Tottenham vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Tottenham vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

The Premier League is finally returning and one of the promoted clubs will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the opening weekend. Aston Villa will face a difficult trip to face last seasons Champions League finalists Tottenham. Both clubs have made some eye-catching signings this summer, but they will have very different aims for the season. The home team will be looking to push towards the top of the division and stay in the title race as long as …
Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Once considered locks for any Starting XI in their heyday, Manchester United's long-tenured captain Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas seem to be surplus to requirements for their respective clubs at the moment. The 31-year old has seen his role drastically change over the last few seasons. With passing years -- and nagging injuries -- Rooney has gradually been deployed deeper and deeper down the pitch. Once a world-beating, energetic forward with the technical skill to play anywhere …
Have Stoke City had a Good Season?

Have Stoke City had a Good Season?

The 2015-2016 Premier League season has come to an end.  Leicester City won the league (yeah, that’s still weird to type), Aston Villa finished bottom and were relegated for the first time in the Premier League, then there was a whole lot of stuff in between.  It’s time for teams, fans, and the media to evaluate and analyze how teams have done. Some teams are pretty easy to evaluate; Leicester: good, Villa and Newcastle: bad.  Some other teams are much …
Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview | Team New, Stats & Key Men

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

On May 15th, Aston Villa travel to the Emirates Stadium for their last Premier League match for at least a year.  Villa have already been relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history.  With only three wins and 17 points from their first 37 games, Villa are in serious danger of being the first team not to reach 20 points since Portsmouth in 2009/2010. In terms of league position, Arsenal are playing for whether they'll finish …
Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

With only weeks of football left, for the bottom five clubs in the Premier League it has all come down to this. Some have their hopes of survival hanging by a thread - and some slimmer than that - whilst others are looking up the table rather than down. Either way, it looks likely that three of Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa will go down, and they have six or fewer games in which to …
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 …
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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