David Michael

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Steve Bruce Fired After Poor Form That Stretches Back to Last Season

Guillotine In the end, the Aston Villa hierarchy could wait no more, Steve Bruce had to go. One win in the last 10 games and...

Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans After One Win in Nine

Yes, Villa have only seen one win in their last nine games, and that was at home against Rotherham. Away against Bristol City they seemed...

Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans After Another Injury-time Show

"Every manager who managers Aston Villa is always going to come under pressure. We’ve lost one out of seven in the league, but we’re...

The Main Reason That Will Lead to Steve Bruce’s Downfall

Last Resort It was expected to play out a little like this... After dropping further points due to his unbalanced defence, Steve Bruce would see the...

Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans After Three Draw Week

Three draws in a week? It takes me back to the days of Alex McLeish... When the Championship fixtures were made for the 2018/19, Aston...

Villa Away Fan Consultation – Away Season Ticket Issues, Allocations, etc

Below are the club's minutes/notes from the recent Away Fan Consultation Group meeting. I've added additional notes to help add some additional context for...

Aston Villa’s Plans for Anwar El Ghazi and Ajax Insight

At the pre-Reading press conference today Steve Bruce declared that pending international clearance new signing from Lille Anwar El Ghazi will be involved in...

Steve Bruce Says He’s Learnt From Mistakes of Last Season

Previous Selections Most of us know the exact point when Villa's push for automatic promotion fell apart last season. After a physically and mentally draining...

Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans After Best Season Start This Century

It was certainly an eventful summer for Aston Villa off the pitch, that's to put it mildly, but this week Villa's season started in...

John McGinn Follows in Footsteps of a True Aston Villa Legend

Aston Villa announced the signing of Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, who joins Villa on a four-year contract for an undisclosed figure - probably around...

Jack Grealish’s Transfer Reality and Tell Tales Signs of his Destiny

Villa supporters are currently being made to watch a media feeding frenzy on Jack Grealish, as 20-odd 'Grealish to Spurs' stories a day are...

Aston Villa’s New Owner’s Previous Talks With David Beckham are a Good Sign

One of the initial concerns surrounding the new Aston Villa owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, was what was their initial motivation investing in the...

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