Despite Paul Lambert's transfer activity, some current players are going to have to shine for Villa to have a good season. Andi Williams, aka chiefy, explains who he thinks will rise to the occasion.
The second episode of Five On Five, the official Aston Villa Life podcast, launches talking about Darren Bent, Alan Hutton, and other assorted stories that have hit the headlines this week.
Isn't it amazing what a difference a year makes? As Villa start their U.S. tour, Ryan Pitcher takes stock and asks what you think this season will bring.
Villa are linked with two more defenders, thank god, and the U.S. tour comes hot on the heels of the first outing against Burton Albion. AVL's John Clark takes it all in.
As Aston Villa start a new era under renewed vigour given the embracing of Paul Lambert as the new light of optimism, Matt Turvey asks how much of a role the manager actually plays in a club's success.