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
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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

10 Things You Might Not Know About Villa / Wigan Matches

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Whenever divulging the pre-match facts for games, Villa always seem to be the side who have the unwanted statistics but this week, both Villa and Wigan look like they could lose! Not sure how that would work? Confident of a win but here’s a few things you might not know about this clash over the years. Read more

N’Zogbia – To Play or Not to Play vs Wigan?

Villa were left down-heartened by an injury time equaliser courtesy of a Richard Dunne own goal last weekend and will be looking to stop a run of 4 straight draws in the league as they host Wigan. Read more

Villa Player Ratings / Stats vs QPR

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs QPR with Bannan, Dunne and Ireland impressing. Read more

Match Analysis vs QPR: A Point gained or Two Lost?

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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I said before the game at Loftus Road that I would have been happy for a draw, despite the 1-pointers growing old, and I stick by that. 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 vs QPR Preview / Predictions: Bent Out, Jenas In?

Villa go to QPR short on form against a team very much in-form right now in what promises to be a tough trip to West London. It has been confirmed that Villa are definitely without Darren Bent, who joins Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar on the sidelines, while Jermaine Jenas remains a doubt with Alex McLeish saying he has a ’50-50′ chance of featuring. Read more

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