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Gerard Houllier 'comfortable' but remains in hospital

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier remains "comfortable" in a Birmingham hospital after being admitted on Wednesday evening with chest pains.

Gerard Houllier 'doesn't need surgery'

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier will not require surgery after suffering chest pains, assistant manager Gary McAllister has confirmed.

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Gary McAllister steps in for ill Houllier at Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier was last night being treated in hospital after he fell ill on Wednesday evening.

The Rumour Mill: Friday's football news and gossip

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.

The Rumour Mill: Tuesday's football news and gossip

Lennon to miss CIS cup final, Samaras negotiations stepped-up while Diouf and Bougherra look set to escape further punishment.

Martin O'Neill's contract row with Aston Villa going to arbitration

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 3 - 0 Aston Villa: Gerard Houllier defends eight changes as Villa lose

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.

Barry Bannan will battle for a place at 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.

Premiership round-up: Niko Kranjcar spurs them to victory

Niko Kranjcar produced another spectacular strike to fire Tottenham back into the Premier League's top four with victory at Sunderland.

Fernando Torres not required as Blues ease to win over Black Cats

New signing Fernando Torres was not needed as Nicolas Anelka reminded Chelsea of his potency in a 4-2 win at Sunderland.

Roberto Martinez prepared for threat of Darren Bent

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa ahead of tonight's relegation showdown at the DW Stadium.

The Rumour Mill: Wednesday's football transfer news and gossip

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.

Bruce fumes as £18m Bent signs for Villa

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 fork out record £18m fee to seal Darren Bent swoop

Aston Villa have smashed their transfer record in signing Sunderland striker Darren Bent in a deal which could eventually be worth £24 million.

The Rumour Mill: Tuesday's football transfer news and gossip

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.

Birmingham City 1 - 1 Aston Villa: James Collins rescues draw for Villa in pulsating midlands clash

James Collins rescued a precious point for Aston Villa in an entertaining relegation clash with local rivals Birmingham.

£3.5m bid for Charlie Adam is 'taking the mickey'

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.

'Hurt' Houllier stays strong

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.

Chelsea 3 - 3 Aston Villa: Gerard Houllier's men catch Chelsea defence napping to grab leveller

Chelsea 3 Lampard 23 pen, Drogba 84, Terry 89 Aston Villa 3 Ashley Young 41 pen, Heskey 47, Clark 90

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