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Villa's academy will undergo a major change

The director of Aston Villa's most successful unit will be retiring this summer.

Takeover could mean £250 million transfer budget

Well this is one of the more interesting pieces of speculation to emerge out of the Aston Villa takeover rumours.

Are Villa headed for a £200 million takeover?

It's getting harder and harder to ignore the rumours of a possible takeover of Aston Villa.

Holtecast: Can AVFC right the ship?

Jack and Robert are back to discuss one of the toughest weeks most Aston Villa fans can remember.

Squashing yet another transfer rumor

Young? Check. Cheap? Check. Loads of potential? Check. This sounds like a Paul Lambert special. But is there any truth in the rumour that Josip Radošević is leaving Napoli for Aston Villa?

Striker getting antsy for playing time

After barely appearing for Aston Villa all year, Nicklas Helenius is apparently getting restless.

Lerner's vote of confidence in Lambert

In a statement today, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner gave manager Paul Lambert his full support. That can't be a good sign.

Harassment may have been behind suspensions

Harassment may have been behind the suspension of two Aston Villa assistants, if a report in the Mirror is to be believed.

Is Lerner ready to sell? Probably not

With the atmosphere at Aston Villa being what it is, rumours are bound to circulate. Let's address the biggest of those.

Back room in turmoil, but at least Given has a job

Shay Given and Gordon Cowans will take the place of suspended assistants Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa


Benteke's surgery a success, and now we wait

Christian Benteke underwent a successful surgery on a ruptured achilles tendon today. Now Aston Villa must figure out how to make do until he returns.

Instant reaction to more stupid football

Aston Villa are terrible. Why in the world are we watching this junk?

Palace-Villa, match preview

With three straight ugly losses and the form of bottom-three teams unnervingly relevant once again, Aston Villa face Crystal Palace in a crucial test for Paul Lambert's future.

Love to Hate: Crystal Palace

Route 1 football, the inability to score goals, employing Tony Pulis - are there any more reasons Aston Villa fans should despise Crystal Palace?

Villa trio are healthy again for Palace match

A week after injuries played a major part in a stunning loss to Fulham, Villa are looking a lot healthier.

Mourinho gets his fine for antics against Villa

The Aston Villa-Chelsea match was memorable for more than just the final score, but it seems as if the book is finally closed on it.

Instant reaction to stupid football

A bottom-of-the-table side had never won a match at Villa Park. Guess what?!

Villa-Fulham, match preview

On the back of two heavy defeats and facing an immediate future without their best player, Aston Villa's primary goal must be getting through the rest of the season without being dragged back into the relegation battle.

Aston Villa vs. Fulham: Three questions

Fulham blogger Andrew Beck stops by to answer a few questions ahead of this weekend's clash between Aston Villa and a desperate Cottagers side.

Benteke's injury and Villa's transfer strategy

Paul Lambert will have to approach the summer transfer window far differently than he would if Christian Benteke were healthy.

Six months out, no World Cup for Benteke

The forward suffered an injury in training on Thursday and will be out at least six months.

Holtecast: Benteke's bad break & FFC preview

We've got Russ Goldman from Cottagers Confidential on today to talk about the upcoming match against Fulham. Jack and I begin the show, though, with breaking news about an injured Christian Benteke.

More Villa injury news ahead of Fulham

We know that Christian Benteke is out and Gabby Agbonlahor will probably join him, but those are the only injury concerns for Villa ahead of Saturday's match.

Gabby illness gives Villa fans more bad news

Christian Benteke has reportedly torn his achilles, but he's not the only Villan who looks set to miss this weekend's Fulham match.

Love to hate: Fulham

No one hates Fulham. So how can Aston Villa fans muster up some animosity for this relegation-threatened side?


CHART: A guide to Aston Villa results


From Villa fan Tyler Damme, a handy guide to the probably outcome of any Villa game. Follow Tyler on Twitter, he's @TylerDamme.

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