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Missing Villa Park more than ever

A congregation of the masses, young and old, chase the Saturday afternoon with a palpable buzz in the air as thousands head under the...
Smith has worked hard on the training field

Analysing why Aston Villa are proving the Premier League’s tricky customers

In a Premier League season blighted by COVID-19 outbreaks, fixture postponements, and even the looming possibility of a circuit-breaker, it’s been far from business...
Dean Smith

How Dean Smith is using lessons learned from his Walsall days to galvanise Aston...

The life of a Premier League manager can often be a gilded existence – but Dean Smith’s days in lower league football have ensured...
Dean Smith

Aston Villa retain competitive consistency amid tough fixture schedule

Aston Villa are over a third of the way through their second Premier League campaign after winning promotion back to the top flight in...
Grealish involved with both goals at West Ham

Do or Die – Moment of 2020

Sunday morning, it felt like it could have been Monday or Tuesday as I'd been awake the previous two nights and couldn't sleep. In any...

Craig Shakespeare a key influence on Aston Villa’s revival

15 years of coaching experience has taken Craig Shakespeare on Champions League nights in Madrid, national team duty in Slovakia and even to the...
Watkins with a perfect hat-trick against Liverpool

Villa demolish the champions! – Game of 2020

2020 has been, by any measure, a car crash of a year. The entire world has been in the grip of a deadly pandemic...
Smith demands more despite fixture schedule

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa takes shape as partnerships begin to develop

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...
Dean Smith

How are Villa geared up to survive the festive fixture pileup?

Anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of the English game knows how detrimental the packed festive schedule can be for both domestic and international...

A football fan’s guide to understanding Aston Villa’s strengths and weaknesses

After Aston Villa achieved their goal of avoiding relegation in the 2019/20 football season, much pressure has been mounted on the club’s manager Dean...