Some Things Money Can’t Buy

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A phrase that many a tight fisted chairman has utilised through the years and yet it carries more than a lion’s share of truth. Aston Villa are fast becoming a resolute side akin to the Knight from the Monty Python series – they are never beaten.  The Knight in question in the film is torn […] READ MORE


Is Lack Of Quality Contributing To Villa Losing Football Identity?

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As I watched Villa at the weekend hang on for a win and a long overdue clean sheet against Paul Lambert’s old club Norwich, I found myself wondering what is the club’s current football philosophy? A manager’s job is to get results but essentially the aim of football is to entertain.  Of course judging the […] READ MORE


Villa from A to C – Where Would we be Without the Big B?

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Newcastle came, saw and probably expected a battle; but what they actually found was an Aston Villa side lacking in ideas and intensity and were ready to hand the travelling Geordies three points without much resistance. Paul Lambert said this week that the home game with Newcastle last year was a turning point in Villa’s […] READ MORE


The Infallible Men in Black

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As I write this rant/article I’m still reeling after seeing my Villa side robbed of redemption at Stamford Bridge after last season’s horror show. The game ended 2-1 to the home side Chelsea, many will just view the score-line as an obvious outcome – others who did not see the game will look at Jose […] READ MORE


Villa: A Bridge Too Far Perhaps?

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December 23rd 2012 – my darkest hour as an Aston Villa supporter.  It was a night where Chelsea dished out a harsh lesson to a young Villa team beating them 8-0.  Many people in the days and weeks that followed tipped Villa for relegation and Paul Lambert for failure. I must confess I had my […] READ MORE


From Villa Park: Can I Have a Goal and Tonev Please?

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Many people feel that Aston Villa have been lacking a creative player for some time, a player who can make things happen with a sublime moment of vision even when faced with a blanket defence. Such players cost money big money, yet their value is priceless.  These players are often the difference between a draw […] READ MORE



Optimistic or Pessimistic: A Villa Way of Life

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Villa fans are either one of the two by nature and circumstance but since the Lambert revolution began kicking deadwood out the Villa Park door, the Optimistic v Pessimistic divide has widened even further. Me personally, I’m a reactive type and never more so have my beliefs swung from positive to negative than this summer. […] READ MORE