Stars from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and even Leicester City could have also been on the list.
The former Villa defender and outsider candidate for the manager's job says the club will be there to be shot at next season.
Liverpool completed a miraculous comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund.
Leeds United and Reading go head-to-head this weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder doesn't sound too keen on turning out in the colours of his side's rivals.
The businessman has been discussing West Ham and the Olympic Stadium.
The midfielder-turned-pundit has implored Roberto Martinez to "show bottle" and rest his major stars against Southampton and Liverpool ahead of Wembley clash.
The teenager has been in great form for Manchester United in recent months.
The Scot says he will only pick youngsters if he feels they are fully ready for the first-team.
Andy Halliday is confident he can control his emotions after getting advice from former Gers greats on how to handle himself.