View Across the Dugout – Manchester United v Aston Villa: Match Preview ft Paul Hirst

Plenty of time has passed since our last win at Old Trafford, almost 10 years exactly when Gabby Agbonlahor scored to provide Villa with a valuable three points on the road – not only was this our last win at Old Trafford, it was our only win against Manchester United in ALL competitions since 1999. A win which came in the third round of the League Cup, with goals from Julian Joachim, Ian Taylor and Steve Stone helping Villa advance to the next round of the competition.Read More »

Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Newcastle United

Many media outlets will have this game penned as the Steve Bruce derby – the return of the former, disgruntled manager, coming back to prove a point to the nasty fans and the club who did so wrong by him (I hope the sarcasm came through!)

In actual fact, Steve Bruce should be an irrelevance in this fixture. This game is really about two clubs, who will both be in a relegation battle this season, trying to get an important 3 points.

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