We told you yesterday that it was highly expected that Scottish striker Ross McCormack could be on his way to Sunderland on a loan deal but it now appears three other clubs are interested in his services.
The Reading Chronicle is reporting that Japp Stam is looking to hijack the former [...]
Aston Villa full back Ally Cissokho is on the verge of completing his much-anticipated move to Turkish minnows Yeni Malatyaspor according to their sporting director.
Ali Ravci has revealed that there are still a few issues to iron out but the deal should go ahead very soon.
The former Liverpool full back [...]
Well, is this the season when we will see the Villa Pheonix rise out of what were truly ashes? Will this be the end of nearly 20 years of developing misery for Villa supporters, punctuated only by the false dawn and excitement with the appearance of Randy and his initially [...]
Aston Villa plays Watford in a Graham Taylor Memorial game this Saturday in the last friendly before the Villans take on Hull City. A recent update by the club said that just over 5,000 tickets had been snapped up which seems rather paltry considering the occasion and the experience the [...]
Wrap of the Week So Far Who knows, if Aston Villa had stuck around the Premier League, we may have finally landed the ‘Little Pea', with Javier Hernández (29) joining West Ham to the tune of £15m. I mention this, because it puts a question mark on the value Villa [...]
The story is that Ross McCormack is going on loan to Sunderland and if you believe the sources, he's begun personal talks with the club.
I've been thinking about this one on and off all day and it's frankly bugging me.
Ok, I've suggested previously that I believe after “Gate-gate” the relationship [...]
Jordan Veretout has today completed his much-anticipated move away from Aston Villa when he signed for Serie A side Fiorentina.
Veretout joins Viola in a deal that is said to be worth around £6.75 million (€7million) plus add-ons.
The 24-year old has signed a four year deal in Italy which ends a [...]
Au Revoir The selling of Jordan Veretout has been the second mini saga of the summer transfer window. First there was the Jordan Amavi to Sevilla debacle, but finally this story has a conclusion. The 24-year-old French midfielder has signed a four-year contract with Florentina joining Carlos Sanchez, who completed [...]
Villa to Viola - Jordan Veretout has been sold on. Aston Villa need to ship off a few players, and by the looks of it, Jordan Veretout is the latest to leave the club, heading out to Fiorentina.
That's Veretout gone then #AVFC (@ManuLonjon) pic.twitter.com/tPllw7TNN2— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) July [...]
Right now, Aston Villa need players who can win them promotion, and that's why low-cost veteran signings like John Terry and Glenn Whelan make sense. But if promotion doesn't happen soon, Villa could end up stuck in Championship purgatory. As the Twitter banter kings (and Paddy Power) have noted, Aston [...]
With less than two weeks remaining until the start of the new Championship season, the club is now well into their pre-season schedule and the squad looks close to being complete but are a few more signings required?
Last weekend's Cup of Traditions tournament went a long way to alleviating many [...]
By Daniel Williams Brucey Bonus “Football. Bloody hell.” When Sir Alex Ferguson uttered those immortal words, little did anyone know, but that was the great man pre-empting the signings of John Terry, Sam Johnstone, Chris Samba, Glenn Whelan and Ahmed Elmohamady, all for less than the price of what it [...]
Last week, MOMS was present at the first Away Fan Consultation group meeting of the 2017/18 season at Villa Park, after proving to be a productive experience last season. First of all, it was good to see some new faces, who are regular Villa away fans and Villa Away Scheme [...]
It's been a busy few days and quite a few things have happened since my last post. Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady and Christopher Samba have all signed and all of them, plus John Terry offer us an absolutely wonderful opportunity at promotion this season.
It almost feels as if this [...]
Away Comforts Last week, MOMS attended the first Away Fan Consultation group meeting of the season at Villa Park and welcomed the club's decision to again put £50k towards subsidising away tickets this upcoming season. Like last season, the aim is to reward travelling supporters for the efforts they go [...]
Not really sure where they got the name for this little competition, maybe it has a bit better ring to it in German, but it's an interesting format, and given that substitutions usually make for two sides playing a full 90 anyway, I thought it made for a useful couple [...]
I know I've previously said we shouldn't set much stall by how we do in friendlies and this tournament doesn't really mean a lot in the scheme of things, but it's a trophy, isn't it?
And it's not like we win one every day, so it's something worth shouting about, in [...]
Your 2017 Cup of Traditions Champions!! Winning is always good and the 2017/18 campaign is off to a solid start with Aston Villa capturing the super important preseason trophy.
With silverware on the line — Aston Villa matched up with a worth Hertha Berlin side in the finals of the Cup [...]
Will Villa come home with the Cup of Traditions? They'll have to beat Hertha Berlin to find out! Aston Villa will play Hertha Berlin in the final of the Cup of Traditions at 3pm UK time (just over an hour)
Aston Villa finished off a Duisburg side by three goals to [...]
Villa blew away a sorry Duisburg side to earn their place in the Cup of Traditions Final. Aston Villa started off their Cup of Traditions mini-campaign with a well fought forty-five game against second-tier German side MSV Duisburg.
Villa almost took the lead in the first forty seconds as an Ahmed [...]
After an inconsistent first season and a handful of new signings this summer, what can expect to see from Villa this season? Kevin Hughes looks at what we've learnt of Steve Bruce's time as Villa manager so far and realises this team still seems short of shape, style and a [...]
As you'll probably already know, Ross McCormack, Gary Gardner, Aaron Tshibola and Tommy Elphick have not travelled with the squad for the Germany trip.
It seems some people are quite surprised about it, but I really can't see why?
McCormack's position at the club is quite simply untenable in my opinion, as [...]
Firstly, let me start off by accepting the fact that during our relegation season and even the Lambert years prior to these, the football was monotonous and the results dire. We showed no ambition and trundled along painfully like an old car; eventually we were going to drop down from [...]
Whilst there's no getting away from the fact that Chris Samba is 33 years old, a 1 year deal for a player with a wealth of European & international experiences doesn't do any harm….right?
Similarly to John Terry, it's naive to simply recall visions of 7 or 8 years ago in [...]
Well things are hotting up and it's welcome to Elmo and Glen Whelan, who's just been officially announced.
On the face of it they're not the most inspiring signings, but I do agree that they'll be coming in to do a job, particularly in Whelan's case.
I'm not convinced where Adomah stands [...]
I was going to belatedly opine about the Walsall match—in brief, why would anyone expect anything but a bore draw when playing 4-5-1 with Gabby as your 1—but events, as they often do, supersede the best-laid plans.
Of more immediate interest: two long-rumored signings coming to fruition. And I can't say [...]
As the season draws ever closer, Dan Bardell and Tom Julian are back in the studio to discuss all things Aston Villa. Up first on the agenda is Gabriel Agbonlahor, a man who divides opinion, so much so, we've allowed a special guest onto the podcast...
Our latest pre season matches, [...]