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The Villa Influence: Last Game of the Season Brings a Predictable Outcome

Last Game of the Season On the last away day of the season five years ago, Aston Villa ran away 2-1 winners thanks to a...

The Villa Influence: Even a Bore Draw Couldn’t Dampen the Holte End Party

Words cannot describe how incredible Villa Park was today. With that atmosphere you would have thought it was the title decider, not the last...

A Polite Benitez says “We Cannot Think It Will Be Easy” as Newcastle Plot Revenge

Aston Villa v Newcastle 2016 Just over 42,000 Villa fans were at Villa Park in 2009 when victory over Newcastle saw Alan Shearer's men relegated. Now...

The Villa Influence: Positives from an Irishman Despite Defeat Against Watford

For a moment there I thought I was actually going to be talking about an Aston Villa win. But you can always rely on...

Sanchez Flores Says Villa Have “Amazing Players” and Team Potential “Very High” Huh?

Watford vs Aston Villa 2016 In all honesty, Saturday's game is a fixture that has little purpose for either side. Sure, Sanchez Flores' Watford lost at Wembley last...

North Stand Narrative: Return of Protests, Bacuna’s Blunder and Hard Tackling Toner

Villa's penultimate home game of the season saw the visit of Southampton, who standing at eighth in the league, were in a position Villa...

The Villa Influence: Randy Lerner Not Alone Feeling a Nagging Sense of Inevitability

Inevitability is defined as something that is considered unavoidable. Relegation became an inevitability, but it could have been avoided. If inevitability set in against Leicester City,...

‘Devastated’ Eric Black’s Thankless Task Aims to Avoid 10-strait Losses

Aston Villa vs Southampton 2016 With takeover talk, board members leaving and Agbonlahor gossip columns, you'd be forgiven for forgetting there's still a few Premier League matches...

The Villa Influence: From Player Attitudes to Relegation Confirmation

They call the home of Manchester United the Theatre of Dreams, yet there was neither theatre nor dreams associated with the weekend’s game. The last...

The Villa Rant: Black Days at Villa After Two More Losses on and off the Pitch

After another two losses for caretaker boss Eric Black, Aston Villa have officially and mathematically qualified for next season's Championship. Black Days on The Pitch As...

The Villa Influence: From Black’s Bizarre Selections to Effort Issues Against the Cherries

It is the first time I have gone to a game with absolutely no expectations. I had completely resigned myself to relegation and anything...

Villa Appetiser: ‘Villa not in this Position by Chance’ says Aston Villa Caretaker Boss

Aston Villa v Bournemouth 2016 While some Villa fans might have been hoping for some managerial news this week, the main talk has surrounded Villa's new...