Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Yellow cards and red mist


The smoke hasn’t yet cleared from last night’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Arsenal, and a glaring moment of controversy – when Robin van Persie was red-carded for playing beyond the referee’s whistle – has ensured that the dust … Continue reading

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An unpleasant smell in the ‘breath of fresh air’


Since their promotion to the Premier League last summer, Blackpool have received an abundance of praise for their refreshingly scruff-of-the-neck attitude.  However, Ian Holloway’s decision to field an ‘under-strength’ side against Aston Villa in November resulted in a £25,000 fine.  … Continue reading

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Hell-Bent on survival: the dangers of panic-buying


In spite of languishing in the lower echelons of the Premier League, last month Aston Villa struck a deal worth up to £24 million to take Darren Bent to the Midlands.  The 26-year-old’s goalscoring prowess isn’t in question, but was … Continue reading

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