This and That

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.

In praise of the AVST

There are plenty of Aston Villa fans out for blood right now, so it's nice to see some of them being rational.

Thoughts from a "Lambert Out" skeptic

I'm not opposed to Lambert getting sacked. I'm just a little....skeptical.

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.

Why not replace a Benteke with a Benteke?

If Aston Villa want a replacement for Christian Benteke, it seems they could do worse than to give his brother a try.

#AskBennett was a bad idea

I'm not sure what Aston Villa expected when they told fans to #AskBennett on twitter, but boy was it ugly.

Villa announce US summer tour

Aston Villa will be making a two-city swing through the United States this summer.

Villa post £50 million loss, but there's good news

With the release of their 2012-13 financial statement, it seems as if Villa have some cause for concern. It also looks as if those worries are being addressed.

What can Villa expect from the rest of the season?

Taking a look at what can be reasonably expected from the rest of Aston Villa's season. Is relegation in the cards?

Ryan Bertrand Russell: Philosophy in the back four

Aston Villa got more than they bargained for when they signed Ryan Bertrand on loan.


Looking ahead to vulnerable Manchester United

Everything you need to start your Aston Villa week for December 9, 2013.

AVFC in 4 Numbers: The defense is our savior

Four numbers that show just how thankful we all should be for Aston Villa's revitalized defense.

What Villa have made us thankful for

We briefly count what we're thankful for in the world of Aston Villa.

Villa fans to get free coach rides to away matches

Aston Villa have announced the details of their away travel subsidies to fans this season.

Villa to help subsidize away travel

Aston Villa will be a part of a scheme among Premier League clubs to help subsidize away travel.

'Twas the Night before Kickoff

Two years ago, I composed a little something in preparation for Aston Villa's first match of the 2011-12 season against Fulham. I thought it needed a little updating for this season. Enjoy.

Jores, you're a gem

Seeing a strange hashtag coming from Villa fans? This may help explain it.

We're really bad at this

Each year, the contributors to Aston Villa blog 7500 to Holte give their predictions about the upcoming season. However, they're really, really bad at it.

Is the AVFC defense as bad as it looks?

There's been a lot made of the porous nature of Aston Villa's defense in the preseason, but is it really as bad as it looks?

My cover letter for an AVFC job

There's a position open at Aston Villa, and I believe that I'm uniquely qualified to fill it.

Some Villa fans should get priorities straight

The Birmingham Mail did a survey to see what Aston Villa fans would most like the club to achieve next season. The results suggest that Villa fans may be a bit petty.

Official site offers teaser of new Aston Villa kit

Ahead of next weekend’s launch of the 2013-14 kit, the official site gives us a hint or two.

Without Benteke Villa would be Championship-bound

A purely speculative look at where Aston Villa would be without Christian Benteke.

On Boston, Music, & the Human Desire to Persevere

An entirely non-football reaction to the tragedy this week in Boston.

Aston Villa's Billionaire Savior Has Come

Sometimes people want to know how people like myself get paid so much money to occasionally write blogs about soccer. It's because of my innate ability to connect the dots. When news breaks it pays...

Southampton's lesson for Villa

Southampton's win over Manchester City gave the Saints a much bigger cushion from their relegation rivals. The manner in which they held off the defending champions could teach Aston Villa a very important lesson.

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