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Match pack: Villa v Wolves


Match: Villa v Wolves
Competition: Barclays Premier League
Venue: Villa Park
Date: Saturday March 19 - 3pm
Referee: Phil Dowd 

A minute's silence will be held prior to kick-off in honour of the victims of last week's tsunami/earthquake disaster in Japan.


LIVE COMMENTARY

Villa's matchday coverage has a brand spanking new look - bringing you even closer to the action.

The all-new matchday console allows supporters to access live audio commentary, live picture action galleries and our popular interactive Villa Live service throughout the game - all in the same place.

Click here to access the new matchday console.

Fans can get involved in the build-up to Villa's exciting showdown with Wolves, accessing all the pre-match content, such as the thoughts of manager Gerard Houllier and ace defender Kyle Walker.

Then attention turns to the big kick-off, by following the action and interacting with web journalists Paul Brown, Claire Boden and Dan Harrison on Villa Live.

Jack Woodward will be on air shortly before kick-off with live audio commentary for AVTV subscribers.

And, when the final whistle blows, the match console will be the first port of call for the best post-match reaction.

Please note, comments on the Villa Live service will be monitored and checked before publication.

If you want to see them appear make sure you keep them clean.

Also, try to keep your comments relevant to the subject - we want to maintain an interesting debate.


TICKETS

Get here early to pick up your tickets for the exciting encounter as Villa look for the points to help them charge up the top-flight table.

Tickets are available to buy in person from Villa Village right up until kick-off and from Trinity Road Kiosks from 11.30am so there are no excuses to miss the massive match.

Pre-paid tickets can be collected from the Holte Kiosks from that time too.

Prices

£24 to £41 [adults]
£22 to £41 [young adults/ students/armed forces]
£19 to £41 [over 65s]
£19 to £41 [under 16s]
£40 [adult/junior combo ticket* available via the Ticket Office]
Wheelchair tickets available by calling the Consumer Sales Department on 0800 612 0970

Recruit a Villan

Villa want supporters to fill the stadium and create an incredible atmosphere for the team for every remaining match this term.

And, one of the best ways to do this is via our 'Recruit a Villan' scheme', which enables season ticket holders the opportunity to bring additional fans to games.

There is nothing like the sight and sound of Villa Park when it is packed to the rafters and the positive effect it has on the team cannot be underestimated.

Now you can help create an even more brilliant atmosphere on home matchdays and earn some fantastic prizes in the process - click here for full details.


Redd Pepper

REDD PEPPER

One of the biggest names in Hollywood will be appearing at Villa Park for the big derby match with Wolves.

You may not know the name Redd Pepper - but you'll certainly recognise the voice.

Pepper is a voice actor, notable for his work providing theatrical trailers for movies such as Amistad, The Blair Witch Project, Men in Black, Independence Day, Boogie Nights and Armageddon.

He has become known as 'Mr Movie Trailer Man' from the sheer number of Hollywood blockbusters his voice has trailed.

After providing numerous voiceovers for TV channels and adverts initially, he began doing movie trailers, with his first being Space Jam in 1996.

Pepper - a claret and blue fanatic from an early age - always harboured a dream to do the announcing at a Villa match and that will be realised when Wolves come to town.


PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Villa supporters are advised to be aware of parking restrictions being enforced in areas around Villa Park on matchdays.

In particular, fans are advised to avoid parking on the Holford and HUB business parks when attending home fixtures.

If you park in these locations or in residential areas, you are likely to incur parking fines.

In order to avoid any unnecessary penalties, it is recommended that supporters stick to official car parks - click here to consult the official parking map and select 'Matchday Car Parks' to see the sites that are available on Matchday.

By clicking on each car park, you will see information is given on prices, postcodes, number of spaces and walking distance to Villa Park.

This is the best way to ascertain your best location for matchday travel and parking.


Albrighton


FORM GUIDE

Villa suffered a painful 3-2 defeat in their last Barclays Premier League clash against Bolton Wanderers.

Gerard Houllier's team were left baffled that they didn't take at least a point having played some scintillating football and created a host of chances.

But home form has been excellent for the boys in claret and blue, who earned a terrific 4-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the last top-flight game at Villa Park.

Despite their lowly league position, Wolves come in to this game with plenty of confidence.

The Black Country outfit drew 3-3 with Spurs a fortnight ago - a game they could have won had what seemed like a perfectly legitimate goal from Richard Stearman not been ruled out.

Before that, Mick McCarthy's team hammered Blackpool 4-0 and earned a creditable draw against fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion.


Matt Jarvis


STAR MAN

Wing wonder Matt Jarvis' exceptional form for Wolves this season has left many tipping him for an England call-up.

The former Gillingham player, who can operate on either flank, has been at the heart of his team's best performances and has also weighed in with four goals.

It follows on from an impressive first season in the top-flight in 2009-10, when Jarvis looked every bit a Barclays Premier League player.

Ironically, Jarvis scored his first ever senior goal against Wolves - the winner for Gillingham in Dave Jones' last game in charge in October 2004.

He made his Molineux switch in June 2007 when his contract at Priestfield came to an end.

The ex-Millwall trainee had a mixed debut season at Wolves, having suffered a hip injury during the pre-season programme.

But Jarvis made a blistering start to the 2008-09 campaign before a hamstring tear kept him out between September and December.

He returned to play a pivotal role in the Championship-winning success, including a crucial equaliser at Derby on Easter Monday that proved the prelude to Andy Keogh's dramatic late winner.

Top-flight football certainly hasn't fazed Jarvis, who has earned many plaudits for his energetic wing play and crossing ability.


Mick McCarthy


THE GAFFER

The Wolves side Mick McCarthy brings to Villa Park today is a far cry from the one he inherited when taking the reins in July 2006.

Back then the former Republic of Ireland boss took over a threadbare squad which had been shed of several influential figures and looked an unlikely bet to challenge in the upper reaches of the second tier.

He rebuilt the team with bargain buys such as current skipper Karl Henry and midfield ace Michael Kightly and moulded them in to a top-six outfit.

Although a play-off defeat at the hands of rivals West Bromwich Albion was tough to take, it didn't deter McCarthy.

Wolves finish seventh the following season before storming to the Championship title in 2008-09.

But helping them beat the drop last term was perhaps McCarthy's biggest achievement, given the painful experience he endured at Sunderland who languished at the bottom a season after he had led them to promotion.

There is no doubt the passion, honesty and commitment of the former Celtic, Lyon and Manchester City defender has rubbed off on his current team.


WOLVES INS AND OUTS 2010-11

IN: Stephen Fletcher (Burnley, £6.5m), Stephen Hunt (Hull City, undisclosed), Steven Mouyokolo (Hull City, undisclosed), Jelle Van Damme (Anderlecht, undisclosed), Adlene Guedioura (RSC Charleroi, undisclosed), Geoffrey Mujangi Bia (RSC Charleroi, loan), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea, loan), Marcus Bent (Birmingham City, loan) Matt Doherty (Bohemians, £75,000), Adam Hammill (Barnsley, undisclosed), Leigh Griffiths (Dundee, undisclosed), Adriano Basso (free agent), Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham, loan).

OUT: Jason Shackell (Barnsley, undisclosed), Mark Little (Peterborough, free), Chris Iwelumo (Burnley, undisclosed), Daniel Jones (Sheffield Wednesday, free), George Friend (Doncaster Rovers, free), Andrew Surman (Norwich City, undisclosed), Matt Murray (retired), Sam Vokes (Bristol City and Sheffield United, loan), Stefan Maierhofer (MSV Duisburg, loan), Andy Keogh (Cardiff City & Bristol City, loan), Jelle Van Damme (Standard Liege, £2.5m), Matt Hill (Barnsley, loan), Greg Halford (Portsmouth, loan), Sam Winnall (Burton Albion, loan), Jamie Reckord (Northampton, loan).


Bent


VITAL VILLANS

Darren Bent took his goalscoring ratio to three in seven games with his strike against Bolton Wanderers.

The striker will be crucial to Villa in the coming weeks as the claret and blues look to move up the Barclays Premier League table.

It has been a case of so far so good for the club's record signing, who has netted in games against Manchester City, Manchester United and the Trotters.

Since making his January switch from Sunderland, Bent has also been on target for England in the 2-1 victory over Denmark.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Last six games at Villa Park:
[20.02.10] Aston Villa 2-2 Wolves
[14.12.03] Aston Villa 3-2 Wolves
[10.01.96] Aston Villa 1-0 Wolves
[20.09.89] Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves
[25.02.84] Aston Villa 4-0 Wolves
[29.01.83] Aston Villa 1-0 Wolves


BIG MATCH FACTS

Villa are unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The claret and blues have only kept one clean sheet in their last 19 top-flight games.

Ashley Young has won five penalties, more than any other player in the Premier League this season.

Wolves have won just one of their last 17 Premier League matches away from home.

Mick McCarthy's team have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 top-flight away matches.

Villa have dropped more points [21] from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League.

Gerard Houllier's men have conceded 13 headed goals, more than any other team this season.

Wolves have made more crosses than any other side in the Premier League this season [686].

Villa have conceded only four first half goals in their last nine Premier League games, but have shipped nine in the second half over the same period.

 

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