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Aston Villa Friday News Review: Houllier Will Rotate The Squad, Why to Watch England U21s, And More

There will be an open thread up later today, as well as a round up of fun soccer memories. For now, here's your news.

Gerard Houllier And Squad Rotation: Do mine eyes deceive me? Are Villa really going to rotate their starting XI? Wonder of wonders, Luke Young says that Houllier plans to use the entire squad, not just the same XI, week in, week out.

Don't Forget The U-21s: In all the Euro excitement, don't forget the fact that England is just a match away from a place in the U21 European Championships--and how many of these names do we actually know? Can we describe the way they play? The Armchair pundit makes a compelling argument for watching this match, but Villa fans, we already have one: Marc Albrighton and Nathan Delfouneso. Unless you really want to watch Stiliyan Petrov and James Collins battle each other in a meaningless qualifier.

Robbie Keane Is Trash Talking Andrei Arshavin: Considering Keane can't cement a spot in the Spurs starting XI, he probably shouldn't be running his mouth regarding Arshavin's inability to prove himself. Remember, Ireland v Russia in Euro qualification today.

Jack Wilshire Is Adorable: I love photos of players looking all snuggly. I love when men use the word "adorable". I love meerkats.