A Derby With Derby

It’s been nearly 10 years since Derby last visited Villa Park, and you have to look to 10 years before that to find a Derby success at VP. But derbies are derbies – particularly against Derby! – and we, in our current spate of defeats and fall from grace, cannot assume that we just have […]

Do We Have 11 Players, Or Do We Have A Team?

The Express and Star reports: A total of five new players were expected to make their home debuts against Ipswich, including striker Scott Hogan who joined on deadline day from Brentford for £12million. Bruce said of the new boys: “They’ve all got a bit of fire in their belly to achieve. They realised it’s a […]

Steamer’s Final Event

Quite incredible. The number of mourners present went into overflow mode, lining all the walls of the service hall apart from filling all the pews. In fact I arrived half-an-hour early and it was just as well as I doubt otherwise I’d have been able to find a parking spot. I arrived as a snow […]

The Season’s Over Then?

The end of the world has come it would seem: gloom, gloom, yet more gloom! Yet any gloom usually turns to light, so I am assuming we are going to see light – and plenty of it – when matters sort themselves out. Promotion? Probably not this season, but, hey, we were getting used to […]