The Football Association has again today moved to distance themselves from accus
The Football Association has again today moved to distance themselves from accusations that Villa "kicked out" the England Ladies from their team hotel just hours before an important international fixture.
Recent reports have suggested that Villa boss Graham Taylor caused disruption to preparation for Sunday's game with Iceland at St. Andrew's by refusing to allow them use of the hotel Villa's first team squad were using before the game with Everton on the same day.
But after this weekend's matches ended in victories for both England and Villa, FA Spokeswoman Bev Ward said: "The FA and Aston Villa have never had a disagreement on this issue. We made a provisional booking but the hotel rang us two weeks after to make us aware of an agreement they have with Villa which meant we couldn't stay there at the same time.
"We therefore moved hotels and the England manager, Hope Powell made it clear to the media that she understood the situation and actually thought that, although there was an upheaval, in this case, the move would help re-focus the players ahead of an important match."
The agreement Villa has ensures that no other football squad will use the hotel at the same time and Graham Taylor explained: "Our agreement with the hotel has been in place since the summer and this whole issue was dealt with in mid-August,
"To suggest it was a last minute problem is simply not true. Infact, when we made our block booking for the season, Leeds and Liverpool had already made their arrangments for stays in the midlands and on those occasions, it is us who will have to go elsewhere."