Posts Tagged ‘aston villa’

Who’s done good business?

August 9, 2019

Despite £1.41bn being spent by Premier League clubs this transfer window, it seems like most fans are underwhelmed by their team’s business. With this in mind which PL club do you think has done good business? For me Aston Villa have brought in a fair few players and if Dean Smith can get them to gel they could do ok. (they’ll definitely go down now) Let me know your thoughts via the comments button or @viewfromthetrev Cheers

He’ll be the Delph of me

July 30, 2015

Hola. Hope you are well.

For a couple of days, I praised Fabian Delph for turning down Man City to stay at Aston Villa. After all it was playing regularly for Villa that helped Delph to get into the England team, whereas at City, I couldn’t see him as being anything other than a bit part player.

A few days later Delph had a change of mind and joined Man City, making me look silly (sillier than usual). One of the reasons for the u-turn was a chat with Micah Richards, who apparently described Man City as ‘the best club in the world’. I’m not sure if this is the best way for Micah to gain favour with the supporters of his new club… Aston Villa.

Another transfer I didn’t quite get was Asmir Begovic going from the No1 at Stoke to play second fiddle to Courtois at Chelsea. Even if his time at Stoke was coming to an end, surely he could have gone to a club where he’d get more than a handful of games. Perhaps he knows something I don’t (he wouldn’t be the first).

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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You Keane on knockin but you can’t come in

December 30, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

One of my favourite football stories of recent times was that of Roy Keane being seen outside Tom Cleverley’s house, ringing the doorbell for 15 mins before leaving without having spoken to Cleverley.

According to reports it was because Keane was angry about leaks to the media about supposed bust ups at Villa whilst Keane was assistant manager at the club.

I don’t know if Tom was at home when Keane was ringing his doorbell but even if I knew Roy Keane was coming to my house I’d pretend to be out. I quite like Roy Keane but if I ever had to meet him I think I would do it in a very public place.

Til next time, stay safe!


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Every loser wins

July 9, 2011

Hola. Hope you are well.

So much has happened since my last post, so I’m just  going to run through some of them.

On my last post, Alex McLeish was on the verge of becoming the new Aston Villa boss, well we obviously now know that it actually happened.  What I didn’t like was all these pundits, ex players and even Alex Ferguson telling Villa fans that they should give McLeish a chance. The way I see it, if Aston Villa fans are peeved about the appointment I think it’s well within their rights. Afterall I’ve never seen Mr Ferguson on  the Holte End. What does seem odd, is the fact that the Villa board chose not to appoint Steve McClaren because they were aware the fans were against it but instead chose the manager of their bitterest rivals, the manager who had just been relegated with their bitterest rivals, cos in no way would the Villa fans object to that.

Michael Owen’s horse Brown Panther won a race at Ascot (see here) and afterwards Michael shed a few tears on TV, ironically making him look like a loser. If the horse’s career should in any way follow Michael’s it will have a bright start, maybe become a national hero and then end up as a bit part in Alex Ferguson’s collection of horses.

Liverpool missed out on long-term target Sylvian Marveaux, who ended up moving to Newcastle on a free, after allegedly failing a medical at Liverpool. But Liverpool fans needn’t worry, the way things are going at Anfield I’m sure in 12 months time they will have secured his services for a cut price £30m.

England’s under 21’s crashed out of the Euro Championships, after a dire tournament, where they failed to get out of the group, or win a game, or have any coherent game plan. If Stuart Pearce’s job is to prepare the u-21 players for life in the full England team then he is doing a fantastic job. That must be why the FA were so happy to reward him with a new two-year contract.

I’ve never been to  Glastonbury and probably never will as I’m not sure all that camping and mud is my sort of thing but this year’s Glastonbury did lead to an unlikely meeting, that of Morrissey and Joey Barton. I asked my friend (and writer) HP Tinker, who knows more about these things, “What have they got in common?” He said, “They both love Morrissey”, which probably accurately sums up their relationship.

Apparently Barcelona are 450m Euros in debt, but they needn’t worry as their President Sandro Rosell has a solution. He’s basically going to scrap bodyguards and to only photocopy things in black and white and not colour. I’m no financial expert but that should do the trick. Having said that they are still linked with £30m plus moves for Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez. I suspect that’s a lot of black and white photocopies.

I ended up playing 11-a-side football a couple of weeks ago. I can’t remember the previous time I played 11-a-side and afterwards I realised why I hadn’t played for so long, as it was hard work. I ended up feeling stiff for days after. It was my own fault as my cool down involved sitting around talking about how difficult it was before going to a pub for a pint. Normally when something is so difficult my natural instinct is to avoid doing that thing again. So it might surprise you, because it certainly surprises me, that I will be back playing 11-a-side later today.

And Finally… Emmanuel Adebayor is not happy about having to train with the Man City reserves. On his reported £175 000 a week wages, I’d be happy training with the refuge collectors. (No disrespect to the refuge collectors at Carrington).

Til next time, stay safe!