Are Villa Contenders or Pretenders?

League football is back, and now it gets interesting, starting with this evening’s derby clash with Wolves. September’s favorable stretch of fixtures against teams in the bottom half of the table comes to an end, and all eyes will be on Steve Bruce’s men to see how they fare against tougher opponents now that there’s some confidence and continuity in the squad.

The Villa Way, 1874~1944

“The Story of What Made Villa Special” From the very words of George Ramsay, Fred Rinder and other early architects and supporters of the great Club, published in newspapers of long ago, this book brings to light the character of those early leaders and the methods they used to keep the Villa ahead of the […]

One Year After…

On October 12, Steve Bruce will celebrate his first year in managerial charge at Aston Villa. But it has not been an easy year for him nor the fans, and the team has been changed a good deal. Of di Matteo’s last team, only Hutton, Chester, Jedinak, Adomah and Grealish are survivors, and only two […]

Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Bolton Wanderers

Heading into this afternoon’s clash with Bolton, Bruce has done the right thing by not fixing what it isn’t broken. As we’ve said, ever since the Norwich result, he had the license to stick with a side that had a good game and finally showed real promise. For me, I’m declaring a personal moratorium on worrying about how it came together.