They're the questions about Villa on everyone's lips. Well, everyone who uses Google. We've teamed up with the search giant to reveal the top questions Google users have been asking this year. Some of them may surprise you! [...]
Also featuring: Fifa's new era, Steve Evans, and a sad day for journalismSetting the bar for next season's club captains: Gabby Agbonlahor – relegated on a shisha-pipe, nitrous oxide legal high. He told fans in February: “We're going to fight to the end. That's all the club expects from us. [...]
• Chinese businessman may use his Lotus Health brand in renaming ground• Villa expected to step up Roberto Di Matteo chaseNew Aston Villa owner Tony Jiantong Xia is considering plans to rebrand Villa Park upon completion of his takeover of the club.The Chinese businessman, 39, this week bought Villa from [...]
Eric Black says he is happy with the effort put in by Aston Villa at the Emirates, and that the score does not reflect the match.
Tony Xia, the Chinese businessman who has been confirmed as the new owner of Aston Villa, has bold plans for the club.
"My ambition [...]
• New owner tells fans ‘forget the past; we are going to enter into a new age'• ‘Attitude is more important than talent, so that will be my advice to new coach'The new owner of Aston Villa has vowed to transform the recently relegated club into one of the world's [...]
• Chairman chairman Steve Hollis reported to be in China to finalise sale• Price of £100m expected to be enough to purchase clubAston Villa chairman Steve Hollis is in China to finalise the sale of the club, according to reports.Hollis, who was appointed in mid-January, has been working on a [...]
• Manchester City by some margin biggest net spenders at £124.4m• Eight of 10 bottom-half sides spent more than ArsenalTottenham Hotspur were the only top-flight club to make a profit from their transfer dealings over the last two windows. Mauricio Pochettino managed to bank £6.7m while taking his team to [...]
With the season over, it's time to assess Aston Villa's 2015-16. Here's a reflection on the club's traumatic relegation.
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Season in a sentence
A humiliating shambles which resulted in a first ever relegation from the Premier [...]
After the Mail on Sunday's report, where they seemed fairly happy that Dr Tony is pretty much what he says he is after flashing that big bank certificate worth around £430 million, it seems trying to find any proper dirt on our new owner is proving fruitless.
For balance, I have [...]
I am no expert in wealthy Chinese business personnel whatsoever – but neither are you. Dr. Tony Xia is the potential new owner of Aston Villa Football Club and will take over from Randy Lerner if the fit and proper persons test is passed. The Harvard graduate is an unknown [...]
Action in the past 48 hours has made me optimistic that there might be hope for the AVST after all. Two days ago, I wrote about the Aston Villa Supporters' Trust failing to earn our trust through their lack of action and communication. I stand by everything I said in [...]
BBC WM have reported that the Scot won't be joining Tony Xia at Aston Villa. Mere hours after our own MattVillan professed his love for David Moyes, the out-of-work Scot has turned down the open role at Aston Villa. Here's a snippet of what Matt had to say:
'Finally, Moyes is [...]
What a crazy few weeks it has been for Aston Villa Football Club. When the news broke on Wednesday evening that the club has been sold to Dr. Tony Xia, I could scarcely believe what I was hearing.
It felt quite surreal given the time it has taken the outgoing Lerner [...]
MattVillan explains just why Moyes needs to be AVFC's next manager As initially broken by the Daily Mail here, David Moyes is finally the front-runner for the Aston Villa job. A man of an immense wealth of experience, the fan's choice and with connections to our rumoured new board, it [...]
Cheerio Brad. One of the biggest culprits in this past season has been Brad Guzan.
A goalkeeper so bereft of confidence that a prescription seems to be in order. A gentleman so insensitive to the plight of his team-mates and football club that he decided to repay his demotion to the [...]
Aston Villa Manager Latest There's much to discuss about Tony Xia and the Recon group's takeover of Aston Villa. From the most recent batch of interviews Xia has given (already more than Lerner did in his entire time as the owner of Villa), certain things have been mentioned that check [...]
After my last post, things have become a bit more clearer about what's happened to cause the worrying that many Villa fans are going through and surprise, surprise, it's the Villa PR department that seems to have messed up.
While it's understandable that converting Chinese to English can be problematic, it's [...]
The USMNT will be starting a player in the Copa America who got benched for Aston Villa. That should work well. Aston Villa will have some representation on the United States team in the Copa America Centenario this summer, as goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been named the squad's starter. He [...]
Things are starting to get real for Aston Villa fans. When the sale was announced I wrote that I was sceptical and nothing has really changed but in truth, I'm more sceptical than I was. It feels a little like Del Boy has bought Aston Villa. But maybe it just [...]
The last few days have been very exciting for Villa fans. Randy Lerner's long overdue departure from Aston Villa means that we can now finally start looking forward with optimism and live in hope that things will finally get better for our football club. We have been bought by Dr. [...]
Context Lets preface this article by saying, I'm a realistic and there is a long, long way to go before we can start looking seriously at elements of the long-term picture, such as the one focused on in this post. Villa's future is simpler than you think. Let me deconstruct [...]
The scandalous 2015-16 season is over – and we finished with seventeen points. Seventeen. How pitiful!
At least now that the new owner, Dr. Tony Xia, is in place we can start building for next year.
In tribute to our monumental seventeen points, I have compiled a seventeen-point review of the season, [...]
After becoming inured to the prospect of continued prevarication in the selling of Aston Villa and therefore the chance of reverting the downward spiral, up pops something that – at first glance – seems to be everything that any good Villa fan has been praying for.
Great play seems to be [...]
I keep reading that this was a season to forget for Aston
Villa. To that, I say ‘good luck trying'. It will be etched into our collective minds
forever more, whether we like it or not.
These scars, like after any major trauma, will be difficult to heal.The sale of [...]
Obviously the takeover is a massive story and it's brought in lots of comments.
What's impressed me here is the standard of the debate/discussion, which has been excellent and I commend you all; Well done!
It's also been very revealing, with some well researched comments that have saved me having to trawl [...]
Parting Words Finally, the wheels of Aston Villa's future are whirring into a forward motion after recent seasons of drifting in limbo. Current Villa chairman Steve Hollis has mere weeks left in his post, as he oversees the changeover on behalf of Randy Lerner of the club to Tony Xia [...]
The takeover has now been concluded, with Dr Tony Xia taking over from Randy Lerner, while the young guns prepare for the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.
Many feel that over the last few seasons the club's academy hasn't been put to very good use. Even in 2015-16, when the senior squad [...]
There truly is never a dull moment supporting Aston Villa.The news released Wednesday evening confirmed that the protracted attempts of American Randy Lerner to sell the club since 2014 had finally succeeded.Embed from Getty Images
Tony Jiantong Xia is the lucky party, and the private owner of Recon Group has paid [...]
As the fanfare begins to die down, Aston Villa fans wake up this morning with a new owner. Randy Lerner, the embattled former chairman and owner, is consigned to the history books. For many, the overwhelming sentiment will be that of “good riddance”.
Details will no doubt emerge over the coming [...]
There is very little on the internet about our new owner other than what the official club website have told us. I'm finding it hard to find any real information about our new owner and I'm finding it hard to figure out his worth as an individual. I have found [...]
And while I had serious doubts that it was going to happen, I at least called it correctly in saying it wouldn't be the Rui Kang Group, but would be a third party that we knew nothing about.
Facts that must have really wound the media up, as not one of [...]
We're waiting for confirmation from the Premier League but by all accounts, Aston Villa have a new owner. His name is Dr Tony Jiantong Xia and the company is called Recon Group. Our job now is to stand back and watch what happens.
We are going to be told he [...]
Aston Villa Football Club is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed today for the sale of 100% ownership by Randy Lerner to Recon Group owned by Dr Tony Jiantong Xia subject to the approval of the Premier League and the Football League. Once those approvals have been [...]
MOMS has already written some views about the Chinese takeover of Aston Villa, but now the club have now issued a full statement (see below) confirming that there are just the formalities of the ‘Fit and proper' person's test to be done on the new owners. Considering that the Chinese [...]
Lets hope Villa are more than a metaphorical big game head in the Chinese football expansion trophy cabinet. Anybody with an eye for detail amongst the social media hot air surrounding the sale of Aston Villa will have seen that a proper announcement on a new owner was likely to [...]