Posts Tagged "Aston Villa"

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United

By on Apr 10, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

A feeling of nervousness hangs heavy in the air at Villa Park this afternoon. The four teams below Aston Villa have already lost this weekend, but home supporters may already point to their primary concern being that there are as few as four teams below them in the Premier League at this point of the season in the first place. Aston Villa have slid almost unnoticed...

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Why Blackpool Had To Be Fined For Fielding Their Reserves

By on Jan 28, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 10 comments

In what may be seen as slightly surprising news, the FA Premier League fined Blackpool £25,000 for fielding an under-strength side. The slight surprise was that, in fining the Seasiders, the punishment was harsher than the suspended fine handed down to Wolverhampton Wanderers in similar circumstances last season. Considering the similarities in the two situations, a...

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Randy Lerner’s Houllier-Shaped Dilemma

By on Dec 28, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Martin O’Neill’s resignation from the managerial position at Aston Villa just days before a ball was kicked in August came as something of a shock to many of the club’s supporters. Four months on, Villa supporters could be forgiven for pondering whether O’Neill saw this coming. Their form now feels more like a collapse than a slump and the...

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The Way We Were: Aston Villa vs Everton, November 1989

The Way We Were: Aston Villa vs Everton, November 1989

By on Sep 16, 2010 in English League Football, History, Latest | 4 comments

Watching repeats of old football matches can be an unsettling experience at times. Watch any match over around thirty years old and everything looks and feels different. The levels of technical expertise and fitness may be lower than they used to be, and the look and feel of the spectacle of the match is strangely other-worldly. At what point, however, did this...

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