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Aston Villa 2016/2017 Championship Season: News, Highlights and Analysis

AVFC v RUFC: Villa really kind of need a win

A key fixture isn’t typically the story on matchday 2, but after a drama-filled week at Aston Villa, a win over Rotherham United is necessary.

Aston Villa Player By Player Previews

Want to know EVERYTHING about Villa's players this year? Read on!

Championship Schedule — By The Numbers

More matches in fewer days, what could go wrong?

Let’s get to know Rotherham United

Aston Villa are set to meet Rotherham United for the second time in more than 40 years on Saturday, so let’s get to know them a little bit better before we see them at Villa Park.

Xia blocking a transfer is a pretty terrible move

Undermining your manager’s decisions is one of the worst things you can do as an owner.

It was as if Sherwood was managing Villa at Luton

Roberto Di Matteo’s decision to bring Alan Hutton on and shift Micah Richards to centre back calls into question what the manager has learned in two months on the job.

LTFC v AVFC: Villa look to start strong in EFL Cup

Aston Villa head to Kenilworth Road tomorrow looking to bounce back from an opening-day defeat at Hillsborough.

At least Villa’s problem isn’t talent

Aston Villa’s loss yesterday was disappointing and frustrating, especially because they played well enough to earn a point. That’s a better problem to have than a team that just isn’t good enough.

AVFC player in focus vs SWFC: Tommy Elphick

Tommy had a great game that was capped off with a single error...

Championship recap: Forest win seven-goal thriller

It’s hard to avoid the 24/7 news cycle that surrounds the Premier League. But when it comes to the Championship, whether you’re in England or America or somewhere else, it’s a bit tougher to keep up on results. We’re here help you with that.

WATCH: Horrific clash of heads during Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday results in blood

Elphick and Fletcher draw blood.

Tony’s at Hillsborough!

Here he is! All smiles!

Player by player preview: Setting a Tone(r)

Kevin Toner made a couple appearances near the end of last season. Will he develop further this season?

Tony Xia spotted heading to his first Aston Villa game!

Have fun, Tony!

Player by player preview: The hitman

Ross McCormack has got a chip on his shoulder. Watch out.

Player by player preview: play grealish ffs

Grealish’s 2015-16 was a big disappointment. Now what?

Player by player Preview: The backup’s backup

Mark Bunn is a perfectly capable backup. Nothing more, nothing less.

Player by player preview: A timeless talent

It’s a big year for RHM

Player by player preview: A returning star

Jordan Amavi has returned from injury. Just how good is he?

Player by player preview: the Constant (Championship) Gardner

Gary Gardner’s spent years in the Championship, and now Villa are there too. Is now the time he breaks into the Villa squad?

Player by player preview: Tacklin’ Alan Hutton

Alan Hutton will probably tackle people in 2016-17.

Player by player preview: The definition of ‘raw’

Adama needs to kick on if he wants to light up the world.

Player by player preview: A crippled Czech

What does Libor Kozak have to offer this season?

Player by player preview: The French enigma

If he sticks around, can Jordan Veretout rebound in the Championship?

Player by player preview: The arse tweeter

If you would like to learn about different methods of transportation, Joleon Lescott has got you covered.

Player by player preview: The unsung hero

Check out what's ahead of Villa's unsung hero.

Player by player preview: The beast from Benin!

How much time on the pitch will Rudy Gestede see this season?

Player by player preview: The forgotten ’keeper

He made 38 Championship appearances last year, but Jed Steer doesn’t look to be in the plans for Villa this term.

Player by player preview: A broken legend

It’s all over for Gabby.

Player by player preview: The firestarter

Calm it down, Jordan!

Player by player preview: The smiling youngster

‘Tish’ is a new face with a lot to prove!

Player by player review: A last chance

It's time to give Bacuna another chance.