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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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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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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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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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We're back with another blog post to share another video. We've uploaded plenty of videos recently be sure to check those out too. 

For now though, Dan Bardell and Matt Lynch are in competition! They go head to head in the first of a 5 part quiz series. The two guys picked a specialist subject each, in this video they answer questions about the 2007-2008 season, and the John Gregory Era. Check out who won, in the video below.

 

 

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The Villa View Discussion Show returns for another week with Episode 3. This time Matt and Dan are joined by Villa fan James Clark and Chelsea fan Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter)

So sit down, grab a drink and enjoy the guys discussing all things Steve Clarke, Jordan Amavi and The Aston Villa Captaincy.

As always your feedback is greatly appreciated, and very useful for us going forward.

 

 

 

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Matt Lynch and Dan Bardell are back for PART TWO of their Retained List. On the agenda today are the midfielders and forwards in the 'First Team' according to avfc.co.uk

If you didn't see part one you can watch it here.

Do you agree with the opinions in the video, who do you think should stay and go? Leave a comment below.

https://youtu.be/oyO-hdau26M (video cover contains an image the VT advertisers don't allow).



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    • If we go for it and attack teams and lose/draw I think more fans in the main will at least appreciate the intent to try and finish teams off. Too many times we've acted like Villa in the last few years of the Prem and trying to cling on to a slender lead. That's partly confidence of the players but it's down to the manager to stop that sort of thing. For a team expected to go for automatic promotion, it isn't good enough. The last 2 games are positive and hopefully a catalyst both for the team and the manager. I couldn't give a rats arse how certain players got their chance, so long as we use the results and confidence from them to push on. I was starting to join the Bruce out crew but will happily be proven wrong. I just hope others can do so too. If we play positively and don't win, with the likes of Hourihane and Lansbury playing closer to the opposition box than our own then that's a positive sign, not just a poor result to jump on. The same folk will also moan about scraping a win with a cautious approach. That sort of mentality will mean you're never happy as it'll never be constant flowing attacking and winning football but so long as it becomes more often than not than I hope the feeling around the club will change for the better. The last 2 games could be a great springboard in setting up the direction of the season. Bristol City will be tough but they should be more scared of us and I hope Bruce sets us up to go at them. That's all I expect, as the result of a game doesn't always tell the story.  
    • I've defended Hutton a decent amount but Bree and RdL are the way forward, Hutton did play better last session than some will give him credit for but he's struggling more and more in his defensive duties. His legs can't match his enthusiasm. I think most fans would settle for a slightly less gung-ho right back in exchange for not getting cross after cross coming in from our right hand side. I think he did earn his place last season and obviously triggered a new deal but it doesn't mean we have to play him when the competition for his place are putting in a performance. He could easily find a starting place at another Championship club at RB but we have little need for him now. I won't slate him like many have but I do think we should concentrate on RdL and Bree. 
    • He's a really good player but how many of his goals and assists are from set-pieces? Hourihane can and will provide on that front. His delivery is upper Prem class from set-pieces, like Snodgrass.  It's a long old season and the likes of Green, Adomah and Elmo will blow hot and cold so it'd be great in terms of depth and quality but at the same time it adds to the confusion of getting a somewhat settled side. I'm not against it at all but at the same time, it just creates more questions. I don't know why I'm not jumping for joy as before his move to West Ham he was on fire and was no doubt in countless fantasy teams in a league above where we're playing.  I suspect Snodgrass, Hourihane and Onomah would terrify the opposition though, provided we continue with allowing forward thinking mids the freedom to play as such.  It kinda feels like an Arsenal situation where there are so many talented players around the midfield area that they never quite excell because of the chopping and changing.  In conclusion, I don't bloody know! 
    • Sunderland also interested according to SKY tonight. 
    • Left out of Australia's squad for qualifiers at the end of August & start of September. No chance if him getting injured on international duty in the short term then.
    • One of the dynamics of Bruce being willing to give the kids a chance to stake a claim is there is now genuine competition for every position on the pitch. While there may be a few automatic starters none of them can be complacent, and know that if they don't give 100 percent they may struggle to keep their spot. 
    • All good . But these kids are in a work situation . Many living in digs away from family for support.   So to be treated like a worthless piece of s##t on a daily basis in front of coaches and players would be very hard to take . And if you talk up and buck the system it could make it worse .  Glad to see this family has come forward . If they need any backup just give me a bell
    • Sebastian Bassong is training with Blues Bang goes another £50k a week on a absolute knacker like that   Can't wait till Redknapp walks and leaves players like Bassong and the others he has signed on 2/3 year deals all on over £50k a week
    • Many things happened when I was a child that many would barely bat an eyelid about back then. It doesn't make it right or acceptable (this isn't in regards to this issue specifically).  You can develop good, hard-working youth players without treating them like dogs. There is a difference between pushing a person to achieve things and abuse. For every so many who made it, how many turned away from the game because of methods?  People will say well, they obviously weren't up to standard if they gave up. Which is bollocks. There's being too weak to play competitive football and there's also good players pushed beyond what's acceptable who could have made it if they weren't pushed over the edge.  Plenty of youth players these days have too much, too soon but that is not what people condemning harsh, old-school 'methods' are promoting. I think people need to understand that point before the 'they have it easy' brigade suggest so. I would rather the youth earn a sensible wage and treated with respect and allowed to play with some freedom and enjoyment of the game as opposed to humiliation, fear of making a mistake and playing safe and therefore limiting themselves. An element of discipline can still be there without having to instill a fear culture. It will work for a few bit I'm sure many more talents have been lost.  I used to get a garden cane wrapped around my legs growing up at times, more at the other person's frustration and anger than anything I'd done wrong but back then it wouldn't have been seen as anything that bad. It was still wrong imo. I learned nothing from it other than people can lash out at you regardless.  Plenty of us will look back at youth football, PE in school etc and tell the younger generation how it was rougher, harsher, and how easy they have it but a lot of it isn't an approach I would look back on with any sort of fondness and I'm only 32. I dread to think what the likes of Bruce and co had to deal with as youths. It made them what they were, but maybe they could have been even more. 
    • He really has no choice but to use a mixture of the players who played well against Norwich and those who played well against Wigan on Friday.  That should mean no Gabby or Hutton in the squad!!!   I suspect he'll try to limit the number of kids on at one time, so starting XI will be closer to Saturday's with DeLaet or Bree in for Hutton and perhaps Adomah for Elmohamady.  If Davis can't repeat Saturday's performance he knows he can switch the formation/style and replace him with Hogan.