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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

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The Tigers were a Championship club at the time and offered little in the way of resistance, but defeats over the likes of Newcastle United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur since joining the top flight suggest the Villans will have a much tougher job on their hands tonight.
Bob Williams, station director, said: "The Villan Radio and Aston Villa already have an excellent reputation in the community for the work that it does with young people though partnerships with organisations like the city's NHS primary care trusts.
His failure to repay his pounds 9.5 million price tag in goals ensured that he was never a true claret and blue Villan in the Andy Gray, Peter Withe and Andy Lochhead sense of great Villa number nines.
The Villan and Rampage have signed a sponsorship deal with Midlands based Exel, for their full season commentary programme.
Fans can access The Villan and Rampage on channel 903 on Sky Digital, where they will hear eight hours of live programming each day plus coverage of games.
Aston Villa's digital radio station The Villan will host a chart music show from next weekend.
For the die-hard Villa fan, renowned for using the names inspired by his footballing heroes in his novels, will name a character after a fellow Villan in his 18th Reacher story.
Ironically, Rampage, the digital radio station for Premiership club Derby County, covered its first match from Villa Park, where last month Mr Bagley guided the launch of The Villan, Aston Villa's digital radio station.
Tarooq (3.00 Lingfield) See today's pointers (left) Lay of the day Super Villan (4.20 Ffos Las) The highest rated in the field and has the ability to win a race of this nature, but still a maiden after nine starts and form figures of 320342226 tell their own story.
Digital radio has a new outlet from next Saturday with the launch of the Villan, Aston Villa's own station.
To get yours, send an SAE with a first class stamp to the address given and the first 100 to write in will also get a bonus of a 'Proud to be a Villan' Sunday Mercury foam hand modelled here by 24-year-old Bjorg Runarsdottir, of Sutton.
Aston Villa fan David Bagley has been appointed to launch the Premiership football club's own radio station, The Villan, on December 1.