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Ron Vlaar

A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Southampton cruising after Sadio Mane's three-minute hat-trick
Sadio Mane nets the fastest Premier League hat-trick in history as Southampton strike five first-half goals past Aston Villa.
May 16, 13:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ron Vlaar has "no problem" with Fabian Delph taking his Aston Villa captaincy
Ron Vlaar insists that he is happy for Fabian Delph to take the captain's armband at Aston Villa.
May 6, 08:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Aston Villa 3-2 Everton
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Aston Villa's 3-2 win over Everton at Villa Park.
May 2, 17:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Christian Benteke brace helps Aston Villa edge past Everton
A Christian Benteke brace helpes Aston Villa secure a 3-2 win against Everton in their Premier League clash at Villa Park.
May 2, 16:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Christian Benteke brace puts Aston Villa in cruise control against Everton
Christian Benteke's brace gives Aston Villa a 2-0 half-time lead against Everton in their Premier League clash at Villa Park.
May 2, 15:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews Aston Villa's Premier League clash with Everton as Tim Sherwood's relegation scrappers look for crucial points against the in-form Toffees.
Apr 30, 17:08
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood eager for Ron Vlaar stay
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood admits that he wants Ron Vlaar to sign a new deal with the club.
Apr 29, 13:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ashley Westwood: 'Fabian Delph is a great captain'
Ashley Westwood says that Fabian Delph is showing the potential to captain Aston Villa on a permanent basis in the future.
Apr 24, 08:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ron Vlaar considering Aston Villa stay
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar admits that the club's revival under the tenure of Tim Sherwood has made him reconsider his future at Villa Park.
Apr 21, 02:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ron Vlaar: 'Premier League survival more important than FA Cup'
Ron Vlaar tells his Aston Villa teammates that staying in the Premier League is more important than winning the FA Cup.
Apr 20, 17:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sports Mole's out-of-contract XI
Sports Mole takes a look through the European bargain bin to pick out a selection of star names available on free contracts at the end of the season.
Apr 15, 10:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the 11 most impressive performers from the 32nd round of Premier League action.
Apr 14, 10:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: 10-man Aston Villa hold on to beat Tottenham Hotspur
A first-half goal from Christian Benteke gives Aston Villa a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Apr 11, 16:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Christian Benteke heads Aston Villa in front
Christian Benteke heads Aston Villa to a 1-0 lead over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Apr 11, 15:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Spurs and Villa as Tim Sherwood returns to White Hart Lane.
Apr 9, 16:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Ron Vlaar returns for Aston Villa
Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers make five and two changes respectively ahead of their Premier League clash at Villa Park on Tuesday evening.
Apr 7, 19:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Premier League relegation six-pointer between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park.
Apr 5, 23:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tim Sherwood urges Ron Vlaar to show best form
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood believes that Ron Vlaar needs to show his best form in the closing stages of the season ahead of an uncertain summer.
Apr 3, 05:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Manchester United vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the Premier League game at Old Trafford as Man United look to continue their recent form with victory against relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
Apr 2, 19:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar fit for Manchester United clash
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar confirms that he is fit for Saturday's Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Apr 1, 09:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ron Vlaar praises Tim Sherwood impact at Aston Villa
Ron Vlaar says that Tim Sherwood deserves great credit for the work he has done since becoming Aston Villa manager.
Mar 31, 11:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Swansea at Villa Park as Tim Sherwood's side go in search of a fourth straight victory.
Mar 19, 18:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Sunderland vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews a huge match at the bottom end of the Premier League table as Tim Sherwood's buoyant Aston Villa travel to Gus Poyet's stuttering Sunderland.
Mar 12, 16:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fabian Delph delighted to guide Aston Villa to Wembley
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph admits that he was elated to lead his side to a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion and help them reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Mar 10, 05:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews the first of this week's two West Midlands derbies between Tim Sherwood's lowly Aston Villa and Tony Pulis's improving West Bromwich Albion.
Mar 2, 13:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Jonas Gutierrez makes Newcastle United bench for Aston Villa clash
Jonas Gutierrez is back in the Newcastle United squad just months after beating cancer, making the bench for Saturday's Premier League game against Aston Villa.
Feb 28, 14:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews Aston Villa's trip to Newcastle as Tim Sherwood seeks to ease their relegation worries with his first Premier League points as Villans boss.
Feb 26, 15:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke City
Sports Mole rates the best and worst players in Stoke's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, in Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of the Premier League strugglers.
Feb 21, 18:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Scott Sinclair: 'Aston Villa need to manage games better'
Scott Sinclair says that Villa need to manage games better after they lost at home to Stoke, but claims that new manager Tim Sherwood is already having a positive impact.
Feb 21, 17:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke City
Sports Mole analyses Stoke's late 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of the Premier League strugglers.
Feb 21, 17:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Victor Moses penalty sends Aston Villa to defeat
Tim Sherwood sees his first Premier League game in charge of Aston Villa end in defeat as they lose 2-1 to Stoke City at Villa Park.
Feb 21, 16:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke City - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park.
Feb 21, 14:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tim Sherwood putting Ron Vlaar contract talks on hold
Tim Sherwood admits that he has been "impressed" by what he has seen of defender Ron Vlaar during his short spell as manager of Aston Villa.
Feb 20, 08:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Leicester City go closest to opener in FA Cup tie at Aston Villa
Tim Sherwood watches from the stand as his Aston Villa side create very little in a goalless opening half of their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leicester City.
Feb 15, 13:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Aston Villa recall Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar for FA Cup tie
Aston Villa recall Christian Benteke and Ron Vlaar for their FA Cup tie against Premier League rivals Leicester City as they begin life without Paul Lambert.
Feb 15, 11:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Leicester City
Spots Mole previews the FA Cup fifth-round clash between managerless Aston Villa and Leicester City.
Feb 13, 18:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Premier League trip to Aston Villa, who face the title favourites having not scored in over 600 minutes of top-flight football.
Feb 6, 00:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar 'infuriated' by latest injury setback
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar admits that his latest injury setback is "infuriating".
Jan 21, 16:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United target Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic?
A report claims that Manchester United are considering making a bid for Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic.
Jan 21, 16:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Aston Villa vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Liverpool's Premier League trip to Aston Villa as the Reds seek to continue their good recent form against Paul Lambert's goal-shy side.
Jan 15, 17:58

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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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