Tuesday media watch [10.09.13 PM]: Latest press reports
Express and Star: Tony Morley today warned England they should have gambled on Gabby Agbonlahor to fire them to the World Cup. The ex-Villa star reckons in-form Agbonlahor would have been ideal for the Three Lions in tonight's key qualifier in Ukraine.
Setanta Sports: Shay Given believes Giovanni Trapattoni has had a 'good run of it' but admits the time has come for someone new to take charge of the Republic of Ireland. Ireland's slim hopes of qualifying for next summer's World Cup in Brazil will be over if they fail to beat Austria on Tuesday night.
ClubCall: New signing Libor Kozak says 'only time will tell' what his role at Aston Villa will be after a brief chat with Paul Lambert last week. Lambert signed Kozak from Lazio on transfer deadline, leaving the 24-year-old striker little time to settle into his new surroundings before he was called away with the Czech Republic squad for their World Cup qualifiers.
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BBC Sport: Europe's leading clubs have stated that they are "open" to the possibility of a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
Sky Sports: Roy Hodgson has admitted the pressure is on England but has urged his players to show the spirit of Rome 1997 when they take on Ukraine in Kiev.
Sky Sports: West Ham have confirmed the signing of former Fulham striker Mladen Petric on a deal until the end of the season.
*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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