Club announces £54m losses

Aston Villa's manager Alex McLeish during the Barclays Premier League match at DW Stadium, Wigan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 25, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Wigan. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Aston Villa's manager Alex McLeish during the Barclays Premier League match at DW Stadium, Wigan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 25, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Wigan. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

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THE GUARDIAN: Aston Villa lost £54m in the year from June 1 2010 to May 31 2011, the club have announced. Also: Stuart Pearce will call his England players together at 10am to name the team he hopes will win him the job for Euro 2012, a tournament for which he is planning so extensively he has asked the Football Association to change the warm-up programme Fabio Capello had put in place.

THE SUN: Stuart Pearce has tightened his grip on the England job by ripping up Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 masterplan. Also: Jose Mourinho is back in London looking for a new house - fuelling talk of a stunning return to Chelsea...Carlos Tevez pulled on a Manchester City shirt for the first time in five months - but looked a long way from re-joining their title charge...John Terry has vowed to return from surgery and lead Chelsea’s bid for a top-four spot.

 

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