Articles tagged with Aston Villa

Who needs the optimism of the Cup when you’re in strife? As Houllier’s Aston Villa team ignominiously abandon the Cup at Manchester City

It’s been a difficult period of transition for Villa fans this season, with the club having to come to terms...

When does blind support for your team end and vitriolic hatred of the opposition start? And can Villa and Birmingham fans ever see eye-to-eye?

Loyalty is an enviable quality. The ability to stick by someone or something that you believe in is an admirable...

The arrogant shame of a cross city transfer and how the divide is narrowing between Birmingham and Aston Villa

In recent years when a player moves across the Birmingham divide they have tended to make the move from Villa...

Defeat consigns Villa fans to a nervy new year and the team to the certainty of a relegation scramble

Usually most things in football are far from certain, but Wednesday night’s games ignored the norm and made two things...

Guess the FA Cup finalist from their classic football sticker

Much is made of the magic of the FA Cup. The fact that it’s an open competition leads romantics to...

Player Profile: Ian Taylor

A fans appreciation of a player isn’t always in relation to their ability shown on the pitch. Often it can...

Houllier’s patient evolution at Villa is running out of time

The sacking of Chris Hughton on Monday was evidence if it were ever needed of the fact that Premier League...

Is Villa’s new signing Robert Pires experienced? Or just old?

Experience is a wonderful tag to possess. It implies a worldliness, a knowledge and a knowing of life that young...

“You never win anything with kids,” but there’s plenty of time for that at Villa

The relinquishment of a two goal lead is usually a cause of sadness and negative reflection, but there is much...