Posts Tagged "Aston Villa"

Match Of The Past: Aston Villa

By on Jul 26, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

And so we reach the end of the current run of Match Of The Past, our summer series covering some of the great matches in the history of the clubs that will be making up the coming seasons Premier League. Our last club – and these haven’t been done in any particular order, in case you were wondering – is one of the founder members of the Football...

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100 Owners: Number 92 – Doug Ellis (Aston Villa)

By on Jun 27, 2012 in History, Latest | 8 comments

If you ask the question of why the best-supported club in Englands second biggest city have managed just one English championship in the last one hundred and two years, there is a chance that some – if not many – Aston Villa supporters will have a ready-made answer: Doug Ellis. Ellis was one of the few English football club owners to survive what was a...

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Swansea & Norwich: Cities Counting The Hidden Costs Of Success

By on Jun 1, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 2 comments

This weeks news concerning the apparent departures of Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert to Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively means that the warm glow of satisfaction hanging over The Liberty Stadium and Carrow Road following a job well done last season seems unlikely to last for much longer. Swansea City and Norwich City were treated with derision by many upon...

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Bye ‘Eck – McLeish Out At Aston Villa

By on May 14, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 6 comments

There is something rather appropriate about the fact that the first post-season managerial casualty in the Premier League should have turned out to be Aston Villa’s Alex McLeish. It was, after all, McLeish’s arrival at Villa Park last summer that was one of the most perplexing seen anywhere in recent times, and has been one of the most bitterly opposed...

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Aston Villa: Stalking Horses For Relegation?

By on Apr 25, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The gloves came off at Villa Park last night. Leading by a goal and having dominated the match at half-time against Bolton Wanderers, Alex McLeish’s team threw their lead away and now sit just three points above the relegation places with three matches of the Premier League season left to play. And with this defeat, the sullen cloud of dissatisfaction that has...

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