Trouble At Villa


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. discostu says:

    I’m absolutely loving (understandably) Villa’s prospects for the next month or so.

  2. Matt says:

    And he’s gone, you were right.

    Curbishley to replace him?

  3. Moore says:

    Poor Villa. A great old club, and actually quite an ineteresting study these days. They won the league cup during the great “revival” (in English football in general) of ’96, and while every club in the land went through massive changes in the setup, Villa remained one man’s plaything. Even Abramovich lets wiser men spend his money for him.

    I’ve some limited sympathy for Ellis. Of course he wants it all his own way, he pays for everything. What Villa need is investors, and a balanced board with good financial managers, a solid budget, and a long term strategy.

    Anyone know if there’s any youth setup at Villa? I don’t recall seeing a noteable homegrown in their line up for a while.

  4. Matt says:

    A couple that may have had YTS schemes with Villa may include:

    - Jlloyd Samuel?
    - Steven Davis?

    I dont mean to prove you wrong, I remember them being young and in Davis’ case having a good season.

  5. discostu says:

    Moore, it exists, but its not up to much.

  6. Ed says:

    the answer to the increasingly loud question, “is West Midlands football in decline?” is surely here:

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