Newcastle comfortably saw off Aston Villa to go top of the Championship on Monday night, cruising to a straightforward 2-0 victory at St James' Park.
Villa were a massive 30 points behind their opponents going into the fixture, with an own goal from new signing Henri Lansbury helping to make sure [...]
Newcastle United are back on top of the Championship and pleasingly for them have reached the stage where a countdown to promotion can begin. Six more victories might do it.Aston Villa are enduring a rather different self-assessment. They are counting the defeats – five in a row, seven in the [...]
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 [...]
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The former Blackburn and QPR man could be a shock signing for Aston Villa Steve Bruce looks to bolster Villa's shaky defence as he has taken Premier League veteran Christopher Samba on trial this week.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the Congolese centre back is training with Villa, in a [...]
There is no miracle cure for Aston Villa Football Club. Managers have come and gone, players have been in and out of the club like yo-yos and even the owner has been changed. Whilst some have provided a temporary bandage, no-one has as yet brought the resurgence that we as [...]
I've deliberately held back in writing this, as when you're on a losing run as we are, it's far too easy to go for a knee-jerk reaction isn't it?
And there's no doubt my immediate reaction was “sack the manager”. Having read around on here and other sites, it seems I [...]
Steve Bruce has lifted the lid over the disappearance of Micah Richards and revealed last week that the defender was now back in training. A long term knee problem has seen the former captain sidelined for much of the season so far, although a return to action seems on the [...]
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Most football fans can take losing games. That's part and parcel of the game.
You win some, you lose some.
Villa have certainly lost more than our fair share of games in recent seasons though, and our continued slide is alarming.
It's alarming because most of the faces [...]
Nine months into Dr. Tony Xia's tenure as Aston Villa's owner, little has changed. This club is as mismanaged as ever before. Hey, remember when Tony Xia bought Aston Villa over the summer and there was a sense of optimism around the club? That was great. Since…
Throwback to that time [...]
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The young keeper remains a constant worry. Despite his physical size he struggles to command his area, making crosses and set plays a genuine worry. Struggled again tonight & was anonymous for anything aerial. Kicking remains poor and distribution (emphasised by a [...]
Well that was dreaful. The First Half
You know what, Aston Villa weren't too bad in the first half. Granted, that all became completely irrelevant, seeing how we went into the half behind, through a Yohan Gouffran goal. It was a pretty terrible goal to concede too. Newcastle took a [...]
Mission Failed If the defeats to Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Ipswich didn't stop people from hoping for an illustrious play-off spot, Villa's 3-1 home defeat to Barnsley certainly did. The horrid run of form Villa have endured in 2017 has continued and they aren't showing any signs of turning it [...]
We've got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa visit Newcastle United. Well, this could be ugly. Aston Villa have lost four in a row and haven't won since Boxing Day. Newcastle, on the other hand, haven't lost since 2 January and are in a bitter battle [...]
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Villa / Newcastle games now carry a strange pre-match build-up, largely centred on the infamous “Sob On The Tyne” banner.
What the game has actually become is a ritual reminder that neither Villa nor Newcastle are in the midst of achieving anything noteworthy any time soon. [...]
Here we go again then and it's another game on a stupid Monday night in front of the Sky cameras.
Seeing how we've gone around fourteen live games without a single win, that's a bad omen in itself, but all runs have to come to an end don't they?
As much as [...]
It's that time. Newcastle away and we're suffering. I've seen some on Twitter thinking it a good idea to get on us to win at 5/1 and I think to them, please click this link and send me the money instead - at least I'll get some use out of [...]
Aston Villa Football Club has, statistically, the worst team in the whole English professional football pyramid. It's a far too familiar tale for the Villans with no wins in the whole of 2017 and only a handful of goals for fans to even celebrate.
The next few weeks will be key [...]
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 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 [...]
‘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 [...]
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 [...]
Nathan Judah and Tim Spiers look back at Wolves' FA Cup defeat to Chelsea and preview Friday's big derby against Blues at Molineux.
There's a new and hugely successful segment as Judah introduces the 'worry-o-meter' to the show...
The latest twitter trolls are called out in the popular new section, 'Abuse of [...]