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

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

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Villa take on Blackburn in their last away game of the season Last week, Aston Villa and Birmingham City both came together to champion poor football in a game which saw almost no highlights except a scrappy goal from a returning Gabby Agbonlahor. Aston Villa don’t have much left to do this season except play games, win and evaluate the squad for next season. With Sunderland and Middlesbrough likely coming down and the possibility of Huddersfield, Fulham, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday or Reading aiming for the top spot next year or promotion...
7500 To Holte Apr 23, 2017
WATCH: Highlights of Villa’s derby win.

WATCH: Highlights of Villa’s derby win.

SOTC It wasn’t pretty — but three points over the Blues doesn’t need to be. Up the Villa! And the scenes afterwards Scenes… pic.twitter.com/NcnadWZVdH— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 23, 2017
7500 To Holte Apr 23, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Birmingham City final score: Agbonlahor gives Villa a euphoric win over rivals

Aston Villa vs. Birmingham City final score: Agbonlahor gives Villa a euphoric win over rivals

Gabby Agbonlahor is not very good. Gabby Agbonlahor is great. This match spent 59 minutes being a boring slog. Aston Villa had almost nothing to play for, so they weren’t doing much. Birmingham City, on the other hand, are playing to avoid relegation. They’re quite bad, though, so even trying hard didn’t result in much. The first half saw one good chance for each team, and each team botched their chance. But then, in the 59th minute, a man appeared from the wilderness. A man who hadn’t scored in 442 days but who, somehow, always seems to find his footing in the Second City Derby....
7500 To Holte Apr 23, 2017
WATCH: Gabby Agbonlahor scores the winning goal in the derby

WATCH: Gabby Agbonlahor scores the winning goal in the derby

Never thought I'd type that title today. If you told me that Gabby Agbonlahor would be the guy to score the winning goal in the derby in 2017, I'd laugh. It's true though, and I can't quite believe it. Luckily, you don't have to take my word for it, check out the video of the goal below: Gabby's goal against Blues #AVFC pic.twitter.com/UfnSvTt1iW— Steve (@HoldenioVilla) April 23, 2017 There's something beautiful about that goal, I won't lie. Maybe it's birthday boy Nathan Baker throwing himself into the ball, maybe it's the scrappy nature of it, I don't know. What I do know, is that...
7500 To Holte Apr 23, 2017
Analysing the players who played for both Villa and Blues

Analysing the players who played for both Villa and Blues

Who was the best turncoat? The worst? For 99% of the population of Birmingham, it would be impossible to swap the colours of claret and blue for the blue of their city rivals (or vice versa). Yet in the last 15 years, eight players have represented both Aston Villa and Birmingham City. With today’s game looming, let’s have a look at those eight players and ask the question; who were they more successful with, Villa or Blues? Curtis Davies Davies moved to Villa from West Brom in 2007, and after a season on loan at Villa Park the defender made his switch permanent the following year....
7500 To Holte Apr 23, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Birmingham City, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Aston Villa vs. Birmingham 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 Blues. Today is a big day in football. The world’s biggest and most-important rivalry is taking place. And it’s happening without any television coverage at all! So if you’re upset because you won’t be able to watch Aston Villa host Birmingham City, you can go for second-best and watch two Spanish clubs square off later in the day. Whatever. For Aston Villa there is nothing left to play for but pride. For Birmingham City, they are fighting for their lives, as they currently sit just two points clear of the drop. A...
7500 To Holte Apr 17, 2017
Instant Recap: Fulham 3-1 Aston Villa

Instant Recap: Fulham 3-1 Aston Villa

Early red card dooms Villa Aston Villa took on Fulham this afternoon, after just one day's rest after the Reading game, and it didn't really go according to plan (unless this actually was the plan, in which case wtf Steve?). Here's how things played out: The first half Well that was painful. Fulham started well, with their fullbacks and wingers doubling up on Villa wing backs James Bree and Jordan Amavi. Amavi in particular looked vulnerable, as Ryan Fredricks was persistent in his forward movement. Fulham scoring seemed inevitable, and sure enough, it happened. Sam Johnstone made a...
7500 To Holte Apr 17, 2017
Fulham vs Aston Villa live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

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

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Villa take a trip to the Thames to face Fulham The playoffs are dead, Gabby might be playing and Villa have turned their undefeated streak into two winless games thanks to a momentum killing draw against Burton and a crushing home defeat, Villa’s second of the season, against a resurgent Reading. Villa’s goal? It is nowhere near promotion, but if AVFC can build on a top-ten finish this year, I think we’ll all take that. However, a change in performance must come today against a high-flying Fulham team who were hardly kneecapped when...
7500 To Holte Apr 15, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Reading match report: Mistakes doom Villa to loss

Aston Villa vs. Reading match report: Mistakes doom Villa to loss

And with that, we can sort of close the book on the 2016-17 season. Aston Villa have officially ended the part of the 2016-17 season that means anything. With today’s loss, they are fourteen points adrift of a playoff position with four matches left to play. To be fair, the playoff chase was doomed with last weekend’s draw at Burton Albion, or yesterday’s win by Sheffield Wednesday, but this makes it official. Reading didn’t have to play all that well to come away with all three points today, either. Instead, it was a bevy of defensive mistakes by Aston Villa that secured the...
7500 To Holte Apr 15, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Reading, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

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

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Reading. The playoff hopes likely died with last weekend’s draw against Bruton Albion. Sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday won yesterday, and that means that even if Villa win today, they’ll still be eleven points out with four matches left. Heck, that Sheffield win probably means that what happened last weekend was irrelevant anyhow. So at least we don’t have to dwell on it. But we can still try for a top-ten finish! And if Aston Villa can win today’s match against reading, they’ll move into tenth, behind...
7500 To Holte Apr 15, 2017
On The Pod Episode 11: Winning Streak, My Lord!

On The Pod Episode 11: Winning Streak, My Lord!

James and Elis get together to discuss Villa’s success. It's been fun, hasn't it? Despite a stumble against Burton and a loss against Huddersfield, Villa have not stopped winning! James and Elis examine Villa's streak shortly before the end of the the first Aston Villa championship season and take some time to check up on Villa's city rivals, Birmingham City.
7500 To Holte Apr 8, 2017
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa final score: Playoff hopes likely die with draw

Burton Albion vs Aston Villa final score: Playoff hopes likely die with draw

Aston Villa needed to keep winning if they wanted to keep any hope of a playoff run alive. They didn’t manage to do so today. If the dream of a playoff finish was to be realized, it would require nothing short of continued winning for Aston Villa. In the third minute of their match against Burton Albion, Jonathan Kodjia scored his 19th goal of the season to do his part in keeping the dream alive. Burton had the opening pressure in the first few seconds, but Kodjia was able to capitalize on a moment of hesitation from the keeper and bury the ball in the back of the net. From there, Villa...
7500 To Holte Apr 8, 2017
Burton Albion vs. Aston Villa, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Burton Albion 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 visit Burton Albion. Alright, let’s get something out of the way first: no matter how good this run is, we’re not talking about playoff scenarios... ...yet. We may get there. But not today. Instead, let’s talk about winning for the sake of winning. Aston Villa are on a roll unlike anything we’ve seen in this decade. Seven wins in eight matches. Seven clean sheets. Goals in well, not abundance, but certainly enough. This has been fun. This has been amazing. And this should continue. Because that’s what we want....
7500 To Holte Apr 6, 2017
Jack Grealish: A Promising Career on the Brink?

Jack Grealish: A Promising Career on the Brink?

Jack Grealish has a long way to go and unless we see more from him, his time may be up at B6 within a few years. In the fall of 2015, Jack Grealish upset many in Ireland by opting to represent England at international level despite having played for the Emerald Isle at youth level. The England manager at the time, Roy Hogdson, appeared keen to immediately integrate the youngster into his squad. It therefore, seemed inevitable that Grealish would soon force his way into the Three Lions’ fold, and in the same month, Tim Sherwood famously (and somewhat comically) claimed he wouldn’t sell...
7500 To Holte Apr 4, 2017
Villa keep rolling, down QPR 1-0 in fourth successive win

Villa keep rolling, down QPR 1-0 in fourth successive win

Jonathan Kodjia hit early and Steve Bruce’s side stayed strong at the back, keeping thoughts of stealing the final promotion playoff spot in the back of everyone’s mind. A familiar man led a now-familiar story at Villa Park on Tuesday night, as Jonathan Kodjia fired fifth-minute goal to see Aston Villa through to their fourth straight victory and seventh win in eight, downing Queens Park Rangers 1-0. It was a quick start for Villa, as Kodjia hit his 18th goal of the season to put the Claret and Blues ahead inside of five minutes. Villa had a couple chances to go 2-0 up before halftime,...
7500 To Holte Apr 4, 2017
WATCH: Jonathan Kodjia puts Villa up 1-0

WATCH: Jonathan Kodjia puts Villa up 1-0

He is really good. A great start to the 40th match of the campaign. He just keeps scoring. Also nice assist for Bacuna coming back from a suspension. Get in you beauty!!! 7in7. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/EIJ0jUDzNt— AVFC Myers (@myersp2) April 4, 2017
7500 To Holte Apr 4, 2017
Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers, live stream: Team news, game time and how to follow online

We’ve got everything you need to follow along as Aston Villa host Queens Park Rangers. Aston Villa are on a run of form unlike any that we’ve seen this decade. In their past seven matches, they have six wins. All six of those wins were clean sheets. In their lone match that was not a win, they allowed one goal in defeat. Matches are suddenly seeming less stressful (well, okay, I say that now, but when Villa were missing chances on Saturday, I was plenty stressed). And, despite the fact that we all know that it is just about the longest of long shots, some of us are daring to think about...
7500 To Holte Apr 3, 2017
From the Stands: Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City

From the Stands: Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City

The Aston Villa experience is a whole lot better without Tony Morley in your ears. Sitting in the Holte End for the first time ever, watching Aston Villa this weekend was almost comfortable, for the first time in a long while. As Steve Bruce's men won 2-0 over playoff chasing Norwich City, the 32,000 strong Villa Park faithful were in fine voice, silencing the Canaries both on and off the pitch. Holte Enders in the Sky #AstonVilla #avfc #avlnor #villapark A post shared by Elis Sandford (@its_eliss) on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:00am PDT What struck me about the game, probably more than...
7500 To Holte Apr 3, 2017
Photos from Aston Villa Ladies’ 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion

Photos from Aston Villa Ladies’ 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion

All of the action from a sunny day at Tamworth. On a beautiful, sunny day at Tamworth FC’s ground The Lamb, Aston Villa Ladies used an impressive outing to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1. The match was the fourth for Aston Villa in the FA WSL2 Spring Series, and they remain unbeaten, with two wins and two draws to their name now. Goals from Villa players Kerri Welsh, Maddy Cusack, and Tasha Baptiste were enough to overcome the one from Brighton’s Bronwen Thomas. With the win, Villa slide into third place in the Spring Series standings, just two points behind Durham Women and London...
7500 To Holte Apr 2, 2017
Triple threat as Aston Villa Ladies faced Brighton & Hove Albion

Triple threat as Aston Villa Ladies faced Brighton & Hove Albion

Villa deservedly take all three points as goals from Welsh, Cusack and Baptiste seal the win. Aston Villa Ladies took on Brighton & Hove Albion in the sunshine today at their home ground in Tamworth. Both teams started off determined to take the points to push themselves up the WSL2 Table. In the starting minutes Villa looked threatening as they moved up towards goal while Brighton were instinctive in their response. The first chance of the game came for Villa when centre-back Jade Richards belted the ball forward to meet forward Kerri Welsh. It looked promising from the home side as the...

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