LAMBERT KEEN TO KEEP WARNOCK

New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he expects Darren Bent to be an Aston Villa player at the start of the new season. He, however, has suggested that the former Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock could be sold in the summer in order to raise transfer funds for the arrival of new players.

New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he expects Darren Bent to be an Aston Villa player at the start of the new season. He, however, has suggested that the former Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock could be sold in the summer in order to raise transfer funds for the arrival of new players.

The former Tottenham striker has been out of the first team action for a few months now after suffering a major injury prior to the close of the last season. He is expected to return to pre-season training soon enough. Lambert has confirmed that Darren Bent remains central to his plans at Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old Darren Bent has been one of the shining players for Aston Villa in the last couple of seasons. Since the departure of Martin O’Neill, the club has failed to reproduce the form that has seen them make European football. However, Darren Bent has helped them stay afloat in the Premier league, but it is thought that he would be willing to search for new pastures in order to have the possibility of winning trophies. In place of Steven Warnock, Paul Lambert is likely to use Ciaran Clark. The 22-year-old has received glowing praise from the new manager.

“I remember saying at the time Bent being out injured will be a blow for Aston Villa because he can score. When Darren was injured, I think the team struggled to get a goal. He’s a goal-scorer, which every club needs. If you’ve got people who can score then that’s half the battle and he can certainly do that,” said Paul Lambert. Aston Villa recently resigned goalkeeper Brad Guzan after leaving the American International to leave the club on a free transfer at the last season. The goalkeeper has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

Warming the Bench

An anonymous quote comes to mind from awards dinners across the world. “It was an honor just being nominated.”

The quote is synonymous with a person who has the honor of being at the awards dinner, but not receiving an award. Stephen Warnock has joined a secret club that has some of the best English players. Like his fellows in this club, Warnock was chosen for the finals squad leading into the European Championship or the World Cup and not getting to touch the field for even one minute.

An anonymous quote comes to mind from awards dinners across the world. “It was an honor just being nominated.”

The quote is synonymous with a person who has the honor of being at the awards dinner, but not receiving an award. Stephen Warnock has joined a secret club that has some of the best English players. Like his fellows in this club, Warnock was chosen for the finals squad leading into the European Championship or the World Cup and not getting to touch the field for even one minute.

The power of the internet and mobile communications may be witnessed during the days and weeks to come. Twitter has been filled with attacks against Rio Ferdinand for his lack of using Warnock. Some see this as a lack of respect for both Warnock and his talents. If this is true, then some of the best players of all time have shared the lack of respect. This happens many times to goalkeepers, but they are not alone in the group. Others include…

•Steve Howey
•Kevin Phillips
•Wes Brown
•Jermaine Jenas
•Tim Flowers
•Nigel Martyn
•Ian Walker
•David James
•Richard Wright
•Paul Robinson
•Scott Carson
•Joe Hart

These are by no means the only players that have faced this in their career. Warnock did not outwardly disappointment. If he had any feelings about the play choices, he kept them to himself and kept a team player atmosphere about himself the entire time.

The coaching stuck to their choices through a few injuries; no doubt they had their reasoning and would not be manipulated by online taunts and comments. Warnock was indeed one of the reasons that the team was in the Championship to begin with, this was never a doubt. The coaching staff made a clear choice and stuck with it. Not every player can play, and to be chosen for the finals is indeed an honor.

WARNOCK IMPRESSES

Stephen Warnock was one of the impressive players for Aston Villa in the recent 1-1 draw with Tottenham, which most secured the Premier league place for Aston Villa next season.

The club has been relegation trouble for a few months now, but they finally seem to have done enough with this point from the match against Tottenham.

Aston Villa were coming into the match only three points ahead of the relegation zone with two matches remaining in the season. However, it looks like the relegation places will now be decided between QPR, Wigan, and Bolton after this point for Aston Villa.

Stephen Warnock was one of the impressive players for Aston Villa in the recent 1-1 draw with Tottenham, which most secured the Premier league place for Aston Villa next season.

The club has been relegation trouble for a few months now, but they finally seem to have done enough with this point from the match against Tottenham.

Aston Villa were coming into the match only three points ahead of the relegation zone with two matches remaining in the season. However, it looks like the relegation places will now be decided between QPR, Wigan, and Bolton after this point for Aston Villa.

Aston Villa were given a great boost in the match after Danny Rose was sent off in the match following his challenge on Alan Hutton. Stephen Warnock was one of the impressive players at the back for Aston Villa, as they fought valiantly for a point. This has been a very tough season for Aston Villa considering the number of injuries they have had to contend with and also the limited funds manager Alex McLeish has been given by owner Randy Lerner. This is the year in which Aston Villa have been extremely prudent in spending money due to the vast resources spent on players during the time of Martin O’Neill.

Aston Villa now have 38 points on the board with one game remaining. “Relief is probably the emotion I have right now. Saying that, we have another game and we have to prepare properly and try to win. We conceded a soft penalty and then lost a wee bit of composure and they looked threatening, but we held our nerve until the end of the game. I thought the determination and attitude of the players was fantastic,” said the Scot after the match, which has almost guaranteed safety.

WARNOCK BACKS GIVEN

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given was right in completing his move to Aston Villa during the summer.

The former Newcastle United goalkeeper grew extremely tired of life at the Etihad stadium after being denied the opportunity to play regularly.

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given was right in completing his move to Aston Villa during the summer.

The former Newcastle United goalkeeper grew extremely tired of life at the Etihad stadium after being denied the opportunity to play regularly.

Even though Shay Given was the most experienced goalkeeper at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini was more persistent in using England goalkeeper Joe Hart. As a result, the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given decided to move to Aston Villa during the summer. Stephen Warnock has now praised the impact that the Republic of Ireland international has had at Villa Park.

Aston Villa had just lost a great keeper in the form of Brad Friedel to Tottenham. However, Stephen Warnock thinks that the arrival of Shay Given at Villa Park has more than compensated for this loss. Even though Shay Given is one of the best keepers in the Premier league, Aston Villa have been struggling down near the bottom of the table. They managed to alleviate any fears of relegation only this weekend after a 1-0 win over Fulham. However, Shay Given’s performances for Aston Villa this season have certainly not gone unnoticed according to defender Steven Warnock.

“It’s the pride of a footballer to come back and show people how good he is and prove people wrong. If your face fits, then great. Shay’s face didn’t fit at Manchester City at the time. But he’s come here and his face fits and we are reaping the rewards of a great buy. A lot of clubs probably looked at him but thought about his age, but I think you’ll see that he’s similar to Brad Friedel,” Stephen Warnock said praising the impact Shay Given has had at Aston Villa this season.

STICKING BY STEPHEN

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has said that he will be sticking with Stephen Warnock for the moment. Alex McLeish has had the temptation to introduce youngster Enda Stevens into the first-team.

However, he has now confirmed that Stephen Warnock will now remain as his first choice left back. Aston Villa have been struggling for form this season. New manager Alex McLeish has certainly not endeared it to the Aston Villa faithful after playing a negative brand of football.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has said that he will be sticking with Stephen Warnock for the moment. Alex McLeish has had the temptation to introduce youngster Enda Stevens into the first-team.

However, he has now confirmed that Stephen Warnock will now remain as his first choice left back. Aston Villa have been struggling for form this season. New manager Alex McLeish has certainly not endeared it to the Aston Villa faithful after playing a negative brand of football.

Even with the negative brand of football, he has not been able to get the results that were expected of him. As a result, Aston Villa face a tough fight to get even into the top half of the table.

There have been a few doubts regarding Aston Villa left back Stephen Warnock. There have been calls amongst the Aston Villa faithful for the introduction of youngster Enda Stevens into the first-team, which will put the current status of Stephen Warnock into doubt. However, McLeish has confirmed that he will be taking some time regarding the decision to put Enda Stevens into the first-team. He confirmed that this is certainly not the right time to put the youngster into the squad, as it would not help him in any way.

“We bought him a boy in from the Irish league and people are asking where he is? He is not someone to rush. He has trained with the first team. He is comfortable on the ball and he will get his chance sometime but there are a couple even more experienced lads just ahead of him,” said McLeish.

Stephen Warnock scored an own goal against QPR. Aston Villa are currently in the 15th position in the table, just a few points about the relegation zone. They have 28 points on the board right now.

VILLA CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

The Premier League is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and there have been very few clubs that have managed to make a consistent appearance right from the start.

There are just seven clubs who have managed to stayed in the Premier League right from the start and Aston Villa is one of these lucky clubs.

To commemorate the great achievement, Villa has decided to produce an Aston Villa Greatest Premier League DVD which has moments of the club in all of the seasons of the Premier league right from the start.

The Premier League is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and there have been very few clubs that have managed to make a consistent appearance right from the start.

There are just seven clubs who have managed to stayed in the Premier League right from the start and Aston Villa is one of these lucky clubs.

To commemorate the great achievement, Villa has decided to produce an Aston Villa Greatest Premier League DVD which has moments of the club in all of the seasons of the Premier league right from the start.

It is going to be a great hit for the Villa fans who would love to cherish and have a complete discography collection of their club’s performance all through the Premier league since its inception. Though given the lack of success the club have had, it is hardly going to be full of trophy-winning highlights.

The DVD’s are made available from all the Aston Villa outlets and stores and is also available online for those who prefer the ease on online shopping. Priced at 20 dollars this is a great gift to all the Villa fans and something to cherish for a lifetime. To promote and popularize the sale of the DVD, there have been various competitions that have been organized on the life of Aston Villa as a club and lucky fans that are able to provide the right answers manage to win a DVD for themselves. This helps to promote the brand campaign which is highly beneficial.

There has also been a general question which is given in an online quiz. The question is who has made the most number of appearances for Aston Villa in the Premier league. Replies can be forwarded via mail to the address provided on their official website and lucky winners can wait for their goodies.

BENT QUESTIONED OVER SHOPPING

Darren Bent’s future has become subject to intense speculation after the media photographed him shopping while Aston Villa were losing against Liverpool. Darren Bent missed the match due to an injury, but everyone was expecting him to be present at Villa Park.

Darren Bent’s future has become subject to intense speculation after the media photographed him shopping while Aston Villa were losing against Liverpool. Darren Bent missed the match due to an injury, but everyone was expecting him to be present at Villa Park.

Instead, Darren Bent was out shopping for Christmas, which has really angered the Aston Villa supporters. That has become a wildfire recently, with many speculating that Darren Bent would be sold in the January transfer window. Darren Bent he has not exactly put himself in glory with his performances this season, as he has not been able to adapt to the Alex McLeish style of play. Villa’s odds on the Betfair Premiership football index have dropped significantly over the course of the season so far.

It is thought that Alex McLeish will be willing to listen to offers for the England striker, but Darren Bent has ruled out speculation that he will be leaving in the January transfer window. Darren Bent moved to Aston Villa in £ 18 million deal last January, but it has been rumoured that clubs like QPR will be interested in signing the England striker. Darren Bent is especially known for his wonderful goal scoring record for every team he plays, and it seems that Neil Warnock is targeting Bent in order to steer clear away from the relegation zone. He had been linked to a return to Spurs, but their return to winning ways may have put that on hold for now.

“I can assure the Villa fans that I’m committed to the football club and I love playing for Villa. I am passionate about Villa and playing here and I want to score goals for the team to do my best for the Villa fans. People sometimes forget where Villa were in the Premier League table (near the bottom) when I came here when Sunderland were sixth at the time,” Darren Bent said that when asked about his future at Villa Park.

Warnock not expecting England call

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that he is not expecting to get back into the England squad any time soon.

During the back end of last season, Stephen Warnock was left out of the Aston Villa squad, which severely hampered his chances of making it into the England squad. However, it seems that the 29-year-old has taken the situation on the chin, and accepted that he is happy just to be playing for Aston Villa – England would be a dream.

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that he is not expecting to get back into the England squad any time soon.

During the back end of last season, Stephen Warnock was left out of the Aston Villa squad, which severely hampered his chances of making it into the England squad. However, it seems that the 29-year-old has taken the situation on the chin, and accepted that he is happy just to be playing for Aston Villa – England would be a dream.

After forcing his way back into the Aston Villa fold under the new regime of Alex McLeish, Stephen Warnock is not looking to divert his attention from the task of excelling in the Premier League. Warnock was a member of the England World Cup squad at South Africa, but he has not been involved in the national team since November. He scored a goal against Manchester City most recently, but he also made a calamitous error in the match to allow Adam Johnson to score a very soft goal.

Stephen Warnock was quoted as saying “Whatever happens beyond my club form is a bonus. I understand it’s difficult to get in for England because Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines are in form and then there’s Kieran Gibbs, who is also a good player.”

Despite scoring against Manchester City, Warnock has once again stressed the fact that he wants to be a good defender first and foremost. He has also said that scoring has always not been his priority, although he would welcome some goals along the way.

It will be interesting to see if Stephen Warnock can force his way through the England squad. At least Warnock can be sure that he will get much more Premier League experience along the way now that he is back in McLeish’s plans.

WARNOCK IS CONFUSING WITH FUTURE

The defender had a ‘difficult’ campaign last season, failing to cement a first team place. He also has called upon the fans to get behind new manger Alex McLeish.Aston Villa’s struggling defender Stephen Warnock intends to sit down with new manager Alex McLeish to determine his future at the club.

The left-back has not featured for Villa since their 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last December, leading to speculation that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The defender had a ‘difficult’ campaign last season, failing to cement a first team place. He also has called upon the fans to get behind new manger Alex McLeish.Aston Villa’s struggling defender Stephen Warnock intends to sit down with new manager Alex McLeish to determine his future at the club.

The left-back has not featured for Villa since their 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last December, leading to speculation that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Wigan, Stoke and Bolton have all been linked with the defender but the 29-year-old, who is contracted with the club until 2013, is set to hold talks with Villa in the near future.

FANS WANT WARNOCK TO STAY

Many fans have been openly discussing about the fact that Stephen Warnock should not be leaving Aston Villa anytime soon. We now have a proven premier league goalscorer in Darren Bent, and credit where it’s due to the guy, he’s proven his price tag right from his debut. I think next season will hinge on who goes, and who stays. Some of the names touted as leaving I’m quite happy with, such as Pires, Ireland, Bradley, Beye etc.

Many fans have been openly discussing about the fact that Stephen Warnock should not be leaving Aston Villa anytime soon. We now have a proven premier league goalscorer in Darren Bent, and credit where it’s due to the guy, he’s proven his price tag right from his debut. I think next season will hinge on who goes, and who stays. Some of the names touted as leaving I’m quite happy with, such as Pires, Ireland, Bradley, Beye etc.

I hope that Nigel Reo-Coker and Stephen Warnock both stay, but only time will tell, and it’s looking particularly bad for Warnock at the moment, which is a shame, because defensively, he’s a solid fullback… just a shame some of his passing goes astray on occasion.