We've got everything you need to follow along as Villa face Wigan in the Carabao Cup And it's Assstonnn Villa. Aston Villa FC! By far the greatest team...
And so it goes. After a win over Norwich on the weekend, it is good to be a Villa fan once more and [...]
Villa go into the match buoyed following a four goal win over Norwich.
Whilst this lifted some of the simmering discontent brewing around Steve Bruce's early season struggles, The Villa Underground would like to see Villa progress in the cup. Whilst this stage of the competition is decidedly ‘Mickey [...]
With rumours again swirling around a potential loan deal for Robert Snodgrass, Dr Tony stirs the pot. Dr Tony Xia this afternoon added his voice to a chorus of Aston Villa rumour mongering going the rounds of social media.
The Daily Mail barely updated previous reports of a loan deal for [...]
FT #avfc 4-2 Norwich
Hourihane (MOTM) holds hat-trick matchball aloft.
Chorus of ‘Dont Look Back In Anger ‘ rings out…finally! pic.twitter.com/HH5qXW7r3A
— Villa Underground (@avfc_vilr) August 19, 2017
Another steady display by the loanee ‘keeper. Unlucky to concede two goals courtesy of some dubious defending in front of him. Made a [...]
Aston Villa's Championship campaign finally achieved lift off with an uncharacteristically high scoring 4-2 victory over Norwich City at the weekend. Steve Bruce alleviated a bit of pressure on himself, whilst supporters could finally bask in the warm glow of a triumph at long last. Without wanting to put too [...]
Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic
Carabao Cup – Second Round
19.45 – Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Villa Park, Birmingham
Aston Villa welcome League One side Wigan Athletic to Villa Park tonight in the Carabao Cup Second Round as Steve Bruce looks to book a place in the draw for the Third Round.
Villa picked up [...]
Last time we came to the League Cup, I wrote we should keep the same team, to start that winning feeling and hopefully take it into the next match. We didn't. We won, but the team that won didn't play the next match and we didn't win.
We won last [...]
The Championship is underway once again and despite a slow start Aston Villa will be hoping to improve on last season's finish and secure a place back in the Premier League. The Villans squad looks like they have a lot more depth now and they will hopefully be one of [...]
Football, it seems, never sleeps: weekend matches, weekday fixtures, cup ties, internationals. And so, of course, following the much-needed win at the weekend, Villa are back in action today in the Carabao Cup, hosting Wigan.
You've basically got two schools of thought when it comes to cup ties. Keep things going [...]
The Carabao cup then, or as I still call it, the League cup.
I have total contempt for anything that changes every five minutes and it's this that has helped diminish the standing of this trophy, just the same as the FA cup, in my opinion.
I'm not alone either, as every [...]
Firstly I would like to say how excellent I think we played against Norwich on Saturday afternoon. Conor Hourihane probably stole the show with a hat-trick from midfield and reports are suggesting he is attracting interest from the Premier League.
The club that is supposedly interested in the Irishman is the [...]
League One Leaders look to continue early season run of form while Aston Villa look to continue momentum. Aston Villa are riding high on an impressive victory at Villa Park over Norwich City on Saturday and with a quick turnaround Tuesday evening's affair with the Latics will look to continue [...]
My Old Man Said Aston Villa Supporter Survey 2017 So, we're a season wiser in terms of the club's new owners, we have a different manager from this time last season and our fortunes on the pitch haven't been the greatest. But what do you think about what's been happening [...]
In a move that may be considered bold in my nature, I shall maintain an upbeat and buoyant tone to this review. But firstly, I must ask, where has that performance been hiding for the last 10 months?
With the exception of Brighton away last season, it seems Bruce has been [...]
Tonight's game is the 2nd round of the League Cup and the Villa are up against the team currently topping League One; Wigan Athletic Football Club. After relegation last term, Wigan have won 3 out of 3 league games so far and will be looking to take this momentum [...]
James Rushton is joined by Ronson Brown to talk Villa and a big win, finally. Aston Villa are back, we're back and the Holtecast is back. There have been a number of developments over the Summer, meaning that Robert and Jack can no longer commit to a weekly podcast between [...]
After a week of Villa supporters and the club's manager trading their displeasure with each other via the press and social media, finally we saw some progress from where these matters are ultimately settled, on the pitch. Villa boss Steve Bruce was forced into some changes that ultimately proved to [...]
From The Stands is back - telling you the meaning behind each Villa home game this season. This time, it's about expectations It's 3pm on a Saturday and that means football. This whole experience is wrapped up in feelings that are probably best displayed in a Hard-Fi or Courteeners [...]
Aston Villa finally picked up their first league victory of the 2017-18 Championship season in a six-goal thriller at Villa Park against Norwich.
Due to poor form and injury issues, manager Steve Bruce promised that changes would be made with some youngsters potentially getting a look in and he didn't go [...]
I wrote before the match that Gabby shouldn't be involved and I've written it a lot over the past few months. He's a constant in our downfall. I also suggested starting with Hepburn-Murphy in his place and the truth is I looked at the profile page for Davis, but I [...]
A huge sigh of relief all round as Villa showed signs of life, attacking intent, and more than enough finishing to see off the visiting Canaries 4-2. First time in a while I've enjoyed doing this schtick.
Obviously four goals and a vital win.
You can't really overstate the importance of [...]
Well, well, what on earth has happened since the Reading game?
It's no exaggeration to say we looked a totally different side to what we've seen upto now, this season.
I'm totally flummoxed as to what the answer to that is, but it doesn't matter, as that's the first time since I [...]
In the prematch press conference for the Norwich game, Villa boss Steve Bruce admitted “there are one or two things bubbling away” in terms of final transfer business for the summer window. With Ross McCormack AWOL, Jonathan Kodjia still out and Scott Hogan injury-prone, Bruce said the focus for any [...]
Today is the day. That's all I'm saying about that. It's a special day for all of us. You make up your own reason why, but I believe it. Today, I feel like a champion. Okay, it's very early and I figure if I start positively it will end positively. [...]
So here we are. Fourth match of the campaign. To recap: a draw that felt like a loss but started out well; a ragged, rain-soaked cup-tie win; two convincing losses to Cardiff and Reading. One point out of nine on our account, and down 4-7 on aggregate. Okay…that's four games [...]
January Promise After Jordan Amavi moved on the other week, only Micah Richards and Mark Bunn were left from the 12 players brought in the summer of the 2015/16 season, that ended in Villa's relegation. There was no January transfer window, as then Villa boss Remi Garde was left out [...]
Aston Villa v Norwich 2017 We needed a response after the Cardiff game. Did we get one? No. The way Villa set up against Reading in the week was indicative of a team happy to take a point, but even a draw looked unlikely. It's unclear what the board's view [...]
On Saturday, we welcome a strong Norwich team to Villa Park who have a 1-1-1 record for the season to date. Whilst Norwich under Alex Neil were neither spectacular or appalling, Norwich arrive at Villa Park under the guise of an unknown manager to these shores in the shape of [...]
Well I'm not quite sure where to start with this one, other than we are 3 games in and a large majority of the fans have already turned on Bruce due to us sitting 23rd in the table. I knew these were going to be two tough away games in [...]
Remember the date, Friday, August 18th, not only as the day Marvels Defenders drops on Netflix, but as the day the man mountain Mile Jedinak has finally been declared fit to play for Aston Villa. Boy oh boy have we missed him...
After what has been a very disappointing start to [...]
Another season has rolled around, and it feels like very little has changed so far with regards the fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club. We're only a few games into the new campaign, and any pre-season optimism is long gone.
Once again, there is a wave of negativity surrounding the club, [...]
90 minutes to save his job? No way.
However, Steve Bruce urgently needs to get Villa looking like a side allegedly seeking promotion.
Cardiff saw us totally over-run. Reading, we were out-thought from the off.
Be it Bruce's tactics or the lacklustre showings from a plethora of recently arrived faces, the narrative simply [...]
We seem to spend all our time in blaming the manager, but are we thus saying that we have confidence in the players to do their job properly? I feel we are expecting too much from players who are these days cossetted and made to feel as though they are [...]
The last few years have delivered some memorably bad moments as a Villa supporter, so, for a singular defeat to shock so much, something isn't right.
It was adject. It was criminally poor. It was such a difficult game of football to watch, let alone endure.
After just three league [...]
Ah yes, the Smiths. They knocked out some good tunes didn't they?
I'm sure someone has probably used that as a headline before, so I apologise.
But it just seems so apt.
You'll notice that I've been leaving my ramblings until the day after the match lately, instead of as soon as possible. [...]
Tuesday 15th August, 2017 was an incredibly disappointing night for Villa fans everywhere, both on and off the pitch as the team left Reading with absolutely nothing to show for it. We lost the game, but more worryingly it is the hope that is fast disappearing. (Match Review by Tom [...]
I made a point today, or I should say my schedule made a point for me, to not go reading what people online were saying about Steve Bruce. I've looked now, but before I did, I actually spoke to a couple of people. I think I might do that more [...]
You watched it one way or another. You listened to it. You might have bravely traveled expecting something different. But Aston Villa again looked well off the pace and fell 2-1 to Reading for a second straight defeat (5-1 on aggregate, for those of you following along at home), and [...]
See how the players rated (barely) after an utterly abject performance and defeat against Reading (2-1).
This feature normally contains both Highs and Lows amongst those that featured….there are no “highs' this evening…
The loanee pulled of a fine save in the first half as a drilled effort was goal [...]
At least Steve Bruce is adamant he can turn Aston Villa around. After another half-baked performance, and another abject display on the road, it was inevitable that Bruce would face questions over his future, after a winless start to the Championship, in a season where promotion is non-negotiable.This defeat left [...]
• Cardiff City win opening three games for first time in their 118-year history• Wolves beat Hull; Ipswich defeat Millwall; Middlesbrough overcome BurtonCardiff City created club history as a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United kept them top of the Sky Bet Championship.The Welsh club had never started a campaign with [...]
Ep14 of an Aston Villa Football Club supporters podcast by Villa fans, for Villa fans. Featuring the latest news, views and all things claret and blue. Presented by London based Villa fans James Megee and Cameron Hall
In this episode we talk about our performance at Reading and at home to [...]
Aston Villa are back, we're back and the Holtecast is back. There have been a number of developments over the Summer, meaning that Robert and Jack can no longer commit to a weekly podcast between the two.
However, 7500toHolte ran two podcasts and they now morph. James will be moving [...]
If you believe the 'football scholars' on social media, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is one or two bad results away from being sacked. A judgment made regardless of the fact, that he's just had his first preseason and bought in another batch of players. In the real world, [...]
Dan Bardell and Tom Julian return to the 'St. Andrews Booth' for this week's podcast to chat all about the Reading defeat.
Tom shares his thoughts on the match after his trip to the Madejski Stadium, and we also reveal the winner of the Aston Villa shirt competition.
**The 'St. Andrews Booth' [...]