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Sunday media watch [15.11.15]

Sunday media watch [15.11.15]


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

ITV Online: Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage. Amavi ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a France U21 clash with Northern Ireland last week.

Express and Star: Aston Villa have confirmed that full-back Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old has ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He suffered the injury on Thursday night playing for France U21s against Northern Ireland in a European qualifying fixture.

Birmingham Mail: Rémi Garde's former Arsenal teammate Martin Keown has tipped the Frenchman to be a big hit at Aston Villa . He told the club's official website: "Rémi is an intelligent football man but I always felt he was very intuitive as well."

Inside Futbol Online: Arsenal legend Martin Keown sees similarities between Arsene Wenger and new Aston Villa manager Rémi Garde, who he has dubbed an "intelligent football man". Villa have turned to Garde to rescue their season after slumping under former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood and Keown believes his former team-mate has walked into a big job at Villa Park. Garde arrives at Villa Park with only a spell in charge of French outfit Lyon on his CV, but Keown rates the former midfielder highly and sees similarities between Wenger and the new Aston Villa manager, especially in the way he has a feel for the game.

Birmingham Mail Online: Despite the departure of Tim Sherwood, the bookies still have Aston Villa as the favourites to land former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor. He was close to joining up with his old boss Sherwood at the start of the season but talks broke down. Now SkyBet are making Villa the number one contenders for his signature in the January transfer window. The former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City forward has been linked to Watford in recent weeks, but now SkyBet make Villa the favourites to secure his services.

Daily Mirror: Tim Sherwood has rejected the chance to become Blackburn's new manager. Sherwood was offered the job as Rovers prepared to sack boss Gary Bowyer last week. But the former Blackburn captain decided against a return to Ewood Park after parting company with Aston Villa last month.

Birmingham Mail Online: Tim Sherwood has rejected the chance to become Blackburn's new manager - paving the way for his Aston Villa predecessor Paul Lambert to get the job. Writing in our sister title the Mirror, reporter Simon Mullock says Sherwood was offered the job as Rovers prepared to sack boss Gary Bowyer last week. But the former Blackburn captain decided against a return to Ewood Park after parting company with Aston Villa earlier this month. It is the second time the 46-year-old has turned down the opportunity to become Rovers boss after sidestepping a similar approach three years ago when he was a coach at Tottenham.

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BBC Sport: Roy Hodgson welcomed the decision to play Tuesday's friendly between England and France at Wembley after Friday's attacks in Paris killed 129 people. Three suicide bombers died in blasts outside the Stade de France while Les Bleus played Germany. But French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel le Graet said his team will still travel to London.

Sky Sports: Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra has revealed his cousin was killed in Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. While the Marseille player was in action for France against Germany at the Stade de France, several shootings and suicide bombings took place around Paris. At least 129 people were killed and Diarra announced on Saturday evening that his cousin was among them.

BBC Sport: The Euro 2016 finals in France should not be cancelled in the wake of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, says tournament organiser Jacques Lambert. Islamic State claimed responsibility after 129 people were killed and more than 350 wounded in the French capital. Lambert, speaking on French radio station RTL, said: "Wondering whether Euro 2016 must be cancelled is playing the game of the terrorists. "The risk went up one level in January, it has just gone higher."

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

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 15th November 2015