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Player Match Ratings: You can’t win them all!

It would have been fitting to have won a second successive home league game on a night when the sad passing of Dalian Atkinson was impeccably marked on the tenth minute by home and away fans alike but it was in May 2015 that we last managed to win two home league games in a row. Last night’s 1-1 draw mirrored the score when the two clubs last met at Villa Park in 1987. That point eventually played a part in securing automatic promotion for us and let’s hope this point can do the same but we

John

John

 

Player Match Ratings: We win for the first time in 189 days!

Yesterday’s win was our first since March. We really had to break the losing habit quickly and we did it in our first home game of the season to provide a much needed confidence boost to both players and fans. Alan Stubbs said following this defeat “We won’t be the last team to come here and get beat”. I hope he is proved right and that Villa Park soon becomes a fortress for us. Rotherham gave a workmanlike performance yesterday but they offered little threat and we will face tougher t

John

John

 

Aston Villa Review: Episode 158 - Villa beaten at Sheffield Wednesday

The 2016/17 season is underway and Aston Villa made their Championship bow on Sunday against much-fancied Sheffield Wednesday. Roberto di Matteo's side put in a performance of two halves but conceded late in the better half to lose 1-0, but there are some positives to be taken alongside the same old negatives. In this week's Aston Villa Review we assess the game at Hillsborough, welcome Ross McCormack to the club and wave goodbye to a few of the departed. There's no show next week so we also co

ChrisVillan

ChrisVillan

 

NEW LOGO REVEALED!

After what feel like weeks we've finally revealed our new logo and rebranding. With a massive thanks to @TheHolteTweets on Twitter and Michael Scrivens from towerandcrane.com we have a professional looking new logo, cover art and a video intro.  It's something we're immensely proud of and an image that we're really happy to represent our work. The lion's mane is shaped to resemble that of a speech bubble to reflect our opinion based content.  See the full reveal here:  

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The Villa View

 

Aston Villa Review: Episode 157 - the Championship season begins

It's been a minute but we're back. Yes, plenty has happened since our last show but we needed a break after four brutal years or we might not have even made it into this coming season. It all begins on Saturday, with Aston Villa's Football League Championship kick-off taking place at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon. In this week's Aston Villa Review we have a quick preview chat about that game against Sheffield Wednesday and recap the club's summer dealings, welcome the new coaching staff and

ChrisVillan

ChrisVillan

 

Player Match Ratings: New season same Villa?

This was admittedly only a friendly but this game gave little cause for optimism for the season that is ahead of us. This performance was uncomfortably similar to many of the displays that we gave last season and those around me were openly questioning what differences there actually has been on the pitch itself rather than off it. We had the best of the game until they hit their equalizer on the hour mark. But our defence suddenly looked shaky as it had done more often than not last season

John

John

 

VIDEO TEASER | MY HEROES ARE VILLANS

Next Wednesday we'll be releasing a full motivational video full of good luck messages from supporters ahead of the new season. You can either email us your clips or find us filming at the Boro friendly. For more info and a teaser ahead of next week, see the video below:  

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The Villa View

 

VIDEO | The Villa View Tea Brew!

You'll often see fan channels do a video about new transfers. "ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 60 SECONDS" We like this idea but wanted to make it our own. We started the idea by finding a name and as a bit of a joke picked 'Tea Brew' - "What if we gave the stats and figures in the time it took to make a cup of tea, that's roughly a minute" And here we are. All you need to know about Pierluigi Gollini in the time it takes me, to make a cup of tea.    

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The Villa View

 

VIDEO | GABBY AGBONLAHOR - Stay or Go?

Matt Lynch talks controversial front man, Gabby Agbonlahor. In the week when an interview with the striker emerged claiming he wants to get Villa back to the Premier League accompanied by a training montage Rocky Balboa himself would be proud of, Matt gives his reasons why he thinks it's time for Gabby to leave Villa Park.  

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The Villa View

 

VIDEO | 16/17 FIXTURE LIST - REACTION VIDEO

Matt and Dan are back once again for another video. After digesting the newly released fixtures for the upcoming campaign, the two sat down to discuss their initial reactions. They also looked at which games stood out, and gave a three word review on their thoughts for the season ahead.    

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The Villa View



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