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About martinlaurence

I am a budding young writer who lives for the beautiful game. I am hoping to write for the site to gain some invaluable experience and add to my portfolio since leaving University in the summer of 2010. I am a graduate of Sports Product Design from Coventry University and a massive Aston Villa fan.
  1. Aston Villa v Wigan Preview

    Aston Villa assistant/caretaker manager Gary McAllister has been boosted by a return to fitness for Richard Dunne, who hobbled out of last week’s defeat to West Brom, and Emile Heskey who missed the game with a knee injury having started …

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  2. Nightmare returns for Villa

    Thursday 26th August 2010 Aston Villa 2 – 3 Rapid Vienna (Rapid Vienna win 4-3 on aggregate) The nightmare returned to Villa Park tonight as the Villains crashed out once more to Austrian outfit Rapid Vienna. It was exactly one …

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  3. Villa valiant in Vienna

    Thursday evening saw a good, if unspectacular, result for a second string Villa in Vienna. The Midlands club hung onto a 1-1 draw against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League Qualifying Play-Off round. The tie saw caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald …

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  4. Bellamy Banished to Bluebirds?

    With a talent the likes of Craig Bellamy supposedly prepared to switch to Championship side Cardiff, have his options been cut short by the powers that be at Eastlands? The controversial Welshman was on many a Premier League shopping list …

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  5. Club or Country

    With the World Cup well and truly gone but not forgotten on England’s behalf, is the honor of playing for one’s country losing its value? Fabio Capello named his squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Hungary on Saturday night and since …

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