Monday, January 18, 2021
Smith has worked hard on the training field

Aston Villa’s improvements speak volumes of squad morale

Aston Villa had won just three of their previous 40 Premier League games on the road before starting the 2020-21 campaign with three successive...
John Carew - Aston Villa

Amid the jersey sponsorship race, Aston Villa promotes charity

One of the leading names in English football, Aston Villa Football Club, is not only famous for its outstanding achievements since they were formed,...
VAR - No Goal

VAR has stolen our joy

According to the official Premier League website, “In 2018/19, before VAR was introduced, the percentage of correct key match decisions was 82 per cent....
Aston Villa - Claret and Blue history

The history of the claret and blue shirt

You’ve heard the tale about how the zebra got its stripes in Turin when Juventus asked for a set of clean black and white...
Dean Smith

The numbers behind Aston Villa’s start to the Premier League season

Restoring Aston Villa’s Premier League status, setting a new club-record winning run and leading the club to a League Cup final was all in...
Jack Grealish for England

Why isn’t Jack Grealish a big part of the England setup?

Jack Grealish picked up just his third international cap for England in a friendly against Ireland earlier this month where the Three Lions were...
Ezri Konsa could be available against Crystal Palace

Aston Villa becoming away day specialists

For every mesmeric, dazzling Jack Grealish run, exquisite Ross Barkley pass or Ollie Watkins goal, Aston Villa’s newly-found defensive nous away from home has...

Aston Villa’s World War efforts

In the period leading up to the Great War, Aston Villa were the all-conquering team in English football, with six First Division titles and...

Gregg Evans on being the Athletic’s voice of the Villa.

In the age of mass-consumed football coverage, social media and dedicated team-focused reporting, the voice of a handful of journalists has never been so...
Amavi missed the cut

Here’s what this former Aston Villa favourite is up to

It was the saving grace in what became Aston Villa’s worst league campaign for a generation - Jordan Amavi’s pinpoint cross to Rudy Gestede...