It was on the back of an Aston Villa victory in August 1995 that Alan Hansen uttered one of football’s immortal quotes. Now, almost 20 years on, it’s Aston Villa paying the price for the depth to which the Hansen’s embarrassment has seeped into the public consciousness.
While I’m not quite sure what Darren Bent has to do with the release of Medal of Honor Warfighter – this video is rather enjoyable.
Harry Redknapp may have had a bad few weeks off the pitch, however he can certainly have no complaints about how things have been going for him on it.
The 2011-12 Premier League season kicks off on 13 August and in the seven rounds of games up to the first international break, Aston Villa have the easiest start.
Gerard Houllier must put his health first. The Aston Villa manager is leaving hospital after suffering from chest pains. Gerard, 63, was admitted to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital Coronary unit last Wednesday. I was at Anfield when he was rushed to hospital during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Leeds in October 2001 when he was boss [...]
After one of the most riveting, nerve-shredding Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, in which Villa earned a valuable point against Chelsea courtesy of Ciaran Clark’s last-gasp goal, glee was imbued in fans clad in claret and blue.
“Great result, great performance”, wrote one happy Villa follower. “I saw passion!” exclaimed another, after [...]
Manchester City’s two favourite opponents in their 13 and a half seasons in the Premier League are Aston Villa and Newcastle, according tosportingintelligence’s exclusive analysis of where they’ve gained their points down the years. And who are City’s two Yuletide opponents? Ding dong merrily on high – it’s Newcastle and Aston Villa.
Aston Villa have been kings of the Midlands in the Premier League era; in 16 of the 18 completed seasons they have finished higher in the table than all their rivals from the region. For season by season detail, see the table below.
There’s no nice way of saying this: Fulham are rubbish on the road.
Just when football had been exposing its shattered moral compass, the game has recently gathered a few vital bearings.
Disgrace has often dogged the sport as players such as Joey Barton and Marlon King have never been saints, while Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney have hardly been shining paragons of morality. Nor John Terry. And never [...]
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