Shay Given has said that he wants to take a transfer during the mid-season transfer window.
Given has not made a single appearance for his club Aston Villa in the last one year or so. He had fallen in the pecking order in the last season as Brad Guzan had taken his place as the first choice goalie.
This season, the Irish veteran has fallen even further. He is not even the second choice goalkeeper now. It’s Jed Steer who is the backup shot stopper for Guzan. To be fair, Villa have played well enough so far this season that anyone who has managed to back the Villains with Paddy Power has made a profit, so it's no wonder Given is being left out in the cold.
Paul Lambert managed to enjoy a winning return to Norwich city after his Aston Villa team managed a 1-0 victory over his former club.
This was especially sweet victory for Lambert, who said in the pre-match press conference that he had not forgotten the bitter rivalry with the Norwich board. Lambert was involved in a long legal battle with Norwich before managing to move to Aston Villa. He enjoyed a lot of success with the club, who he got promoted from the Championship and led them to a 12th place finish in the first season in the Premier league.
Aston Villa managed a stunning 3-1 win over top four chasing Arsenal on the opening day of the season. The Midlanders were extremely impressive in the match, as they managed to complete a rout of a hapless Arsenal which was not predicted on the sports betting markets.
Villa striker Christian Benteke became the leading goal scorer in the Premier league in 2013 after his two goals against Arsenal. Despite this impressive performance, manager Paul Lambert has asked his players to remain grounded because they have just played only the first match of the season.
Villa struggled against relegation last season and it was only due to the brilliance of Benteke that they were able to stay in the Premier league.
Aston Villa have been one of the most active clubs in the Premier league over the summer transfer window. They have brought in as much as six players into the club, while also extending the contracts of seven players.
This includes the star striker Christian Benteke, who has agreed to withdraw his transfer request and sign a new contract with the club. The Belgian was one of the main reasons for Villa staying up in the Premier league. He scored 19 goals in an amazing season for him personally, which has led to him being linked with several clubs including Chelsea over the last few weeks.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he does not expect to make big signings during the summer transfer window. The club were threatened with the prospect of relegation for most of the campaign.
It was only in the final few weeks of the Premier league season that they managed to climb out of the relegation zone. After the arrival of Lambert last summer, Aston Villa made several low-key signings. Christian Benteke, who has been a star performer for the club this season, was one of the several players to arrive last summer.
Despite the ongoing struggles for Villa in the Premier league, the manager Paul Lambert has insisted that the owner Randy Lerner remains committed to the Aston Villa project.
There have been suggestions that the owner Randy Lerner might be willing to sell the club after not seeing any returns on his £ 250 million investment in the club so far. The club are also flirting with relegation this season, which could be devastating if they dropped down the division. Lambert has been coming under intense pressure in the last few weeks due to a poor run of results, which has left the team one place above the relegation zone.
After conceding a lot of goals in recent matches and suffering three consecutive defeats, Aston Villa were extremely satisfied to take a point from the match against Swansea according to the manager Paul Lambert.
Lambert, who took over from Alex McLeish in the summer, recently saw his team concede 15 goals in the last three matches that has put relegation once again the forefront at Villa Park. Even though Villa conceded two more goals against Swansea, they were able to come away with a point after having drawn the match 2-2. Villa could have easily taken three points had it not been for a late equaliser from Swansea.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has described that the summer signing Christian Benteke is a special type of player. The 21-year-old scored in the recent match against Reading to give Aston Villa all three points and also some respite from the immediate threat of relegation.
When the manager Paul Lambert arrived at the club in the summer, he stated that the England international Darren Bent was one of the important members of the squad. He also made the £ 24 million signing his captain, but the former Tottenham striker has rarely featured in recent weeks.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he is extremely disappointed following the 2-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Tottenham during the weekend.
Aston Villa were coming into the match on the back of what appeared to be a good run of form, which has seen the side slowly get back of the table. However, this defeat once again puts the brakes on the revolution from the manager Paul Lambert. The former Norwich city manager took the stage decision once again to leave out the star striker Darren Bent from the starting line-up.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he has arrived at the club in order to make a seismic shift in the policy of the club.
As a result, he has said that fans cannot expect instant success because of the problems that the club has faced in the last few seasons. Due to these problems, Paul Lambert has to make a lot of changes. One of the major aspects that needs to be modified will be the squad and its depth. After spending a lot of money on the Martin O'Neill, Aston Villa have become extremely reluctant to spend more money in search of success.