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Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

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Colchester United manager John McGreal was delighted with the effort from his young team against Aston Villa and hopes they can carry the momentum into Saturday’s game against Stevenage.League Two Colchester gave a good account of themselves against Championship side Villa, in their Carabao Cup game at Weston Homes Community Stadium, narrowly falling to a 2-1 defeat.After a disappointing opening day 3-1 loss to Accrington Stanley, the performance on display restored a sense of positivity in Essex as United target a return to League One – the division they fell out of two seasons ago.“I thought our young boys – we have a young team – really gave a good account of themselves in the game tonight,” said McGreal after the Villa game.“I’m already switching to Stevenage in a way.“It’s been a grea
John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

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The Football Association has decided to take no further action against John Terry or Chelsea after investigating the circumstances of his substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season.Having worn the number 26 jersey during his 19-year career at the club, Terry left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates after 26 minutes of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland.The FA's Integrity Department said it would investigate the substitution after it emerged that several punters had won thousands of pounds for betting on the exact time of Terry's substitution at odds of 100-1.Shortly before the game, the editor of a Chelsea fanzine had tweeted that Terry would be withdrawn after 26 minutes.However, it is understood the FA has now decided there is ...
John Terry agrees to join Aston Villa on one-year deal – reports

John Terry agrees to join Aston Villa on one-year deal – reports

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The 36-year-old is set to join Steve Bruce's Championship sideFriday, June 30, 2017Former Chelsea captain John Terry has agreed to join Aston Villa, according to reports.The 36-year-old is a free-agent after his contract at Stamford Bridge expired and has told other interested clubs, including Birmingham City, that he has his heart set on a move to Steve Bruce’s side.Terry was pictured on holiday with Bruce during the summer and is expected to sign a one-year deal at Villa Park as the club attempt to return to the Premier League.Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia dropped a hint that fans could expect a signing after tweeting the ‘pen’ emoji alongside a hashtag “Up The Villa.”Terry has returned to the UK after enjoying a family holiday and could be announced as a Villa player by the end of the w