What A Waste (Ian Dury & The Blockheads 1977)

At 11.01pm on Monday 1st February it looks highly likely that Charles N’Zogbia will still be an Aston Villa player happy to sit out the remaining six months of his reputed £65,000 a week contract. Surely this a bigger crime than some of the suits he has been seen wearing around the club? Embed from Getty Images  … Read More »

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The Puppet (Echo & The Bunnymen 1980)

As he walked down the room shaking hands with supporters at Thursday’s Villa Trust AGM, I wondered how many people realised they were shaking hands with new chairman Steve Hollis. Appointed only the week before, not a great deal was known about him then and, after listening to him speak, I’m not sure we know that much more… Read More »

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Take a Chance on Me (ABBA 1977)

Villa need to win ten of their remaining games to have a realistic chance of avoiding relegation. In the whole of 2015 we only won five league games so even I, a renowned optimist, has conceded that we will be playing our football in the Championship next season I still remember standing at the back of the Holte… Read More »

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Happy Birthday (Altered Images 1981)

January 3rd 1924 was a very special day in the Ellis household as a son was born (there were no wise men, but he would later preside over the acquisition of various donkeys). Embed from Getty Images   The boy was named Herbert Douglas Ellis and after a short (very) career with Tranmere Rovers and service in the… Read More »

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Blank Expression (The Specials 1979)

Is it me, or does Remi Garde show absolutely no expression on his face during a game? He makes his so called mentor Arsene Wenger look positively animated sitting on the bench. Embed from Getty Images   So far we have only seen the odd smile, fist pump or hands raised in the sky by our man in… Read More »

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Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis 1995)

Going into 2015, Villa fans were a little apprehensive about the clubs future in the Premier League. The football under Paul Lambert was poor and, although lying mid-table, we were still less than six points above the relegation zone. I guess we’d all take that position now! In the first three months of the year only the FA… Read More »

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Who Are You? (The Who 1978)

A few years ago we had another Aston Villa fan site called Deadly Doug – it contained the usual stuff about the club, players and fans that you would normally find on a fan based site. It had a little bit of success – sections being published in a book along with a mention in Karren Brady’s column… Read More »

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