Villa Preview vs Sunderland: Goals at a Premium

It is fair to say that Villa have not exactly set the world alight under Alex McLeish so far and they will be aiming to prevent a third successive defeat in Darren Bent’s first return to Sunderland. Read more

Villa Preview vs WBA: All Indications Point to Narrow Home Win

Villa host West Brom this Sunday in their second Midlands derby of the season and will be hoping for a significantly better performance and result than in the last one with Wolves. West Brom are playing their own second derby of the season, also having faced Wolves but with a much improved display earning them a 2-0 win last week. Read more

Villa Player Ratings / Stats vs Man City

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Man City with no real stand-out performers! Read more

Villa Match Preview vs City: Heskey to Offer Midfield Muscle in Manchester?

Aston Villa travel to Eastlands hoping to right a couple of wrongs from last season that were undeniably two of the lowest points of the Gerard Houllier regime. Read more

October Preview: Beating Manchester City, West Brom and Sunderland

October 12, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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After a summer of cutting costs and cutting corners, Aston Villa are unexpectedly in a position to do well this season. Currently in 7th place in the league, They have every reason to contemplate a top-six given that Newcastle will invariably suffer some loss in form and Arsenal, currently out of the top seven, may never recover enough to move ahead of the Villains.

It may be wishful thinking this early in the season but without any domestic or European cup football to contend with for a while, Villa will be able to ensure that their first team does their best going into every game. And how Villa play in their next three Premier League games will be a big indicator on where their season is heading.

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Stephen Warnock: The Premier League’s Most Aerially Dominant Left-Back!

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Hot topic debates, Stats Station 

If there has been one vast improvement in the team this season it has undoubtedly been in a defensive sense, despite fantastic performances from Gabby Agbonlahor. Also undoubtedly in my opinion the most improved player in the back four has been Stephen Warnock, who was rightly dropped after a string of bad displays last season but treated extremely harshly thereafter. Read more

Right-Back Deserves to be Herd After Hairy Hutton Start

October 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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While I’m not one for jumping on a new signings back, Alan Hutton has had an undoubtedly shaky start to his Villa career and appears the only weak link in an otherwise solid backline right now. Read more