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Manchester City mascot confused during Sunderland handshake

VIDEO: What's going on City mascot confused during Sunderland handshake

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UPDATED:

16:16 GMT, 27 December 2012

Flashbulbs, television cameras, tens of thousands of people, household names and an unforgettable afternoon.

Well, who wouldn’t want to miss their chance of soaking up the atmosphere, especially when you’re a Manchester City mascot

This young man will have probably spent hours every weekend watching Premier League action, including the traditional handshakes before each kick-off.

But sometimes the dazzling nature and anticipation of a top flight clash can make you forget the rituals.

Forget, that is, until a friendly hair-ruffling from the opposition’s Carlos Cuellar brings you back down to earth.

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confused kid

confused kid

confused kid

confused kid

Wes Brown out until 2013 with knee injury

Blow for Sunderland as Brown is ruled out until the new year with knee injury

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UPDATED:

14:45 GMT, 31 October 2012

Crocked: Brown

Crocked: Brown

Sunderland defender Wes Brown looks set to miss the rest of this year after suffering a setback on his recovery from the knee injury which has forced him to miss the start of the season.

The 33-year-old former Manchester United centre back broke down in training last week and has travelled to see a specialist in London for scans and treatment.

Brown, who has had a troubled Sunderland career since his move from Old Trafford in summer 2011, was injured during a pre-season game in South Korea and was close to a return to the Sunderland first team squad a fortnight ago.

But he suffered further complications to his knee during a training session and now looks unlikely to play again this year.

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill said:
'Wes had a setback in his recovery. He was training with us and doing
well when he had a setback and we will assess how much of a setback it
is.

'He wants to see a specialist who was on holiday last week so he hadn’t ability to do that. The fella is down in London, he knows Wes inside out and he is the man Wes wants to see.'

The news is a further blow for O’Neill who is also without centre-half Titus Bramble who has a hip problem. His only cover for first-choice pair John O’Shea and Carlos Cuellar is Matt Kilgallon who was on the bench for last night’s Capital One Cup defeat to Middlesbrough.

Sunderland to offer James McFadden deal

Injury-plagued McFadden set for short-term deal at Sunderland after impressive trial

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UPDATED:

10:04 GMT, 1 October 2012

New club: James McFadden

New club: James McFadden

Former Everton and Birmingham forward James McFadden is closing in on a move to Sunderland.

The Scotland international has impressed Martin O'Neill while on trial in the north west and looks set to be offered terms.

The 29-year-old is a free agent following his release from a second short-term stint at Goodison Park, and he watched Sunderland beat Wigan in the recent Premier League match at the Stadium of Light.

Speaking afterwards, O'Neill, who was only able to register 21 of the 25 said: 'We'll see how it goes but he has done well and we’ll talk.'

McFadden has played 48 times for his country and scored the winner in their recent history's most famous triumph against France in 2007.

However, following a cruciate knee ligament injury while at Birmingham, the Scot has failed to hold down a regular place either at St Andrews or back at Everton, where he appeared just seven times last season.

He spent the summer training with Motherwell, earning a contract offer which he rejected in favour of staying south of the border.

Louis Saha and Carlos Cuellar have already moved to the club while out of contract.

Aston Villa set to offload James Collins to Sunderland

Aston Villa set to offload defender Collins to Sunderland

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UPDATED:

07:09 GMT, 18 July 2012

James Collins could follow former Aston Villa team-mate Carlos Cuellar to Sunderland.

The 28-year-old Welsh defender has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Villa Park.

On his way: Aston Villa set to offload James Collins

On his way: Aston Villa set to offload James Collins

And boss Paul Lambert hopes to use the sale of Collins to help finance the signing of Ron Vlaar from Feyenoord, reports the Daily Mirror.

Collins was signed for Villa by then-boss Martin O'Neill, who is now in charge at Sunderland.

Villa now hope to do a deal with the Black Cats, who have already snapped up centre-half Cuellar on a Bosman this summer after his contract expired.

Sunderland consider loan move for John Guidetti from Manchester City

O'Neill considers loan move for Guidetti after City striker's big hit in Holland

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UPDATED:

21:26 GMT, 31 May 2012

Sunderland are considering a move for Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan.

The 20-year-old scored 20 goals for Feyenoord in the Dutch league last season, including three hat-tricks, and has been watched by Sunderland scouts.

Hotshot: John Guidetti (centre) scored 20 goals for Feyenoord last term

Hotshot: John Guidetti (centre) scored 20 goals for Feyenoord last term

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will hold talks with former Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar and midfielder Mohamed Diame, formerly of Wigan.

He is also monitoring Besiktas midfielder Manuel Fernandes, who has been in a contract dispute with the side and could leave on a cut-price deal.

Stiliyan Petrov diagnosed with leukaemia after tests following Fabrice Muamba collapse

Villa captain Petrov diagnosed with cancer after tests following Muamba collapse

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UPDATED:

09:02 GMT, 3 April 2012

Stiliyan Petrov discovered he had acute leukaemia after the Aston Villa squad underwent tests following Fabrice Muamba's collapse.

Bolton midfielder Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during a live TV match against Tottenham and the pictures sent shockwaves throughout the football community.

Discovery: Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last week

Discovery: Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last week

Villa defender Carlos Cuellar revealed: 'Last Tuesday, after what happened to Muamba, experts came to our training ground to do tests on us and examine our hearts.

'Two days later, we received the results and they communicated to Stan his symptoms of cancer.

'They wanted him to go to hospital for more tests to confirm the original diagnosis.

Check-up: Cuellar revealed how the Aston Villa squad underwent tests following Muamba's collapse

Check-up: Cuellar revealed how the Aston Villa squad underwent tests following Muamba's collapse

Smiles better: The first picture of Muamba emerged last week

Smiles better: The first picture of Muamba emerged last week

'At the beginning they didn't even tell him the truth directly and he didn't want to scare us either, with a game against Chelsea so close on Saturday.

'They had told him “Yes it could be cancer but we need to do more tests”.

'So he didn't tell anyone but it's true his closest friends knew there was this possibility that it could be cancer.'

Muamba's heart stopped for 78 minutes when he collapsed on March 17 but he is making progress and last week was pictured for the first time, sitting up in his hospital bed smiling.

Collapse: Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in Bolton's clash with Tottenham

Collapse: Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in Bolton's clash with Tottenham

And former Celtic midfielder Petrov, 32, has vowed to win his battle.

Cuellar, speaking to Spanish radio station COPE, added: 'The truth is we are very much affected by the very bad news about our captain.

'No one expected it, it caught us by surprise and left us in shock.

'Last week we were still affected by the situation of Fabrice Muamba – it affected us mentally and psychologically. 'So imagine if it is one of your intimate friends, a comrade with whom you've shared a dressing room for four years.

'My team-mates and I are deeply affected and very emotional but Stiliyan is the first to give us strength, trying to lift us so that we win as many games and points as we can. 'It's the only thing he asked of us.

'I speak to Stan every day and it is him that is giving us strength. 'He knows it's a tough situation but he's certain he will win – and his family is giving him strength.

'His first priority is to keep his wife and kids happy and recover as quickly as possible for them. 'He's a strong guy and he will definitely pull through.'

Aston Villa contract talks put on hold

Contract talks for Heskey and co put on hold as Villa focus on regaining form

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UPDATED:

08:32 GMT, 29 March 2012

On hold: Emile Heskey will have to wait to negotiate a new deal

On hold: Emile Heskey will have to wait to negotiate a new deal

Aston Villa will put talks on the future of a trio of players out of contract this summer on hold until the end of the season, assistant manager Peter Grant has confirmed.

The current deals of veteran striker Emile Heskey, defender Carlos Cuellar and No 2 keeper Brad Guzan run out in June.

Villa have held initial negotiations
with Cuellar and Guzan with the former already indicating he would like
to remain at the midlands club.

But Grant said: 'The gaffer (Alex McLeish) has said he would rather put all these talks back until the season ends.

'Alex has always been one of those guys
who prefers to do his business at the end of the season. He knows the
most important thing is Villa winning games.

'His thinking is 'I'd rather leave it as much as I possibly can' and I think the players we are working with understand that.'

On his way: Cuellar (left) has been linked with a move to Valencia

On his way: Cuellar (left) has been linked with a move to Valencia

Cuellar has been in outstanding form
since being restored to the side and Guzan showed his potential during a
two-month run in the side when Shay Given was injured.

But Heskey is no longer a first-choice striker although he was restored to the side for last weekend's clash with Arsenal.

Aston Villa defender Cuellar eyes return home to join Spanish side Valencia

Aston Villa defender Cuellar eyes return home to join Spanish side Valencia

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UPDATED:

06:28 GMT, 28 March 2012

Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar has been offered a move to Spanish side Valencia.

Cuellar can hold talks on a free transfer as the Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the season.

On his way: Villa defender Carlos Cuellar (left)

On his way: Villa defender Carlos Cuellar (left)

Valencia are currently third in La Liga, but are 22 points behind second-placed Barcelona and 28 adrift of leaders Real Madrid.

Emile Heskey set for Aston Villa exit

Villa look to clear out Heskey, Cuellar, Beye and Collins in the summer


On the move: Emile Heskey

On the move: Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey will head a list of players leaving Aston Villa this summer after costing the club nearly 1million a goal.

Villa owner Randy Lerner is keen to save 10m from the wage bill by selling overpaid and underused players signed by Martin O'Neill.

Former England international Heskey, 34, will be sold along with Carlos Cuellar, Habib Beye and James Collins, while goalkeeper Brad Guzan is out of contract in the summer and may choose to leave on a free.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish plans a clear-out with captain Stilyan Petrov heading list

McLeish plans a Villa clear-out with captain Petrov heading list

On his way: Stiliyan Petrov

On his way: Stiliyan Petrov

Aston Villa will listen to offers forclub captain Stiliyan Petrov, defender Carlos Cuellar and midfielder Stephen Ireland as Alex McLeish attempts to reshape his squad next month.

Agents have been notified that the trio will be up for grabs as Villa”s boss looks to freshen his hand.

Villa owner Randy Lerner is scaling back his financial support after a succession of seasons where the club has spent way beyond its means.

And that means McLeish has to generate cash of his own before he can enter the marketplace.

Cuellar”s contract will have just sixmonths left to run when the January window opens and he is sure to be on the radar of new Sunderland boss Martin O”Neill.

The centre half was bought by O”Neillfrom Rangers for 7.8million four years ago and, although his career has been stop-start, he has proved an able performer.

Ireland has cut a peripheral figure since arriving from Manchester City for 8m last year while the one player the fans will be sorry to see leave is midfielder Petrov.

The Bulgarian has starred after a slow start under O”Neill.