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

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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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

The Honeymoon Period

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Aston Villa Blog’s Ollie Scrimgeour writes (pre-QPR) of how Villa must improve their performances if they are to continue to pick up ‘decent’ results with a difficult schedule ahead of the club after Alex McLeish’s honeymoon period comes to end. Read more

Villa Slump Due to Midfield Mindset

September 22, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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After a decent start to the season with regards to results Alex McLeish will have been happy to have picked up a difficult away point at Fulham before comfortably beating Blackburn. A late show in the League Cup from Villa’s young guns followed and the side were into round 3. Read more

A Draw, Draw Situation Not Good Enough for Villa

September 19, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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A glance at the Premier League table and you will see Villa occupy 6th place having gone unbeaten in their first 5 games under Alex McLeish. A great start right? Not really. While becoming hard to beat is never a bad thing and is certainly an improvement on last season, a look at Villa’s fixtures suggests they should have done better. Read more

Villa’s Player of the Month – Fabian Delph? VOTE NOW

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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So three games and one month into the season and Villa fans seem to have split opinions on the progression, if they believe there has been any, under Alex McLeish. The Scot has come in and picked the same team for every game excluding the forced change in bringing in Chris Herd to replace the outgoing Luke Young last time out. Not only has he stuck to the same XI, indicating he is pleased with the form the side has shown, he has used the same substitutes thus far in Albrighton, Bannan and Clark. Read more

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

 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

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

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