Aston Villa

David Cameron 'Disappointed' Aston Villa Are Relegated

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is apparently “disappointed” Aston Villa has been relegated from the Premier League. The Prime Minister claims to have been a suppor...

Villa's Relegation Is More Surprising Than You Think

Matthew Smith | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Their departure means the list of Premier League-era ever presents has been dwindled even further; as of next season, there will only be six clubs who have played in every season in the top flight since 1992 - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

From European Nights to North Stand Fights - Randy Lerner Must Go

David Plant | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Sport
David Plant

Seven League titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and a European Cup... Given the current state of Aston Villa Football Club - and perhaps if she truly understood what irony is - Alanis Morissette might have written a song about us.

Watford and Quique 'The Pragmatist' Flores Deserve as Much Praise and Attention as Bournemouth

Matt Gault | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

If results don't go their way in that forbidding quartet of games, Watford could conceivably plummet back down to a relegation-threatened position in the table, but you can be rest assured that they will leave no stone unturned in their preparation for a hectic few weeks.

Aston Villa Were Doomed Before the Season Even Began

Jamie Spencer | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

When you're on course to match the worst team in Premier League history after nearly half the season, you know you're in deep, deep trouble. That is very much the case for Aston Villa right now, with Derby County's record low points tally in danger of being broken.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Premier League

Matthew Smith | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make an absolute fool of themselves. Placing your words and reputation on the line before a ball has been kicked is, in 90% of cases, a true recipe for disaster.

Fans Shouldn't Scoff - Most Premier League Clubs Would Be Lucky to Have David Moyes

Jamie Spencer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.

Time Running Out for Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa

Chris Deeley | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Almost every single traditional reason to cover Sherwood could be applied better elsewhere. Villa have had bad results? Well, Sunderland are bottom of the table without a win. They spent a lot of money this summer? Let me just show you Liverpool's balance sheet this summer. He says wacky things in the press? You've clearly yet to be introduced to a man called Jose Mourinho...

Six Impressive Premier League Signings for Smaller Clubs That Could Be Stars

Matt Gault | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

What has been evident from the transfer window this summer is that the Premier League's so-called 'smaller clubs' can now afford to splash the cash, benefitting from the lucrative TV rights deal. Here, we take a look at six of the most impressive summer signings for clubs outside last season's top six...

How The EDL Is Helping Manchester United Win The Premier League

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

The English Defence League is being thanked for bringing Friday night football forward, and it has been suggested that in doing so they may be giving ...

Premier League History Tells Us Signing Too Many Unproven Players Is a Risky Game

Jamie Spencer | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Every fan of every Premier League club expects to see several new arrivals every summer. If done well, buying and loaning new players is the fastest way to see a side improve. However, bringing in too many new faces who are unproven or untested can just as easily end in total disaster.

Why Are Premier League Clubs Raiding Ligue 1 So Much This Summer?

Joe Difford | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

We'll take a look at the first bit to start with, because it's as good a place to start as any. European transfer prices tend to move up and down in cycles, and clubs strike for talent when the prices are lower. That's obvious enough. But the cause goes deeper than that.

Christian Benteke Has Just One Season to Prove Himself and Brendan Rodgers to the World

Joe Cooper | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

If Liverpool want to keep thinking of themselves as one of the world's biggest clubs, then they need to prove it on the pitch. Benteke will either be integral to them doing so, or he will be the poster boy of their fall from grace.

How Fabian Delph's Ill-Advised Statement Cost Him the Villa Send-Off He Deserved

Aiden Cusick | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

Going from "I'm not leaving, I'm staying at the football club" to "leaving Aston Villa football club is the hardest decision I have ever had to make" in less than a week is some retraction and without needing too much insight, it's one you would assume was prompted by the imminent departure of Christian Benteke to Liverpool.

David Seaman And Andy Townsend Were Bartending In A Pub During The FA Cup Final

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa captains David Seaman and Andy Townsend crashed a pub during Saturday's FA Cup final so the bar staff could watch their...

Prince William Wades Into Row Over Fifa Corruption Scandal

PA | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Sport

The Duke of Cambridge has waded into the Fifa corruption row, saying world football's governing body must "show that it can represent the interests of...

Arsenal Wins The FA Cup In A Dominating Performance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Francesca Syrett | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

Arsenal has secured the FA Cup for a record 12th time, after thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday. In a week filled with football contr...

FA Cup Final Will Kick Off In Near Perfect Conditions At 5.30pm Saturday

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport

It's a showdown for football's most coveted cup silverware - the FA Cup - and at 5.30pm on Saturday, a few hours before the sun goes down, the Gunners...

FA Cup Final Tickets Are Still Available - If You've Got A Spare £10k

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

Football fans are in such a frenzy to secure a seat at Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa, tickets are selling for close to £10,...

Best Pubs To Watch The Gunners Defence Of Their FA Cup Crown On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

It had been 3,283 days since Arsenal lifted the silverware when they beat Hull City 3-2 to claim victory in the FA Cup last year, so it is no surprise...

Who's Going Down? A Look at the Premier League's Relegation Candidates

Chris Deeley | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

More and more teams who looked safe are being dragged into the relegation dogfight and now five teams are separated by just two points as they fight to avoid the final relegation spot. So, who's going down? Who's staying up? Let's have a look...

'What Is Football?' Asks David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister admitted today that he had never heard of the game of 'football'. "Football... is that the one that's like rugger, or the one th...

Why We Want Our Leaders to Pass the 'Man Test'

Mark Flanagan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

We all have that moment, as a child, when the realisation comes that every other dad is not quite like our own. Mine came early. I was talking to a n...

Joke or Genius? Tim Sherwood's Personality Sees Him Get Underestimated

Chris Deeley | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

If he can keep Villa up, which it looks like he will, then we'll finally get a full season to judge him next term. But everything he's achieved so far seems to point to him being equipped to make a relative success of things next term.

Six Premier League Players Who Will Stick Around if Their Club Goes Down

Joe Difford | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Whichever three sides go down, they are bound to lose a number of players who want top flight action, but a certain few will remain loyal. Here are six individuals who would, or at least should stick around if their club goes down.