Former Aston Villa football star died after a clash with police during which he was shot with a TaserTwo police officers being investigated following the Tasering and death of Dalian Atkinson will be interviewed within days under criminal caution, investigators have said.The two officers will be interviewed as potential suspects [...]
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On Thursday afternoon, Aston Villa owner (and ITK extraordinaire) Tony Xia tweeted a confirmation that an agreement had been reached to allow Joe Bennett to move to Cardiff on a free transfer. Bennett had one year remaining on his contract, after signing a contract [...]
Bristol City away should be a banker and straightaway I think it will be; I'll say that from the start.
That perhaps seems high-handed on my part, but sorry, Bristol fans, I expect to beat your team, it's as simple as that. You loaned Nathan Baker, who wasn't deemed good enough [...]
If Aston Villa win Saturday at Ashton Gate, they'll have won eight points from five matches. That'd be a pretty nice start. The first stint of Aston Villa's Championship season ends Saturday at Bristol City. The task? Pretty simple: Win.
If Villa hit this first international break at 2-2-1 with eight [...]
Aston Villa New Number 9 With the transfer window coming to a steady end, it's safe to say Villa have done an decent flurry of deals throughout. We have been very busy, signing seven out of the eight players our new owner promised and offloading enough players to make double [...]
Bristol City and Ashton Gate:
The club was founded in 1894 as Bristol South End. The name changed to Bristol City in 1897 on joining the Southern League and becoming a limited company.
In 1900, Bristol City merged with Bedminster Football Club. After After playing one season at both St. John's Lane, [...]
After another seemingly unlucky encounter against Derby last week, the Villa boys will be looking to push on from the previous two draws and secure a win to add to our 3 game unbeaten league run. After a frustrating first half which saw us hit the post and the bar, [...]
On Saturday, Villa fans will make the trip down the M5 to Bristol. 10th place Bristol City are our opponents for the first time since the early 1980s. To get the “View From the Other Side” for the trip to the south west of England, Sam from The [...]
Embed from Getty ImagesThe 8th of August 2015 was a lovely time. A pre-season of continental recruitment, a debut goal for new signing Rudy Gestede and Tim Sherwood in a summer gilet. What could possibly go wrong?It was also the last time that Aston Villa thought it appropriate [...]
Bristol finished 18th last season and have already lost to Newcastle and Norwich this season. Sure, they're ahead of us in the table, but that is because they beat newly promoted Burton and Wigan. The results sort of make sense if you know what I mean.
And that is why [...]
After last week's superb acquisition of Mile Jedinak, Roberto Di Matteo has finally completed the spine of his new-look Aston Villa team. Tommy Elphick and Ross McCormack complete Villa's formidable spine and it is most definitely a welcome sight. Last season, our spine was porous. With individuals too worried about [...]
By Richard Wakefield De Laet Begins His Aston Villa Career Ritchie De Laet's arrival on a three-year deal for a reported £2.5 million fee is the latest attempt by Aston Villa to solve the eternal right-back problem in the team. The player becomes the third ex-United player to join Villa [...]
This week, it has been reported that Micah Richards, our captain last season, could be making the move to newly promoted Hull City.
It was reported in The Daily Mirror that Richards' services are being sought to boost the Tigers' threadbare squad. Considering that Richards can't get into a relegated Aston [...]
AVFC head down south to Bristol ahead of a short break After a number of weeks crammed between the Midlands and Yorkshire, Aston Villa finally venture south where Bristol City will welcome them to Bristol, situated on the rivers Frome (froom) and Avon.
Bristol is a town of historical importance, namely [...]
This year, Villans from across the western hemisphere (and beyond!) will gather in Chicago to meet and watch Aston Villa. Join us! Chicago will host the fourth annual North American Lions Club Meet Up (link to the Facebook event) the weekend of September 23-25. With a variety of events planned, [...]
Fans tend to have a one-way relationship with their club's chairman. We talk. Whether that's to complain about the lack of progress, lack of investment and even about the taste of the halftime pies. Or, whether it's to praise any success on or off the pitch (it's not all bad!). [...]
Jack and Robert return with Episode 99 of the Holtecast, and Aston Villa are not losing! After two straight losses to open the season and send everyone into panic mode, Aston Villa have rebounded quite nicely. The wins aren't coming yet, but three matches in a row unbeaten is something [...]
Things have come full circle in terms of communicating with fans of Aston Villa Football Club. Moving on from Randy Lerner, who was rarely seen let alone heard, we now rarely see more than a few hours go by without Dr. Tony Xia informing fans of his musings and of [...]
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An additional layer of bafflement is caused by the suggestions, albeit unconfirmed, that the midfielder failed to appear at medicals arranged at Marseille or two more which preceded his move to Saint-Etienne. Utterly bizarre if accurate & a real insight into the [...]
My Old Man Said Podcast: Episode Three Greetings, The third episode of the My Old Man Said podcast is available for your pleasure and download (see below). It covers the draws against Huddersfield and Derby. As well as honouring Ross McCormack's first goal for the club, we look at what [...]
Our start to the season has been a mixed bag with one win, two losses and two draws across all competitions. Having said that, like many Villa fans, I have decided to forget about that night in Luton completely. I think it is better to focus on our league performances [...]
My First Game
As a teenager growing up in Northern Ireland it was always an ambition of mine to make the trip over to Villa Park and watch my beloved Villa play a game in the Premier League. This finally happened on the 7th April 2015. I had a ticket in [...]
Well, this one came a bit out of nowhere. There were rumours that we were interested in Ritchie De Laet but nothing seemed official. That was until today's surprise announcement. Now, it's official. Ritchie De Laet has signed from Premier League champions Leicester City on a three-year deal.
So who is [...]
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I know many of you might not care about this, but I quite like these sort of listings, as even though we've been going through tough times in the last few seasons, we really are seen to be a big club when it comes [...]
A couple of draws (at home to Huddersfield Town and away to Derby) and a series of recent highs and lows – none lower than the death of former striker and fan favourite Dalian Atkinson. What did Villa fans learn from a emotional week? DALIAN ATKINSON, DAL-IAN-AT-KIN-SON Dalian Atkinson with [...]
Villa secured a comfortable away point against Derby after a solid defensive display, striking the woodwork twice, taking the
points tally to 5 for the season to date. Despite the steady start, the reaction from supporters has been polarised, with fans generally falling
into two camps surrounding results even at this early [...]
If you've visited this blog more than three times in the last year you'll know one thing about me; I like numbers. For me, numbers are the answer to most things and it's not just what we can see in front of us, it's numbers everywhere. The numbers don't lie [...]
Another game undefeated for Aston Villa and the free fall of recent months truly seems to be a thing of the past. A Work In Progress It would have been very naive to think that a new owner or manager would be an instant fix. The loss to Luton, and [...]
Derby have been consistently up amongst the Championship league challengers for the last 3 years or so from memory and if you'd offered me a draw away to them before the season began, I'd have snatched your hand off.
It's as simple as that.
Having had a quick glance at the comments [...]
Many will say that it's too early into the season to be worried that we're not winning two out of every three games and there is a very good chance they are right. But when Leicester were promoted they won 31 of the 46 matches and today, after three matches, [...]
After two straight losses to open the season and send everyone into panic mode, Aston Villa have rebounded quite nicely. The wins aren't coming yet, but three matches in a row unbeaten is something we probably couldn't even imagine last season. And a 1-2-1 record in league play puts the [...]
Episode 3 of My Old Man Said discusses the arrival of Mile Jedinak, meeting Tony Xia and breaks down the Huddersfield and Derby games. Plus, there's 'Jedinak's Jungle', 'Twitter with Tony' and Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans. AVFC UTV
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If relegation to the Championship has one effect, it's that a single week out of the podcasting racket leaves a backlog of too many matches to review at once. Since we last spoke, Aston Villa have lost at Luton Town, beaten Rotherham United, and drawn against Huddersfield Town and Derby [...]