August 1987 – Villa had been relegated the previous May after a disastrous season under Graham Turner and Billy McNeil. New manager Graham Taylor had a big task on his hands to turn us around. His first impression was telling.Read More »
My relationship with Aston Villa Football Club, as a loyal fan, has been something I’ve clung to in my lifetime. Like many football fans, to me, football is my escape. It’s a pastime. It’s a science. And in recent times, it’s become an occupation.
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 »
We are Premier League, said we are Premier League!!
We’re in the ruddy Premier League.Read More »
Four months have now passed since Dean Smith waltzed into Villa Park promising a fresh brand of attacking football. Upon his appointment the former Brentford boss claimed he wanted us to play at “an intensity” and that he believed that “we have the players to do that.”Read More »