In the autumn of 1966, the Board had rejected a shareholders’ offer for putting the club back on its feet and then resisted attempts by the Shareholders’ Association to install their own directors. The club then went straight down (in 1967, for the third time) and it looked like a long-term proposition, even though the […]
Fred Rinder had passed away at Christmas, 1938, and with he gone, and Hogan’s successful period at Villa coming to an end with world war arriving in 1939 (actually it is reputed that he was sacked as he lay in hospital with appendicitis just after the start of the war), the Villa board appear to […]
There was a time when issues of coaching and management were not a main topic of conversation amongst fans, when the topic was simply about why had there not been more teamwork. Or why was such-and-such a player off his game. And the scoring chances that went begging. Or not. I would argue that this […]
In short, while it wasn’t always on display, Villa actually did have more quality than Wigan and it proved out in a 2-0 win—taking Steve Bruce’s men to four wins out of five.
Aston Villa travel to the DW Stadium to take on struggling Wigan Athletic with Mile Jedinak starting at center half.