Chris Ellis

A huge football fan. Love Aston Villa and the free flowing football of Swansea City FC. Father of one to my son Harry and have a beautiful wife to be Rebecca.

Darren Bent | Answer for Euro 2012?

Darren Bent | Answer for Euro 2012?

Can Darren Bent become England's main man? With England fans and players in shock with Wayne Rooney getting the worst possible news with a 3 game ban at Euro 2012, Darren Bent has the opportunity to become England's number one striker and main man. Comparably this season Wayne Rooney has had a better season by means of goals scored, with a ratio of 1 goal per game, with Bent scoring 1 in 2. As shown above, Darren Bent has proved …
Swansea | Harsh reality or harsh result?

Swansea | Harsh reality or harsh result?

Swansea City’s opening game in their long anticipated Premier League debut didn’t exactly go to plan, with a 4-0 defeat away to Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City on Monday night at the newly named Etihad Stadium. A defeat which on paper and to many looked like a ‘hammering’ for the Swans, but in fact the score-line was harsh on Swansea, for whom at times looked like Premier League veterans, who played teams like Manchester City week in week out. Of course …
Scott Sinclair | Can he step up to the EPL?

Scott Sinclair | Can he step up to the EPL?

Scott Sinclair has been touted by many since he moved from Bristol Rovers to Chelsea at the age of 16 in July of 2005. He has made his football league debut for Bristol in December of 2004, in the season before Chelsea signed him. No first team experience with just 2 league appearances for Bristol but Chelsea and many others saw the potential. However he only made a handful of appearances at Chelsea between 2005 and 2010, but he was sent …
Given v Friedel | Villa's gain or loss?

Given v Friedel | Villa's gain or loss?

[caption id="attachment_1917" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Friedel joined Spurs"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1920" align="alignright" width="305" caption="Given now at Villa Park"][/caption] Aston Villa lost Brad Friedel to Tottenham Hotspur at the start of June, leaving a huge void in the Aston Villa team. Friedel had been ever present in the Premier League for Aston Villa since they signed him in July of 2008. Even then there were question marks over his age, people questioning whether this was a step forward or a step back due …
Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Will a strong defence and a good home record keep Swansea City in the Premier League beyond this season? First things first Swansea City had a great season last season, finishing in 3rd place in the Coca Cola Championship, just missing out on automatic promotion. Swansea City were un-fancied for promotion but managed to do so via the play off with their free flowing and brilliant attacking football. For a team very well known for their attacking football and very …
Aston Villa | MON to Houllier to McLeish

Aston Villa | MON to Houllier to McLeish

Aston Villa went from top 4 contenders to flirting with relegation within one year; which way will McLeish go? It was 4.45pm on 9th May 2010, Steve Bennett’s whistle signals the end to Aston Villa’s season, a defeat for them but a defeat for Liverpool ensured that they finished in 6th place for the 3rd successive season, cementing their place within the top 6 in the English Premier League. Surely Aston Villa were to build on this and finally make …