It’s Official: Club Confirm McLeish Appointment

June 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Hot topic debates, Quoted, Villa Manager 

It’s official. Aston Villa will be managed by former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish as of next season after the Scot agreed terms following ‘productive’ talks with chairman Randy Lerner. Read more

The Kids DO Stand a Chance: Daniel Johnson

Launching a new feature to try and lift a little of the doom and gloom around the club at the moment by attempting to remind the fans of the bright future ahead of our youth team stars, profiling some of the real prospects that have come through the academy. Read more

McLeish and Randy Set to go Dutch on Den Haag Winger

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Transfer News 

Alex McLeish has already been linked to a signing were he to be appointed manager of Aston Villa as expected before the weekend after it was reported that he had held discussions with Randy Lerner with regards to transfer targets before a contract has even been agreed. Dutch attacking winger Wesley Verhoek is the man in question and would undoubtedly be seen as a like-for-life replacement for the likes of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing who have both been linked with moves away from Villa Park. Read more

Big ‘Eck? Big Risk?

June 16, 2011 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Guest Blogs, Villa Manager 

The latest 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 potential appointment of Alex McLeish and the potential ramifactions. UTV! Read more

Protests Fail to Prevent ‘Productive Talks’ with McLeish

June 15, 2011 by · 12 Comments
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A protest by Villa fans at Villa Park today has seen a crowd of over 1,000 grow to share their dislike for former Birmingham manager Alex McLeish while the Scot was being interviewed by chairman Randy Lerner in London. Read more

Villa Confirm Intent to Interview McLeish in Club Statement

June 14, 2011 by · 12 Comments
Filed under: Quoted, Villa Manager 

News that the majority of Villa fans didn’t want confirmed has been in the last hour after the club released an official statement signalling their intent to interview former Birmingham boss Alex McLeish immediately. Links to the Blues boss who resigned earlier this week have enraged many of the Villa and bluenose fans after the Scot quit his post via email after seeing the side relegated last season. If Villa do appoint McLeish they will need to fork out £5.4m in compensation if the signing goes through immediately, a fee that would drop to £3m from July 1. Official Club Statement

New Football Manager Style Player Profiles Feature

June 14, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Player Profiles, Site News, Stats Station 

As a huge football fan I naturally assume that all other huge football fans are huge Football Manager fans! Why wouldn’t you be? Ahead of the new season, a quite a way ahead I must admit, I am working on a new Player Profiles section of the site based around the on-screen stylings of the game. Read more

Where Villa Ranked in Terms of Goalscoring and Passing Statistics

June 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Stats Station 

Just gathered a few Opta stats detailing Villa’s successes and downfalls with regards to the situations from which they scored their goals and their passing patterns from the previous season under Gerard Houllier. Read more

General Claims Appointment ‘Not as Simple as Ordering a Balti Pie’

June 13, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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General Charles Krulak, right hand man to Villa chairman Randy Lerner, has again been the man to address the fans amid the vast speculation regarding the vacant managerial post at the club, claiming a decision is “not as simple as ordering a balti pie”. Read more

McLeish Resigns as Blues Boss Fuelling Villa Speculation

June 12, 2011 by · 7 Comments
Filed under: Villa Manager 

It is to the understanding of the Birmingham Mail that Alex McLeish has reportedly resigned from his post as manager of Birmingham City. Read more

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