Tuesday evening saw Middlesbrough make their way back to Villa Park to see a nearly completely new side from the Claret and Blue in the Carabao Cup. Just a week removed from their 0-0 draw against Boro, Aston Villa put in nine substitutions while holding over Birkir Bjarnason and Henri [...]
Aston Villa lined up against Middlesbrough for the second time in 7 days at Villa Park and made 11 changes from the team that beat Barnsley 3-0 at the weekend.
Former captain Tommy Elphick, youngsters Callum O'Hare and Jake Doyle-Hayes were amongst the changes. Middlesbrough was not to be outdone though [...]
Cup ties haven't been much to look forward to for Villa the last several years. Ever since Martin O'Neill set the tone in Russia, Villa have seemingly had to prioritize league survival over cup glory (though MON was trying to save the squad for the push to the top). This [...]
This first part of the post isn't in the title. It's about my bluenose statement the other day. I didn't want to put it in the title, for some to suggest it was click bait. Got to be careful these days.
But, do you want Aston Villa to lose tonight [...]
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
19:45 – Tuesday 19th September 2017
Villa Park, Birmingham
Aston Villa will welcome Championship rivals Middlesbrough to Villa Park for the second time in seven days as they meet in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The two sides met last week in a game that ended [...]
For those who don't already know, I hate the fact that we play weakened sides in the cups.
I believe we should play every game to do our utmost to win, simple.
I can hear your thoughts straight away.
“It's a waste of time and only detracts from our efforts in the league”.
After a mid-week scoreless draw last week — two familiar foes face off in cup clash. The match logistics
Kickoff is Tuesday, September 19 at 7.45pm.
No television coverage or video stream through AVTV.
Audio stream available through AVTV
Villa have beaten Colchester and Wigan to advance to the third round.
Albert Adomah has impressed many Villa fans last season and many started to question why he wasn't featuring in Steve Bruce's team. Recently he returned to the team and you have to ask the question if it is a coincidence that it coincided with our 3-0 victory over Barnsley on [...]
• Bookmaker offered 66-1 on late defender succeeding Harry Redknapp• Former Tottenham coach Ehiogu passed away in AprilA gambling firm has apologised after it allowed customers to bet on a dead former footballer becoming a manager. Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66-1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo [...]
That was a nice weekend wasn't it. It feels so much better starting the week after a win and positivity. Sure, okay not everyone is positive about the win, some see it as a blip and maybe it is. Maybe we lose the next three. But isn't it nicer to [...]
James is joined by Jon Mackenzie to talk Villa, Leeds, Bruce and the Championship at large 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 [...]
Rare Away Win Aston Villa away wins in recent years have become about as frequent as your birthday or Christmas, so the three-nil win at Barnsley was most welcome in terms of getting Villa's season going. Such wins should have been routine last season, yet Villa only earned one point [...]
Embed from Getty ImagesSaturday evening, Villa took a big step towards getting the season properly started with a well-earned victory over Barnsley.
In short, it's a welcome three points, three goals and victory away from Villa Park.
The win lifts us to 13th and just 5 points from the playoff spots, with [...]
‘Mass Hysteria' With some Villa supporters still frustrated by the previous season, it was as early as the third game of the season that they were calling for Steve Bruce's head. Suddenly according to some, the following Norwich City game was a ‘must-win' and if Villa didn't win it, then [...]
Villa returned to winning ways Saturday with a 3-0 win away to Barnsley. Albert Adomah had two, one from the spot, and Keinan Davis finally got his first senior goal, the one that had been so long coming. It was comfortable in the end and Villans finally got to enjoy [...]
As I met with friends yesterday in a pub before my coach was due to pick us up and take the 2-hour journey up to Barnsley we discussed what we expected from the game. It was fair to say that none of us were that optimistic. In fact, for me, [...]
Aston Villa are finally off the mark on their travels in this year's Championship, but what played a bigger part in Saturday's result: good fortune or good skill?
Welcome to Expected Villa (xV), a post-match column on the stats behind Villa's results.
One of the reasons I really love looking at [...]
Aston Villa won yesterday and it was fantastic. Sadly there is a group of people on Twitter that were still not happy. Judging by some of the comments on here last night also, there are those people here too. I find it really sad.
Earlier this week, there were people [...]
“That's more like it!” It had been a tumultuous week for many Aston Villa supporters. Two consecutive scoreless draws left a lot of people, including many of our staff, calling for Steve Bruce to get axed like William Wallace.
Yesterday the defiant manager and his squad [...]
Much better from Villa, as they comfortably beat a team they only took one point off last season. The game was pretty even in the first half, but the difference in the two defences decided a 2-0 half-time scoreline. Villa's was marshalled well by Terry and Chester, in perhaps their [...]
Ladeezs and Gentlemeeeen, it gives me great pleasure….
To announce an excellent win, where there was literally nothing to complain about.
My God, how nice it feels to say that.
We got the first goal, that I felt was always going to be important, but even if we hadn't, I just got the [...]
Oh, what a brutal week that was. And then there was Villa to top it off.
The September of Truth has so far yielded two points, and no goals. Villa sit 20th, with seven points from the campaign to date, and a negative-two goal differential.
No wonder Bruce is getting annoyed by [...]
“It's very early still. There are still 40 games to play – and a lot to play for” – Steve Bruce The Villa Appetiser: Barnsley v Aston Villa 2017 While spirits were reasonably high ahead of the international break, two 0-0 draws at Villa Park have done little to convince [...]
Barnsley vs Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship
17.30 – Saturday 16th September 2017
Aston Villa will today head up North the M1 to take on Barnsley in the Championship which will be live on Sky Sports. Around 3,400 supporters are expected to travel.
Steve Bruce's men currently occupy the 18th position and [...]
Someone commented that I have become increasingly patronising and condescending. Hand on heart, I turned that up years ago and I don't think I've increased much over the past few months. And I don't think it patronising, instead of weaving opinion into the blog, I'm just coming out and saying [...]
I could rattle on about the Boro game, but it's pretty much all been said, with some thinking we were utter rubbish and some thinking we were massively unlucky in not scoring.
Me, I sit somewhere in-between in thinking we quite simply aren't scoring enough, yet you couldn't have made up [...]
The West Bromwich Albion midfielder is set for his 632nd Premier League game on Saturday which would move him level with the record of Ryan GiggsGareth Barry will equal the Premier League appearance record held by Ryan Giggs on Saturday should he feature for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham [...]
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Despite the early season struggles and the weekly dissection of whether Steve Bruce is the right man for the job, it's not all doom & gloom.
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Our start to the season has clearly been poor, but there is one performance that stands head and shoulders above the rest, our 4-2 victory over Norwich City. Now, yes this was a home performance, but with the quality we have at our disposal and over 3,000 away [...]
Original Tease Just over a week ago Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness did a lengthy interview on the club's website discussing various future plans for the club, but he also reflected back on the summer's transfer window. The main thing that stood out was the mention that Villa had, had [...]
Fortunately, most Aston Villa supporters are not on Twitter. More fortunately, most people don't take Twitter too seriously. And if you left it to the majority of Aston Villa fans on Twitter, we'd likely be on our third manager of the season.
One thing I can say though is that [...]
It's a curious thing that over 100 years ago if there was one criticism due to the formidable Villa sides of those days, it was that they failed to convert enough chances into goals.
And to me, there lies the key issue of today's players: that they are creating enough chances [...]
• Taylor alleged to have discouraged victim from reporting what had happened• Allegations relate to abuse by Villa scout Ted Langford in the late 1980sThe independent inquiry into football's sexual-abuse scandal has heard claims that Graham Taylor, the former England manager, was involved in a cover-up at Aston Villa which [...]
It's halftime at #avfc
Thankfully. We survived an exhibition in non football.
Highlight Adama Traore getting a chorus from the Holte End pic.twitter.com/4qTrhtbduH
— Villa Underground (@avfc_vilr) September 12, 2017
Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough
A disjointed and dispiriting performance set against a backdrop of wind and rain at Villa Park.
After an early bonkers challenge from [...]
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 to [...]
The Aston Villa craziness keeps on coming.While the team have both stopped conceding and scoring goals, the anti-Steve Bruce social media hysteria continues to build.David & Dan give their verdict on what should happen to Bruce, in what will be ultimately a no-win situation for the manager (apart from financially).Villa's [...]
Dan Bardell and Tom Julian take to The Villa View audio booth once again for another podcast.
On this week's show, the pair reflect on the back to back 0-0 results at Villa Park against Brentford and Middlesbrough. They also look at some of the points from the most recent Fan [...]
Ep16 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 home to Brentford, hopes for [...]