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Smith knew things had to change

Aston Villa’s blueprint: Continuity, culture and cash

Ambitious owners not short of a bob or two promising to take Aston Villa back to the elite podium of European football is no...

The highs and lows of a rollercoaster five years at Aston Villa

Anthony Taylor glanced at his watch, raised his whistle to his mouth and so scenes of euphoria poured from Wembley’s sun soaked East End,...

What Aston Villa saw in newly appointed sporting director Johan Lange

Copenhagen’s strategy is clear. Identifying, developing and making profitable margins on young talent on the face of things may seem very ordinary, but the...
Wesley has helped coronavirus victims in Brazil

The truth behind Aston Villa ‘doing a Fulham’

Under the Wembley arch 12 months ago, Aston Villa secured promotion from the Championship after three years away from the Premier League for the...

Aston Villa’s first summer recruit – Johan Lange

Less than 24 hours after Villa had secured their Premier League status, sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch (Suso) departed the club. Suso had taken up...
Dean Smith

Dean Smith set the tone for Aston Villa’s great escape

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...
Smith & Terry enjoy higher vantage point

Aston Villa’s season far from over with final day showdown looming

Seven points adrift and without a win in ten Premier League games, confidence was on the floor and preparations for a swift return to...
Smith is struggling as Villa lose to Wolves

VARcical – How Aston Villa have been affected by VAR this season

The 2019/20 season saw the introduction of Video Assistant Referees in the English Premier League. In November 2018, the Premier League clubs at the time...

Aston Villa now favourites to beat the drop

It’s an unfamiliar position for every Aston Villa fan as a Sunday shoot-out for Premier league survival looms with Villa installed as favourites to...

Stiliyan Petrov completes his UEFA Pro License

Stiliyan Petrov has completed the UEFA Pro-Licence programme and is ready for a new chapter after becoming an icon on the pitch and an...