New season, new hope for Aston Villa fans

August 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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To say the last couple of seasons have been miserable ones for Aston Villa and their fans would be putting it mildly as, beginning with then-manager Martin O’Neill’s decision to resign days before the 2010/11 season began, the club has fallen from challenging for Europe and honours, to fighting simply to stay in the league. However this coming season brings a new hope for fans of the Birmingham club, as new manager Paul Lambert looks to get the club back on the right track.

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What does 2012-13 have in store for Aston Villa?

May 24, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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To say that 2011-12 was a blow-par season for Aston Villa is something of an understatement. The Midlands club avoided the relegation places by two points, struggled to score goals (despite Agbonlahor’s fancy new soccer cleats), and with the lowly total of seven wins all season, the Villa Park faithful suffered at the hands of mediocre performances for the bulk of the campaign. However with Alex McLeish being shown the door, what does 2012-13 hold in store for Villa?

Villa’s season seemed doomed from day one, as ex-Birmingham City boss McLeish’s appointment was treated with contempt from the fans, a lack of money was spent in last summer’s transfer market and main creators Stewart Downing and Ashley Young left the club. Despite a plucky start, the club quickly spiraled into lacklustre performances, too many draws and not enough goals.

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Could Jermaine Signing be a Stroke of Jenas?

November 4, 2011 by · 9 Comments
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Aston Villa have 12 points after 10 games, the exact same tally as last season, and despite sitting 9th, could be in a dangerous position were they to lose, or even perhaps draw with Norwich. With United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all to come in the next two months, Alex McLeish will no doubt have hoped to have amassed more points by this stage after a friendly looking start to the schedule. 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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Aston Villa Blog Player of the Month (August): Gabby Agbonlahor

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The votes have been counted and verified and the eagerly anticipated award for Aston Villa Blog’s Player of the Month for August, as voted by the fans, in association with Bernard Matthews wafer thin turkey ham and sponsored by the PedEgg, goes to…Gabby Agbonlahor! Read more

The McLeish Mentality

September 2, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Aston Villa Blog’s Ollie Scrimgeour discusses the mentality that Alex McLeish has brought to the club early on in his reign as manager, as well as giving his opinions on the club’s deadline day activity.

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Villa vs Blackburn: Extensive Match Preview / Predictions

Aston Villa host their most common enemy of the past few seasons in their opening home game of the Premier League campaign against Blackburn. Read more

How Can £40m Make No Difference?

August 18, 2011 by · 16 Comments
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This week’s instalment of Aston Villa Blog’s partnership with fellow fan site Aston Villa Life has been sent in by editor and guest blogger Matt Turvey and is based around the truth behind the finances at the club and why the money recuperated from the sales of Young and Downing has not been spent. Read more

Given Stars, but Shay-me Villa Couldn’t Score

Aston Villa Blog’s newest recruit Ollie Scrimgeour follows up his debut article with an opinion based look at the ups and downs of the season opener vs Fulham, capped by some positive predictions for the rest of the month. Read more

Statistical Review – Where Villa Went Right & Wrong vs Fulham

A 0-0 draw away at Fulham is far from a poor result but the game itself was somewhat of a non-starter for Villa, with fitness and formations clearly still an issue. Read more

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