Welcome to the first daily news roundup from 7500 to Holte. We look a bit new and fresh here at 7500 to Holte, and things are going on behind the scenes. Due to work commitments, our dear leader - Robert Lintott has had to step down for a while. He'll [...]
Let's get this straight from the off.
This is purely a thought in my head and there is absolutely no reason to suggest that what I'm suggesting is true.
In other words, low-life media, do one.
But it's an interesting thought, as Gary Monk has had lots of plaudits for trying to play [...]
The Premier League changed the rules on clubs being punished for fielding weakened teams in 2011. The measure meant that top-flight clubs were allowed to pick any player in their 25-man matchday squad without fear of sanction from the Premier League and I believe that the EFL needs to follow [...]
It's all the fault of the Seattle Mariners. I came to Aston Villa in 2010, and since then this club has endured perhaps their worst decade in their existence. But luckily, I was prepared. If you think that seven years of bad football are tough to stomach, I came [...]
Grealish will aim to make a name for himself at this summer's European Championship After scoring a peach of a goal to gift Newcastle United the Football League Championship trophy on the final day of the season, it looks like Jack Grealish's season is not yet over.
After being condemned to [...]
It's been rough at times, but nothing is better than saying I'm a proud supporter of Aston Villa Welcome to the refreshed 7500toHolte! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we're sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favourite teams. If you'd [...]
There might be a future for him, who knows? It's safe to say that Ross McCormack didn't have a great 2016/17 campaign.
After getting called out by his manager, struggling with fitness, injury and personal issues and being sidelined after surgery to remove over five cysts from his mouth - you [...]
With the disappointing championship campaign over, thoughts are already firmly geared towards next season and a compulsory promotion push. For a change, it finally appears that we may be treated to a much more settled summer. Entering the new campaign with minimal upheaval is key. This, of course, means sticking [...]
Aston Villa German Preseason Trip The absence of plans for Aston Villa's mooted preseason trip to Germany had left some Villa supporters frustrated, as they were unable to make their arrangements for a summer jaunt to Germany. While Villa's 2017 domestic preseason games have been announced, the destination and date [...]
My Old Man Said would like to extend best wishes for a speed recovery to Villa owner Tony Xia, after his recent cardiac surgery, which he alerted supporters to over social media today. There are currently few details about his operation beyond the Villa owner's tweet (see below), but hopefully [...]
I am in the act of writing a book on the Villa that has called upon a great deal of newspaper research on-line, and the downloading of many articles in their pristine state, requiring scanning and processing through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, and subsequent correction. Many of these articles [...]
At the start of the season, Tommy Elphick looked like the ideal man to lead the club going forward. He was passionate, very vocal on the pitch and could play a ‘Terry Butcher‘ style with a bloody bandage wrapped around his head. His performances weren't good enough, however, and the [...]
After Signing Ross McCormack last season from Fulham for a hefty fee of £12.16 million, it was extremely frustrating and disappointing when he wasn't firing in the goals that we needed. Although the Scottish international did pop up with a few goals here and there, McCormack didn't prove to the [...]
We all knew that this summer would arguably be more important than last season and after Keith Wyness spoke to some media outlets this week we are starting to see how our transfer window could take shape.
Last summer was about rebuilding a squad who's morale was rock bottom and it [...]
It's been a pleasure to bring you the My Old Man Said podcast this season, despite the constant fight to find the time to fit it in, and the late, late nights editing it together. Hopefully you've enjoyed it, wherever you listen to it (let us know by tweeting @astonvillapod), [...]
‘He was living the dream, before he had created THE reality' Next season will potentially be the pivotal one in Jack Grealish's career. Often mentioned by his teammates as the most talented technical player in the squad in training, he is in dire danger of joining the likes of Ravel [...]
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(Not to be confused with Villa's interest in Marley Watkins)
Villa continue to track promising Exeter striker Ollie Watkins.
The 21 year old League 2 striker has caught the eye, with Bruce keeping tabs on his progress during the January transfer window.
Since these initial links, Exeter have made [...]
Ep7 of a weekly Aston Villa Football Club supporters podcast by Villa fans, for Villa fans, featuring the latest news, views and all things claret and blue. Co-Presented by London based Villa fans James Megee and Cameron Hall. [...]