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Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Why Does No-One Love Peter Crouch?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

How is it that an international striker with 16 goals in 34 games for his country and a Premiership strike rate of one goal in under every 3 games simply keeps being moved on? Now I could understand it if … Continue reading

Gareth Barry Proves He’s A Hypocrite

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When we had to put up with the on/off Gareth Barry transfer saga all last season, one of the key facts throughout the drama was that Barry wanted to play Champions League football. It was a purely football based decision … Continue reading

What Next For Michael Owen?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

With Newcastle teetering over the relegation trap door, skipper Michael Owen will lead a mass exodus at the club, should they fall through it into the Championship on Sunday. With Owen out of contract it is likely that he will … Continue reading

Time For The Other Big Four To Step Up Next Season

Posted on by Paul Bestall

With another season drawing to a close and the usual suspects in their normal places in the top four, isn’t it about time that the second level of teams finally pushed up to join them? With Everton once again in … Continue reading

American Ownership In The English Premier League Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Posted on by tyduffy

Those who would purify English football believe the current debauchery and debt stems from foreign ownership. That is not necessarily true. American billionaire Stan Kroenke bought out the Carr family shares in Arsenal for about £45m, increasing his stake in … Continue reading

Liverpool: No Need For Gareth Barry

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

As Aston Villa’s European dreams come to a halt, manager Martin O’Neill says he would allow Gareth Barry to move on if the midfielder so desires. Once again, Barry is expected to request a move to Liverpool. We all remember … Continue reading

Sunderland Keep Slipping Under Sbragia

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When Roy Keane walked out of the Stadium of Light back in December, they had 15 points from 15 games. He’d become exasperated as his expensively recruited side simply hadn’t gelled as quickly as he’d hoped and felt he couldn’t … Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers Push For Two Tier Premiership

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well interesting news has appeared this morning as Bolton chairman, Phil Gartside’s has put forward a proposal to increase the Premiership to two leagues of 18 teams with 14 clubs from the Championship and Rangers and Celtic. The proposal is to be put before … Continue reading

The PFA Player Of The Year Shortlists Are A Joke

Posted on by Paul Bestall

If today’s PFA Player of the Year shortlist shows us anything, announcing the player of the year with almost 6 weeks of the season left looks a stupid decision. With only Steven Gerrard not from Manchester United on the six … Continue reading

Man United At A Crossroads In Quest for Quintuple

Posted on by Matthew Semisch

When Manchester United scored two late goals on Sunday to secure a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, the result seemed to sweep under the rug the idea that United were a team in serious danger of relinquishing their Premier … Continue reading

Manchester United Hold Off Aston Villa To Stay Top

Posted on by Brian Louie

This weekend’s premier match, Manchester United hosting Aston Villa, was seemingly alight with some very sensitive microphones.  I’m not sure if the press box was the culprit, or perhaps those huge foam-covered ones on the touchlines, but you could hear … Continue reading

Whelan Warns Of Looming Financial Disaster

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Dave Whelan, the owner and chairman of Wigan Athletic has today been discussing his feelings that a Premiership club going bankrupt is only a matter of time due to the level of debts certain clubs are carrying. Whilst I think … Continue reading

Villa’s Poor Form Should Give England Fans Pause

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Title race back on, blah blah blah, Aston Villa torn apart like a dingo on a newborn, yada yada yada, England expects ahead of international week—wait just one minute there, pal. It would be safe to say that Villa is … Continue reading

Manchester United and Aston Villa Wait For a Bounce Back

Posted on by Brian Louie

What a time for an international break.  Despite perhaps one of the most exciting weekends in the Premier League this season, we now must endure the pomp and criticism surrounding the Three Lions as they take on Slovakia in a … Continue reading

Man United v Inter Match Moved to ESPN Classic

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Very few of us look forward to Mondays, so instead of wallowing in the depression of going back to work, here are several Premier League-related stories I handpicked for your reading pleasure. Enjoy. “Acorns Children’s Hospice will sponsor Aston Villa’s … Continue reading

The West Brom Win Changes Little for Arsenal

Posted on by tyduffy

Arsenal broke their four match scoreless streak on Tuesday, beating West Brom 3-1.  Arsene Wenger commented afterward that he never lost faith in his squad. Wenger said: “You are quickly questioned, when you don’t score. “There was no open discussion … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez Fallout and Wenger’s Reaction to Fourth Nil Draw

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

The two big stories this weekend not related to Manchester United’s getting the first leg of the quadruple would have to be events that transpired at the Riverside and at the Emirates Stadium. We’ll start with Liverpool because after such … Continue reading

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

The question I am posing is looking purely at what the UEFA Cup means to clubs from the English Premier League. Judging by recent participants and how they have fared, it appears to feature very low on most Premiership clubs’ … Continue reading