It has not been an easy start to life in the Championship for Villa, but Aaron Tshibola's late goal rescued a point from what threatened to be another bleak afternoon for Roberto Di Matteo's side.Problems with Jack Grealish, who was left out here and has been fined by the club [...]
• Diamé: ‘I have to do everything to get Newcastle back in Premier League'• ‘Seeing Steve Bruce leave Hull like he did had a big impact on me'Mohamed Diamé has an unequivocal answer to almost incessant questions about why he turned his back on the Premier League in order to [...]
The French-born striker, who did not have a club until he was 18 and whose move to Aston Villa may become a Championship record, says he is ‘way off doing what Drogba did but we all have to try'Jonathan Kodjia was on his way to becoming an accountant before he [...]
• Newspaper reports suggest player upset guests after all-night celebrations• Midfielder's off-field conduct has been the subject of adverse publicity beforeAston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo confirmed on Thursday that an internal investigation has started at the club into media publicity surrounding Jack Grealish. Related: Tony Xia urges Aston Villa's [...]
• Villa owner addresses 21-year-old on Twitter• ‘It's not warning but just elder brother's talk'The Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has urged midfielder Jack Grealish to show focus and avoid going in the “wrong direction” following allegations surrounding his off-pitch lifestyle.According to newspaper reports, the 21-year-old was in a group [...]
For once it was the opponent left ruing missed chances and Villa who grabbed a late equalizer as the Lions battled back to earn a 1-1 draw with visiting Newcastle. Which never seemed like happening.
Indeed, for 65 minutes or so, it was one of the most dispiriting performances I've seen [...]
Villa turned a losing position into a draw! Against Newcastle! HILARIOUS! We changed things up this week! Instead of having a great first half with nothing to show for it, Aston Villa came out against Newcastle United and had a garbage first half with an own goal to show for [...]
We've got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Newcastle United. Alright Aston Villa. Win this one, at least. You apparently want to draw everything. But please. PLEASE. Please beat Newcastle. Because as I mentioned last week, I hate Newcastle United. I don't know why, either. [...]
I'm worried about today.
We face Newcastle at home and the truth is I don't have the foggiest idea about how this game is going to go.
It's easy to take a pessimistic view and look at our form compared to the opposition's and assume it's all over before we kick a [...]
Venue: Villa ParkDate: Saturday 24th September 2016Kick-off: 17:30Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Aston Villa: D L D D D
Newcastle United: W W W W L
Last time the two teams met: 0-0 – 7th May 2016 (Villa Park)
A dull and uneventful game finished goalless as the Villans ended their eleven-match losing streak [...]
Ahead of our game against the Geordies, I'm scratching my head at our start to the season. I'm sure that many fans share my confusion regarding our lack of results and shoddy performances going in to, arguably, our toughest challenge yet. We have a lot in common with Newcastle United, [...]
OK, MOMS is getting a little tired of this not winning routine. It's getting boring. Three wins in the last 45 games… come on now. Roberto Di Matteo's team at the moment seems to be doing a pretty decent impersonation of an Alex McLeish team with its five draws in [...]
The Villa Appetiser: Aston Villa v Newcastle 2016 Both Villa and Newcastle were promotion favourites at the start of this season, but Villa haven't lived up to the billing so far this season. Despite ultimately being relegated, the arrival of Benitez lifted the mood in Newcastle and that has continued [...]
Well here we are again.The Villa Underground often ponders on these pages about the drawbacks & effects of following Aston Villa. The experience is bad enough until you imagine having to follow a team like Newcastle United.For all of Villa's woe's, self inflicted disintegration and even our stuttering start [...]
Jack Grealish, the young player many Aston Villa fans are relying on to fire us out of the poor form we've found ourselves in and hopefully even take us further in the future, is in the papers again – and for the wrong reasons.
Mike Keegan of ‘The Daily Mail' reported [...]
It has been an underwhelming start to the season to say the least. Many fans expected us to be competing at the other end of the table after eight games. However, all is not doom and gloom at Villa; our performances have merited more points than we have got and [...]
If you look at the table then this match is the story of two different relegated Premier League teams. Newcastle sit comfortably in 3rd having lost three but won five matches. Whereas Villa are struggling in 18th, yet with less defeats at only two. It's the draws that have been [...]
As I thought about the game against Newcastle United coming up this weekend, my mind was drawn to a match between the two sides six years ago.
We were away from home and we had just lost a manager but we were thumped 6-0.
Since then, we have played Newcastle United ten [...]
My Old Man Said Aston Villa Podcast – Episode 6 Greetings Villans, The sixth episode of the My Old Man Said podcast reflects back on a run of three Villa draws and discusses the two main areas of the team that need attention if the team is to [...]
There is a Transatlantic flavour to the Newcastle United “View From The Other Side”. The Toon Army NYC gave their views on Saturday's clash at Villa Park. Unsurprisingly, the US based Newcastle fan group are confident going into the game and have high hopes of an immediate return [...]
Winter arrives as Villa drop more points, welcome ‘Arry to Villa Park and experience mountain highs and sea-bed lows... For those who don't know, you can download the legendary Championship Manager 01/02 for free. For those of us, like myself, who were nine when this came out - you'll get [...]
19th January 2015: a moderately-‘alright' party was underway in a sleepy village to celebrate my 18th birthday. As an episode of Geordie Shore might recall, ‘the drinks were flowing' and everyone was having a good day. Steadily, the party became louder and louder. People were getting pretty drunk but I [...]
Later than usual (sorry!) but here's this weeks roundup! Game-week 8 was the first time this season we saw all Championship matches played on the same day. It's also around the time when fans really start to take notice of the table. That's something us Villa fans should try to [...]
Micah Richards, at centre back, is Villa's joint-highest-rated player in FIFA 17. That's… not right. If you're at least a little like me, you're anxiously awaiting next week's FIFA launch and the opportunity to take Aston Villa back to Premier League (and eventual European) glory. So when the FIFA player [...]
If you're criticising Villa's best player this year: stop. A number of stories have emerged today regarding Jack Grealish's actions following Saturday's 0-0 loss to Ipswich Town.
All-in-all, Jack and his pals stayed up late, probably ingested legal substances and maybe raised a little hell. That's all you need to know. [...]
Is Ross McCormack going to be the linchpin to our promotion hopes this season? The Scotland international was Di Matteo's first marquee signing of the transfer window. At £11 million, he was a real statement of intent to our rivals. A natural and proven goalscorer who works hard and also [...]
I read a Tweet at the weekend that went something along the lines of 'Aston Villa fans always turn on themselves before turning on the manager' and it does seem a little like we've been here before. I then Tweeted something along the lines of why do we have to [...]
MOMS Survey Before the start of the season MOMS did a comprehensive survey of a selection of 500 Aston Villa supporters to get their views regarding the state of the club on and off the field and also on various supporter issues. One of the big questions was what were [...]
Ipswich Point After the trip to Portman Road, Aston Villa had secured three points…in a week, across three games, when they had hoped for at least seven. The reality of the Championship bit hard into Villa's expected promotion push. This wasn't going to be as easy as just spending £50m+ [...]
In a bid to lighten the mood after a less than electric start to the campaign, The Villa Underground has compiled Villa's goals so far this season. Amongst them is a fine volley from Grealish, a screamer from Kodjia and a tidy brace from Rudy Gestede.Positive. Mental. [...]
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.” So said Joe Lydgate, a medieval monk and poet, even before organised footie had been invented!
Embed from Getty ImagesAfter hobbling off against Brentford, it had been thought at the time that Ritchie De Laet has only picked up a minor injury.In a huge blow however, the newly signed Belgian right back soon confirmed that the knee injury sustained was at best season ending;De Laet had [...]
Three draws on the trot? Is Alex McLeish back in charge? The show looks at the midfield issues, defensive dilemmas, focuses on Ashley Westwood - can he improve? Plus, there's Jedinak's Jungle, Five Reasons and more. N.B - apologies for the technical issue with the audio, but after a microphone [...]
Chris and Steve have been unable to record a show for a while for various reasons that ain't none o' ya biznizz, but we're back in action this week to catch up on the latest happenings at Aston Villa. Roberto Di Matteo's side has hardly impressed since last we spoke, [...]