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Dean Smith

Aston Villa continue to lay strong foundations for the future

Earlier this year, some Aston Villa fans were pondering if a push for Europe was possible. The team remained within touching distance of the top...
Jack Sharkey

Aston Villa’s sports science department

Aston Villa are modernising their approaches to almost every aspect of their football practices - not only are Dean Smith’s side competing amongst the...

What does Cazoo’s potential £6bn merger mean for Villa?

Cazoo is one of the fastest-growing companies in Britain, so it’s no surprise that a £6 billion merger is on the cards with Ajax I....

Dean Smith and the impossible job

In October 2018, Aston Villa sat 14th in the Championship table. After a summer that had brought the club to its knees, returning to...

Aston Villa hit a roadblock en route to Europe

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa are experiencing their first slump in form during a campaign that had dared fans in believing that they'd be dusting...

Aston Villa’s set-piece conundrum

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa have this season demonstrated an ability to win through a moment of brilliance, a dogged defensive display and in the...
Steve Bruce and Dean Smith

From Bruce to Smith, a footballing chasm

I want to begin this piece with an important bit of housekeeping. Although what follows will contain criticisms of Steve Bruce and his antiquated,...
Lange will work close with the recruitment team

Johan Lange’s right-hand man, Frederik Leth

When Aston Villa appointed Johan Lange as the club’s new Sporting Director last July, co-owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens re-affirmed their promise in...
Dean Smith

‘It’s my job to get the best out of them’ – Dean Smith leading...

Behind every good team, there’s a great leader. Elements of resilience, determination and courage are all key to the make-up of a coach capable of...
Grealish and Smith gave fans hopes of Europe

Patience is a virtue: Aston Villa’s project in motion

While the shutters are down and fast-food wrappers flutter violently in Trinity Road gusts, Aston Villa have been busy setting club records, quietly going...