Tag: Gerard Houllier

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We Need to Talk About Gabby (Agbonlahor). Again

He's Back Few could have expected that a player whose reputation was left in ruins last season would be welcomed back as a player by Steve Bruce. It...

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...

Crippling News for Aston Villa With Return of Familiar Face?

The news today that fitness coach Robert Duverne is returning to Aston Villa from Metz, judging by his previous time at the club, conjures up an...

The Alarming Cost of Darren Bent’s Contribution to Aston Villa

A Symbol of Intent The signing of Darren Bent under Gerard Houllier had Villa supporters believing that Randy Lerner wasn't messing around. Even after spending good money...

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...

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   'The problem is that these tactics are at least ten years out of date.'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...

Darren Bent – The Fall of Aston Villa’s Most Expensive Hero to Zero

Where did it go wrong for Villa's £24 Million Man Darren Bent? My Old Man Said reflects on his time at Aston Villa... Darren Bent...

Say Goodbye to my Little Friend – The Story of Barry Bannan’s Villa Demise

Why Did it go Wrong for Barry Bannan at Villa?   'Had the new manager only been Roberto Martinez, rather than Alex McLeish, then it is...