Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier was last night being treated in hospital after he fell ill on Wednesday evening.
In today's Rumour Mill: Aston Villa keeping tabs on Izaguirre; Eremenko offers come-and-get-me call to Old Firm; Watford join race to sign Conway; plus the rest of the day's football news and gossip.
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Lennon to miss CIS cup final, Samaras negotiations stepped-up while Diouf and Bougherra look set to escape further punishment.
The dispute between Aston Villa and Martin O'Neill over his departure as boss of the Midlands club has been placed in the hands of the Premier League managers' arbitration tribunal.
Manchester City are just a home win over Reading away from their first FA Cup semi-final since 1981 after a thumping victory over Aston Villa.
ASTON Villa midfielder Barry Bannan is prepared to fight for a first-team place rather than go out on loan. Scotland international Bannan, 21, said: "I've had loan spells before at Derby and then last season at Blackpool which was brilliant for me.
Niko Kranjcar produced another spectacular strike to fire Tottenham back into the Premier League's top four with victory at Sunderland.
New signing Fernando Torres was not needed as Nicolas Anelka reminded Chelsea of his potency in a 4-2 win at Sunderland.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa ahead of tonight's relegation showdown at the DW Stadium.
In today's Rumour Mill: Miller set for Bursaspor switch; Celtic off-load Hooiveld; Griffiths to make one last Dundee appearance; plus the rest of the news and gossip from the transfer market.
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has claimed that Darren Bent's move to Aston Villa was the reason why his former striker had been off his game in recent weeks.
Aston Villa have smashed their transfer record in signing Sunderland striker Darren Bent in a deal which could eventually be worth £24 million.
In today's Rumour Mill: Miller poised for Turkish move; Celtic's hunt for a defender continues; Aberdeen want Hughes on loan; plus the rest of the day's news and gossip from the transfer market.
James Collins rescued a precious point for Aston Villa in an entertaining relegation clash with local rivals Birmingham.
BLACKPOOL manager Ian Holloway has emphasised that he views a bid of £3.5million for Seasiders captain Charlie Adam - reportedly made by Aston Villa - to be derisory.
Gerard HOULLIER believes he retains the support of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner despite his side slipping into the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League.
Lampard 23 pen, Drogba 84, Terry 89
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Ashley Young 41 pen, Heskey 47, Clark 90