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Aston Villa vs Fulham: Albert Adomah vows to DANCE if top flight return sealed at Wembley

By original author GETTY Albert Adomah will put on his dancing shoes if Aston Villa do the business against Fulham Villa’s 15-goal top scorer issued a ‘Let’s get ready to rhumba’ warning to Championship play-off final rivals Fulham. Adomah is known for throwing some shapes in the dressing room and the winger confesses to being a fan of cult TV show Strictly Come Dancing. He said: “I watch Strictly. Hopefully, one day when I retire you might see me on there. “I am not sure about the sequins. I will wear a man suit. I am not sure about that funny business. ASTON VILLA FC Albert Adomah has been in top form for Villa this term “Maybe I can show a few moves if we come out on top. Hopefully we can turn up on the day and perform as a team” Albert Adomah “I like Strictly but I think my moves would be a bit different. I am not sure if you would call it the samba or the tango. I think you might call it the AA dance.” The Ghana international’s AA is more break dance than breakdown and he’s hoping Villa can go about their business and overhaul a Fulham side who start out as favourites. Adomah, …read more

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This is Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah’s Wembley plan

By original author as reported by the birmingham mail, Albert Adomah has been working on a celebratory dance if Aston Villa win at Wembley – but it is Strictly under wraps for now. Adomah is planning the ‘Special AA dance – I turn up on time’ in the Championship play-off final against Fulham. The popular winger has joked that he might even go on Strictly Come Dancing – as long as he doesn’t have to wear a sequin suit. Adomah goes into the promotion decider as Villa’s top scorer having found the net 15 times this season. Asked about what he has in mind if Villa are celebrating at Wembley he grinned and replied: “Maybe I can show a few moves, yes. “Hopefully if we come out on top I can show a bit of a celebration. “It’s a team game, hopefully we can turn up on the day and perform as a team. I think that is the main thing. “I watch Strictly. Hopefully, when I retire, one day you might see me on there. “I am not sure about the sequins. I will wear a man suit. I am not sure about this funny business. “I like Strictly but I think my moves would be a bit different. I am not …read more

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Preview: Aston Villa vs. Fulham – prediction, team news, lineups

By original author as reported by sportsmole.co.uk Aston Villa take on Fulham at Wembley Stadium in the Championship playoff final on Saturday as Steve Bruce and Slavisa Jokanovic‘s sides compete for a place in the Premier League next term. In a game potentially worth upwards of £170m for the winners, Bruce will be hoping to earn his fifth promotion from the second tier as a manager, while Jokanovic will be striving to rewrite some torrid history for the Cottagers when competing in the post-season spectacle. Aston Villa © Offside At times this term Villa under Bruce threatened to challenge for an automatic promotion spot, having won seven games on the bounce between December 2017 and February 2018. The Villains, however, stuttered and flailed in what was arguably a rather problematic end to their Championship season that saw Bruce’s charges collect just four points from a possible 15 on offer across March and April. Such was Villa’s strength for the majority of the season, though, a playoff position never really appeared out of touch and Bruce’s men finished the season in fourth place, seven points clear of fifth-placed Middlesbrough. In the grand scheme …read more

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Steve Bruce hopes to reclaim promotion record from Neil Warnock

By original author as reported by sportsmole.co.uk Steve Bruce has admitted that he “would be delighted” to reclaim his promotion record outright from Neil Warnock by guiding Aston Villa to the Premier League. The 57-year-old is preparing his side for Saturday afternoon’s Championship playoff final against Fulham at Wembley Stadium, having missed out on a top-two finish to Warnock’s Cardiff City. Promotion for Warnock was his fourth to the top tier of English football – the same number as Bruce, who has previously taken up Hull City and Birmingham City on two separate occasions each. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the experienced boss said: “[Neil’s] been around the block a bit! I was the first to wish him well because it was quite a remarkable achievement, but he’s caught up with me again. Next year he can’t get promoted though, unless something weird and wonderful happens. “I’m happy for him that he’s had the enthusiasm to get Cardiff promoted at his age. But of course I want to beat him! If I can make it five I’d be delighted. I hope it can help the players and the staff. I won’t …read more

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Wolves and Aston Villa interested in 22-goal ace

By Christian Fuller Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa are both interested in signing Porto striker Moussa Marega in this summer’s transfer window. According to newspaper Correio da Manhã – via Sport Witness – he has been linked with a move to both Nuno Espirito Santo and Steve Bruce’s sides. The 27-year-old forward scored 22 goals in his 29 LIGA Nos appearances this season, and would make a terrific signing for either club. Marega is one of a number of Porto players likely to leave the Portuguese league this summer. The prolific goal scorer has had a €30m price tag put on him, to try and ward off any potential transfer enquires. Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to have the advantage going into any further negotiations ahead of Aston Villa, having managed Moussa Marega’s current club during the 2016/17 season. Premier League outlet West Ham United are also thought to be interested in the striker, according to the report. Aston Villa have a chance of joining recently promoted Wolves in the Premier League next season, if they can beat Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham in the Championship play-off final this Saturday. The Verdict A real talent for finding the back of the net, any team would be lucky to have Moussa Marega …read more

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Predicting the Championship play-off final: Fulham v Aston Villa

By thedroid The Championship play-off final takes place this weekend as Fulham and Aston Villa battle to get back into the Premier League. 3rd and 4th in the regular campaign, it’s fair to say these two deserve this chance at glory and the riches of the top flight. With that said, though, the game could also provide quite the prize for you thanks to 5p0rtz.com. 5p0rtz is the new revolutionary sports gaming experience, where YOU can win a trip to Marbella’s HOTTEST pool party. All you have to do is play by selecting what will happen in the game from the following questions: Question 1: What will the result be? The biggest call of them all, who’s going to take the paycheque and return to the Premier League this weekend? Fulham went on a sensational unbeaten run in the regular season before Birmingham beat them on the final day whilst Aston Villa have shown that when they need a result in the biggest games they can get it this campaign. Question 2: How many goals will be scored? It’ll be a tense affair but this game does have goals in it. The Championship Play-off final usually entertains and with the likes of Aleksandar …read more

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Where to watch the Aston Villa play-off final in Birmingham

By original author as reported by the birmingham mail, The May Bank Holiday is bringing us some top sport – and plenty of time to (hopefully) celebrate a win over the long weekend. The EFL Championship play-offs final sees Aston Villa take on Fulham on Saturday, May 26, with kick-off at 5pm. And if you’re not heading down to Wembley to watch it, you’ll either be watching at home or wondering if there’s anywhere showing it on a big screen locally. Luckily there are plenty of pubs and bars in Birmingham offering the chance to see the game on a big screen. So where can you go to soak up the atmosphere – and a pint or two – with other sports fans? Here’s our pick of places to go: Walkabout WHERE: 266A-271 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2DS Aussie-themed bar Walkabout on the city’s Golden Mile is the place to go if you’re one of the party crowd who loves a weekend crawl along the bustling bars of Broad Street. It has four ultra-HD projector screens and more than 25 other large screens. There are special deals for students and 3 for £5 on shots, plus a £4 burger and Coke Zero meal deal. More details here …read more

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Predicted Villa XI: Fulham (Play-Off Final)

By Sheldon Muchmore A place in the Premier League (and an awful lot of money) is what’s at stake when Villa take on Fulham in the play-off final on Saturday evening. Bruce’s team, who finished 5 points behind Fulham in the league table, made it to the play-off finally courtesy of two defensive masterpieces against Middlesbrough. Fulham, on the other hand, came from behind against Derby to win 2-1 on aggregate. If the Villa players want to be celebrating a return to the Premier League with their fans come 7 P.M. on Saturday evening, then they’re going to need to put in one last top-notch defensive display. We don’t imagine that it will be a pretty performance from Bruce’s men, but if Villa manage to come out on top in the end, there’s not one person of a claret and blue persuasion who will care one bit. Here’s our Villa predicted XI for Saturday’s winner takes all match: The post Predicted Villa XI: Fulham (Play-Off Final) appeared first on Read Aston Villa. …read more

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Aston Villa set to open contact talks with international full-back

By Ashley Colbourn First published by readfootball.co Talks between Aston Villa and Alan Hutton regarding a new contract for the player will commence after the conclusion of Saturday’s playoff final. The Mirror report that Hutton will be offered new terms with his current deal expiring at the end of next month. The 33-year-old has spent most of his career at right-back but has recently shown his versatility by playing on the other side of the defence. Hutton has made 28 appearances in the Championship this season, despite being told by boss Steve Bruce that he could leave the club in January. Villa play Fulham at Wembley on Saturday for the richest prize in football, a place in next year’s Premier League. The two sides were seperated by five points at the end of the 46-match season, and Villa overcame Middlesbrough by an aggregate score of 1-0 to reach the final. Hutton is keen to stay at Villa Park, but the delay in offering him new terms has alerted other clubs to the avalability of the defender. However, Bruce said: I can confirm we will be talking to him next week, whichever division we are in. He deserves it. Playing left back has probably enhanced him a bit. It’s slowed him down …read more

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