If you're wise, you'll be paying attention to Champions League football today -- Aston Villa might be your team, but why avoid watching the best clubs in Europe? So my first recommendation to you is to stop by SB Nation Soccer, where we've got previews up already, and will be providing live updates throughout the day.
As I alluded to yesterday (without anyone calling me a bad fan, yay!), Emile Heskey may miss up to two weeks with a hamstring injury, while Jermaine Jenas could miss the same amount of time with a thigh problem. Hands up if you're seriously troubled.
Speaking of Jenas, apparently he's already tried to steal James Collins's car. Now let's think about this. There's Collins, who is large and bald and known to have a bit of a temper. And then there are players like Barry Bannan and Marc Albrighton and even Charles N'Zogbia. Whose car would you take the risk of swiping? Personally, I'd go after Bazza's Peugeot.You've probably already heard about this, but Sky Sports tells us that Villa have confirmed some coaching changes. Considering I pay very little attention to goalkeeping coaches, and I tend to get my G-Macs and my K-Macs and whoever else Macs we've got hanging around the claret and blue all confused, I'll just offer this up with no commentary.
Finally, Ciaran Clark, Marc Albrighton and...wait for it...Brad Guzan are set to model in a charity fashion show. Anyone remember when Guzan was voted worst-dressed Villan? Apparently he's set to shed that image, but honestly, Guzan? As a fashion model? At least be nice to the poor people coughing up dough as a charitable gesture. (Although I gotta say, Clark can really work a blazer and skinny tie. Nicely done.)