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Tag Archives: Aston Villa

English Premier League Preview – Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Preview All attention returns to the weekend’s Premier League action after Capital One Cup matches took place in midweek. Table toppers Chelsea host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they look to consolidate their lead at the top … Continue reading

Aston Villa’s August-September Progress Report

Posted on by Kyle Cotter
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Team strengths: Prior to their 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, Aston Villa had only conceded one goal for the season. At the beginning of the term nobody would have thought that the centre-back partnership of Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos … Continue reading

Gabriel Agbonlahor Form Means An England Recall Could Be On The Cards

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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When Gabriel Agbonlahor first stepped on the grass of Goodison Park at the age of 19 for his Aston Villa debut against Everton great things were expected from the Birmingham-born striker. His lightning pace and direct runs coupled with his … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 4

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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Liverpool has not learned the lesson that Jose Mourinho taught it, while Louis van Gaal ended his affair with the three-center back system. The Stagnant Reds Go Marching In Staring at screens around the world and sitting in the Kop, Liverpool … Continue reading

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Refereeing Decisions From Week 4

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The Premier League returned this weekend after the international break, and there were plenty of talking points in terms of incidents and decisions. Starting at The Emirates in the early kick off, Jack Wilshere was involved in a handball claim … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner: Aston Villa-Newcastle United & Tottenham Hotspur-QPR

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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In this week’s edition of Premier League Tactics Corner, we dive into Newcastle’s use of Emmanuel Riviere and Queens Park Rangers’ three-back system. Holding It Up Aston Villa did not put a shot on target in Saturday’s early game against … Continue reading

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team’s defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled … Continue reading

Roy Keane Ditches ITV Pundit Job To Pursue Aston Villa Assistant Manager Position

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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The always outspoken and controversial Roy Keane is in the news once again. This time it’s due to him not traveling with ITV to Brazil to cover the World Cup as a pundit. Instead, he may become the assistant manager … Continue reading

Aston Villa: This Season’s Premier League Entertainers Aiming to Reach Greater Heights

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In English football, which club has the fourth highest total of major honors? What would your answer be? Most would assume Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal to take the top three positions and they would be correct. But who has the fourth … Continue reading

The Early Season Roller Coaster Ride for Premier League Managers Continues

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Barclay’s Premier League season kicked off on Saturday August 17, 2013. Each club has now played six matches and one manager has been fired (Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio). Even after just six matches, some Premier League managers have been riding … Continue reading

Three Offseason Questions for the Defending Champs: LA Galaxy

Posted on by Robert Hay

Today we wrap up our “Three Questions” series with the defending MLS champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy.  By any definition, they were the best team in MLS last season: they convincingly led the Supporters Shield’s race most of the season, … Continue reading

Newcastle United: Third Best?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views … Continue reading

Americans Caught Up in Transfer Whirlwind

Posted on by Robert Hay

While the MLS transfer window is still open for another three months, the international transfer window closed Monday.  If you are a fan of an international league, you know how crazy this January transfer window was with money and players … Continue reading

Is the Future of the Premier League Bright or Not?

Posted on by Matthew Semisch

Football needs to be careful. We all love the drama of a good transfer deadline day and that feeling when your club lands a great player is brilliant but the whole situation is becoming scary. As I sit and write … Continue reading

Premier League Links Of The Day: January 7, 2010

Posted on by Footie Phantom

Let’s gear up for tomorrows FA Cup matches with a video. Take a look at the highlights from last years final. Here’s the links: Aston Villa shaken up [Caught Offside] Buy Beckham’s 2008 Porsche [Ebay] Manchester City played for the … Continue reading

Live Blog: Premier League December 28

Posted on by Phillip Badger

Will Manchester City top the table for a moment (however briefly)? Will Chelsea be knocked out of the top 4 for a day (at least)? Will Blackpool actually play a match? Join me for a live blog for the seven … Continue reading

Premier League Links Of The Day: December 2, 2010

Posted on by Footie Phantom

Today’s video features Birmingham City’s win over Aston Villa being marred by violence. Here’s the links: Carling Cup violence [Mail] Keane against the snood [Dirty Tackle] Balotelli scores twice [Mail] A man against the EPL [Four Four Two] The own … Continue reading