Spirited Villa performance stuns the Kop

August 26th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

Cast your mind back to September 8th, 2001 – the last time Aston Villa beat Liverpool on their own turf. Dion Dublin’s header was cancelled out by Steven Gerrard, the midfielder sent off later on for a malicious tackle on George Boateng, but goals from Lee Hendrie and Darius Vassell ensured a 3-1 victory.
And so [...]

Optimism sky-high following pre-season prosperity

August 15th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

A lot can happen in a couple of weeks. Peace Cup champions, victories against three Champions League regulars, and two new additions to the squad. There are not many better ways to prepare for the new season. Confidence is rocketing at the moment down at Villa Park, and with a few more quality signings, there [...]

16 days, 2 centre backs

July 30th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

After the retirement of Martin Laursen and a series of costly defensive errors during last season, most Villa fans would have assumed that at least one new central defender would be top of Martin O’Neill’s summer shopping list.
Instead, our sole signing so far is a midfielder injured until December, and the squad has now lost [...]

Villa progress in Peace Cup with second half comeback

July 30th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

After losing to Malaga earlier in the competition, Villa were given a lifeline going into their match against Atlante, after the Mexican side beat Malaga 3-1. All that was required to continue into the semi-final was to win by two clear goals.
However, judging by the first 45 minutes of the game, this wasn’t going to be the [...]

New Home Kit Released

July 25th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

Paul Brown and Jack Woodward’s ‘Bullring to Bullring’ expedition ended yesterday, providing the fans with a first glimpse of the home kit for the upcoming 2009/10 season.
The club’s journalists were set the challenge of driving from Birmingham – setting off at 7am on 21st July – all the way to the team’s training camp in Malaga, where they [...]

Pre-season positives and negatives

July 24th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

Two goals in under 10 minutes earned Villa a 2-2 draw with an impressive Colchester United side, who provided a tough test to a claret and blue 11 made up of a number of senior players.
Friedel started in goal, behind a first team defence of Cuellar, Knight, Davies and Shorey. With Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Osbourne and [...]

Just when we were beginning to worry…

July 16th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

…there’s finally been some action on the transfer front. Stewart Downing has officially joined from Middlesbrough for a fee £12million, becoming Martin O’Neill’s first signing of the summer and fuelling the hopes of even the most pessimistic Villa fans that there will be an influx of good quality signings to follow.
In Downing we have a potentially excellent [...]

New Aston Villa Away Shirt

June 24th, 2009 by villafan

The new Aston Villa Away Shirt was launched on the 20th of June. It is pretty much the same as last season just in white. The club will first wear it on the premier league first game.

Will Villa break into the top four?

March 31st, 2009 by nicebitoftotti

On Boxing Day 2008, Aston Villa came back from an (undeserved) two goal deficit to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal. Coupled with the amazing 2-0 win at the Emirates in November, Villa had taken 4 points off their nearest rivals for fourth place, and looked in a strong position to break up [...]

Aston Villa hopefull of Porto to come to Villa Park!

May 30th, 2008 by strihsllabtoof

F.C Porto are hopefully set to follow in the footsteps of the Italian giants inter Milan and come to Villa Park in a pre season friendly. This is being arranged to reward the home fans of there great support and also thank them for putting in the best home attendances in 25 years.
It will be [...]