Aston Villa have continued with adding more experienced players to the team this summer.

The Championship side signed Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan and then agreed terms with free agent Christopher Samba.

The 33-year old Whelan agreed to a two year deal. He has 336 caps for Stoke and has featured 81 times for the Republic of Ireland. The player joined the Potters from Sheffield Wednesday in January 2008 for £500,000. He scored six times in his stay there, including the famous 90-minute equalizer at Villa Park in 2009.

Samba, 33, left his Greek employers Panathinaikos earlier this year. He spent his pre-season with the club before agreeing to a year deal. He has experience playing for Blackburn and Queen Park Rangers. He moved to England to play for the Rovers from Hertha Berlin in 2007. He netted 18 times in 186 games for Blackburn. Continue reading ASTON VILLA GET TWO NEW PLAYERS

Aston Villa keen on reunion with Hull City Defender

Aston Villa have been linked with a potential move for Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady following the Tigers’ relegation from the top flight.

The Egypt international previously plyed his trade under Bruce at the KCOM Stadium before the latter switched clubs due to a disagreement over the transfer plans last summer.Elmohamady, who currently has two years left on his contract, admitted in February that he was gutted by the Englishman’s exit, but wishes him well on his fresh challenge at Villa Park.

“He’s a big manager, one of the most experienced in England, and it was very, very disappointing when he left,” he told The Guardian.

“The fans were disappointed, the players were disappointed, but it was to do with the board and you can’t do anything with it. He’s doing a great job now with Villa so I wish him all the best, and I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.” Continue reading Aston Villa keen on reunion with Hull City Defender


Recently relegated English Premier League club, Aston Villa are gearing up for the biggest summer of spending in the club’s history, according to owner Tony Xia.

The Chinese tycoon revealed his plans for Villa on Wednesday in a live Q and A session with CNN on their Facebook page in which he detailed the large financial commitment the new investors are prepared to make.

Dr Xia, whose deal to buy the club for a reported £70million is waiting to be ratified by the Premier League and the Football League, made it clear that Villa will spend big on transfers this summer to be reinstalled among England’s elite. Dr Xia told CNN:

“We have a deposit, more than £100m cash in an account in England.

“We aim to be promoted in one season. That’s the major task for next season. We hope we can do it.”

Just last summer Aston Villa spent £55m in one of the clubs most expensive-ever transfer windows, even though they were later sent to the championships with their relegation which is the first since 1987. Still that amount is just over half of what could be the investment in 2016, if the plans go through. Continue reading ASTON VILLA SET TO BREAK THE BANK IN BIGGEST SUMMER TRANSFER SPENDING

Tim Sherwood has started to rebuild his Aston Villa team by signing Micah Richards

Tim Sherwood was able to keep Aston Villa safe in the Premier League for at least another season as the club was 3 points away from being relegated. Surviving in the top flight English league was the main objective of Sherwood and his team, even though this task was fully accomplished; the 46 year old English manager said that there is no reason to celebrate as there are many things that need to be done in order to avoid going through a season similar to this one.

Staying in the bottom spots of a league and hanging by a thread is not something that any manager wants to face with his team and Sherwood is hoping that a scenario similar to this does not repeat again.

Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood said: “We’ve got to look higher than just staying in the Premier League.We’ll take that on and it’s my job to make sure we build the club and, hopefully, make sure we don’t find ourselves in a relegation battle again.Obviously we’re not going to go from that into a Europa League team next season but I think we need a consolidating season and to build the club and take it in the right direction.” Continue reading Tim Sherwood has started to rebuild his Aston Villa team by signing Micah Richards

Don’t tell the bride is too funny but if my fiancée ever tried having a marriage on a football pitch let alone Aston Villa I WOULD KILL HIM

Don&apost notify the bride is as well funny but if my fiancée actually experimented with obtaining a marriage on a football pitch let alone Aston Villa I WOULD Kill HIM – by Noor_Kay (Noor Kalumba)

Football striker Tony Cascarino Uncover Poker Skills

Write-up by Yori

A previous association football player, Anthony Guy “Tony” Cascarino, has manufactured his identify as a striker for a variety of British and French football clubs and for the Republic of Ireland national football group. Playing in stay and online casinos, Tony just produced his name standout again as his Poker capabilities reveal successful poker tournaments.

Surprising skills reveal when the Tony strike the Poker table winning many tournaments. His notable successful was in 2009 at the Grosvenor United kingdom Poker Tour – Grand Final, No Limit Hold’em Championship GUKPT, grabbing the 1st put. Held at the Vic in London, Tony has managed to defeat a field of 183 gamers to get down the top rated prize of £168,800. Cascarino also won the GUKPT Bolton Primary Event in 2008, and now he moved to the all-time GUKPT dollars listing with all around £250,000 in earnings.

Poker Player Profile

Tony Cascarino was born in England, on September 1, 1962, aged 47. He was a skilled footballer (playing as a striker) up right up until 2000. He played for Gillingham, Millwall, Aston Villa, Celtic, Chelsea, Marseille and Nancy. Though he was born in England he certified to play for the Republic of Ireland. Cascarino already made 88 International appearances, scoring 19 objectives.

As a celebrity poker player, Tony has also been noticed taking part in poker on United kingdom tv and take part in different poker tournaments. He has three initial location finishes and a total winnings of three,434. Cashes of 14 and acquired the prorank 1 position of 6665.

Tony Cascarino Poker Tournament Benefits contains:

– EPT London/Period seven UKIPT London/Year 1 , EPT No Limit Hold’em Championship (86th location, ,658) in Sep 29, 2010- Grosvenor Uk Poker Tour – GRAND Closing, No Restrict Hold’em Championship GUKPT Grand Final (1st location, 3,909) in Nov 26, 2009- Grosvenor United kingdom Poker Tour – Grand Ultimate, No Restrict Hold’em GUKPT GRAND Closing (6th spot, ,795) in Nov 27, 2008- Grosvenor United kingdom Poker Tour Leg seven (GUKPT), Major Occasion – No Limit Hold’em (1st put, ,078) in Sep 4, 2008- Caribbean Poker Classic, No Restrict Hold’em (1st spot, ,400) in Nov 27, 2006

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