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 v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On March seventh, West Bromwich Albion travel to Villa Park for the second time in a week to take on rivals Aston Villa.  After the incredible midlands derby that took place on Tuesday, the two sides will go at it once again.  This time they face off with a trip to Wembley on the line in this FA Cup quarter final.  After the phenomenal ending to the game on Tuesday, the two sides will look to somehow top that.  Neither …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After being on the verge of upsetting Premier League Champions Manchester City, Hull City host fellow struggler's Aston Villa on Tuesday. With 2 points and 2 spots separating them, the contest could in many ways play a crucial role in the on-going relegation battle. While Aston Villa have been poor over the last 2 months, they put up an impressive performance against Premier League leaders Chelsea and would be keen to build on that. Team News Hull City Hull City …
Swansea v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Swansea v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Having put up an impressive performance against Manchester United at home, Aston Villa travel to Liberty Stadium to face Swansea in a festive Boxing Day tie. Their hosts for the night currently sit in 8th spot with 25 points while Villa themselves are in 12th place with 20 points. The congested Premier League table can often result in a quick demise and both the managers will be keen to add to their existing kitty of points. Team News Swansea The arrival of …
Burnley v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

On Saturday November 29th, Aston Villa will travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.  These are two teams that will likely be in the relegation battle come the end of the season.  Despite Burnley coming off of back to back wins, the Bees are still the odds on team to go down, so Villa will think this could a big chance at their first win since September 13th against Liverpool.  That said, this is probably the worst time for …
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool paid the price for a lack of cutting edge against a hungry, high flying Aston Villa team now firmly finding their feet under Paul Lambert and Roy Keane with a near-flawless start to the season. Aston Villa coming to Anfield remains one of Brendan Rodgers few tactical jigsaw puzzles he is yet to figure out. The Birmingham side have flourished at Liverpool for the last few seasons now with the same mindset and strategy on each visit. It has …
Swansea City vs Aston Villa Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

This Saturday, Aston Villa travel to the Liberty stadium to take on Swansea City. The two teams find themselves separated by one point and two league places, with Swansea in 13th and Aston Villa in 15th. Swansea’s win last weekend at Newcastle has done a lot to ensure their survival. If the other results go their way, a draw for Swansea will mathematically ensure their survival. Villa have a game in hand over most of their rivals at the bottom, …
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