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Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Intertoto Cup Third Round Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Some of the more well-known clubs jump into the fray in this final round of competition including 2007 Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart, Aston Villa (former European Cup and 2001 Intertoto Cup Winners) and Norwegian club Rosenborg. Winners of this round … Continue reading

Poll: Premier League Signings

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Which club has made the best signings so far this summer? ( surveys)

Setanta North America Announce Seven Pre-Season Matches Coming to TV

Posted on by Jeff Hash

Setanta North America has confirmed its first seven pre-season matches the network will be showing in the United States and Canada in the buildup to the new Premier League season. Five of the matches will be friendlies involving Liverpool and … Continue reading

Childhood Memories Of Experiencing Summer Friendly Matches

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Growing up in the UK, the summers were surreal for me. There was the rare but glorious sunshine. The Butlin’s Holiday Camp. And spending time with relatives on my grandparent’s farm. But it was also surreal because it was a … Continue reading

Aston Villa Launches New 08/09 Away Shirt

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Aston Villa today unveiled the design of their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season, as well as their new home shirt. The new shirt, designed by Nike, is in stark contrast to previous designs of their away shirt. Last … Continue reading

Aston Villa Launches New 08/09 Home Shirt

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Aston Villa today unveiled their new home shirt for the 2008/2009 season. The new shirt is designed by Nike and sponsored by Acorns Children’s Hospice and is, in fact, the same shirt design that Football Shirt Culture leaked on Friday. … Continue reading

The History Of English Football Before The Big Four

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sometimes it’s hard to believe because they monopolize the Premier League so much, but the Big Four in England have not always been the big four. Chelsea only joined the ranks in 2003. Prior to that, the league was topped … Continue reading

Photos Of New Aston Villa Home Shirt Leaked

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Photographs of Aston Villa’s new home shirt for the 2008/2009 season have been leaked courtesy of Football Shirt Culture. The new shirt from Nike features the name of Acorns Children’s Hospice as its chief sponsor. The home shirt is designed … Continue reading

Benitez Burns His Bridges

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Liverpool seem to have decided on a new transfer policy this summer which makes the same impact as Real Madrid’s lovelorn chase for Ronaldo. Liverpool seem to be using their local paper, The Echo, to release transfer target information into the public domain … Continue reading

Silly Season Sillier Than Ever

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While Premiership footballers are working on their tans, the businessmen within football are busier than ever. Silly season has well and truly begun as football agents, chairmen, publicists and executives burn the midnight oil. As we’ve seen in the past … Continue reading

Aston Villa To Feature Name Of Charity On Its Shirts

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Premier League has given Aston Villa permission to have a charity’s name emblazoned across their shirts next season instead of a sponsor’s name. The landmark decision by the Premier League will allow Aston Villa to have Acorns Children’s Hospice … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 7 April 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

Arsenal Reserves drew Liverpool Reserves 1-1 in a Saturday thriller. Rafa went with Jermaine Pennant and frisky Peter Crouch. Arsene started two English lads. Liverpool should have put the match away earlier. Crouch had a brilliant effort saved. Riise missed … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 31 March 2008

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Arsenal beat Bolton 3-2 at the Reebok, keeping mathematical title hopes alive.  The Gunners, with 10 men on the pitch, scored three goals to reverse a 2-0 deficit.  Diaby deserved his red card for raised studs.  Poor fortune averaged itself … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 3 March 2008

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Birmingham 4 – Tottenham 1 Spurs tried on the big boy pants, only to end up wearing them around their ankles. They had a sick party last weekend. This weekend they were simply sick. The rear guard is rubbish. Robinson … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 12 Feb 2008

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It was night of black armbands and barren kits in Manchester, which only served to emphasize the sponsorship everywhere else as Man City shocked Man United 2-1 at Old Trafford.  It is no coincidence that most of Man U’s losses … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 4 Feb 2008

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After this weekend a Google search for “Sven” and “Up the Arse” won’t lead you astray as Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3-1 away from home to move to the top of the table. Adebayor dropped a deuce, scoring in his … Continue reading

FA Cup Ratings for Premier League Clubs

Posted on by tyduffy

The FA Cup Third Round relieved us from the dreariness of our normal robust Premier League schedule to enthrall us with live riveting matches like Pompey-Ipswich and grant us the opportunity to pay top dollar to watch Villa-Utd.  All 20 … Continue reading

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 3rd Round Saturday Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Despite all the bad feelings generated by Dave Kitson’s recent comments, Saturday was a day to feel good about the FA Cup. It was a big day for the lower division clubs as they stepped up to pull off several … Continue reading