What life would be like if Aston Villa remain in the Championship for a fourth season

I’m not the kind of person that puts much thought into hypothetical scenarios. The what ifs. I’d be scared to open my front door each and every day if I did. But after Saturday’s 3-0 mauling up at Wigan I began wondering what life would be like for us should we remain in the Championship for a fourth term. Unlike some fans, who are already willing to write-off this season, I am not saying that it’s beyond the realms of possibility that we end up in the mix come early May. But […]

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Steve Bruce – Under The Microscope (Part II)

Part II – There or Thereabouts In this series of articles, I will be taking a look at Bruce’s time at the club; from his hiring in October 2016, to ‘Cabbage Gate’, and everything in between. So strap yourselves in for a long and eventful ride. If you haven’t yet read Part 1, you can read it by clicking here: Steve Bruce – Under The Microscope (Part 1) Part 2 is all about the 17-18 season, Bruce’s first full season in charge of the club. Pre-season, transfer window and expectations. Following […]

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An American and an Egyptian walk into a bar and… buy 56% of Aston Villa

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d know that something pretty big has happened at our beloved club recently, and no, I’m not talking about winning the Bass Vase Trophy… That is right, Dr Tony Xia has found new investment and fears of administration have now been fought off as NSWE (a company co founded by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens) have invested £50m of their money into the club which has seen Xia become co-chairman (for now…) Firstly, £50m is an absolute steal for a club the size of ours, […]

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Is the Youth the hope of Villa’s future?

With the disaster of the past week or so over… for now, but with the punishments of FFP still very much looming ominously overhead, Villa fans have become depressingly accepting of the likelihood of a lot of our main first team players moving on. The loan players who became integral to our promotion push will not be staying on, Terry’s leadership will be gone (albeit expected), and the increasing likelihood of losing our key players, principally Jack Grealish has fed a sense of depression around the place. But every cloud […]

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A glimmer of hope… my guide to saving AVFC

By David Jordan The club is currently in as bad a position as it has arguably ever been in, in its entire history. The warnings signs have been there for the last c.12 years but only now is it coming to a head. Aston Villa has not been run as a business for at least the last 12 years. The model has not been sustainable and we have continually accrued losses year after year. As many of you will know, I regularly defend Lerner to an extent and that is […]

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