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Wednesday media watch [06.02.13 AM]: Boss on survival battle
The morning claret and blue media reports.
6th Feb 2013
Wednesday media watch [06.02.13 AM]: Boss on survival battle


Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert admits Villa must learn how to win ugly after holding a team meeting to lift the players for their Premier League survival mission. Lambert summoned the squad together for a show of unity after the home defeat to Newcastle and they responded with a battling 3-3 draw at Everton.

Birmingham Mail: Gabby Agbonlahor is refusing to let the 'R-word' put panic in his performances during Villa's tense run in. Agbonlahor, the club's current longest servant, scored his third Premier League goal of the season in Saturday's 3-3 draw at Everton.

The Sun: Aston Villa coach Simone Farina has urged footballers to be fearless over match-fixing. Farina, 30, famously blew the whistle on Italian bribery after he was offered money to fix a cup game in November 2011.

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The Sun: Neymar says England have no chance of winning the World Cup - because they are a one-man team.

Daily Star: Brazil superstar Neymar could be coming to the Premier League after the World Cup next year.

BBC Sport: Hungarian club Debrecen have confirmed that their Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009 was part of a match-fixing investigation.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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