Arsenal vs Aston Villa Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal need to rebound after an awful result against Watford last week. They blew a 2-0 lead and conceded a record number of shots to the team at the bottom of the table. They'll be back at the Emirates this week against newly promoted Aston Villa. If they can't bounce back in this fixture, the season could go south very quickly. Aston Villa have struggled in their return to the Premier League with only four points in five matches. They …
The stats behind Tyrone Mings's England call-up

The stats behind Tyrone Mings's England call-up

It was just two weeks ago that Tyrone Mings put in a performance against Everton that promoted him to international honours. The 2-0 win for Mings's Aston Villa side over the Toffees was not just a great example of clinical finishing (Villa only had three shots on target) but also an example of how to defend effectively. This was not the game that propelled Mings to an England call up - Gareth Southgate and his staff will have assessed the …
Tottenham vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Tottenham vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

The Premier League is finally returning and one of the promoted clubs will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the opening weekend. Aston Villa will face a difficult trip to face last seasons Champions League finalists Tottenham. Both clubs have made some eye-catching signings this summer, but they will have very different aims for the season. The home team will be looking to push towards the top of the division and stay in the title race as long as …
Graham Taylor: A Loss To The Game

Graham Taylor: A Loss To The Game

Last week saw the death of the former Watford, Aston Villa and Wolves manager Graham Taylor at the age of 72. Tributes – some of them downright hypocritical from the very paper who lampooned him when he was England manager – poured in throughout the football world. He will be mourned as a loss to the game. Graham Taylor was born in Worksop in 1944 and began playing professional football in 1962. His playing career was nothing to write home …
Reminiscing Over the Best Centre-Back Partnerships

Reminiscing Over the Best Centre-Back Partnerships

When Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were in the middle of Manchester United’s defence, there was no way through. The Premier League has been blessed with some glorious centre-back partnerships in recent times but in the current league, there’s not many who can match the strength of the old pairings. Tottenham’s defence are a rare celebration but where have all the centre-back partnerships gone? Here’s a reminder of some of the best we’ve had. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic The …
2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

Some people believe the 2015-16 Premier League season was one of the greatest in history. In truth, it was one of the worst in terms of quality but the fairytale story which followed Leicester City to being crowned the league champions has been one of the greatest achievements in the history of English football. Nothing would surpass the highlight of the Foxes lifting the Premier League trophy but there’s been plenty of let downs, big money transfers, manager sackings and …
Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview | Team New, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview | Team New, Stats & Key Men

On May 15th, Aston Villa travel to the Emirates Stadium for their last Premier League match for at least a year.  Villa have already been relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history.  With only three wins and 17 points from their first 37 games, Villa are in serious danger of being the first team not to reach 20 points since Portsmouth in 2009/2010. In terms of league position, Arsenal are playing for whether they'll finish …
Liverpool should not miss out on Jordan Amavi the second time

Liverpool should not miss out on Jordan Amavi the second time

French youth international Jordan Amavi’s agent is currently negotiating with Aston Villa about the player’s future at the club, according to the reliable Get French Football News . It is almost clear that the youngster wants to leave the relegated club at the end of the season which will come as a massive blow to the side, but given their horrific season, the club hierarchy as well as the fans will be prepared for such news. Amavi joined the Midlanders …
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