David Moyes Belongs In The Premier League

David Moyes, the once-esteemed former manager of Everton and Manchester United, is in trouble. After getting run out of the biggest job in the Premier League in humiliating fashion, he fled to the relatively calm shores of Basque Country. There, he sought to rehabilitate his career with ambitious and talent-rich Real… »10/21/15 4:35pm10/21/15 4:35pm


Victor Moses's Breakaway Was An Emotional Roller Coaster

You know that feeling when you step into traffic without looking, only for your friend to pull you back right as a car speeds right past where you almost stood, wind blowing into your gratefully stunned face? That’s probably how Victor Moses felt after Dimitri Payet sent home a rebound at the end of the play above. »9/14/15 4:41pm9/14/15 4:41pm

Why The World's Best Clubs May Be The Worst Place For The Best Young Players

In soccer, perhaps more than in any other major sport, the potential for greatness can be recognized from a very young age. Not every wunderkind goes on to become a superstar but most every superstar bore the expectations of future excellence from as far back as their early teen years. »8/19/15 3:45pm8/19/15 3:45pm

Premier League Starlet Pictured Passed Out In Middle Of The Road

Jack Grealish, the 19-year-old future-stud winger for Aston Villa, had a season to be proud of. He broke into the first team, becoming a regular starter by the end of the season, and impressed enough to be linked with bigger teams. To celebrate, it appears he got lit up in Spain, concluding at least one night assed… »6/16/15 10:30am6/16/15 10:30am

Brad Guzan Boner Delights Manchester City Supporters

Aston Villa and USMNT keeper Brad Guzan’s enormous boner early in today’s match at Etihad Stadium gave Manchester City a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into a crucial match for Villa’s future in the Premiership. Sergio Agüero took advantage of the boner to score his league-leading 21st goal of the campaign. »4/25/15 12:43pm4/25/15 12:43pm

Aston Villa Fans Invade The Pitch As Team Advances To FA Cup Semis

With 90 seconds left in extra time and Aston Villa all but assured of advancing to the semifinals of the FA Cup, Villa fans were hyped! I get that playing in Wembley is exciting especially because you have that song about playing in Wembley, but invading the pitch before the game ends against West Brom when you're… »3/07/15 2:52pm3/07/15 2:52pm

Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey Scores On Mid-Field Blast

In the first half at Liberty Stadium this morning, Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey scored from just inside the center circle against Aston Villa. A misfired ball from Ron Vlaar wound up right in front of Shelvey as keeper Brad Guzan was trying to get back to the goal. Shelvey fired a rocket over the retreating Guzan's… »4/26/14 11:10am4/26/14 11:10am

Referee Hit With Smoke Bomb Thrown By Tottenham Supporter

West Midlands police arrested two men believed to be responsible for tossing a flare or a smoke bomb onto the pitch during yesterday's Tottenham Hotspur-Aston Villa match. In footage that was broadcast to viewers on Sky Sports 1, which you can watch below, the smoke bomb struck assistant referee David Bryan in the… »10/21/13 2:07pm10/21/13 2:07pm

De-Pantsing Is Soccer's Most Effective Defensive Strategy

Late in the first half of today's <del>Premier League</del> match between Aston Villa and Tottenham, Villa's Nick Helenius beat his defender and made a dangerous run towards Tottenham's goal. That's when Jan Vertonghen decided that desperate times called for desperate measures, and stopped Helenius from scoring with… »9/24/13 6:19pm9/24/13 6:19pm

It Takes A Space Cadet To Be An Aston Villa Supporter These Days

These are dark days at Villa Park. The Claret and Blue helped found the Premiership 20 years ago, but find themselves in danger of being relegated for the first time unless they can climb out of the EPL basement. Facing the defending champs is never going to inspire much confidence, though, and while Villa put forth… »3/05/13 10:15am3/05/13 10:15am

Bradford City Beats Aston Villa, Is First Fourth-Division Team To Reach League Cup Final Since 1962

League Two side Bradford City cruised to a 3-1 win in its home match of the League Cup semifinal tie against Aston Villa two weeks ago, but most observers expected the Claret and Blue to put up, at the very least, a 2-0 win in today's Villa Park rematch to advance to the League Cup final. After all, Villa is (by… »1/22/13 4:53pm1/22/13 4:53pm

Here's Aston Villa's Ridiculous Own Goal That Put QPR Up 2-0

It's been another mediocre season for Aston Villa, and no play may characterize the struggles of the claret and blue squad than this play, in which Stephen Warnock cleanly lands a header directly into his own net. Villa landed a goal of their own late in the first half to cut QPR's advantage to 2-1, but Warnock's… »2/01/12 3:37pm2/01/12 3:37pm