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Maybe There Is A Future? 

11 Jul

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

Come up and see me 

10 Jul

Cockney rebel Steve Harley talks to Dave Woodhall.

Stormclouds on the horizon 

8 Jul

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

Rebuked and Rudderless: Sell Up, Tony. 

4 Jul

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.

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

27 Jun

We’ve got away from the main topic.

Get Yourself Sorted, Tony 

12 Jun

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

Established 1874 

10 Jun

Dave Woodhall reflects on an eventful week at Villa Park.

What Is Villa’s Future? 

7 Jun

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.

Villa’s State of Affairs Right Now 

6 Jun

Wow, what a pickle Villa are in.

The Potential For Season 2018-19 – As It Stands 

5 Jun

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

Why Is There Never a Plan B at Villa? 

4 Jun

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

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Other sports »

Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham 

24 Jun

Petra Kvitova fights back to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.

Kvitova sets up Birmingham final against Rybarikova 

23 Jun

Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, where she will face Magdalena Rybarikova.

Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges to reach semi-finals 

22 Jun

Defending champion Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges in straight sets to reach the Nature Valley Classic semi-finals in Birmingham.

Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham 

21 Jun

Defending champion Petra Kvitova battles windy conditions in Birmingham to reach the quarter-finals with win over Daria Gavrilova.

Birmingham Classic: Naomi Osaka retires against Dalila Jakupovic with injury 

20 Jun

Japan's Naomi Osaka retires from her second round match against Dalila Jakupovic in Birmingham with an abdominal problem.

Birmingham Classic: Johanna Konta beaten by Petra Kvitova 

19 Jun

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

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    Rugby »

    MADE Festival to provide drug testing in attempt to prevent deaths in Perry Barr 

    17 Jul

    More than 10,000 people will attend MADE Festival this weekend...

    Latest Aston Villa ticket update for pre-season friendly at Walsall 

    17 Jul

    AVFC face Walsall at the Banks's Stadium this evening and here's how to be there.

    Will there be a ‘hosepipe ban’ in Birmingham? Here’s what Severn Trent Water has said 

    17 Jul

    The water company isn't looking at a hosepipe ban as Birmingham is set for another week of dry weather...

    The attraction near Birmingham where you can walk through a forest FULL of monkeys 

    17 Jul

    Have you tried the Monkey Forest at Trentham yet...

    The 10 best caravan sites within an hour’s drive of Birmingham 

    17 Jul

    These are the Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club's top choices...

    Six PureGyms in Birmingham offering free gym access for one day only 

    17 Jul

    The offer takes place at six PureGym branches in Birmingham on Monday 23 July...

    Middlesbrough emerge as shock contenders to land Aston Villa ace 

    17 Jul

    This AVFC man is in hot demand this summer...

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    Birmingham City FC »

    Birmingham want to sign Bialkowski 

    12 Jul

    Birmingham City, currently under a transfer embargo, want to sign Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, according to Sky sources.

    Birmingham hopeful on transfer embargo 

    11 Jul

    Birmingham are hopeful they can resolve their Financial Fair Play obligations and overturn a temporary transfer embargo imposed by the EFL, according to Sky sources.

    Birmingham hopeful on transfer embargo 

    11 Jul

    Birmingham are hopeful they can resolve their Financial Fair Play obligations and overturn a temporary transfer embargo imposed by the EFL, according to Sky sources.

    Just another boring pre season day, right? Wrong! 

    9 Jul

    You may or may not have seen an article doing the rounds on Social media that Blues are been placed ...

    The Semi Finals – England Successfully Achieve Them 

    9 Jul

    I have just returned home to Devon.

    Transfer Talk: Why’s Ronaldo wanting out? 

    6 Jul

    The latest episode form the second series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here...

    Seeing Is Believing! 

    4 Jul

    Who thought that last night we would win inside 90 minutes? Yep me too – and in truth, we should have done.

    Birmingham’s Davis fractures ankle 

    4 Jul

    David Davis has had "successful" surgery after fracturing his left ankle during Birmingham City's pre-season training.

    Forest in talks to sign Grabban 

    3 Jul

    Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban, according to Sky sources.

    Goodbye Ladies 

    3 Jul

    Hello Women    Birmingham City Ladies have today announced that going forward the club will be Birmingham City Women.

    Blues join race to sign Bournemouth striker 

    3 Jul

    Former Villa man Lewis Grabban is being chased by Blues boss Garry Monk.

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    Non-league football »

    Have a game of Pool in The Royal’s Bar! 

    17 Jul

    The pool table continues to be a hugely popular past time in the club...

    Back of the Net is back in the clubhouse! 

    16 Jul

    A light blonde beer to support the international football tournament...

    Halesowen Town details 

    15 Jul

    Romulus FC v Halesowen Town FC This Tuesday 17th July 2018 Ko 7.30pm...

    More signings as Toothy strengthens!! 

    14 Jul

    3 more players arrive at Sutton...


    13 Jul

    Several years later my son turned 8 and asked me the same question I asked my mom all of those years ago...

    SCTFC Ladies would like to invite you to a Fund Raising Race Night! 

    10 Jul

    A night with a difference for all the family of all ages...

    We are at it again!!! Its Coming Home!!! 

    9 Jul

    Free Buffet and Drinks offers for England's Semi Final against Croatia on Wednesday...

    FA Youth Cup Draw 

    6 Jul

    Home tie for Royals...

    The Buildbase FA Trophy Draw 

    6 Jul

    Draws made for Extra Preliminary and Preliminary Rounds...

    Emirates FA Cup Draw! 

    6 Jul

    Draws made for Extra Preliminary and Preliminary Rounds...

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    Cricket »

    Vitality Blast scorecards 

    15 Jul

    The latest from as Worcestershire hunt a fifth win on the spin against Yorkshire and Birmingham play Durham.

    Watch: Bell & Hain ease Bears to T20 win at Notts 

    4 Jul

    Ian Bell and Sam Hain combine to lead Birmingham Bears to an eight-wicket win over Notts Outlaws in their T20 Blast opener at Trent Bridge.

    Bell shines as Bears outclass Notts in T20 Blast opener 

    4 Jul

    Notts Outlaws begin their T20 Blast title defence with an eight-wicket loss to Birmingham Bears.

    Bell’s Bears win Blast opener 

    4 Jul

    Defending champions Nottinghamshire Outlaws were defeated in the opening game of the 2018 Vitality Blast, as last year's losing finalists Birmingham Bears gained revenge with a handy eight-wicket win.

    Vitality Blast: Notts v Bears LIVE! 

    4 Jul

    How Birmingham Bears overcame Nottinghamshire Outlaws by eight wickets in the Vitality Blast.

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