Another Rashford Inspired Win for United

Another Rashford Inspired Win for United

Another goal which turned out to be mightily important for Manchester United from Marcus Rashford sealed maximum points against what is arguably the worst side the Premier League has seen in years. It was an amazingly drab affair with chances at a premium but that is something the fans should have seen coming in a game between two of the least proficient sides in terms of chance creation in the league. United, at the end of the day, got the …
January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
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 …
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