Aston Villa clinched their third league win of the season to pile the relegation pressure on Norwich.Goals from Joleon Lescott and Gabby Agbonlahor – the latter scoring his first for 11 months – sealed a 2-0 win, although Villa are still eight points from safety. Continue reading... [...]
If Aston Villa are to have just the slimmest chance of survival the visit of Norwich, who have lost five on the bounce, is a must-win game. However, injuries to Rudy Gestede and Libor Kozak have left Rémi Garde with just Gabriel Agbonlahor as his only fit striker. Norwich welcome [...]
Benik Afobe could sink his former club's title tilt, Charlie Austin may leave David Sullivan red-faced, and January's two biggest signings go head-to-head“I don't hold any grudges or think about what might have happened,” said Benik Afobe this week, but Arsenal fans may not be able to stop themselves from [...]
Fans of struggling football club will be happy to hear they finally made a signing – disappointment may follow that it is not someone to transform team on the pitchFormer Bank of England governor Mervyn King has joined the board of struggling Premier League football club Aston Villa.King, a lifelong [...]
Siri, can you tell me who Aston Villa's most famous fan is? Tom Hanks. Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Nigel Kennedy and maybe Dave Cameron. This list of famous Villa fans just took a huge leap forward with a new addition as spotted by Villa fan page, Everything Aston [...]
Much like many Villa fans lately I was, really questioning why I put myself through the weekly depression of investing hope and emotion in something that so regularly disappoints. When you consider Villa's last win at Villa Park on a Saturday was seven months ago, one question springs to mind: [...]
Having lost Ayew for his moment of madness at the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night and with his other obvious forwards missing through injury, Garde chose to recall Westwood to the starting XI.
The relegation rivals took to the rain-soaked Villa Park pitch and the hosts had their first sight of [...]
Not For Quitting I don't quite understand certain sections of Aston Villa fans who were crying on Twitter that poor Rémi Garde would leave Villa in his frustration over the lack of transfers in the January window. He doesn't seem the type. First of all his character is that of [...]
Gabby Agbonlahor scored his first goal for Aston Villa in 11 months yesterday and it made me kind of sad. The goal
Jordan Veretout played a crisp throughball to Gabby that set him off towards the left edge of the penalty area.
It was the kind of ball that the [...]
It has become something of a dangerous habit over the last 6 years, examining the table after each result and allowing the mind to run wild with possibilities. This season, given our predicament, has been the worst for it.Villa's victory over Norwich narrows the gap to safety to 8 [...]
Today is a very rare day for us Aston Villa supporters: we have a Sunday we can enjoy. We can watch ‘Match of the Day' and ‘Goals on Sunday' over breakfast with relish, rather than skipping the Villa highlights with a sick feeling in our stomachs. Aston Villa Football Club [...]
It wasn't pretty, but Aston Villa took advantage of scoring chances and a sloppy Norwich City to win by more than one goal for the first time this Premier League season. For the first time this season, Aston Villa sent a Saturday afternoon Villa Park crowd home happy as the [...]
Get it while it's hot! Missed the game? Gabby's goal?
Don't worry, we've got you covered and better covered than the way Norwich covered Veretout's through ball to Agbonlahor..
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Well, the weather was crap, the game wasn't much better certainly in the first-half, but the result was pure summertime. The first league win for Villa on a Saturday since the opening day of the season, and their first ever home win of the season on a Saturday. Jeez. A [...]
It was hardly a vintage performance, but on the day Villa found a way to scrap three crucial points from visiting Norwich. Against all odds, Gabby Agbonlahor, former fixture and now starter by default, managed not to think and just react, scoring a vital second goal to dispirit a poor [...]
Steve Hodge is on his way to Villa Park today, desperate for lunch. He can't wait to sit down to his five course binge before the match and then his after match five course binge. He's a food man you see. Tom Fox is on his way to Villa Park [...]
The Villans' trip down to London proved to be a fruitless one on Tuesday, as they lost 2-0. The first eighteen minutes, however, showed that the Villa boys were ready to fight for all three points and looked the better team. The Hammers seemed very off key and it looked [...]
This week, the club appointed Mervyn King to the board of directors in what seems to be another strange move by the board. The calamitous decisions that the board members have made this season and over the last few years are well documented and they don't seem to help themselves.
Having just had a glance at our remaining fixtures, you have to say this is probably the most winnable game we have left.
But is it a “must win”?
I personally don't think it is really.
Not in a sense of league position anyway, as I think we've all pretty much come round [...]
It's been a very tough week. First, we were humbled by a second string Manchester City side in the FA Cup. Three days later, we were beaten once again, this time by West Ham United. Despite a good opening spell, Jordan Ayew's ridiculous red card meant that the result was [...]
Aston Villa v Norwich 2016 After a decent start to the game at Upton Park on Tuesday, a moment of madness effectively cost us the game. There's no time for Villa to feel sorry for themselves however, and Saturday really is a must-win game (hasn't every match been?!). Norwich meanwhile [...]
As I made my way to East London the other night, I had time to ponder a transfer window where the club failed to deliver either of the two strategies it could have deployed. They could either pursue Premier League quality and try to pay over the odds at a [...]
It has been quite a week at Villa. No new signings, Ayew's idiotic antics, another defeat, a director appointed & now just one fit striker. And that's Agbonlahor.As I've written repeatedly, given the absolute disarray at the club, we are by some miracle just 10 points adrift. [...]
Aston Villa's brief five-match unbeaten run – halcyon days in the wider context of the season – came to an end in ignominious fashion at Upton Park on Tuesday night as Jordan Ayew's elbow condemned Remi Garde's side to a 2-0 defeat to West Ham after a positive start. Here's [...]
So why do I call him Merv the swerve?
Well, my opinion says he did a very decent job of getting around any serious questions when defending bankers in the crisis, whilst actually achieving very little in the scheme of things, the obvious QE stuff which any mug could have overseen, [...]
Villa announced today that Mervyn King, marmite former banker & lifelong Villa fan had joined the board. Influential in finance, opinion dividing throughout his career and now an Aston Villa director.At the very least King is a Villa fan.I do think it is a challenge analysing King's career and [...]
There has been an outpouring of anger on social media the last 48 hours over the lack of activity in the transfer window and the result last night. And while I'm actually quite surprised we didn't bring anyone in, I also think that we've had enough changes this season, so [...]
Idiotic Jordan Ayew saw red for an off the ball elbow on Aaron Cresswell to guarantee that Villa never had any hope of getting anything at Upton Park.Just when you think that our season can't throw up any more self inflicted disasters, another one rears it's head. Jordan Ayew, [...]
Call me deluded or mad and take a shot, I don't care because tonight is what many will refer to in years to come as the night we fought back and things turned good for Aston Villa. Tonight, will be the night you tell your grand kids about in a [...]
Jack and Robert are back, and it's safe to say that neither of them are too happy after what Aston Villa have done in the past week. After a glorious five-match unbeaten run that saw hope revived, Villa managed to get curb-stomped by Manchester City in the FA Cup and [...]