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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.