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      Sky Sports

      • Grealish 'different person' after injury
        Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish says he was "scared" after suffering a life-threatening injury during a pre-season friendly.
        - 1 day ago, 20 May 18, 8:40am -
      • Bruce: Villa a mess after relegation
        Steve Bruce admits Aston Villa were in a "mess" following their relegation from the Premier League, but is now "delighted" to have guided them to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.
        - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 10:10pm -
      • Villa book final against Fulham
        Aston Villa are through to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after holding off Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Tuesday night.
        - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:30pm -
      • Samuel dies in car crash
        Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car accident at the age of 37.
        - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 2:10pm -
      • The top club in England is...
        Which is the top club in the land? Which teams are punching above their weight and which historic powerhouses languish in the lower divisions? The Ultimate League for 2017/18 has arrived...
        - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 1:20pm -
      • Hendrie reflects on ‘dark days’
        Former Premier League footballer Lee Hendrie has used the start of Mental Health Awareness Week to urge people to talk about their problems.
        - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 6:05pm -

      Guardian

      • Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend
        Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane could work together for England, Liverpool show their progress and Jack Wilshere could have returned just in timeIn danger of straying slightly off subject here but figured the Leicester fairytale may be wearing slightly th…
        - , 9 May 16, 7:26am -
      • Newcastle seek unlikely favour from Rafa Benítez’s old foes Everton
        • Newcastle on the brink of relegation after 0-0 draw at Aston Villa• An Everton win or draw at Sunderland would take relegation fight to final dayThe only Premier League team with a worse record away from home than Newcastle United are Aston Vil…
        - , 8 May 16, 9:30pm -
      • Newcastle United drop back into bottom three after draw with Aston Villa
        Optimism in the north-east has just relocated itself from Tyneside to Wearside. Other results were going Newcastle United’s way until Sunderland fought back in their game against Chelsea, and with only one more match to play, to Sam Allardyces’s…
        - , 7 May 16, 4:18pm -
      • Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened
        Villa end their losing run, but Newcastle missed a succession of chances in the second half, and now survival is out of their hands 5.00pm BST We’re going to wrap this blog up now. The headline news: Villa manage not to lose, and Newcastle look to…
        - , 7 May 16, 4:00pm -
      • Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor to see out season in the reserves
        • Caretaker manager Eric Black says striker unlikely to return• ‘He’s been training with the reserves and I believe that’s ongoing’The former Aston Villa club captain Gabriel Agbonlahor looks likely to spend the remainder of the season tr…
        - , 6 May 16, 10:24pm -
      • Aston Villa v Newcastle United: match preview
        Three points are a must for Newcastle to stay ahead in the race to avoid relegation. Rafael Benítez has provided United with a new-found confidence and, unbeaten in four, they should really have the measure of a Villa side whose embarrassing run of…
        - , 6 May 16, 4:33pm -

      Independent

        Daily Mail

        Goal.com

        Selectabet Forum

        Sporting Life

        • Next Aston Villa boss contenders
          After Roberto Di Matteo's sacking, we look at the main contenders to replace him at Villa Park, and their latest Sky Bet odds.
          - , 3 Oct 16, 8:20am -
        • Clarke in frame for Villa job
          Steve Clarke will get the chance to stake his claim for the Aston Villa job after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked.
          - , 3 Oct 16, 8:04am -
        • Villa set to sack Di Matteo
          Aston Villa are ready to end manager Roberto Di Matteo's reign with the Italian on the brink after just five months in charge.
          - , 2 Oct 16, 1:21pm -
        • Di Matteo stands firm
          Post-match reaction to Preston North End's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.
          - , 1 Oct 16, 5:34pm -
        • Preston 2-0 Aston Villa
          Sky Bet Championship at Deepdale.
          - , 30 Sep 16, 3:52pm -
        • Preston v Aston Villa preview
          Team news for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash between Preston and Aston Villa.
          - , 30 Sep 16, 11:45am -

        ESPN Soccernet

        • The Lambert Project
          Beware of false dawns? No need to remind Villa fans of the need for caution and patience as the new Premier League season approaches. Expectations have been firmly grounded after two bitterly disappointing campaigns – the last of which was just a…
          - , 16 Aug 12, 12:07pm -
        • In Lambert I Trust
          I've kept a low profile for the past couple of weeks. I haven't been on holiday, I haven't been totally obsessed and engrossed with Euro 2012 - although I am enjoying it - and I haven't forgotten about the Villa.But here's the thing: I haven't forg…
          - , 22 Jun 12, 2:53pm -
        • Solskjaer says no; the search continues
          So much for Solskjaer, and a swift conclusion to Villa's latest managerial search. Following the Norwegian's decision to withdraw himself from the running for the position as coach, seemingly before he had even been offered the position, concluded a…
          - , 25 May 12, 2:38pm -
        • McLeish Out: Villa Act Quickly
          Direct, decisive and damning.Less than 12 hours after watching the 'highlights' of Villa's final match of the 2011-12 season, scowling at yet more defensive irresponsibility, player indifference and managerial culpability, before skulking off to be…
          - , 14 May 12, 8:33pm -
        • Safe, but no satisfaction
          I don't personally know any Wigan fans, so I can only guess at how they were feeling over the past weekend.Triumphant? Jubilant? Proud? I'd guess at all three, and I can understand why. Their team looked doomed just a few short weeks ago, but inste…
          - , 11 May 12, 12:44pm -
        • Villa's relegation threat is real
          Maybe now it's beginning to feel real. Villa could get relegated.I've been poor wind-up value over the last couple of months. Friends and colleagues - smug grins on their faces - have been falling over themselves to get the Villa jibes in; things a…
          - , 26 Apr 12, 12:09pm -

        Reuters

          The Offside

            Football365

            EatSleepSport

            • Wembley showdown excites Grealish
              Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has revealed his excitement after helping the club into the Championship play-off final.
              - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 3:31pm -
            • Bruce wants Hutton stay
              Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is urging the club's owners to offer defender Alan Hutton a new contract.
              - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 3:58pm -
            • Bruce staying grounded
              Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says his side's job is only half done after beating Middlesbrough 1-0 on Saturday.
              - 8 days ago, 13 May 18, 11:58am -
            • Bruce - Play-offs are a great way to go up
              Steve Bruce says going up via the play-offs would be a great way for Aston Villa to return to the Premier League.
              - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 8:00pm -
            • Cahill misses out for Millwall
              Australia forward Tim Cahill is banned when Millwall face Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday.
              - 17 days ago, 4 May 18, 10:50am -
            • McCormack set for Villa cash boost
              Aston Villa misfit Ross McCormack could be in line for a bumper cash bonus if the Villans are promoted this season.
              - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 2:09pm -

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                • Six Wins Out Of Eight For Automatic Promotion?
                  Six Wins Out Of Eight For Automatic Promotion?Vitalfootball: Aston Villa: 19/03/2018 17:24:00Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has said he believes we need to pick up six victories out of the remaining eight Championship encounters if automatic promo…
                  - 63 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 5:24pm -
                • Congratulations to Former Aston Villa Gaffer
                  Congratulations to Former Aston Villa GafferVitalfootball: Aston Villa: 19/03/2018 15:40:00Former Aston Villa gaffer John Gregory had the sweet smell of success on Saturday as he lifted the Indian Super League title with Chennaiyin FC.
                  - 63 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 3:40pm -
                • The Future King Of England Showing His True Colours Again
                  The Future King Of England Showing His True Colours AgainVitalfootball: Aston Villa: 19/03/2018 09:56:00I saw this on facebook and thought it might raise a smile amongst the Aston Villa masses after a rather depressing weekend.
                  - 63 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 9:56am -
                • U23s - Aston Villa March On In Cup Against Blackburn
                  U23s - Aston Villa March On In Cup Against BlackburnVitalfootball: Aston Villa: 19/03/2018 01:22:00Aston Villa's Under 23 side took victory in the clash against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier Cup on Friday.
                  - 64 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:22am -
                • Villa Do Have Something To Cheer This Weekend
                  Villa Do Have Something To Cheer This WeekendVitalfootball: Aston Villa: 19/03/2018 00:51:00No, it has absolutely nothing to do with the pathetic performance and loss to Bolton Wanderers but one man can take note.
                  - 64 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 12:51am -

                Birmingham Post

                The Villa Blog

                • A must win match, are you nervous yet?
                  There wasn't a period during the match yesterday that I thought we were under threat, but there were times when we let Middlesbrough play with the ball a little too much and there were periods when they were chasing the ball down much quicker than us…
                  - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 9:51am -
                • Middlesbrough: Video, facts and more than the second half
                  The opening sentence to my last post is where I want to start again because it's really important. More so now because of what happened to Derby last night. And because of how they set themselves up, I don't think anyone can be really surprised by th…
                  - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:56am -
                • Aston Villa beat Boro in first leg, now all eyes to Tuesday
                  As long as we don't treat the real second half like we treated that second half, I think we'll be okay on Tuesday. Is it okay to say I think in the first we looked in control and in the second, while we didn't have a shot (correct me if I'm wrong), w…
                  - 9 days ago, 12 May 18, 6:14pm -
                • Video from the manager and about getting to Wembley
                  Fulham, Derby, Middlesbrough and us. It's going to be an interesting night and a very interesting day tomorrow. But nothing is won or lost in the first match, but going back to Villa Park next Tuesday in a good place is what it should be all about.…
                  - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:58am -
                • It's Middlesbrough and defeat in London
                  We didn't get out of second gear today and you can't really be that surprised. I mean it was fourth place and nobody wanted to risk anything ahead of next weekend. Grealish, Grabban and Snodgrass came on for a run out with a little over fifteen min…
                  - 15 days ago, 6 May 18, 5:54pm -
                • At Millwall, it's fourth and video of the day
                  It was always my plan to come over for the last game of the season but as it became clear a few weeks ago it wasn't going to be Millwall, I booked nothing. Instead, I think the last game of the season for us will be May 26th. Coming over for that mea…
                  - 16 days ago, 5 May 18, 7:25am -

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                Aston Villa Fan (Blog)

                  Aston Villa Central (Blog)

                  • It’s Done
                    According to Netflix I watched Drive in July 2012 and rated it three stars. I may have underrated it; there’s one particular scene that’s stayed with me and it seems especially relevant right now:Don’t worry. Don’t… don’t worry. That’…
                    - , 16 Apr 16, 3:55pm -
                  • Alex McLeish is an ex-Aston Villa manager
                    The season from hell is finally over and Alex McLeish’s Aston Villa career has, as expected, been terminated. His tenure has passed on. It’s no more. It has ceased to be. Expired and gone to meet its maker. A stiff, bereft of life. It rests in p…
                    - , 14 May 12, 2:18pm -
                  • Bolton 1 Aston Villa 2: Albrighton and Petrov grab the goals in first away win of season
                    Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov produced the vital goals to deliver Villa’s first away win of the season, but Ivan Klasnic was able to prevent Brad Guzan earning a clean sheet on his first Premiership start.It was a much improved performance d…
                    - , 10 Dec 11, 5:19pm -
                  • Confirmed Teamsheets: Bolton vs Aston Villa
                    With Shay Given out for a month, Brad Guzan gets his first Premier League start, and it’s also emerged this week that the American is in contract discussions with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season. Jermaine Jenas is out for th…
                    - , 10 Dec 11, 2:15pm -
                  • Aston Villa 0 Man Utd 1: Exciting line-up provides another false dawn
                    They obviously can’t be bothered, so neither can I. It was a positive line-up, but Utd never needed to get out of 1st gear. McLeish must be giving out his instructions in Russian or something because he’s managed to make some very capable players…
                    - , 3 Dec 11, 7:35pm -
                  • Confirmed Teamsheets: Aston Villa vs Man Utd
                    One of the bigger talking points has been the return of Ashley Young. James Milner showed class by not celebrating at Eastlands recently, expect Ashley Young to do exactly the same today, but preferably because he hasn’t scored.Either way, it’s…
                    - , 3 Dec 11, 4:42pm -

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                      • Oldham v Liverpool: Betting Tips
                        Oldham v Liverpool – FA Cup Round 4 – Sunday 27 January 4pm Live on ITV FA Cup fever has reached Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park. League One Latics host Premier  Full Article »
                        - , 26 Jan 13, 9:38pm -
                      • Real Zaragoza v Espanyol: Preview and Tips
                        Real Zaragoza v Espanyol Live on Sky Sports 1. Kick off: Saturday 7pm Real Zaragoza have lost six of their nine home matches this season and manager Manuel Jimenez has  Full Article »
                        - , 26 Jan 13, 10:20am -
                      • Deportivo La Coruna Vs Valencia – Live 21:00 Sky Sports
                        20th place Deportivo welcome 7th place Valencia on this Saturday evening, where the home side at sitting on just three wins all season. The visitors have clocked up nine and will aim  Full Article »
                        - , 26 Jan 13, 10:01am -
                      • Saturday’s Football Tipsters Tips: 26th Jan
                        Some games have been wiped out by the snow again so check the fixture list before placing your bet again today. Here’s the top tips from all the best (and  Full Article »
                        - , 26 Jan 13, 10:00am -
                      • Real Zaragoza Vs Espanyol – Live 19:00 Sky Sports
                        13th play 15th in an all mid-table affair on Saturday with Zaragoza picking up just four points from a possible last eighteen, and Espanyol picking up eleven points, only losing to Barcelona in  Full Article »
                        - , 26 Jan 13, 9:44am -
                      • Juventus v Genoa: Betting Tips
                        Juventus v Genoa – Serie A – Saturday 26 January 7:45pm Live on ESPN The fixture at the Juventus Stadium is an important one at both ends of the Serie  Full Article »
                        - , 25 Jan 13, 11:54pm -

                      Express & Star

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                        A Villa Fan (Blog)

                        Aston Villa Blog

                        • Aston Villa aiming to blow Championship title race wide open
                          Aston Villa host Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend hoping to keep their faint hopes of catching the runaway Championship leaders alive. Villa head into the game four points behind second-placed Cardiff City and a further six adrift of Wolves, mean…
                          - 73 days ago, 10 Mar 18, 4:14am -
                        • What now for Darren Bent?
                          One of the questions that Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert must answer this summer relates to the club’s record transfer Darren Bent. The England international forward has been frozen out of the team following the signing of Christian Benteke, and…
                          - , 6 Jun 13, 11:50am -
                        • Aston Villa avoid winner-takes-all match at Wigan
                          Aston Villa fans have been looking at the Premier League fixture list with trepidation over the last month, with the prospect of travelling to take on Wigan in a winner-takes-all clash at the DW Stadium on the last day of the campaign an ominous pros…
                          - , 17 May 13, 11:00am -
                        • Football betting: favourites to win the Premiership this season
                          The Premiership is rarely an easy league to bet on, as last season showed. Few people expected Manchester United to face such little opposition on their way to another title, and this season is liable to be another tricky one to put bets on. It is fu…
                          - , 16 Jan 13, 11:15am -
                        • Aston Villa v Southampton preview
                          In years gone by, a visit by the 17th place team would be an automatic 3 points for Aston Villa, and a chance to close the gap between themselves and a European spot. Not any more, not by a long shot. The Villa project under Lambert is admirable for…
                          - , 12 Jan 13, 10:55am -
                        • Villa v Norwich preview: Will the players actually try to win this time?
                          5 points from 8 games is a damning statistic for any manager. Projected over the course of the season, that’s less than 25 points. It’s relegation form, plain and simple, and Villa are stuck in a rut because of it. Of course, you can point to a m…
                          - , 26 Oct 12, 10:28am -

                        Soccernet Blog

                        • The Lambert Project
                          Beware of false dawns? No need to remind Villa fans of the need for caution and patience as the new Premier League season approaches. Expectations have been firmly grounded after two bitterly disappointing campaigns – the last of which was just a…
                          - , 16 Aug 12, 12:07pm -
                        • In Lambert I Trust
                          I've kept a low profile for the past couple of weeks. I haven't been on holiday, I haven't been totally obsessed and engrossed with Euro 2012 - although I am enjoying it - and I haven't forgotten about the Villa.But here's the thing: I haven't forg…
                          - , 22 Jun 12, 2:53pm -
                        • Solskjaer says no; the search continues
                          So much for Solskjaer, and a swift conclusion to Villa's latest managerial search. Following the Norwegian's decision to withdraw himself from the running for the position as coach, seemingly before he had even been offered the position, concluded a…
                          - , 25 May 12, 2:38pm -
                        • McLeish Out: Villa Act Quickly
                          Direct, decisive and damning.Less than 12 hours after watching the 'highlights' of Villa's final match of the 2011-12 season, scowling at yet more defensive irresponsibility, player indifference and managerial culpability, before skulking off to be…
                          - , 14 May 12, 8:33pm -
                        • Safe, but no satisfaction
                          I don't personally know any Wigan fans, so I can only guess at how they were feeling over the past weekend.Triumphant? Jubilant? Proud? I'd guess at all three, and I can understand why. Their team looked doomed just a few short weeks ago, but inste…
                          - , 11 May 12, 12:44pm -
                        • Villa's relegation threat is real
                          Maybe now it's beginning to feel real. Villa could get relegated.I've been poor wind-up value over the last couple of months. Friends and colleagues - smug grins on their faces - have been falling over themselves to get the Villa jibes in; things a…
                          - , 26 Apr 12, 12:09pm -

                        Bill Howell's Blog

                        • Fare play: Villa's travelling army could get away travel subsidised
                          FARE play to Aston Villa, who are set to reward their travelling claret and blue army - by subsidising some of their away days this season. Between them the 20 Premier League clubs have set aside £4 million to improve...
                          - , 28 Aug 13, 10:58pm -
                        • Charles N'Zogbia could miss the start of Aston Villa's season
                          Exclusive by Mat Kendrick CHARLES N'Zogbia could miss the start of the season after getting injured on holiday - as Brett Holman looks to leave Villa for a club in Dubai. Villa are still waiting to determine the full extent...
                          - , 20 Jun 13, 7:57pm -
                        • Acorns and Aston Villa - the mutual appreciation society
                          ORDINARILY, Brad Guzan wouldn't burst out laughing when his scuffed goal-kick lands at the feet of an opposing striker who whacks it into net. But this is Acorns, the mutual appreciation society where brave children bring smiles to the...
                          - , 16 Nov 12, 11:10am -
                        • The Bucking Benteke
                          AS this great before and after picture of Chris Smalling's fate shows, Premier League defenders should think carefully before trying to take on the beast of Belgium. (Photo courtesy of the 'We Want Milner To Rejoin Aston Villa' Facebook...
                          - , 12 Nov 12, 2:07pm -
                        • Re-righting a Ron-g, Martin
                          HERE at the Birmingham Mail we would hate to be accused of "re-writing history" so in the interests of fairness we intend to correct a mistake we reported yesterday. In a story featuring quotes from Martin O'Neill, we printed...
                          - , 4 Nov 12, 1:12pm -
                        • Chicago Fire 0 Aston Villa 1
                          Mat Kendrick reports from Toyota Park THERE was ecstacy and agony for Gabby Agbonlahor as he scored Villa's winner over Chicago Fire - before being carried off on a stretcher here at Toyota Park. Agbonlahor's 29th minute bullet header...
                          - , 22 Jul 12, 2:28am -

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                        • Villa Park as I know it
                          Poster WittonWarrior reminisces about Villa Park.< < < read more > > >
                          - , 6 Apr 16, 1:23pm -
                        • Charlie Athersmith and the Umbrella
                          The thing with supporting the Villa is that the club is steeped in folklore, whether it be stories of gas lamps, the melting down of a lost FA Cup trophy or a star inter-war forward keeping chickens in his front room. The list can go on and on, but t…
                          - , 6 Apr 16, 12:51pm -
                        • New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
                          Only leaves Thursday nights without it being on tv now... (sigh)< < more > >
                          - , 25 Feb 15, 1:08pm -
                        • Sporting Memories Network
                          Le Grand Depart, Grimsby Town, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Everton, Warrington Wolves, Newcastle United, Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Gloucestershire CCC, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, The MCC, Sunderland,…
                          - , 25 Feb 15, 12:38pm -
                        • AVFC Announcement
                          Aston Villa Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Sherwood as our new manager.Tim, 46, joins after a long and successful coaching career with Tottenham, culminating a short but successful period as manager, and has agreed a..…
                          - , 11 Feb 15, 8:53pm -

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