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Report: Aston Villa set to sign John Terry

Report: Aston Villa set to sign John Terry

Aston Villa are in pole position to sign Terry, and only a huge change of heart will derail this move. Whether you like the potential signing of John Terry or not, it looks like it’s happening - and Sky Sports believe it’s almost definite. It seems that Terry’s relationship with Steve Bruce has secured the deal, which would add a fair bit of colossal might to Villa’s backline. Terry is clearly ageing, and despite worries about his character, his physicality and professionalism can’t be criticised - which means he could certainly do a job for Villa. John Terry is being fast-tracked...
7500 To Holte Jun 22, 2017
Are Aston Villa considering a bid for a former Holte End Hero?

Are Aston Villa considering a bid for a former Holte End Hero?

Stewart Downing was on the cusp of something good at Villa, before messing it all up. According to reports, Aston Villa and Steve Bruce are heavily considering a bid for former Villa man Stewart Downing. Downing has been told he is surplus to requirements on Teeside by new Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk following Boro’s relegation back into the Championship after a poor year in the Premier League. Downing would command a fee, but it would be nothing like the £7m that Boro paid to bring the former England international. However, Downing is approaching 33 years of age and won’t get any...
7500 To Holte Jun 22, 2017
Analyzing the key parts of Villa’s 2017/18 fixture list

Analyzing the key parts of Villa’s 2017/18 fixture list

Aston Villa’s fixtures for next year are out. What are the key runs that will make or break Villa’s season? You’ve brushed up on the season opener, final match and derby dates with Birmingham City. But what about the rest of the Aston Villa fixture list for 2017/18? Not all fixture lists are created even — for instance, a relatively benign start to last season was a bad thing, as Villa struggled out of the gate, throwing away some of their best chances to get three points. When you see specific teams matters over the course of a season; for instance, it’s a lot easier to...
7500 To Holte Jun 21, 2017
Aston Villa start season against Hull, finish at Millwall

Aston Villa start season against Hull, finish at Millwall

Villa’s fixtures have been released! Aston Villa and the rest of the EFL Championship clubs have released their fixture list. Aston Villa will start their season in a game against Hull City at home on Saturday the 5th of August - that Steve Bruce will relish, it’s his old side! The full fixtures (for the league) provided by Aston Villa are below. Here's our fixtures for 2017/18 @SkyBetChamp season... Season tickets https://t.co/vufVbCg9gQ #MyVillaMoments #AVFC pic.twitter.com/bTQhoha8uf— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 21, 2017 Villa face relegated Premier League...
7500 To Holte Jun 21, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Wednesday June 21st, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Wednesday June 21st, 2017

Villa. Do Something. Wait - where did all the John Terry news go? Villa Links: Villa are apparently interested in this former Celtic man. While Marseille are chasing the recently transfer-listed Jordan Amavi. Villa might now miss out on free-agent, John Terry. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Paul Gilham/ You probably won’t see a better Renaissance painting in the Louvre as Richard Dunne buries the Gooners. Footy Links: Milan are the frontrunners for James Rodriguez. Oh to be Liverpool. They are prepared to seal a club record deal. Jose Mourinho has been targeted...
7500 To Holte Jun 20, 2017
Villa must continue to make strides at the back next term

Villa must continue to make strides at the back next term

After years where it was the weakest unit in the squad, Villa’s defence actually looked pretty solid last year. But a promotion effort would require further improvement in 2017/18. Enter John Terry? To say Aston Villa’s defence simply improved during the 2016/17 season might be one of the biggest understatements in a while. Under a collection of managers in their final Premier League season, Villa conceded 76 goals in 38 games — exactly a pair per, on average — an accomplishment that followed up efforts of 57 the previous year, 61 the year before that, and 69 in Paul Lambert’s...
7500 To Holte Jun 19, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Monday June 19th, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Monday June 19th, 2017

One defender in, another out. Another day - another John Terry hint. End - now! Villa Links: Villa have increased their offer to John Terry in order to beat Birmingham to his signature. It seems that Villa and Birmingham are the main players in the chase for the defender, who is 36 years of age right now. Jordan Amavi seems to be on his way out of Villa Park after being transfer-listed at Villa. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Alex Pantling/ You won’t be seeing this guy for much longer in a Villa shirt! Footy Links: AC Milan’s young keeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma...
7500 To Holte Jun 17, 2017
Aston Villa appear close to first transfer

Aston Villa appear close to first transfer

Dr Tony tweets, cryptologists needed I think Villa fans may have to start reading some cryptology books in preparation for transfer windows. #UTV— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) June 17, 2017 Soon contract sign — stick a pin in it. That all makes sense. The heart with the arrow is the uncertain symbol here. Someone choosing heart over money — Alex Bruce has been released from Hull and some have speculated he could join up with his dad — and it is Father’s Day weekend. Someone with their heart broken — Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be quite upset over some tax issues........
7500 To Holte Jun 17, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Saturday 17th June, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Saturday 17th June, 2017

Youth teams of Europe collide! It’s the weekend. Enjoy it - and there’s actually meaningful football on as Europe’s youth teams clash, you might even see Jack Grealish in action for England! Villa Links: Villa will face Colchester in the first round of the awfully named Carabao Cup. Eww. Libor Kozak is off to Turkey. Former Villan Dan Crowley is set for a Championship loan. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Stu Forster/ A tribute to Dalian Atkinson - he passed away last year, but was one of Villa’s League cup heroes. Footy Links: Gianluigi Donnarumma has...
7500 To Holte Jun 16, 2017
Aston Villa to face Colchester in first round of the Carabao Cup

Aston Villa to face Colchester in first round of the Carabao Cup

Villans vs U’s in Round 1 of the Carabao Cup Aston Villa found out their League Cup fate today live from Bangkok as the first round of the ‘Carabao Cup’ (named after the energy drink that sponsors the competition). The Villans will be playing away to Colchester United - and a victory won’t be guaranteed. We’ll all fondly remember crashing out in the same round last season to Luton. Villa will travel to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to play Colchester United and the U’s will be looking to claim a big scalp. Villa have been drawn in the ‘Southern Section’ (to minimise...
7500 To Holte Jun 15, 2017
Who are Aston Villa chasing right now?

Who are Aston Villa chasing right now?

Aston Villa aren’t very active, but are still in the market for a number of players It’s been a quiet one for Aston Villa - that might have something to do with FFP regulations or Keith Wyness’ suspensions, but it’s quiet. That doesn’t mean that there’s no action though - here’s a breakdown of Villa’s transfer targets right now. John Terry Photo by Shaun Botterill/ The main man. Aston Villa are said to be a serious contender for John Terry’s signature after his Chelsea contract expires in the summer. Birmingham City have offered Terry a contract, but...
7500 To Holte Jun 14, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Wednesday 14th June, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Wednesday 14th June, 2017

Jedinak’s out - and Villa release a number of players So, this John Terry thing won’t go away then? I guess it’s a good deal, but he’s ageing and will want a lot of dough... Here’s the rest of your Villa news! Villa Links: Aston Villa will enter the first round of the EFL Cup on Friday - with the draw taking place at 1pm BST. Villa have made it clear they will releasing a number of youth and reserve players - with Riccardo Calder heading the list. Mile Jedinak suffered an injury while playing with Australia. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Shaun Botterill/ ...
7500 To Holte Jun 13, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Tuesday 13th June, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Tuesday 13th June, 2017

Captain. Leader. Legend. Villan? Another day, another linked player. This time, it’s a Premier League champion! It’s not every day you get that type of news, I guess. Villa Links: John Terry has been linked with a move to Aston Villa. What in the world? Aston Villa’s owner, Dr. Tony Xia has hinted that a move is on the horizon - rather cryptically, of course! Villa have been seeded in the draw for the EFL Cup. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Mike Hewitt/ In 2007, Gabby Agbonlahor brought the Holte End to life once more. He hasn’t done much of that...
7500 To Holte Jun 12, 2017
Aston Villa owner hints at first move of the summer

Aston Villa owner hints at first move of the summer

Tony Xia’s transfer conundrums return! As transfer season gets underway - this means a new thing for Villa fans. It means that Aston Villa’s charismatic owner actually gets the chequebook out so that the club can sign players. This is a new development for Villa fans who haven’t seen any serious action take place with transfers since the club signed Christian Benteke once. Thanks to last year, we can actually expect transfers to be a part of Aston Villa! That comes with a cost though. Dr Tony likes to talk and he likes to interact with his fans - and fans of the club, of course....
7500 To Holte Jun 12, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Monday June 12th, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa News and Links for Monday June 12th, 2017

Ex managers and internationals It's a new week Villa fans, and though things have been a little quiet of late, we have one or two pieces of news for y'all. Enjoy! Villa Links: No news is good news when it comes to Aston Villa. Former Villa boss Paul Lambert is linked with the vacant Sunderland manager post. Villa captain James Chester played 90 minutes as his Wales side drew 1-1 with Serbia. AVFC Pic of the Day: Photo by Alex Pantling/ Footy Links: The England U20's team are World Champions. Didier Drogba dedicates Phoenix Rising win to Cheick Tiote....
7500 To Holte Jun 11, 2017
Nothing is happening with Aston Villa - and that’s good!

Nothing is happening with Aston Villa - and that’s good!

For once, Aston Villa news isn’t coming at lightning speed. That’s a relief. Tumbleweeds are a weird plant thing and they are synonymous with a place were nothing is happening. So are crickets. Twiddling thumbs and all that. For anyone following Aston Villa these past few weeks - news has been dry. For someone who wants to write about Aston Villa as much as they can - that means two things. It means making stuff up, or regurgitating content. We can talk about the same things until the cows come home: for example, we could discuss Gabby Agbonlahor’s future once more. We might talk...
7500 To Holte Jun 9, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa news and links for Friday June 9th, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa news and links for Friday June 9th, 2017

Two more managers for the Championship! Now that all the politics stuff is over - for now - we can get back to the football. What’s going on in the world of football today? Not much - but there’s still a bit of movement. Villa Links: Darius Vassell has returned home! Aston Villa made a few changes to their board. Chelsea are chasing Idrissa Gana, we liked him! AVFC Pic of the Day: Savo Milosevic has a cult hero for Aston Villa! Footy Links: HITC made a pretty tedious link between AVFC and the future manager of Leeds. Manchester United are getting rid of Zlatan! Hull...
7500 To Holte Jun 6, 2017
Bruce doesn’t need big signings; he needs to better utilize the talent he has

Bruce doesn’t need big signings; he needs to better utilize the talent he has

Aston Villa probably aren’t going to be splashing the cash this summer. That’s quite fine — because the key cogs for a promotion-winning side are already here. All things considered, it seems it will be a quiet summer transfer window at Bodymoor Heath. The most common reports seem to indicate Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is looking to just make four signings, and Financial Fair Play restrictions might keep him from even making that many if enough departures aren’t agreed. And you know what? That’s quite fine. No, really. Villa were far from the Championship’s best side in 2017,...
7500 To Holte Jun 6, 2017
The Dalian - Your Villa news and links for Tuesday June 6th, 2017

The Dalian - Your Villa news and links for Tuesday June 6th, 2017

Jack Grealish and wedding celebrations It's Tuesday, and here's what's going on: Villa Links: Jack Grealish has been called up to the England squad for the upcoming European U21 Championship. Aston Villa first team coach Stephen Clemence tied the knot yesterday. Congratulations! The club look set to miss out on Kundai Benyu, who will likely remain at Ipswich. AVFC Pic of the Day: Villa legend and Homes Under the Hammer star Dion Dublin in his prime. Footy Links: Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote sadly passes away at the age of 30. Virgil van Dijk...
7500 To Holte Jun 5, 2017
Jack Grealish called up to England squad for summer tournament

Jack Grealish called up to England squad for summer tournament

Jack Grealish has made the cut for the UEFA U21 European Championship Jack Grealish has made the cut for Aidy Boothroyd’s England squad for this month’s U21 European Championship. Grealish had a strong chance of missing out on the final cut after a mixed year for Aston Villa, but will be part of a squad made up of some serious talent - Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Arsenal’s Rob Holding stand out due to their impact this past season. England will face the youth teams of Sweden, Slovakia and Poland on the 16th, 19th and 22nd of June respectively in the group stage of the tournament. The...

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