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Archives: Aston Villa

Will Aston Villa Escape Relegation Despite Alex McLeish In Charge As Manager?

Posted on by Richard Lauridsen

It wasn’t so long ago that this blog featured a report detailing the loudest grounds in English football. Near the top of that list sat recognizable English giants Manchester United and Liverpool. At third on the list sat the proud … Continue reading

Bold Prediction: Aston Villa Will Be Relegated This Season

Posted on by Morgan Green

Aston Villa has had a very lackluster season and it’s a season that in my mind is going to end in relegation. They are a side that is in serious trouble. After announcing near £54 million losses last month, the … Continue reading

Aston Villa Announces US 2012 Summer Tour to Philadelphia, Chicago and Portland

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The summer of 2012 promises to be a very English summer in the United States. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already officially announced friendlies in the US this summer. And now Aston Villa has joined the trio in announcing their … Continue reading

What I Learned About Your Premier League Club This Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the 20 years that I’ve followed the Premier League, this season has been the most unique for me. In previous years, I watched the league with an unbiased lens, able to dish out criticism and laud players and teams … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 25: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Manchester City has a chance to regain the top spot in the Premier League today when they travel to Villa Park to take on Alex McLeish’s side. The Scot’s job is rumored to be on a razor’s edge as is … Continue reading

Is Aston Villa Ready to Tame Manchester City?

Posted on by Michael Green

This Sunday’s Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Manchester City certainly has the makings of a decisive game in the outcome of the title race. With City’s stuttering away form over the last six weeks seeing them lose three … Continue reading

Aston Villa Underachieving and Unattractive Under Alex McLeish and Randy Lerner

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

For the past few season, Aston Villa has been a club on the fringes of crashing the “Sky Six” party. Coming into the 2011-2012 season, despite the appointment of Alex McLeish as manager, many supporters had hopes that Villa could challenge … Continue reading

FA Cup Fourth Round Sunday, Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Two big FA Cup matches are on deck today. The 11am ET/4pm GMT kickoff between Arsenal and Aston Villa is the one that most will be interested in, but the 8.30am ET/1:30pm GMT match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Aston Villa: McCarthy’s Men Grounded By Their Ex-Hero

Posted on by Chris Machin

Way back somewhere in the annuls of time; before the awe inspiring stadiums and the anti-sweat kits, before the mega millions and the sponsorship deals, before television and radio and the world wide web – back when the beautiful game … Continue reading

The Return Of The King: Robbie Keane Finds Gold For Aston Villa Against Wolves

Posted on by Drew Farmer

One day Robbie Keane will write/dictate his autobiography, and it will be filled with fantastic stories of playing football for some major clubs, living in Italy and the USA and full of scoring goals. Keane marked his full Aston Villa … Continue reading

Look At These English Football Clubs And Badges From 1962: Collector’s Card Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On day three of cleaning out my garage, I found a pleasant surprise in a 1962 collection of 25 cards entitled “Football Clubs and Badges” from a company named Lamberts Of Norwich. The cards were included in packets of tea … Continue reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane With 1990 Panini Football Stickers: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Day two of cleaning up my garage unearthed some more gems. This time it’s “Football ’90,” which is a small stack of Panini stickers from the 1990-91 season. There are about 50-75 stickers in all, nowhere near the entire collection. … Continue reading

What Are The 20 Premier League Clubs Wishing For in 2012?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Here is what the Premier League clubs are wishing for in 2012: Arsenal: Gunner fans are wishing that scoring machine Robin van Persie continues his torrid streak. Aston Villa: That Alex McLeish has a method to his “managerial tactic” madness. … Continue reading

What It’s Like To Experience English Football Games In Person

Posted on by Michael James

As a 22-year-old American postgraduate student at the University of Reading, I’m in heaven. Let me explain. Like an already massive and ever-growing number of American kids, I grew up playing soccer, and continued playing until I went to college. … Continue reading

Which Premier League Club Could Field the Best All UK/Irish Starting 11?

Posted on by Ryan Sandidge

Over the past few Premier League seasons there has been much debate about the growing number of foreign players in starting line-ups.  Much of this has surrounded FIFA’s proposed “6 + 5 rule” in which a team would have to … Continue reading

Shane Long Deserves a Long Overdue Apology From Alan Hutton

Posted on by Mark Lilley

Shane Long went on air after West Brom’s victory this week to say “I didn’t receive any apology over the [Alan Hutton] tackle.” To me this is disgraceful. Shane Long has been out for a month. And after that particular … Continue reading

Emile Heskey Stars As The Powerhouse, A Soccer Player With Super Powers

Posted on by Alex Muller

httpv:// He’s been called many names before, but now he is known as The Powerhouse. A man who defies all odds, who can fall at the merest of touches. A man whose right foot drops like a thousand hammers. A … Continue reading

Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

Posted on by Double Pivot

The focus for a long time was on the “big four” of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the “Sky Six” temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise … Continue reading