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Aston Villa News: It's All About A Gaffer

I'm of the opinion that I won't believe Gerard Houllier is the next AVFC manager until the club officially tells me so. I've seen it announced everywhere except in an official press release.

If It's In L'Equipe, Is It True?: I don't know, but it's on the BBC--the bastion of the British press are saying they 'understand' Houllier is being appointed tomorrow.Time to put my happiness in other leagues, because seeing my club screw itself over does not make me pleased.

Speaking Of Screwing: Ian Walsh believes Houllier is the wrong man. For these reasons and so many more, I agree.

More People I Don't Want Near Villa: Sky Sports tells us Steve Sidwell is healthy and he wants a place on the first team. That place should be sitting on the bench, praying no one gets hurt, and coming in with five minutes left.

Non-League Football And Bike Rides: A lovely tale about visiting Canvey Island and watching a Tooting and Mitcham victory.