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Why Albert Adomah should be one of your favourite players

Why Albert Adomah should be one of your favourite players

Smiling boy gives a lot to the Villa and that’s good. Love him like I do. Albert Adomah isn’t a world beater. He’s a really good Sunday league footballer. He’s basically done a Jamie Vardy but nobody gives a shit because he’s a winger and he plays for Ghana. I won’t have that anymore. After starting out for Harrow back in 2006, Adomah found his way through the Football League by playing for Barnet, Bristol City, Middlesbrough and of course, our Aston Villa. He’s a reletively unfashionable name in English Football and of course, when we signed him - many wouldn’t have known...
7500 To Holte Mar 21, 2017
EFL Rules are restrictive to the fan experience

EFL Rules are restrictive to the fan experience

The EFL rules are stopping fan-made content from thriving - that’s not right. Earlier today Aston Villa fan channel The Villa View announced that they were no longer working to produce ‘Away Day’ videos, where the trip to a Football League Stadium is recorded as a montage to showcase the experience of away matches. This morning we were made aware that our ‘Match Day Experience’ videos were a breach of the EFL rules. With this, our most recent video from the victory away at Wigan has been removed from our YouTube channel. We’re disappointed to say that there will be no more...
7500 To Holte Mar 18, 2017
Villa 2 Wigan 0: Chester and Hogan score in scrappy victory

Villa 2 Wigan 0: Chester and Hogan score in scrappy victory

Villa played to a 2-0 victory away at Wigan Saturday afternoon, with second half goals from James Chester and Scott Hogan making the difference. It wasn’t pretty Saturday afternoon for long periods of time. But per usual, 3 points are 3 points, and 2-0 is always a good result. The first half between Villa and Wigan went relatively quietly, especially for the claret and blue. Villa failed to create a single effort on goal in the first 45 minutes - Wigan didn’t do too much either, with their best opportunities coming from a poor back pass from Gary Gardner and a free kick which Sam...
7500 To Holte Mar 18, 2017
Wigan Athletic vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Wigan Athletic vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa travel to Wigan. Remember when Aston Villa were on a five-match losing streak? Neither do I. Since then, the club has won four of their last five matches and jumped to twelfth in the league table. Today they get the chance to play Wigan, currently sitting in 23rd in the league, and with only two wins in their last ten. (One of those wins? Against Birmingham City. Huzzah!) But, with the rash of injuries facing Villa lately, nothing should be taken for granted. Any away match is difficult and this one promises to be as well. So...
7500 To Holte Mar 11, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Oxford United preview: Lionesses look to remain unbeaten in Spring Series

Aston Villa vs. Oxford United preview: Lionesses look to remain unbeaten in Spring Series

Aston Villa take their first road trip of the WSL2 Spring Series. After a 1-1 draw against Millwall Lionesses, Villa Ladies are aiming for an away win at Oxford United Women. Where Aston Villa stand: So far so good in the Spring Series. With a total of 4 points, Villa Ladies are 3rd in the WSL2. After only two games played, the Claret and Blues have scored four times. In their first match against Watford Ladies, the goals were scored by Natasha Baptiste, Bethan Merrick and Jade Richards. Against Millwall Lionesses, the fourth one belongs to Elisha N’Dow, who managed to approach the...
7500 To Holte Mar 11, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Sheffield Wednesday final score: Kodjia’s brace gives Villa the win

Aston Villa vs. Sheffield Wednesday final score: Kodjia’s brace gives Villa the win

Aston Villa rode two goals from Jonathan Kodjia to a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. It started off pretty boring, but Aston Villa managed to use a brace from Jonathan Kodjia to fly to a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park this afternoon. In the first half, the two teams spent the first half hour doing very little. The commentators seemed bored. The fans seemed bored. The main action came in the form of injuries. A pre-match injury had dropped Henri Lansbury in favor of Gary Gardner and an in-match injury to Nathan Baker meant weirdness would ensue. With Micah Richards and...
7500 To Holte Mar 11, 2017
WATCH: Jonathan Kodjia’s header gives Aston Villa a 1-0 lead over Sheffield Wednesday

WATCH: Jonathan Kodjia’s header gives Aston Villa a 1-0 lead over Sheffield Wednesday

Jonathan Kodjia took advantage of a corner to give Aston Villa a 1-0 lead. Jonathan Kodjia is continuing to remind us that he’s the best thing Aston Villa have going this year. Coming into today’s match he already had 13 goals in 28 matches. In today’s rather insipid first half, Kodjia managed to make it 14 in 29. Villa took a short corner in the 34th minute. Conor Hourihane sent the ball to James Bree, who tapped it back into Hourihane. The ensuing ball into the box managed to find the head of Kodjia, and he nodded it in to give Villa a 1-0 lead and make Villa Park explode in...
7500 To Holte Mar 11, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Sheffield Wednesday, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Aston Villa vs. Sheffield Wednesday, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Sheffield Wednesday. “Who are Aston Villa playing today,” I asked, innocently. “Wednesday,” my friend replied. “No, who are they playing.” “Wednesday.” “No, they’re playing today, and today is Saturday. I would like to know which team they are playing against.” “Ah!” said my friend. “I see wherein lies the confusion. Because Aston Villa are playing Wednesday.” At this point I slapped my friend. This was no time for japing. I needed this information. I needed to know who Aston Villa were...
7500 To Holte Mar 7, 2017
Instant recap: Huddersfield 1-0 Aston Villa

Instant recap: Huddersfield 1-0 Aston Villa

That didn't go very well Aston Villa travelled to The John Smith stadium tonight, looking to win their fourth straight win for the first time in forever. Here's how they got on. The first half Overall, it was a decent half for the Villa. Steve Bruce's men played a high pressing game, giving Huddersfield no time on the ball, a tactic which really seemed to frustrate the home fans, which is always a bonus. Villa should definitely have gone into the break ahead, given that they had all of the chances. Henri Lansbury came closest, hitting the post. Saying that, Conor Hourihane should have...
7500 To Holte Mar 7, 2017
Huddersfield Town vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Huddersfield Town vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa travel to visit Huddersfield Town. Three in a row! What is even happening? And what’s more, it’s three clean sheets in a row. This has literally never happened in the league in my time as an Aston Villa fan, so I am thoroughly befuddled. Well, let’s see if we can keep the good times rolling against Huddersfield Town today. Unlike the last three matches (against teams that are now in 10th, 22nd, and 24th) today’s tilt is against a team who are genuinely good and currently sitting in 3rd. They’ve gotten there largely...
7500 To Holte Mar 5, 2017
Aston Villa share the points with Millwall Lionesses in return to Spring Series action

Aston Villa share the points with Millwall Lionesses in return to Spring Series action

Elisha N’Dow grabbed the lead inside the first minute as the home side got off to a bright start. Despite the drizzle and rain of a cold Sunday afternoon, Villa Ladies and Millwall Lionesses were both determined to take some points away today. Within the first minute, Beth Merrick swung the ball in from an early corner to deflect off almost every player after Maddy Cusack’s strike in the 6 yard box. Elisha N’Dow finally found it at her feet in the goal mouth scramble and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner, securing the lead for the home side 35 seconds into the match. ...
7500 To Holte Mar 5, 2017
Traces of a sustainable winning model emerging at Villa Park

Traces of a sustainable winning model emerging at Villa Park

Villa’s first season in the Championship has been objectively disappointing. With three wins in a row, however, elements of a repeatable strategy for success are beginning to make themselves clear. Steve Bruce has done a lot of experimenting in his short tenure thus far at the helm of Aston Villa. His experiments haven’t always worked out, and his Villa side has, as a result, been a streaky bunch. A long unbeaten streak to start his reign gave some fans playoff hopes, but a long winless run just a few weeks later prompted others to call for his head. Despite this, the very seeming...
7500 To Holte Mar 4, 2017
Villa 2 Rotherham 0: Comfortable victory gives Villa third win on the trot

Villa 2 Rotherham 0: Comfortable victory gives Villa third win on the trot

Villa failed to capitalize on a vulnerable Rotherham side until the second half Saturday afternoon, but a comprehensive defensive effort and productive attacking play helped Steve Bruce and his men continue their momentum from last week. The first half between Villa and Rotherham Saturday afternoon was controlled for the most part by Steve Bruce’s men. Villa’s afternoon almost got off to the perfect start less than a minute in when Jonathan Kodjia went over in the penalty box, but his appeals for a spot kick were waved way. Villa continued to press, as Bikir Bjarnason had a series of...
7500 To Holte Mar 4, 2017
Rotherham United vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Rotherham United vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa travel to visit Rotherham United. WINNING STREAK! IT’S A THING THAT ASTON VILLA HAVE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! So let’s see if they can keep it going against Rotherham United in a match that we can only listen to. A match without Leandro Bacuna, who did something stupid and is now not with us for six matches. A match that will be away from the comfortable confines of Villa Park. But then again, it’s a match against Rotherham United. Remember what we felt like during Aston Villa’s five-match losing streak? Yeah, their fans...
7500 To Holte Mar 3, 2017
Leandro Bacuna, after stupid mistake, receives equally stupid punishment

Leandro Bacuna, after stupid mistake, receives equally stupid punishment

The FA has slapped Leandro Bacuna with a six-match ban for his bump into a linesman. Over the weekend, Aston Villa beat Derby County 1-0 in a match that was overshadowed by Leandro Bacuna being sort of stupid. After disagreeing with a lineman, he ran up to the poor fellow and clashed heads. Now, there are a couple of ways to see this: it was a matter of running and too much momentum and the heads bumped OR Leandro Bacuna is a bloodthirsty miscreant who barged into a poor unsuspecting lino. I suppose there is probably an in-between, but I haven’t seen it written about. Here’s the...
7500 To Holte Mar 3, 2017
Why offering Alan Hutton a new contract makes no sense

Why offering Alan Hutton a new contract makes no sense

It might seem cruel, but Villa shouldn’t offer Hutton a new contract at the end of the season. On Villa’s social media channels, a video was put out with Alan ‘Hutts’ Hutton talking about his interests and personal life. In the video, he named the Proclaimers hit ‘500 Miles’ as his favourite karaoke song to sing (when inebriated, of course). Funnily enough, it has been that same song that belts out from somewhere beyond the peak of the Holte End as Hutton plays the hero, sweeping in with a tackle, throwing a bullet header at goal - or in the case of Villa’s past two matches,...
7500 To Holte Mar 1, 2017
Aston Villa warned over bullying and alienation of young players

Aston Villa warned over bullying and alienation of young players

Report: U-23 Coach subject of FA investigation The Aston Villa vaulted youth system is under review by the Football Association for the treatment of young players. The report is an exclusive by The Daily Telegraph — after being given access to the complaints filed by one player and his family against U-23 coach and former caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald. Following an inquiry, the Premier League took issue with both individuals and the club as a whole. MacDonald was accused of emotional bullying, public shaming of players, using alienation as punishment, along with daily insults and...
7500 To Holte Mar 1, 2017
On Conor Hourihane’s Goal and the Importance of Settling In

On Conor Hourihane’s Goal and the Importance of Settling In

Conor Hourihane scored his first goal for Aston Villa in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Bristol City. For Hourihane and many of Aston Villa’s recent purchases, the thing they need most is time - and they are starting to get it. Aston Villa had a hectic January transfer window. Players whirled in and out of Villa Park, in moves both lauded and sharply criticized by large swaths of fans. The signings of Scott Hogan, Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury, Bikir Bjarnason, James Bree, Neil Taylor, and Sam Johnstone seemed like a competent first step towards fixing many of Villa’s woes throughout the...
7500 To Holte Feb 28, 2017
Instant Recap: Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol City

Instant Recap: Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol City

Jimmy Danger is the ghost of Bristol's past Aston Villa hosted Bristol City at Villa Park on a truly dismal Tuesday evening in Birmingham, and here is how it played out. The first half Bristol probably started out as the better side, though it was a scrappy opening for sure. Their crossing looked dangerous, and Neil Taylor had to clear a dangerous ball in early on, before the crossbar was rattled with Sam Johnstone well beaten. Despite the shaky start, Villa had the best chance of the half by a long shot. Gary Gardner reacted well to a defensive error, and earned Villa a penalty after being...
7500 To Holte Feb 28, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Bristol City, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Aston Villa vs. Bristol City, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Bristol City at Villa Park. It’s time to work on building a winning streak! That feels weird to type. But Aston Villa, fresh off the heels of a 1-0 victory over Derby County, are looking to make it two in a row as they host Bristol City today. Bristol have been pretty rubbish this year, but over the weekend they held (then) league-leading Newcastle to a 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park, which is pretty darn impressive. But Bristol will be without their star, Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham and his 18 goals this season,...

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