Aston Villa Away Day Experience – Wigan By Kerry Lenihan Rumour has it a small Northern town was overrun this weekend by an assortment of characters, from Mr Blobby, to a full pack of Crayola crayons, the cookie monster to Batman himself, even Jimmy Saville returned from the dead. A daydream too far for the inhabitants of Wigan? Nope just 4000 excitable Villa fans, roaming the streets, singing in full voice and causing [...]
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Welcome Back Stan! By David Michael First off, a huge welcome back to Mr Stan Petrov! As you would have probably read, Petrov has taken up a new role as assistant to development coach Gordon Cowans. More than just a nice gesture on Paul Lambert and the club’s part, it’s also a great footballing decision. Going back to a conversation I had with a Liverpool-supporting friend, when news of Petrov’s illness [...]
Under Alex McLeish, a history low four wins in a season at Villa Park brought for the fourth season in succession a drop in the average Villa Park attendance. It was a 9% drop from the previous season, and 15% from the peak average of 40,029 that Martin O’Neil’s Villa enjoyed in the 2007/08 season, the first of his three 6th place finishes. But even during O’Neil’s 6-6-6 years there was a gradual decrease, [...]
Aston Villa’s TV and League Placement Payments If final stone-cold proof was needed to who was right last season between the board and supporters over the appointment of Alex McLeish, the Premiership Prize Money and TV payments for the season was all the evidence Villa fans needed to feel vindicated in their feelings against the appointment. Last year’s results in a nutshell showed it was Aston Villa’s ‘Annus Horribilis’ on and off the pitch. [...]
It’s over. First there was doom and gloom, then came hope and the potential birth of a bright new dawn. If the season before was both dour and sour, Paul Lambert’s first season, never had a dull moment. After a couple of ‘transitional seasons’ that has had the club going round in circles, hopefully, the season of 2012/13 will be one day remembered as the one that finally got Villa moving forward to something [...]
Petrov Day The score of the final game of the season was almost immaterial, although the 2-2 draw continued Villa’s impressive record at the DW Stadium and moved Villa above Newcastle in the final league table. The day was all about ‘Petrov Day’ – the fans, fancy dress, masks and the man himself. While the game is mentioned briefly below, the main focus is the costumes and masks that made going to a game [...]
By Scott Smith Having done a MOMS half-season player report on Aston Villa’s season, MOMS’s Scott Smith returns to give his season end diagnosis of the players. One of the downsides of being paid thousands a week, as a player? People going around rating your performance A to F! We were thinking of calling it ‘The Good, Bad and the Ugly’, but thought that might be just a little too harsh. Instead, [...]