With the international break, there's apt to be more news outside the confines of Villa Park. Deal with it. It makes you a broader, more worldly person, with stuff to talk about around the water cooler. At least I didn't give you the story about Fredy Montero staying with Seattle (!!!!!)
Luke Young Doesn't Like Red: Young is pretty happy about rejecting a move to Liverpool in the summer. He says it's due to the fact that he would have to sit on the bench behind Glen Johnson. Who wouldn't be upset about playing second fiddle to Johnson's errors?
Dunney Calls Him Clarky: Richard Dunne has been influencing young Ciaran Clark, who has now told Ireland he'll play for them. In this context, that means Ireland the country.I don't really want to think about another context.
Stay Classy, Bluenoses: Alex McLeish chastises Birmingham City fans for booing the players off the pitch after losing to Everton at St. Andrews. For goodness sake, did y'all forget you weren't even in the Premier League three seasons ago?
The Call-Up of Kevin Davies: Gabriel Agbonlahor is hurt, Emile Heskey is retired, and Nathan Delfouneso doesn't get enough first-team playing time. So really, it's Aston Villa's fault the 33-year-old is donning the England shirt.
And You Thought Italy Was Corrupt: FIFA suspends Nigeria from international competition because of government interference in the sport. That means no Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this weekend.