The season may only be four games old, but it’s already been a mixed bag for Villa so far. There’s been plenty of positives individually and collectively, alongside a fair amount of frustration. Amongst the highs and lows so far, one factor has began to look apparent on occasion, and that is our dedication to Smith’s 4-3-3 formation of choice. It is only early doors but in its current form it has left us looking a bit open and prone to the better quality of opponent that we’re now coming up against on a weekly basis.Read More »
It’s Friday night lights at Villa Park this week, and with it, an opportunity to move on from the frustrating defeat at the hands of Bournemouth on Saturday. This time, Everton are the visitors and it’s a welcome return of two famous old clubs locking horns in the top flight.
In advance of the match we here at Heart of the Holte sought the opinions of Dave Whitehead from agrandoldteam.com (@grandoldteam) (click here to check them out) to give us the lowdown on things from a Toffee’s perspective.Read More »
As Villa continue to progress with the building process required in crafting a Premier League squad, there are going to be players who face an uncertain future. There’s already been the cull of the out of contract Championship squad members + the Ross McCormack pay off.Read More »
It’s just over a year to the day since we last made the short jaunt down the motorway to Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium, and the mood between then and now could not be more stark in its difference.
It’s already a fortnight since the day that was, and the realities of Premier League preparations are settling in. The recruitment drive has begun in earnest and it’s fair to say it will be a sizable rebuild that’s required to be as Premiership ready as possible.Read More »