.com.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 23 Apr 15:22
Gabby Agbonlahor hits his first goal in 14 months as Aston Villa keep Harry Redknapp's Birmingham in relegation trouble.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 23 Apr 15:18
Aston Villa Birmingham City 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Gabby Agbonlahor came off the bench to score the winning goal for Aston Villa as Harry Redknapp's first game as Birmingham boss ended in a 1-0 derby defeat. Agbonlahor's introduction as a substitute just before the hour at Villa Park immediately brought an otherwise dour encounter to life. Making his return from a three-month layoff with a hamstring injury, the 30-year-old was immediately in the thick of the action, getting involved in a scuffle with Ryan Shotton before being booked. He made the...Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 22 Apr 19:22
Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is honoured before Tottenham's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley and at football matches around the country.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 22 Apr 09:56
Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. England manager Gareth Southgate described his long-time friend and team-mate Ugo Ehiogu as "a gentleman'' and "a credit to football'' after his death at the age of 44. Ehiogu collapsed at Tottenham's training centre, where he worked as the club's under-23 coach, on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest and his death was announced on Friday morning. Southgate had a close bond with Ehiogu, having shared defensive duties with him at Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England and the pair won two League...Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 22 Apr 09:00
England manager Gareth Southgate says he is "stunned" by the death of former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough team-mate Ugo Ehiogu.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 21 Apr 19:27
Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. Former England international and Premier League defender Ugo Ehiogu died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training ground the previous day. He was a committed and hard-working man whose career was marked by long-ranging spells at Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. But it was perhaps the formidable partnership that he formed with Gareth Southgate that shone brightest. The central defensive pair first crossed paths at Villa, where Ehiogu joined in 1991...Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Apr 18:29
England manager Gareth Southgate described his long-time friend and team-mate Ugo Ehiogu as “a gentleman” and “a credit to football” after his death at the age of 44.
Ehiogu collapsed at Tottenham’s training centre, where he worked as the club’s under-23 coach, on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest and his death was announced on Friday morning.
Southgate had a close bond with Ehiogu, having shared defensive duties with him at Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England and the pair won two League Cups together in 1996 and 2004.
A shocked Southgate offered fulsome praise for Ehiogu’s personal and professional qualities in a statement released by the Football Association.
“I’m stunned and deeply saddened by Ugo’s passing and clearly my initial thoughts are with his wife Gemma, his children and his family,” he said.
“I know that football will be grieving because he was so highly respected by everybody he worked with and losing him at such a young age is difficult to come to terms with.
“Most importantly, he was a gentleman and he is one of those characters that people would find it difficult to have anything bad to say about him.
“I probably played more games with Ugo than anybody else in my career and while in many ways he was a gentle giant away from football, he was a colossus on the pitch. It felt like a true partnership with Ugo because we were prepared to put our bodies on the line for each other .
“We shared highs, lows and won a couple of trophies together with Villa and Boro and it’s those memories that I will always cherish when I think of Ugo.
“He was one of the most professional people I played with in terms of how he applied himself to his job and it was great to see him progressing though the coaching pathway with that thirst for learning.
“I’ve spoken to several of our former team-mates today and there’s just a sense of disbelief that we’re having these conversations.
“Ugo was a credit to football, a credit to his family and he will be missed by everybody who was lucky enough to know him.”
The post England boss Southgate pays tribute to ‘gentleman’ Ehiogu appeared first on teamtalk.com.Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Apr 16:00
The Football Association has led the tributes to former England player Ugo Ehiogu, who has sadly passed away aged 44.
Ehiogu collapsed at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The tribute on the official @England Twitter account read: “We’re devastated to hear the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all lucky enough to know him.”
Ehiogu’s former club Villa, for whom he played more than 300 games, tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former defender Ugo Ehiogu.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time.”
The club added: “We will be holding a minute’s applause before our derby with @BCFC…
“Both sets of players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect.”
His former Villa team-mate Lee Hendrie told Sky Sports News: “To find out he has passed away, it must be devastating for his family.
“Ugo was such a character. He has always been that bubbly character.
“He was just a great guy to have around.”
Ehiogu’s former club Middlesbrough tweeted: “MFC are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our former player Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts go out to Ugo’s friends and family.”
Tottenham forward Shayon Harrison, who was coached by Ehiogu at the club, added his own tribute.
Harrison, who is on loan at Yeovil, wrote: “One of the most genuine, and caring people I’ve ever met. An honour to have been taught by you, not only as a player, but as a person.”
Former Tottenham and England defender Sol Campbell tweeted: “One of my East London mates of old. Ugo Ehiogu true defender my heart goes out to his family. I just can’t believe it!”
Ehiogu’s former club West Brom, where he began his career, tweeted: “The thoughts of everyone at #WBA are with the family and friends of Ugo Ehiogu, who started his career at The Hawthorns. Rest in peace.”
Rangers, another of Ehiogu’s former clubs, said in a statement: “Rangers Football Club is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of former defender Ugo Ehiogu.
“The 44-year-old Englishman joined the Light Blues when Walter Smith returned as manager in 2007 and made a huge impact in his short time in Glasgow – notably his winning goal at Celtic Park in the derby.
“He died after suffering a heart attack at Tottenham’s training ground and everyone associated with the club sends their sincere condolences to Ugo’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
Stoke manager Mark Hughes played against Ehiogu and remembered what it was like to face the defender on the pitch.
Hughes said: “He was a big strong guy, a big athlete, and you knew when you went up against him it was always going to be a difficult game. That is why, when these things happen, it is even more shocking, because you remember them in their prime. It is a real shame.”
Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44.Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Apr 13:15
Arsenal have offered a four-year deal to a left-back and Michael Keane’s destination has been revealed, all in the papers.
WENGER OFFERS DEAL TO KOLASINAC
Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will secure the signing of Sead Kolasinac, according to a report.
The Schalke left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and will move on after failing to agree an extension to his deal.
The Daily Mirror claims Wenger has beaten off competition from Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Everton to sign the 23-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international and the club have offered Kolasinac a four-year contract.
Kolasinac is also able to play at left wing-back and after Wenger switched to a back three against Middlesbrough, Kolasinac’s flexibility will be key next season.
EVERTON HEAD QUEUE FOR KEANE
Everton believe they are at the front of the queue to sign Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, according to a report.
Sky Sports reported yesterday that Keane had told Burnley that he was leaving at the end of the season after the player turned down a move to Leicester in the summer.
The 24-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and the Clarets were keen to make sure the England man did not leave for free on the expiration of his contract.
And now the Daily Mail reports that Everton are leading the chase for Keane and “positive dialogue” has taken place.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has previously spoken about his admiration for Keane, but he refused to answer questions on him on Thursday, prompting suggestions a £20million deal is close.
Man Utd, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and Liverpool are all reported to be interested in the player.
Keane’s former club Manchester United are due 25 per cent of any transfer fee.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are losing patience with Diego Costa, 28, and could sell the Spain striker in the summer as he wants a significant increase on his £150,000-a-week salary. (London Evening Standard)
Manchester United should ask Real Madrid for forward Gareth Bale, 27, if the La Liga leaders try and sign Red Devils keeper David de Gea, 26, says former United assistant boss Rene Meulensteen. (TalkSPORT)
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri tells West Brom he is not interested in selling Troy Deeney who has been linked with a £20m move to the midlands. (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola is unhappy with the atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium and has told the club’s owners ‘improving it is a priority’. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City may have to pay a world-record fee for a defender if they are to succeed in their efforts to sign Juventus and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29.(Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City’s 19-year-old Turkish striker Enes Unal is wanted by Italian club Lazio after scoring 17 goals on loan at FC Twente.(Sun)
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 25, is wanted by newly promoted Brighton – as well as Newcastle United – in the summer. (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea’s preparations for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham have been severely disrupted by defender Gary Cahill, 31, spending two nights in hospital with a mystery illness.(Daily Telegraph)
Cahill’s absence could pave the way for club captain John Terry, 36, to make a rare start at Wembley just days after it was announced he was leaving Chelsea.(Sun)
Reading must keep hold of boss Jaap Stam, says defender Chris Gunter. Former Manchester United defender Stam, 44, has yet to be offered an extension to his contract despite masterminding a promotion push.(Reading Chronicle)
Ipswich Town will lose a “few players” in the summer and rebuild, says boss Mick McCarthy. The Tractor Boys have failed to mount a play-off challenge in the Championship this season.(East Anglian Daily Times)
Coventry City fans want chairman Tim Fisher to resign following the club’s relegation to League Two.(Coventry Telegraph)
The post Paper Talk: Arsenal make contract offer; Keane destination revealed appeared first on teamtalk.com.