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Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Familiar Failings 2009 and 2010

In the final release of this look-back series, I've collated two-season's together. In both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 campaigns, Villa lost to the same opposition,...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: The Intertoto Cup defence 2002/03

Aston Villa began their Intertoto Cup defence in the summer of 2002. Entering the competition in the third round, Villa faced FC Zurich. In his...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe – Harsh lessons learned as fans...

This article is the first in a new series, ‘Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe’ on the avillafan.com website. Each article in...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Journeying to the heart of communism...

As we continue our Escapades on the Continent - Villa in Europe feature, the next step of our journey takes us to an away...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: European football at the Hawthorns! 2000/01

After defeat in the FA Cup final – the last to be played at the old Wembley – Villa were handed an obscure route...
Aston Villa win the Intertoto Cup

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: European Glory? 2001/02

After defeating NK Slaven Belupo (Croatia), Stade Rennais (France), and finally FC Basel (Switzerland), Villa won their third European trophy - The Intertoto Cup! This...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Milan heartbreak conquered 1994-95

After league cup triumph in 1994, Villa were destined for a UEFA Cup campaign the following season. Many supporters feared the European trophy drive...

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: First round – Quarter Finals 1981/82...

In their previous European football experiences, Villa had been knocked out in the first round of the UEFA Cup in 1975, and narrowly beaten...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: O’Neill’s Russian Roulette 2008/09

Aston Villa competed in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup after successfully navigating the newly introduced qualifying stages. Odense Boldklub (Denmark), Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (Iceland), and PFC Litex...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Dr Joe’s European Adventure 1990/91

Villa Park welcomed back European football for the first time in seven years as Villa faced Banik Ostrava (Czech Republic) in the first round...