Remi Garde the Fall Guy with Villa on the Precipice

Remi Garde the Fall Guy with Villa on the Precipice

Aston Villa were once a great club and it’s actually quite sad to say ”once” because they have been European champions in my lifetime; I was too young to remember, but it happened. The club drifted in the 1980’s, before flirting with degrees of success for periods during the 1990’s and the late 2000’s under Martin O’Neill. Now though, they are a club more than drifting, they are in danger of spiralling. The departure of Remi Garde as manager this …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

These sides will both be happy to see the back of this season and begin to rebuild their clubs in the summer. Chelsea have managed to get into the top half, but it has still been a very poor season as they were expected to challenge for the title once again. Meanwhile Aston Villa are all but relegated, as they sit bottom of the table with just 16 points. This fixture has provided us with some very exciting games over …
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 …
The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?In a football season that threatens a pretty unprecedented and wide open title race by modern day standards, there is also drama unfolding at the bottom of the table. From what appears to be the supernova of a dying giant in the shape of Aston Villa to an ongoing game of leapfrog between Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland to keep their head above the waterline and onwards to Swansea City and Bournemouth …
The battle for Premier League survival is hotting up

The battle for Premier League survival is hotting up

The main focus of the Premier League this weekend has primarily been the fight between all the teams in the top four, in the race for the Premier League title. Whilst the openness at the top makes for an interesting run-in to the end of the campaign, the competition at the other end of the table is just as intense, where the battle to avoid relegation really is hotting up. The attention will inevitably fall on Louis Van Gaal, following …
Why Leicester City Keep Winning

Why Leicester City Keep Winning

There are many different ways of telling the amazing story of Leicester City, different points in time to start the story and different theories behind its remarkable nature. Rightly, many of the stories cite the years in the faceless doldrums of multiple owners, managers and seemingly endless amount of players on a conveyer belt passing them in and out of the club. However this story is less about those years. Instead, this one focusses on the last three years and …
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 …
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