Aston Villa at Fulham: Live banter, team news, fighting talk and links

Gerard Houllier is targeting three points today and that is official. I don't know what is more worrying though; the thought that he doesn't always target three points or the fact that the club website is actually promoting this.

Moving that to one side, John Carew has come out fighting today also - properly laying into the manager suggesting that Houllier is insulting the supporters. I'm starting to think that there might be an issue or two behind the scenes and that is never good for a football club.

But all that has to be put to one side, because like we have been told, the manager has targeted three points today and we do have a football match.

A nice part of London

There are some really horrible parts of London that you wouldn't want to walk around in, let alone live, but Fulham and the surrounding area is lovely. Not sure of the relevance in that, but if you're going today, there are some very nice pubs not so far away too, so have fun.

Now, it might be a nice part of London and a nice old stadium but we need three points today and for that to happen, things have to start falling into place and I think if it all does, The Fonz will have a good game.

Marc Albrighton

Some news; Marc Albrighton has signed a three and a half year deal at the club. I'd have signed him up for longer personally but I don't think this contract extension had anything to do with the manager - this is the club protecting it's assets and they see this length of contract as the right one.

Fulham live

So, as soon as we get team news we will publish here and on Twitter and anything else as it comes through. Also, if you wanted to watch the game online, you can do here and for today only you will get 50% off if you use the coupon code D7D9E20E18, but I'm sure also there will be more links added below throughout the day too.

So, with nothing else, I'm off for a late breakfast; bacon, baked beans, egg and toast is in order today.

Team news

Friedel, Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Bannan, Reo-Coker, Downing, Webcam, Albrighton, Delfouneso. Subs: Guzan, Sidwell, Ireland, Clark, Cuellar, Hogg, Lichaj.