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Performance not good enough, conduct not good enough – Aston Villa’s captain apologises to fans and quits as team captain.
After years of decline, Gabby Agbonlahor has been praised for doing something right. The Aston Villa striker resigned as club captain on Thursday, after an investigation into his off-the-field conduct. Agbonlahor asked fans for their forgiveness saying “I do not deserve to carry out such a role anymore.”
The 29-year old player was pictured partying in Dubai last month causing anger amongst loyal fans. Photos of him smoking a shisha pipe spread …

Aston Villa Football Club are an important club to the premier league and are one of the most popular English Teams supported across the world. They are backed by the Royal Prince himself and current Conservative party leader and Primeminister of England David Cameron. However, the support of the world’s Elite and the millions of global support has not been able to stop the ever sinking ship that is Aston Villa F.C. Once a top four club always competing in Europe’s biggest tournaments and attracting some of the biggest names …

A look back on Micah Richards and why he’s Villa’s signing of the summer.
Micah Richards could well be Tim Sherwood’s signing of the summer. After losing Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph during the transfer window, Aston Villa needed to reinvent their squad ready for the new season. With considerate financial backing and profits made from Benteke and Delph, Sherwood has splashed out near £40million on transfers alone this window, but I think the free signing of Micah Richards, previously released by Manchester City, is the best one and here’s why…
Riddled …

The 2015-16 Premiership season is almost upon us, I will have a lot at each team and access what they have done thus far and what they possibly still need to do to achieve their target.
I shall split this into 3 parts, the first part being the hypothetical bottom seven, including the three promoted sides, and the four teams who survived the drop, (positions 14-17th), in the Premiership last season.
Bournemouth (Last season – 1st in the Championship)
The only times I have had to mention Bournemouth before the 2014/15 season was …

With only a few days left before Tim Sherwood’s revitalised Villa side take on the almighty Arsenal on the hallowed Wembley turf who do you think will come out on top? Many would suggest the might of the north London club would be too much for Villa to cope with, especially with Arsenal’s attractive free flowing football particularly suited to the large Wembley pitch. However, under new manager Tim Sherwood the Villains from the Midlands have seen their own form transformed of late, and particularly that of their star Belgian …

When Paul Lambert was removed from his post as the Aston Villa manager; and American owner Randy Lerner swiftly drafted in ex-Spurs manger and a three time England international Tim Sherwood, the odds looked stacked against the new man in charge as he faced the daunting challenge of preventing a misfiring Villa from dropping out of the top division for the first time since 1987.
Many fans were at first sceptical about the appointment of a manager with less than six months experience in first team management, but when he was …

With just under a month to go before the summer transfer window slams shut, the transfer activity of English Premier League clubs shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, a recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group stated that this years transfer window spend could surpass the record of £630m set in 2013.
While the big name and big money signings naturally attracting all the headlines, I’ve decided to take a close look at the ‘under-the-radar’ transfers that have happened so far this window.
The big names might help get bums on …

Aston Villa
Manager – Paul Lambert 
Major summer transfers so far:
In’s                                                                                                     Out’s
Joe Cole – Free                                                       …

After a career spanning 20 years, Kevin Phillips retirement from the game today leaving many a football fan in admiration of his career.
Phillips, who turns 41 this summer, burst onto the scene for Watford at the tail end of the 1994/95 season scoring 24 goals in nearly 60 appearances for the Hornets. A big money move to Sunderland saw him score over 100 goals in just over 200 games for the Black Cats where he became the first Sunderland player to score over 30 goals in a season since the …

Aston Villa team: Guzan, Bacuna, Bennett, Westwood, Vlaar, Baker, El Ahmadi, Delph, Benteke, Weimann, Ablonlahor (Subs: Clark, Albrigton, Steer, Sylla, Holt, Lowton, Robinson).

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Matic, Cahill, Terry, Willian, Ramires, Torres, Oscar, Hazard (Subs: Lampard, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Ba, Schwarzer, Kalas).

Chelsea’s title challenge took a huge blow as their 9 men were defeated by a single goal against Aston Villa at Villa park. Fabian Delph scored with a delightful flick, midway through the second half, as Chelsea had their manage Jose Mourinho sent to the stands.

Chelsea came into this game …