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Ibet: Newcastle struggling to cope with loss of Yohan Cabaye, Football

Ibet: Newcastle struggling to cope with loss of Yohan Cabaye

A difficult Premier League card over the weekend where it’s hard to be confident enough about anything to recommend a solid bet at odds on; and it’s perhaps better to look for some speculative value.

By | Football, Games, Notebook, Sport | Saturday, 22 February 2014 at 11:35 am

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert out on a limb, Football

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert out on a limb

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.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 5:46 pm

Must watch: Take a trick-shot awareness test with Darren Bent, Football

Must watch: Take a trick-shot awareness test with Darren Bent

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.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 11 October 2012 at 3:52 pm

Redknapp has established Spurs as genuine challengers, Sport

Redknapp has established Spurs as genuine challengers

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.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 at 11:29 am

Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham and Man City have the easiest starts to the season, Sport

Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham and Man City have the easiest starts to the season

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.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 at 1:11 pm

Gerard Houllier must review his future in football, Sport

Gerard Houllier must review his future in football

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 [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 at 1:15 pm

Premier League review: Resilient Villa and ingenious Gerrard, Sport

Premier League review: Resilient Villa and ingenious Gerrard

THE GOOD
Aston Villa
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 [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 4 January 2011 at 1:45 pm

Manchester City’s Christmas gift: two most generous opponents, Newcastle and Villa, Sport

Manchester City’s Christmas gift: two most generous opponents, Newcastle and Villa

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.

By | Sport | Saturday, 25 December 2010 at 6:00 am

Aston Villa’s Midlands crown in danger of slipping, Sport

Aston Villa’s Midlands crown in danger of slipping

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.

By | Sport | Friday, 10 December 2010 at 1:00 am

Taking the woe road: Fulham’s awful away days, and glimmer of hope at Newcastle, Sport

Taking the woe road: Fulham’s awful away days, and glimmer of hope at Newcastle

There’s no nice way of saying this: Fulham are rubbish on the road.

By | Sport | Thursday, 11 November 2010 at 11:55 pm

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