Ahead of the January transfer window, Jason Chalifour asks if making buys is always the best option.
As Christmas approaches, Aston Villa face a series of fixtures where they could end up showing how far they have or haven’t come. Liam Scahill is worried.
New columnist John Lerwill looks ahead to a possible upset at the Manchester United game whilst asking if the season to date is good enough, even in transition.
Spurs: £108 million spent and how many goals from open play? Nine in 15 matches. Your lowly, ugly, embarrassing, long-ball discount Villans? 11. Read it and weep, says John Clark.
A loss at Fulham was less than great, but Matt Turvey looks at the wider issues affecting Aston Villa’s attempts to progress.