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Championship
Mad Scientist Marcelo Bielsa finding Leeds promotion formula volatile
12:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Marcelo Bielsa had Leeds United back on track for a place in the Premiership next season. The Whites returned to winning ways after suffering through Spygate earlier in the campaign. Five wins and a draw in six matches since taking their lumps…

Championship
David Cotterill triggered by Jack Grealish assault
09:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Newton’s Three Laws of Motion are more universal than you might realise. Beyond physical movement, they also apply to emotions. For those of you who didn’t pay attention in physics class, the Three Laws are: 1. Every object persists…

Championship
Enter the West Midlands Matrix: Aston Villa vs. West Brom
09:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

Enter the West Midlands football matrix. There are safari parks along the way but the roads to football grounds are filled with bad intentions. Are you sure you want to jack back into the Bull Ring? In light traffic, you can drive…

Championship
Dean Smith, John Terry, troubled times at Aston Villa. Why?
15:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

Just before the second week of October 2018, Aston Villa decided to pull the plug on Steve Bruce. This followed a terrible run of form that featured one win in nine Championship matches which left Villa 12th in the standings. Bruce was almost…

Championship
Yannick Bolasie's long road back from ACL purgatory
09:00 Friday 14th December 2018

For the first time in nearly a year, Yannick Bolasie started a league game. It came in the Championship against Nottingham Forest but, as the saying goes, it was a start. Injuries and a dip in form at Everton combined to frustrate the Congolese.…

Transfers
3 possible replacements to correct Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey mistake
08:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

Arsenal will lose one of its best midfielders with no compensation when the curtain falls on the 2018-19 season. Alright, you can debate his status but there’s no disputing Aaron Ramsey is the longest-serving player in the Arsenal team.…

Championship
Aston Villa v Birmingham: Anatomy of a Derby
08:00 Sunday 25th November 2018

Every season tells a new story. Sometimes it's the same tale with different characters, a bit like Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet with a gangsta culture backdrop. People remember when Rafael Benitez took the reins at Chelsea, outraging…

Championship
Why Micah Richards has gone more than two years without an Aston Villa appearance
12:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has gone more than two years without playing a competitive game for the Midlands outfit. He hasn’t made the matchday squad in any competition for Villa since September 19, 2017, and is nailed on to…

Championship
What happened to Henri Lansbury at Aston Villa?
15:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Midfielder Henri Lansbury was left out of Aston Villa's matchday squad for Friday’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. He sat out a Championship game for the 11th time this season. Yet to rack up a single minute in the division,…

Championship
5 most underrated players in the Championship
09:00 Friday 26th October 2018

The Championship is the seventh richest league in the world. It also homes some historic English clubs, including Aston Villa, Leeds United and Nottingham Forrest. Due to the continuing increase in both attendances and consumer interest…

Championship
What will Dean Smith, John Terry bring to Aston Villa?
09:00 Wednesday 17th October 2018

A blink of an eye ago, John Terry was Aston Villa’s field marshal, championing a return to the Premier League. Next thing, the Englishman has been installed as the manager, albeit assistant to the son of a former Villa Park steward.  …

Championship
Stephen Ireland starts a new chapter with Bolton Wanderers
17:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

A new beginning arises for a familiar face we have known for many years. Stephen Ireland recently signed a one-year contract with Bolton Wanderers. So does this mean a fresh start? Or will his career repeat itself? We all know Ireland…

A League
Ritchie De Laet heads on loan down under
08:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

Transferring clubs from England to Australia is quite rare in football. Aston Villa's Ritchie De Laet apparently doesn't mind taking the road less travelled. The 29-year-old right back accepted a loan to Melbourne City for…

Championship
Why Jack Grealish's failed Tottenham move is a blessing in disguise
12:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Over the past few months, Jack Grealish would have been a frustrated man. It was clear he wanted to join Tottenham, they too were interested in his services but failed to agree a fair transfer fee with Championship side Aston Villa.  It's…

Championship
Thierry Henry misses out on Aston Villa job
15:00 Friday 27th July 2018

Few clubs have been on as turbulent a path as Aston Villa over the last few years. The former European champions had several seasons of near misses at the bottom end of the Premier League; before eventually getting relegated in 2015/16. They…