Tag: Alex McLeish

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The Proud History of Managerless Aston Villa

Instead of a manager, Villa originally used a 'board of directors'. We've all seen the hashtags over the years of #McLeishOut, #LambertOut, #BruceOut and now...

Aston Villa Players ‘Lacking Fitness’ Excuse is a Dubious Villa Trend

' finished very strongly and laid siege to the Newcastle goal in the final minutes. Nobody was talking about a lack of fitness then.' Lets mention...

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Villa’s 21st-Century FA Cup Third Round Exploits

21st Century FA Cup Third Round With an abject Christmas period leaving the club planning for the Championship, the upcoming televised FA Cup third round...

What We Learned as Villa Fans From Surrender Against Arsenal

After being embarrassed - again - at home, what did Aston Villa fans learn from another gutless performance against Arsenal on and off the...

Alex McLeish has an Injury Excuse for his Villa Failure, but Lambert Doesn’t

'Remember Robert Duverne? The Grim Reaper of Bodymoor Heath?' 38 Point Men The tenure of Alex McLeish as Aston Villa boss is often best forgotten, although...

Where did it go wrong for Villa’s Most Expensive Signing Darren Bent?

Where did it go wrong for Villa's  £24 Million Man Darren Bent? Update As Villa fans we thought we'd seen the last of Darren Bent...

Media Muppets: Benteke to Pay the Penalty or be Sold in January & McLeish’s Glowing Reference

Benteke to step down or be sold and Alex McLeish is apparently really good Rob Brennan @ Daily Mail Headline: Yorke says Benteke needs to step...

Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa Long Ball Project: Are Villa the new Stoke?

Is Paul Lambert regressing from his Aston Villa passing evolution?   'The problem is that these tactics are at least ten years out of date.'     Bright Passing...

The Fabulous Reincarnation of Fabian Delph

"He's got great talent, he can pass the the ball, he covers the ground, he loves to tackle," enthused Simon Grayson as he spoke...

How the Astute Approach of Paul Lambert has Saved Villa from Further Embarrassment.

As Modern Football Spirals Out of Control, the Common Sense Approach of Paul Lambert is Something to be Celebrated.   When Aston Villa limped over the...

What We Learnt as Villa Fans After Emirates Glory

Bent leaves, McLeish returns and Villa land Emirates glory   Finally, after weeks of fervent anticipation, the glitz and glamour of the Premier League has exploded into...

Aston Villa Fans Emergency Plans for When a Season Turns Sour

Update: With the direction the 2015/16 season is taking, it maybe time to dig up these plans that were in place for a second...