Aston Villa v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The reaper’s breath can clearly be felt on Villa’s neck as every game moves them closer to the premiership trapdoor. Each game is now a must win as the season draws towards its conclusion and the financial ramification of relegation are more harrowing than ever. Given the state of play at the club; the divide between players, the managers tactics, fans and management, this is a club experiences its own real life hammer house of horrors. It seems every week …
Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Remi Garde summed up this game in his post-match interview. "If you are too open and optimistic it would be like suicide.” Villa spent the game aiming not to concede and to grind out a point. How that policy would help a club that are 9 points adrift at the bottom of the league is beyond any bodies comprehension. Doug Ellis the previous Villa owner was in the crowd at the Etihad, and the effort it takes a 92year old …
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa take on Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend. One would think that the word "struggling" would only be used to describe bottom placed Villa, but Liverpool are also struggling at the moment and might find themselves in a tricky position against a side that is playing every match with a must-win mentality as it hopes to somehow ensure it's safety in top flight. Villa have actually enjoyed a slight upturn in form recently, despite being rooted to the bottom of …
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

One of the few all Premier League cup clashes this weekend sees rock bottom Aston Villa welcome Manchester City to the Etihad. This fixture is unlikely to be a top flight fixture next season and this competition could be Villa's only chance of saving their season. Although they will be disappointed with the draw, it might not have been the worst thing as Manchester City are still competing on four fronts, and may want to drop out of one, to …
The Most Shocking managerial appointments

The Most Shocking managerial appointments

With Jose Mourinho recently getting the sack at Chelsea and rumours surrounding the futures of Van Gaal, Mancini and Wenger, the Premier League could see a whole host of managerial changes. And with talk of Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, potentially moving to Manchester United, it could be one of the most unexpected employments of recent seasons. Brian Clough's appointment at Leeds United is perhaps the most famously controversial decision of the football age but there's been a fair share …
Aston Villa All Washed Up?

Aston Villa All Washed Up?

It never rains, but it pours for Villa fans this season and at St James’ Park the downpour was more than a metaphorical one. Manager Remi Garde can point to an improved second half performance against Newcastle and the fact that they got a draw, but if the hosts had not been wasteful in front of goal, Villa would have been dead and buried long before they got their splendid equaliser through Jordan Ayew. Perhaps that fantastic strike and coming …
Premier League Game Week 17 Preview

Premier League Game Week 17 Preview

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

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

It's a classic case of master against apprentice when Aston Villa under Remi Garde will go head to head against Arsene's Wenger. The former Arsenal man and current Villa boss has taken up one of the hardest jobs in English football now, in the hot seat to ensure Premier League survival for the Birmingham-based club. The Villains are on a record 14-game run without a win and as dubious as it seems to be, they will go into this game …
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