Troy Deeney scored two goals in second half stoppage time to earn the win for Watford and add to Aston Villa's tumultuous season.
There seems to be no end to the cruelty inflicted on Aston Villa supporters this season. Long resigned to relegation now, the very least the fans [...]
Troy Deeney grabbed two late goals to condemn Aston Villa to a club-record 11th straight defeat. Deeney, a boyhood Birmingham fan, stuck the knife into the team he loves to score against more than any other as Watford ran out 3-2 winners.Relegated Villa were leading with just five seconds of [...]
• Caretaker manager insists players have been moved by staff plight• Premier League's bottom side desperate to avoid 11th straight defeatAston Villa's caretaker manager, Eric Black, says the players have been hit hard by staff redundancies.The club must make cutbacks as they face up to life outside the Premier League [...]
Eric Black feels the Aston Villa supporters have every right to voice their frustration after their tumultuous season.
Amazingly, even in this disastrous season, there are still new lows for Aston Villa to suffer. Losing at Watford on Saturday would equal the club's worst-ever sequence of consecutive league defeats (11) [...]
Aston Villa's relegation was the worst kept secret in football until it was mercifully confirmed a couple of weeks ago. The real sub-plot surrounding this fixture is the future of Quique Sánchez Flores. The Spaniard guided Watford to an FA Cup semi-final and they sit safely in 12th place but [...]
Leicester can win the league in style at Old Trafford, Manchester City should go for second place and Alan Pardew can hurt his old club NewcastleAbout this time 21 years ago Alex Ferguson was gabbling about how he hoped Blackburn Rovers would “do a Devon Loch”. The Scot has no [...]
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti has paid tribute to Leicester for their remarkable season.
It has come down to this. In one of the greatest stories in sport, let alone football history, Leicester will be Premier League champions if they beat Manchester United on Sunday.
Just 12 months on from looking doomed to [...]
• Striker currently suspended pending results of club investigation• Agbonlahor: ‘I do not deserve to carry out such a role anymore'Gabriel Agbonlahor has relinquished his position as Aston Villa club captain and admitted he does “not deserve to carry out such a role anymore”.The former England striker is currently suspended [...]
For a moment there I thought I was actually going to be talking about an Aston Villa win. But you can always rely on the Villa losing this season, despite leading twice in the game at Vicarage Road and being 2-1 ahead on the 90 minute mark. Classic Villa. It's [...]
Aston Villa had a victory. And then they decided to let Watford have it instead. How in the world did the scoreline end up at Watford 3-2 Aston Villa?
Villa had the lead for most of this match. Ciaran Clark used a beautiful run and well-timed header to open the [...]
Most fans certainly believe Agbonlahor was assisted with, especially since the 29-year-old managed to use a semi-colon correctly. Petrov's Wish On Tuesday we received some of the best news for a long while as Villa fans. Stiliyan Petrov dropped the news that he was looking to return to professional football [...]
I really couldn't be bothered to post anything about this game, as again, I couldn't really care less.
Whatever happens will be meaningless.
But I've a few minutes free so thought I'd post a quick opinion and we can just use it as a sounding board for comments about how rubbish we [...]
Despite Ashley Westwood scoring a brace last weekend, Aston Villa lost to Southampton in a surprisingly decent game. Although the Saints ran riot in a 2-4 victory, it was the defensive lapses from the Villa defenders which ultimately led to the loss rather then the Saints playing us off the [...]
The sudden willingness of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner to drop the selling price of Aston Villa due to relegation certainly has changed the landscape in terms of who will be the next Villa boss. Originally, it was felt that Lerner would first try to get the club promoted back [...]
We've got everything you need to follow along with Aston Villa's trip to Watford. Well. This is it. The Premier League tenure of Aston Villa is winding down, and our antepenultimate match in the league will be a trip to Watford. Not with a bang, but a whimper.
But with [...]
The stupidity of a man can normally be determined by what the actions they take and they say. Eric Black said last week that supporters were unhappy with him because of his team substitutions. No they weren't. They were unhappy because of the team he picked.
But managing a football [...]
10 defeats in a row. There was a time where looking at the form guide ahead of a game required the examination of two opponents. These days it isn't possible for anyone to be on a worse run than Aston Villa.
In a desperate bid to find some glimmer [...]
While we are likely to find ourselves without a manager for the remainder of our season, I have, like many others, recently been wondering who will eventually be appointed. Our season is currently so utterly disastrous that I wonder whether anybody would be up for the task. Finding a huge [...]
Watford vs Aston Villa 2016 In all honesty, Saturday's game is a fixture that has little purpose for either side. Sure, Sanchez Flores' Watford lost at Wembley last weekend, and apparently Flores is fighting for his future, but a match against Villa might remind them that things aren't so bad [...]
The prospect of watching Villa is bad enough, never mind trying to find five reasons to be cheerful. Against Bournemouth, I couldn't bring myself to do both, so skipped the Five Reason Column. In terms of the Saints game, shortly before setting off for Villa Park in the morning for [...]
This week I experienced a shot of excitement that I have not had for a long time. It came in response to the news that one of the players who was smack bang in the middle of the most recent good times at Aston Villa Football Club has suggested he [...]
With the 2016 NFL Draft taking place this weekend, let's answer the age-old question. What if there was an American-style draft in the English Premier League? First and foremost, this is a wild stab at a hypothetical scenario that will never occur. What if the English Premier League conducted an [...]
Well, Villa buzz down to play the Hornets this week having already lost to them at Villa Park.
We probably do not have any great expectation of anything by way of a win any more this season, so this is probably just going to be another fixture to grind out. However, [...]
An apology and a resignation of the Aston Villa Captaincy from Gabby Agbonlahor. It's too little, too manufactured and far, far too late.Gabby has brought fans many happy memories. Superb performances, stunning pace and the local lad living the dream. His Derby exploits will remain etched in [...]
Ahead of Villa's penultimate away fixture in the Premier League, the Villa Underground has caught up with the Watford blog ‘DoNotScratchYourEyes'.As to be expected, there are a frank set of views on the current state of Aston Villa from an outsiders perspective, as well as some insight into the opposition [...]
Jack and Robert return to the smoldering ruins of a once-great club. Well that was a week that happened. Jores Okore rebelled, Ashley Westwood scored, Villa lost, Gabby Agbonlahor stepped down (or was pushed out) as club captain, Libor Kozak underwent surgery, and Stiliyan Petrov wants to come back [...]
A humbling step for the Villa player who now steps down as club captain. Gabby Agbonlahor has stepped down as Villa's Club Captain with immediate effect following his 2nd suspension of the year.
Agbonlahor has also taken steps to repair his fractured relationship with Villa fans by apologising through his Instagram [...]
A round-up of the latest news from in and around Villa Park;As the close season approaches and with our need to re-build for The Championship pretty obvious, transfer targets are starting to emerge.
The latest link is to 25 year old striker Kane Hemmings. The Dundee striker has scored 25 [...]
I seem to always be busy these days and it means I don't get to follow as much as I'd like. It's gotten to the place where I actually add 'Damian time' to my calendar so nobody can get access. I'm using one of those right now to write this. [...]
Another eye watering performance on Saturday meant the Villa faithful's anger grew louder and louder with anger. There were some awful performances on the pitch and there is no excuse fot them from either the players or the caretaker manager. It was good to see Toner making his debut and [...]
The fans' consultation group met at Villa Park before the Southampton game on Saturday 23rd April.
Fans' representatives in attendance were:
Joe Costello – Heroes and Villans
Anne Erskine – Avillafan.com
Steve Gough – Aston Villa Independent Supporters' Club
Gary Kilburn and Vaughan Ellis – Lions' Clubs
David Michael – My Old Man Said
Ian Stokes – [...]
Former Liverpool & Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli has been linked to an unspecified role at Villa Park. [as reported in The Telegraph.] Whilst there has been little or no concrete news on any proposed takeover at Villa, this is the strongest evidence yet that a Chinese consortium [...]
Did you see what I did there, given that it's currently Shakespeare season?
Hmm, moving quickly on;
Aston Villa seem to be flavour of the month when it comes to news and it's no wonder after the comedy of errors we've seen lately.
Anything is seemingly possible at the club, as we're in [...]
First off I'd like to say “well done” to the young guns after they won their U-21 Premier league division 2 playoff against Swansea, by 2 goals to 1.
The official site report suggests the lads played well, with Hepburn-Murphy looking sharp after his lengthy lay-off.
The team now go on to [...]
Well that was a week that happened. Jores Okore rebelled, Ashley Westwood scored, Villa lost, Gabby Agbonlahor stepped down (or was pushed out) as club captain, Libor Kozak underwent surgery, and Stiliyan Petrov wants to come back and play again. I count one good thing, one uplifting thing, and a [...]
It hasn't been an easy week to be an Aston Villa supporter. Since last we spoke, Villa have had their relegation from the Premier League mathematically confirmed, lost two matches and put supporters through one of the worst weeks of recent decades. From Randy Lerner's latest bout of nonsense to [...]