Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has just been discharged from hospital.
Former Arsenal and Villarreal winger Robert Pires has signed for Aston Villa. While Pires will bring experience to the squad, don't expect him to displace the Villa's exciting young starters.
Of all the positions that Aston Villa need depth in, attacking midfield is not one of them. Yet Villa are set to sign former Arsenal winger Robert Pires.
Should Aston Villa be concerned with adding experience to guide their youth, or should they be focusing on saving their pennies for the January transfer window?
Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier left Stephen Ireland on the bench for the derby against Birmingham on Sunday. Instead, he used bench player Steve Sidwell and youngster Barry Bannan in order to send a message to the midfielder.
Carlos Cuellar is ecstatic following the Rangers victory over Celtic--but on the subject of Aston Villa, he's oddly silent. Why has the Villa defender all but disappeared?