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Honest opinions directly from the hearts and minds of the Villa faithful.

Aston Villa’s misunderstood maestro Leon Bailey is proving his worth

Bailey has developed into one of Villa’s most dangerous players this season.

7500 Roundtable: What should be the expectation for Villa’s next 6 games?

Here we go again! Six games in 22 days before the next international break. How well can Aston Villa do?

Louie Barry’s starring role: The Stockport County view

The Villa youngster has been named the EFL Young Player of the Month. We get the views of Stockport podcaster Nick Lee on Barry’s scintillating form.

Rushton’s Corner: The real problem with the Terrace View is an issue at the heart of the Holte End

There are lots of positives about being an Aston Villa fan. But it’s still OK to admit the new Terrace View hospitality is the worst kind of Villa Park facelift.

Aston Villa in Europe: The distance dilemma

Participating in European competition for the first time in 13 years will bring joy, but also a few issues, none more important than the volume of matches and distance travelled for Aston Villa.

7500 Roundtable: Who will be Villa’s most important player over the next 7 games?

Aston Villa kick off a hectic run of seven games in 23 days beginning with the league clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday, so we asked our writers for their thoughts as to who could prove to be most vital component of the Villa engine.

Grading every signing and sale in Aston Villa’s 2023 summer transfer window

Did Unai Emery, Monchi, and Villa nail the transfer window? We grade every single first-team deal.

The Talking Point: Aston Villa 4-0 Everton

Tom Nightingale is back to highlight the big takeaway from Villa’s most recent game. This week, the explosive Everton rebound.

Rushton’s Corner: An open letter to Tyrone Mings

Few others have defined the rise of the club over recent years like Tyrone Mings, forever a Villan.

Is now Cameron Archer’s time to shine?

The talent is clearly there and Archer could become a special player. Hopefully, that can be at Aston Villa.

The Talking Point: Newcastle 5-1 Aston Villa

In our new regular column, Tom Nightingale discusses one big takeaway from Villa’s most recent game. This week, the Newcastle nightmare.

Aston Villa is not a ‘brand’ — it’s a community, and it deserves better than BK8

With the Premier League’s ‘ban’ on gambling sponsors being lax amid a culture of profiting from fans. 7500 to Holte takes a closer look at Villa’s relationship with BK8 and asks how they might give something back to the community.

Goodbye to Christian Purslow, the CEO Aston Villa no longer needed

The departing chief wasn’t required at Villa anymore. But he was for a while, and he did what had to be done.

Unai Emery: An adult enters the room

Villa’s manager exudes class, tactical nous, and a genuine understanding of what the club is all about.

Unai Emery’s Aston Villa: This Premier League season’s greatest story

Unai Emery inherited Aston Villa’s second-worst start to a Premier League season and turned it into the club’s best finish in 13 years, arguably making it this Premier League season’s greatest story.

The Boot Room: Can Ollie Watkins now count himself as a clinical number 9?

With 5 goals in 5 matches, Ollie Watkins has never looked better in claret and blue, but is this just good form or is he still the poor finisher his critics label him as? 7500 to Holte uses data and video analysis to investigate Ollie Watkins’ performances and form in front of goal and asks the important questions: what is a clinical striker and is Ollie Watkins amongst them?

Do Aston Villa Women really need an “out and out goalscorer”?  

Despite quality performances, Aston Villa Women are underperforming in front of goal. 7500 to Holte analyzes Samone Magill and other striking options, including a new signing.

Can the introduction of five substitutes kickstart Leon Bailey’s Villa career?

As Steven Gerrard’s wingerless Aston Villa aim to climb up the Premier League table this coming campaign, could the new 5 substitutes rule help make the Jamaican star Villa’s explosive plan B?

Aston Villa’s stadium plans shed light on owners’ ambition

With Villa Park’s redevelopment plans now unveiled to the public, Dan Pritchard details the virtuous circle that could see Aston Villa rise to the very top, both on and off the football pitch.

The Boot Room: Where does John McGinn’s future lie at Aston Villa?

In this installment of our player analysis series, we take a deep dive into midfielder John McGinn’s skill set. Can the Scotsman consistently recreate his national team form in Claret and Blue?

Could the sea change in recruitment policy see Gerrard’s Villa break into the top 8?

The signing of Philippe Coutinho and imminent arrival of Lucas Digne shows that Aston Villa are ready to further their ambitions under Steven Gerrard’s leadership.

The Boot Room: Are the next few games make or break for Douglas Luiz?

In the first installment of our player analysis series, we take a deep dive into Douglas Luiz’s skill set. Could the midfielder unlock the potential of Villa’s attack if improved in a few key areas?

Aston Villa part ways with Dean Smith, and it’s the end of a unique era at Villa Park

After three years at the helm, the Dean Smith era at Aston Villa ends with promotion, survival, and stalled progress. Taking all of that into consideration, it’s a sad time for the football club.