Are Aston Villa‘s new strikers good enough for the Premier League?
Sep23

Are Aston Villa‘s new strikers good enough for the Premier League?

When Christian Benteke was sold to Liverpool in the summer, it was always going to be extremely difficult to replace him. £32.5m may seem like an acceptable amount to purchase a replacement of a similar standard, but let’s face it, Villa don’t exactly have the ability to attract players of that calibre. Instead, Tim Sherwood strengthened the entire squad, and used around half of the aforementioned fee to bring in two striking options,...

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Aston Villa’s centre-back conundrum
Sep12

Aston Villa’s centre-back conundrum

Nathan Baker and Janoi Donacien are out on loan, to gain some much needed playing experience, Senderos didn’t make the cut, and has missed out on a place in the 25-man squad, and Ron Vlaar didn’t sign a contract extension, after claiming he can “do better than Aston Villa”. Despite this, with a further two centre-backs being signed on deadline day, the total number of players who can comfortably play in that position has risen to...

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Is it time for Villa to give up on Gabby?
Aug26

Is it time for Villa to give up on Gabby?

The 2015-16 season marks Agbonlahor’s 11th in the top flight of English football, and with 73 goals, he’s Aston Villa’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer. 45 of those goals came in the four seasons under Martin O’Neill, in which the player formed a pretty deadly strike partnership with John Carew. However, in recent years, times have changed, and it’s been a poor start to the season for the forward. He’s played every minute...

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First impression of Villa’s new signings
Aug14

First impression of Villa’s new signings

With 12 outgoings, 10 incomings, and more expected, it’s been a busy summer for Aston Villa Football Club. The majority of the players who have left were deemed to be surplus to requirement, or unable to perform at the standards necessary to play weekly in the Premier League, and therefore have seen themselves land in lower divisions, or abroad. Others such as Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke are huge losses to the club, and it will...

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Thank you for everything, Christian Benteke
Jul28

Thank you for everything, Christian Benteke

After three years, 101 appearances, 49 goals and 13 assists, Christian Benteke’s time at Aston Villa has come to an end. August 31st 2012, the final day of the summer transfer window, and Paul Lambert’s first at the club. Just as the deadline neared, it was announced that Villa had signed a 21-year-old Belgian striker named Christian Benteke. The fee was believed to be in the region of £7m, quite pricey for a relatively unknown...

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