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Premier League
Is the writing on the wall for Aston Villa?
19:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

As Harvey Barnes made it four for Leicester City, Aston Villa's Dean Smith cut a forlorn figure. The Villans were hapless in defeat, making it four Premier League losses in a row. Despite some flashes of brilliance this term, including…

Premier League
Why Manchester United should sign Jack Grealish
19:01 Friday 7th February 2020

The January transfer window was a long one for Manchester United fans. The range of emotions seen on social media was astounding. From euphoria when news broke that Bruno Fernandes was once again on United's radar, to the five stages of…

Premier League
Every man for himself in titanic Premier League relegation battle
09:01 Saturday 25th January 2020

Liverpool will win the Premier League title. This statement is unquestionable. All that can reasonably be asked is by how many points and will they remain unbeaten. Meanwhile, questions with far more gravity are asked every matchday at the…

Premier League
Danny Drinkwater: What were Villa thinking?
19:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

If Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was ever concerned about Danny Drinkwater, he found a solution to his problem in short order. The former Leicester man, unwanted at Stamford Bridge, played his last three matches against City, each for…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Premier League
Should Manchester United try to beat Mourinho to Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 28th November 2019

As a US resident, it is my civic duty to consume mass amounts of turkey today. If you are not a US resident and are therefore missing out, that just means more for me. Another thing for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Before the tryptophan…

Championship
Ollie Watkins: Brentford’s Next Big Sale?
14:31 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Brentford’s indifferent start to the season simply doesn't do justice to Ollie Watkin’s own heroics. Converted from wide playmaker to central striker by Thomas Frank, Watkins already boasts ten goals in sixteen matches…

Premier League
Why John McGinn's first Premier League term with Aston Villa should be his last
17:00 Wednesday 30th October 2019

Aston Villa stunned the Championship last term, powering their way to the most unlikeliest of promotions. The Midlands outfit wasn't about to rest on their laurels, either. Dean Smith and John Terry would go big in the transfer market,…

Premier League
Who will break out from the three new Premier League teams?
08:00 Friday 9th August 2019

Whenever a team attains Premier League promotion, the pressure’s magnified on them to produce goods. Of course, their ultimate objective is to avoid immediate relegation. Yet, knowing how some promoted sides have evolved into…

Premier League
Are Aston Villa the Premier League's surprise package for 2019/20?
12:01 Tuesday 6th August 2019

It had been a long three years in the Championship for Aston Villa and their fans, but after play-off final heartbreak twelve months ago, the Birmingham-based giants righted those wrongs - fighting their way back into the Premier…

Premier League
2019/20 Aston Villa Premier League preview
19:00 Saturday 3rd August 2019

Dean Smith performed a minor miracle to guide Aston Villa from the Championship’s 12th position into fifth. After replacing Steve Bruce in October, the 48-year-old oversaw a ten-game winning streak running from March to April’s…

Premier League
3 promoted Premier League teams; 3 transfer policies
09:00 Thursday 25th July 2019

There’s a reason the Premier League is widely regarded as the most competitive in the world. The depth of competition thanks to its nearly equal distribution of television revenue makes for very few minnows and more upsets than most…

Premier League
How will Aston Villa spend their summer?
09:02 Friday 28th June 2019

Chelsea fans were feeling agony and joy in equal measure about a month ago. They were sad as club legend Frank Lampard was the manager of losing side Derby County in the Championship play-off final. They were happy…

Premier League
Can the 2019/20 Premier League's English managers forge success?
12:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

It’s been a while, but England is making a comeback in the Premier League. Perhaps the best European striker over the past four seasons, Harry Kane, is English. Raheem Sterling now ranks among the game's best wingers after his…

Managerial News
John Terry off to a flying start in football management
12:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

When John Terry moved to Aston Villa after an amazing career at Chelsea, many wondered why. The common practice has been for legendary players to move to a retirement league in the East. China, Qatar and Japan to name a few. They pay astronomical…