Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Ron Vlaar

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Ron Vlaar

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Aston Villa have had some good results against the top four in recent seasons, with Chelsea themselves coming unstuck last season in a match that many consider was a huge blow in their title chances. Paul Lambert is coming under pressure as the problems of previous seasons continue to hinder his side. Villa have been poor in front of goal this season, while their home record has remained inconsistent at best. It could be a good chance for them to …
January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

It has come again, The January transfer window. The time of the year full of speculations, rumours, false reports, great expectations, surprises and large sums of money spent by football clubs all over the world. Although not as popular among managers and clubs as the summer window, it represents an opportunity for clubs to address long term injuries suffered by key players and to strengthen the squad if any weaknesses come to the surface in the first half of the …
Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

After a bad Boxing Day for both sides involved in this fixture, Aston Villa will hope to make amends when they take on Sunderland at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon. Villa suffered a disappointing defeat to Swansea City on Boxing Day but will have some positives to reflect on coming into this match, given that they managed to get a draw when they last played at home against Manchester United. Paul Lambert will surely see this game against Sunderland as …
Aston Villa vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Aston Villa entertain Hull City at Villa park on Sunday afternoon with both sides going into the game having got off to surprisingly strong starts to the season. However, Villa were knocked out of the Capital One Cup after a shock defeat to Leyton Orient whereas Hull were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday night. Saying that, neither team have lost either of their two opening games and sit in seventh and sixth in the league table …
What is Aston Villa's best Centre Back pairing? Stats

What is Aston Villa's best Centre Back pairing? Stats

For Paul Lambert,  it was a tough first season at the helm of Aston Villa.  Villa were nearly relegated and only picked up 41 points last season.  A major contribution to the poor season may have been the lack of stability at the back.  Villa had the third worst defensive record in the league, conceding 69 goals - the worst among teams that stayed up.  They started the season with four at the back then switched to three at the …