Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.
It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes."
It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city."
It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.
Aston Villa are not doing well at the moment and have lost their last four games, so when you take a cursory looks at the Newcastle vs Aston Villa game on Monday night you would expect us to win the game.
But these are sometimes the games when big shocks occur and certainly over the last 15 games of the season we must get as many wins as possible and a draw or a defeat are simply points lost – if we want to get promoted in an automatic position.
The more wins we can get the sooner we can be promoted, so it’s always important to win games.
At their press conferences the experienced managers such as Rafa Benitez and Antonio Conte are often asked about certain news stories going on in the media and what they think about them.
Yesterday in Rafa’s press conference for the game at home to Aston Villa on Monday night, he was asked about Arsene Wenger’s situation at Arsenal, after they were taken apart 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last Wednesday.
Rafa Benitez and Arsene Wenger in early October, 2013 Rafa was Napoli manager Arsenal won 2-0 [Read more →]
Mo Diame has 32 caps with one goal for Senegal and was in the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in January and played one full game for them in the tournament.
But today he has revealed he is considering his International future at 29 years of age, after he made his debut for his country back in 2011 and also played for Senegal in the 2012 Olympics in London.