THE 3PM GIRLS - EDITION III
By Anna Jones & Sarah Gee
Wednesday 26 Mar 2008 12:39:47
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Martin O'Neills men suffered another tough week in the world of football, here we bring you the latest news from Villa Park. 

Saturday afternoon saw Villa suffer another home defeat to Sunderland making it two straight defeats in a row.   

In a match of low expectations due to the bad weather conditions Villa did not let this stop them creating numerous opportunities but it just wasn't their day and they failed to reach the back of the net.  Villa started well and looked promising with plenty of possession.  Managing to hold off Sunderland until the 83rd minute, when a hesitation from Carson lead to Michael Chopra getting the one and only goal of the game and securing the 1-0 win for Sunderland. 

Losing 1-0 to Sunderland has meant that Villa remain 7th place in the league, eight points adrift from that crucial 5th spot for Europe.

Villa took another blow this week…

 

After four Vila stars were called up for England duty in Fabio Capello's provisional England squad, three of the four were later dropped leaving only Gareth Barry to play in Paris tonight. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young were dropped when Cappello revised the squad and keeper Scott Carson had to pull out due to a knee injury.

Moving onto some positive news regarding England…

 

After last week's courageous performance against Chelsea youths, Nathan Delfouneso and Harry Forrester have been called up for England Under-17 duty this week.  The duo will play in the UEFA Elite Round Tournament in Telaviv facing France, Russia and Israel.  Coach John Peacock is hoping his squad will win their group and earn a place in the European Championship Finals.  After reaching the final last year and losing to Spain, Peacock hopes Delfouneso and Forrester can help them to victory this year.

Villa star steps out into the community…

 

Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker did not hesitate to take time away from the pitch this week, after hearing about youngster Felix Yeboah.  The fourteen year old from Ghana, urgently needed a transplant after being struck down with kidney failure.  The young Villa fan revealed that his favourite player was Reo-Coker before undergoing the seven-hour operation at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital. Once Reo-Coker heard about the lad he surprised the young fan by turning up at the hospital to spend time with Felix and his family and also presented him with a signed Villa shirt.  

And finally…

 

Footballing minnows East Fife won their first trophy in 54 years last week and couldn't wait to pop open the bubbly and celebrate with their fans.  However the celebrations were short lived when local police unbelievably ordered the team to stop the champagne spraying, as it was a health and safety risk!   

Until next time, 

Adieu… 

Your favourite footy females

The 3PM Girls.



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