Are Villa in danger of becoming the Over The Hill Gang? Don’t get me wrong…These two could be exactly what Villa need. I’ll have no idea until I see them playing for us, and Steve Bruce, instead of someone else. But it does induce a bit of head scratching.
While pre-season matches are nothing much to get excited about (especially the early ones) the fans are eager to take a look at what the current set of players can do. This is especially in the light of the fact that few new signings are expected to arrive this summer: although Johnstone has been announced […]
Right, here we go, Terry’s first appearance in claret and blue, Veretout starting, and Johnstone back in goal. Hutton starting as well. Let’s see if Ross and Scott can get on the scoresheet.
So Villa are coming back from Portugal. They’ve worked on their fitness and patterns of play, but did Bruce get any closer to figuring out our starting XI?
And, lastly, here’s a transcript of an article by one of Villa’s fine foot-soldiers of the 1920s, Arthur Dorrell, Villa’s left-winger and son of a former Villa player of the 1890s. It appeared in The Tamworth Herald, in October 1924, a few months after Villa’s first appearance at Wembley, and their eighth Cup Final. Although […]