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Villa v QPR match programme: Agbonlahor exclusive interview

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Villa v QPR match programme: Agbonlahor exclusive interview

Gabby Agbonlahor is a footballer who prefers to do his talking on the pitch and always gives interviews reluctantly.

But the Villa forward is more than happy to make an exception when Acorns are involved.

Gabby talks at length about his special Villa anniversary in the latest issue of the Villa News & Record - and that's not all.

He also chats about the club's charity partner - and how he selected the cover for our Acorns Day special edition.

Instead of the usual player photo, the front of the QPR issue features an appealing drawing by 10-year-old Archie Hall.

Archie's picture of a giant acorn, incorporating Villa striker Christian Benteke and QPR defender Chris Samba, was chosen by Gabby as the best of around 200 entries from young Villa fans and local schoolchildren.

But there were plenty of other worthy entries, too- as you will see from our four-page gallery of the "best of the rest".

Benteke, meanwhile, scored Villa's 1,000th Premier League goal at Reading last Saturday, and we take a look at the team's other Premier landmark goals over the past 20 years.

There's also a centrefold poster of Brad Guzan in the Kidzone section, while older supporters will enjoy an appreciation of Jimmy Dugdale - the Laughing Cavalier - in My Favourite Villan.

Then we have regular columns by manager Paul Lambert, skipper Ron Vlaar and former Villa star Stan Collymore, plus a look at the 2006-07 season - when Stiliyan Petrov became Martin O'Neill's first major signing.

The QPR issue costs £4, with £1 from every copy sold going to the Acorns Children's Hospice.

Or why not pick up one of our popular five-for-a-fiver bags?

These include the Acorns Day special edition, a £3 poster book, two QPR back issues and one from the 1980-81 League Championship-winning campaign.

Programmes from the recent games against Newcastle, West Ham and Manchester City will also be on sale at £3 each.

Snap up match tickets for our clash with QPR.

By @AVFCOfficial 15th March 2013
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