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Game #4977

Aston Villa

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Intertoto Cup 3rd Round

Odense Boldklub

Attendance: 34,394

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Odense Boldklub

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa finish the job over Odense as epic failure Djemba-Djemba returns to Villa Park with his new club.

KEY MAN

Ashley Young celebrates his first strike of the season with big John Carew as they send Villa into the UEFA Cup, Saturday, 26 July 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 July 2008

๐Ÿ” | 14โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma ๐Ÿ”ด Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Odense Boldklub
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Odense Boldklub

ON THIS DAY

Right back Wilfred Bouma made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before returning to PSV Eindhoven in August 2010.

Bouma was an outstanding right back however injuries limited his appearances for Villa and so between 2005-06 and 2008-09 he made only 90 appearances - far less than his talent should have allowed.

Goalkeeper Stuart Taylor made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Manchester City on a free transfer in July 2009. Taylor had made 17 appearances over his three seasons with Villa.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Odense Boldklub

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Danish Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Danish Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2006-07

FIXTURE HISTORY

Odense Boldklub

Previous 5 vs. Odense: ๐ŸŸจ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Saturday, 26 July 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Cรผneyt ร‡akฤฑr | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | Istanbul, 2006-2022
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 85 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 31 ๐ŸŸจ | 30 ๐ŸŸฅ 24 | 1.45

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Cรผneyt ร‡akฤฑr | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | Istanbul, 2006-2022
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Bahattin Duran, Hรผseyin Fidan

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Odense Boldklub

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.43 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.68 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

MANAGER

Lars Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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Odense Boldklub

GK Arkadiusz Onyszko | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Atle Roar Hรฅland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Chris Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Jonas Troest | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Thomas Helveg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hans Henrik Andreasen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Henrik Hansen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Johan Absalonsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Djiby Fall | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Bjรถrn Runstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 14โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Thomas Helveg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (RB Espen Ruud | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)
๐Ÿ” | M Hans Henrik Andreasen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (W Christian Bolaรฑos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Bjรถrn Runstrรถm | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Anders Jacobsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Elliot Parish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Anders Lindegaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Morten Bisgaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Matti Lund Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Peter Nymann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 13/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ : 6/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 2005-08 | ๐Ÿ•’ 90 | 87 (3) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 7 | #783 |
๐Ÿ”ด GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2005-09 | ๐Ÿ•’ 17 | 14 (3) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 109 | #787 |

MATCH STATS

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MATCH QUOTES

โ€œTheyโ€™ve [Liverpool] not officially come back to us in any form of writing [an offer for Gareth Barry after unsettling him in 2007-08]. Itโ€™s a really awkward position. โ€œI wouldnโ€™t mind it ending one way or another. Weโ€™ve our own plans to make.โ€ โ€œWe shouldnโ€™t be at Liverpoolโ€™s behest. โ€œWe havenโ€™t heard back from Liverpool for some time. โ€œWhen people say people are in limbo, I donโ€™t think that applies to anybody more than ourselves. We donโ€™t know whether to move forward or not with it.โ€ โ€œMy preference - and hopefully Iโ€™m speaking for a lot of Villa fans, if not all of them - is that we would like Gareth to stay at the football club. โ€œThat would be great because it will be hard to replace him, but weโ€™re not sure where Liverpool stand now. โ€œHe will be in contention for Saturday. โ€œI have never not been impressed with him in two years as to his attitude on the football pitch. โ€œIn fairness the Intertoto gives us that chance to get into the Uefa Cup, which we set out to get into by one way or another, and Gareth was a major part of that last year.โ€ โ€œI am a bit squeamish and the pictures [of Wilfred Boumaโ€™s injury] were not so good. โ€œHowever, Wilfred has good strength of character and I hope heโ€™ll come through it. I am sure he will because if anyone can it is him. โ€œItโ€™s a dislocation, which is still a bad injury, which you could see by the reaction of the players. โ€œThe hospital have put it in plaster and got it reset but obviously there can be loads of complications. โ€œItโ€™s terrible news because he played every single game last season. He was fantastic, but heโ€™ll come through it.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

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