Villa’s Defensive Improvements Shouldn’t be Overlooked

August 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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While many feared that the arrival of Alex McLeish would stunt the side’s attacking threat, few questioned the manager’s capabilities to ensure a strong defensive unit, with the first 3 games of the season indicative of significant progress from an awful record last season. Read more

Aston Villa Player Ratings/Stats vs Wolves

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Wolves, with Petrov, Herd and Collins impressing. Read more

Villa vs Wolves Match Facts/Stats

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The following facts revolve around current trends in Aston Villa and Wolves respective games as well as those in fixtures against one another and are courtesy of Opta partnered analysis site www.whoscored.com; Read more

Villa vs Wolves: Extensive Match Preview / Predictions

August 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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For those who were against the appointment of Alex McLeish this summer, including myself, it has to be said that he has made a decent start by picking up results that fans would say were the minimum expected thus far. This Saturday’s local derby with Wolves will be a step up and it will be intriguing to see whether the Scot changes his system from the league up to now. Read more

‘Big Clubs’ and The Glory of the Cup

August 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Aston Villa Blog’s Ollie Scrimgeour explains why the significance of a run in the cups is crucial to McLeish and Villa following last night’s 2-0 win over Hereford. Read more

Stats Review: Encouraging Early Signs in N’Zogbia Performances

August 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Having analysed Charles N’Zogbia’s stats from this season and last it is clear to see that his performance against Blackburn on Saturday was extremely encouraging as the new signing played a pivotal role in Villa’s victory. Read more

Aston Villa Player Review/Stats vs Blackburn

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Blackburn, with Delph, Agbonlahor and N’Zogbia impressing. Read more

Reason for Real Optimism After Rovers Runaround

August 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A relatively comfortable 3-1 win, albeit against a poor Blackburn Rovers side who already look in real trouble, will have been exactly what Alex McLeish was hoping for in his first game in charge in front of the Villa faithful. Read more

 Villa’s Best XI of the Premier League Era?

August 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Aston Villa Blog’s Ollie Scrimgeour details his Villa dream team of the Premier League era as a young Villan, with some fantastic names included. Read more

Villa vs Blackburn Match Facts

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A few Opta stats which should ease you worries ahead of the Blackburn game in the most part anyway! Read more

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