Aston Villa have lost four games in a row and are now much closer to the relegation zone than the play-offs. Surely they couldn't go down to League One?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThree Championship clubs decided to replace their managers in the same week [...]
• Tom Bradshaw scores twice as Villa suffer sixth defeat in seven league games • Second-placed Brighton are held at home by Ipswich TownAston Villa's slump under Steve Bruce continued as they crashed to a sixth defeat in eight winless Championship games after being beaten 3-1 by Barnsley at Villa [...]
From Sugar Ray Robinson v Jake LaMotta to Bowie Race Track, a date traditionally associated with romance has a history of sporting slaughterOne of few consolations England could take from their humiliation at the last Cricket World Cup after their premature exit had been confirmed by Bangladesh before the party [...]
The Villa Appetiser: Newcastle v Aston Villa 2017 Only one thing to say…Can Villa finally record a first win of 2017? It might be an unlikely fixture for it, but the pressure is off. If Lincoln City can beat Burnley away, then Villa doing a job in Newcastle isn't out [...]
Venue: St. James ParkDate: Monday 20th February 2017Kick-off: 20:00Referee: Peter Bankes
Newcastle United: L D W W D
Aston Villa: D L L L L
Last time the two teams met: 24th September 2016 – Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle United
Aaron Tshibola scored late on to grab a point for Villa [...]
The first month of 2017 did not go well for midfielder Jack Grealish. The twenty-one-year-old Aston Villa player was rumoured to be the subject of a cash-plus-player deal with Middlesbrough that did not materialise. In recent days, Grealish has received more and more unpleasant comments from some of his club's [...]
The unbeaten home record was the last shred of pride in what's become a miserable season at Villa Park. Defeat to Ipswich and then Barnsley (who had sold two of their biggest names to Villa in January) has almost assuredly ended any chance of promotion back to the Promised Land [...]
For a certain type of person, life is very depressing at the moment.
At times when the wider world feels like a very scary place from which one wants to escape, it is lovely to be able to turn to something which is, in the grand scheme of things, relatively unimportant [...]
‘We suddenly have a lot of time to work on this team, instead of deadlines for getting in the top six this season.' The old saying that “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” perfectly sums up the current Villa [...]
Origins Tony Xia's revolution is stuttering badly. The original plan was simple – take what was seen as a good gamble buying one of English football's bigger clubs in a cut-price deal, get it promoted within two years with the aid of parachute payment money and with promotion assured, then [...]
Pivotal Month Going into January 2017, despite a stuttering end to 2016, Aston Villa still had a shot at promotion via the play-offs. It would take a decent January period of results, which the addition of new signings should only help in providing a solid foundation for an end of [...]
The Villans' horrendous form took yet another turn for the worse on Tuesday night in the humiliating loss at home to Barnsley. With emotions understandably running at fever pitch, the gripes and moans about Steve Bruce and the other usual suspects came to the fore. However, an unexpected new target [...]
Well, there's a to-do. There was I firm in the belief in January that before we went to Newcastle we'd have some good wins in our pocket. Instead we've had good (bad) defeats! So it's eight games without a win for Villa and the Magpies are flying high at the [...]
Can things get any worse? I naively thought they couldn't after last season's shambolic relegation from the Premier League, but I've seemingly been proved wrong. After each and every loss I feel that we've hit rock bottom but, subsequently, the Villans seem to prove me wrong, again. Losing our unbeaten [...]
After yet another abject performance last night against Barnsley, Villa twitter was not a happy place to be. To be fair, it hasn't been a happy place to be for a while, with the early Bruce good start and new signings optimism long gone.
We do have a lot of idiots [...]
Get used to it. On Valentines night, it was Barnsley who delivered the biggest gift of all to their loyal, and loud, fans. A three-one victory over an Aston Villa team who had bought the two stars of a high-flying Tykes team.
The message? You can shove your money up your [...]
I can understand why so many are thinking that Steve Bruce should resign or be sacked but it would be wrong. The bottom line is that if he does go and he's replaced, nothing will change this season and it's only going to make our situation worse. And it's not [...]
Just when you thought that you couldn't be more annoyed with the way that our once great club plays, they serve up another monstrosity.
It's increasingly difficult to sum up the feelings or the creeping concern for the trajectory the club is suddenly taking.
Whilst we might have harboured outside hopes [...]
Let me get this straight from the off.
I'm utterly disgusted at the result today.
The fact that an ex Walsall player put two goals against us, says it all.
But I firmly believe that sacking Steve Bruce is not the solution to our problems.
I know. That's going to go totally against the [...]
Villa were defeated resoundingly by Barnsley at Villa Park Tuesday night, adding to the misery and desperation of results in recent weeks. Whenever you think a poor Villa performance couldn't possibly be any worse, time and time again the claret and blue outdo themselves. Tuesday night, as Villa played host [...]
Kick off is in just under two hours. Team news in an hour. If reports are to be believed this week, Jack Grealish will only be making the team as a last resort. I can see why some wont be too bothered by this, but I want to believe that [...]
We've got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Barnsley at Villa Park. These two teams have so much in common! Barnsley have only lost twice in their last ten matches and Aston Villa have only won twice in their last... oh. This comparison isn't going [...]
Well, I'm back and it's bloody nippy isn't it?
Straight down to it then and I'm not in the slightest bit optimistic about this game, I can tell you.
I've tried to keep the optimism up, but there are just too many things going against us all at the same time, for [...]
Here at Aston Villa, there have been plenty of times where we've sold players probably that little bit too early, and then we deal with the inevitable “what if's” that follow them. Will Adama Traore be the latest in that group?
Players like Milner, Young and Downing felt more inevitable, given [...]