Profile, Squad Selection, Star Players and Key Fixtures – Everything You Need to Know About Scotland Ahead of Euro 2020

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For the first time since 1998, Scotland will be taking part in a major international tournament in Euro 2020. After years of disappointment and torment, Scotland will finally get to mix it up in the European Finals once again. Frankly, it’s been too long. However, the Tartan Army find themselves in a tough group. They […] READ MORE





Jack Grealish and John McGinn: Two Quality Players Yet Two Contrasting Experiences on International Duty

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John McGinn and Jack Grealish are both excellent midfielders. There’s no getting away from it. Aston Villa have begun the season in excellent form. Grealish, of course, has been key. But John McGinn’s harassing midfield intensity, creativity and all-round lung-busting runs have also been exceptionally effective. Villa fans love them and rightly so. Without McGinn […] READ MORE


Premier League Team of the Week: Gameweek Four

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Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Although fans of Manchester United and Liverpool may not agree. United’s 6-1 demolition at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon wasn’t even the most surprising result of the weekend. The dust had hardly settled at Old Trafford when Aston Villa put seven past the current Premier League […] READ MORE


Premier League Team of the Week: Gameweek Three

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While we might not have seen as many goals as last weekend’s record-breaking tally (44) in the Premier League, we certainly weren’t bereft of controversial talking points in game-week three. Leicester City came out on top in a seven-goal thriller, beating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 5-2 at the Etihad, cementing the Foxes’ place at the […] READ MORE



Will John McGinn be Aston Villa’s Saviour?

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John McGinn will return for Aston Villa as the Premier League nears kick-off next week. The Villa midfielder suffered an ankle injury in December but is now fully fit. 25-year-old McGinn formed a strong central midfield partnership with Jack Grealish last season. This will provide manager Dean Smith with plenty of hope in the coming […] READ MORE


Team of the Decade: Aston Villa

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In the latest of Last Word on Football’s new series, we look at the players and managers who have made it into the Aston Villa Team of the Decade. It was a decade full of ups and downs for the Midlands side with relegation from the Premier League confirmed in 2016 as Villa registered the […] READ MORE