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Aston Villa 3-2 Wigan Athletic: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 

13 Aug 18

The first home match of the 2018-19 campaign saw the Villa once again come from behind, this time eking out 3-2 result at the expense of visiting Wigan, who must’ve been gutted to to lose at the death.


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Substance over style at Villa Park 

12 Aug 18

Dave Woodhali on a packed Villa Park, a last- minute winner and heroes old and new.


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Jack Grealish: A Legend in the Making? 

10 Aug 18

Sometimes I’m right—the old broken clock, if nothing else.


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Opening up 

6 Aug 18

Villa kicked off the season with a 3-1 win at Hull.


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Villa in for Scottish midfielder 

6 Aug 18

Aston Villa are closing in on a 2.1million move for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn…


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Hull City vs. Aston Villa: Does Anyone Know What To Make of it? 

6 Aug 18

After a dizzying summer, all of a sudden Villa’s first match is upon us.


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Hey Up, Here We Go Again! 

4 Aug 18

The new season seems to have crept up on us.


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Not For Sale, Snoddy Remarks, Mendes at Work, and Dynamo Day 

29 Jul 18

Negotiating tactic, statement of intent, or both? The big talk for Villa late in the week was that now apparently no one’s for sale.


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Fresh Green Shoots 

29 Jul 18

The game (at Dresden) seemed not to be going Villa’s way, and then suddenly up pops Green to send in a bending missile which was craftily placed.


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A Breath Of Fresh Air! 

26 Jul 18

Well, I can say that I can breathe more easily now that I’ve learnt that Steve “The Imperfect but Experienced” Bruce stays as Villa’s managerial leader into the future.


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New broom walking 

25 Jul 18

Dave Woodhall on hectic days at Villa Park and a less than frantic friendly at Bescot.


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The Villa Messiah Machine: Third Time’s a Charm? 

22 Jul 18

Never a dull day being as Aston Villa supporter.


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Let’s Hope For Brains at VP – As Well As Some Cash! 

20 Jul 18

News that Dr.


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Money Worries Put Aside At Walsall 

18 Jul 18

Amidst the financial chaos at Villa Park football is still being played.


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One moment in time 

17 Jul 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa and the World Cup.


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Takeovers and FFP…Could There Be a Villa Miracle? 

17 Jul 18

Villa took to the pitches again over the weekend in a couple of friendlies starring a number of players who undoubtedly will not be featuring in the season opener.


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Maybe There Is A Future? 

11 Jul 18

Well, having regained a little composure after the trauma of recent weeks, a little cogitation causes me to be calmer.


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Come up and see me 

10 Jul 18

Cockney rebel Steve Harley talks to Dave Woodhall.


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Stormclouds on the horizon 

8 Jul 18

Life at Villa Park rumbles on, with Dave Woodhall wondering what events might bring, and when.


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Rebuked and Rudderless: Sell Up, Tony. 

4 Jul 18

I’ve started I don’t know how many posts over the past couple of weeks, only to spike them as ‘events’, such as they are, continue to ‘unfold’, as it were.


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Hasn’t Villa Been Just A Business Pawn To Its Overseas Owners? 

27 Jun 18

We’ve got away from the main topic.


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Get Yourself Sorted, Tony 

12 Jun 18

As the epically catastrophic playoff final slowly recedes in the review mirror, the consequences of that result are growing larger every day.


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Established 1874 

10 Jun 18

Dave Woodhall reflects on an eventful week at Villa Park.


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What Is Villa’s Future? 

7 Jun 18

Following the very recent and unwelcome gleanings concerning finances at Aston Villa, I have to say that it was completely absurd that the chairman should take the financial and managerial gamble he did over the last 2 years.


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Villa’s State of Affairs Right Now 

6 Jun 18

Wow, what a pickle Villa are in.


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The Potential For Season 2018-19 – As It Stands 

5 Jun 18

The Birmingham Mail reveals that the following players are either gone, going or could be on their way soon or by June 2019.


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Why Is There Never a Plan B at Villa? 

4 Jun 18

There’s lots of talk around Villa at the moment, and none of it’s good.


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Summer fun 

3 Jun 18

Dave Woodhall talks about Villa in 2017-18 and what’s to come.


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Steve Bruce 

30 May 18

The fact is there are a number of Villa fans that will find a reason to want Bruce out no matter what.


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Thank You, Steve, but It’s Time for a Change 

29 May 18

Dwayne Casey.


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Third time lucky 

27 May 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham.


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Let’s Not Forget That Defeat Can Be Turned Into Something Better 

27 May 18

Perhaps it’s all a blessing in disguise.


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Championship Play-off Final: Aston Villa vs. Fulham 

26 May 18

Here we are, moment of truth, more than simple silverware on the line.


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Save the date 

24 May 18

Villa are off to Wembley and Dave Woodhall is getting a bit excited at the prospect.


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Villa Are in a Final, and Wasn’t it Fun? 

24 May 18

I’ve been putting this off, largely because I haven’t wanted to think about the play-off final.


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‘Jam packed 

18 May 18

Stephen Pennell falls even deeper under the spell of AffieJam.


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On the march with… 

15 May 18

A 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough means Villa are off to Wembley, as Dave Woodhall watches.


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Play-off Semifinal Leg Two: Aston Villa vs. Middlesbrough 

15 May 18

By now, we’ve read all the takes on Saturday’s 1-0 win at the Riverside—“defensive masterclass” seems the most common, and it’s hard to argue with the hyperbole.


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Thirdway to paradise 

13 May 18

Villa won 1-0 at Middlesbrough in the Championship play-offs first leg.


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Play-off Semifinal Leg One: Middlesbrough vs. Aston Villa 

12 May 18

Here we are.


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The final countdown 

6 May 18

Villa’s league programme ended with a 1-0 defeat at Millwall, as watched by Dave Woodhall.


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You Need Two Legs To Stand On! 

6 May 18

I’ve not written anything for awhile.


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Match Day: Millwall vs. Aston Villa 

5 May 18

Here we are, the final regular-season match in what ultimately will be a defining year for Villa.


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That’s all for now folks 

29 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall watches Villa’s 1-1 draw at home to Derby.


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Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Derby County 

28 Apr 18

Aston Villa will take the field today against the visiting Rams in front of a sellout crowd for the final regular-season home game of the campaign.


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Going fourth 

22 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall talks about Villa’s 4-0 win at Ipswich.


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Ipswich Town 0-4 Aston Villa: The Good, Bad & Ugly 

22 Apr 18

Once again, Villa found themselves playing against 10, and this time it was Ipswich who were dispatched with ease as Villa cruised to a 4-0 victory.


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Match Day: Ipswich Town vs. Aston Villa 

21 Apr 18

Three to go, five points off second.


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Playoffs Here We Come: Villa Midweek View 

17 Apr 18

Midweek, or close enough, and Villa find themselves safely locked in the promotion lottery following back-to-back 1-0 victories over Cardiff and Leeds.


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Getting into position 

13 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s 1-0 win over Leeds and looking ahead.


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Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Leeds United 

13 Apr 18

Four games left, and tonight Leeds come to visit.


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Aston Villa 1-0 Cardiff City: The Good, Bad & Ugly 

11 Apr 18

It was scrappy.


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And still they come… 

11 Apr 18

Villa beat Cardiff 1-0 on Tuesday night.


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Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Cardiff City 

10 Apr 18

So.


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One door opens… 

8 Apr 18

Villa lost at Norwich on Saturday, bemusing Dave Woodhall again into the process.


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Norwich City 3-1 Aston Villa: The Good, Bad & Ugly 

8 Apr 18

Not a good day at Carrow Road—Villa had a chance to take advantage of Cardiff’s loss to Wolves and make a run at an automatic promotion spot Saturday.


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Match Day: Norwich City vs. Aston Villa 

7 Apr 18

Bit late from me, obviously, but we’re down 0-1 at the half.


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Aston Villa 3-0 Reading: The Good, Bad & Ugly 

4 Apr 18

Villa’s best side were on display Tuesday night, and they got Villa back to winning ways.


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Reading between the Lions 

3 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall watches Villa beat Reading 3-0.


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Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Reading 

3 Apr 18

Villa will try to get back on track tonight against visiting Reading.