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‘Lacking a little depth’, ‘A long way off’ – A tough evening for Aston Villa: The Verdict

By thedroid as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Aston Villa’s 100% start to the season in all competitions shows Steve Bruce must be getting something right at Villa Park. But following Villa’s latest win, a 1-0 victory over League Two side Yeovil, did we learn anything new about Bruce’s squad? We discuss….. George Dagless I wouldn’t say much to be honest. It’s early days and it was a changed side though Bruce would have wanted to see more from the fringe players and young players that did feature. Perhaps that is something to chew over as to whether those that come in are match sharp enough – I don’t think that’s a big deal right now though. Jay Taylor Villa are lacking a little depth. Changes were made after the win against Wigan Athletic at the weekend and it was a shaky performance against League Two Yeovil. They narrowly made it through to the second round, and if players were hoping to make a statement to get into the league starting XI, then they still have a lot to do to impress the manager. Alfie Burns One thing that stood out was the importance of Conor Hourihane. When John McGinn arrived, Hourihane’s place looked under threat, but he showed his importance with another goal. The midfielder might still …read more

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Report: Wanted Aston Villa man has spoken to Steve Bruce about staying

By Olly Dawes As published by hitc.com, Aston Villa‘s Birkir Bjarnason is a wanted man – but he wants to stay at Villa Park. According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason has spoken to Steve Bruce in order to seek reassurances about his role at Villa Park. Villa endured a difficult summer given their well-documented financial problems, but those fears have been allayed by the investment of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens. James Chester and Jack Grealish have been kept at Villa Park, but Villa are receiving interest in one player ahead of the Italian transfer deadline later this week. Empoli are targeting midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, with Calciomercato reporting last week that the Serie A newcomers are looking to lure him back to Italian football. Now, the Birmingham Mail report that Bjarnason is happy to stay at Villa Park, and has spoken to Bruce about staying at the club and his role with the club moving forward. Bjarnason, 30, joined Villa from Basel in January 2017 having impressed for Iceland at Euro 2016, but has mostly been a bit-part player during his time at Villa Park. The midfielder scored four times The post Report: Wanted Aston Villa man …read more

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After running down Aston Villa contract, youngster set for trial with Italian side

By Lucas Sposito As reported by sportswitness.co.uk Former Aston Villa youngster Mason Birch is about to have a trial for Serie A side Chievo Verona, the Italian press says today. As reported by Calcio Mercato, the 18-year-old will be evaluated by the Italian side between Thursday and Saturday, with a chance of joining them this summer. The news is taken by a big deal by the website, who claims that Birch is considered to be one of the biggest potential talents in English football. Calcio Mercato claims that the operation is being handled by OC Sports & Management in colaboration with agents Agabiti e Vallocchia. Embed from Getty Images Birch had a contract with Aston Villa until June, and as the website says, his ‘experience’ with the club is now over. That means he can move to Chievo on a free transfer. The player never made an appearance for Villa’s first team, and spent the last season playing the U-18 Premier League. The post After running down Aston Villa contract, youngster set for trial with Italian side appeared first on Sport Witness. The post After running down Aston Villa contract, youngster set for trial with Italian side appeared …read more

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Aston Villa’s John McGinn hints at why he snubbed Celtic move

By Danny Owen As published by hitc.com, Scottish Premiership champions Celtic missed out on Hibernian midfielder John McGinn to Championship outfit Aston Villa. John McGinn was very vocal about the fact that he would only have left Hibernian for a club he felt could offer him the chance to take the next step in his career. And after choosing Aston Villa over Celtic, it appears that the Scotland international believed that a move to England’s second tier would benefit him more than joining the side who have dominated the domestic scene for the last seven years. Celtic had been chasing McGinn all summer and made a dramatic final attempt to lure him to Parkhead when they matched Aston Villa’s bid late in the transfer window, according to the Daily Record. But Brendan Rodgers’ side missed out and the 23-year-old has now hinted at why. “In Scotland you can enter a comfort zone,” McGinn told the Scottish Sun. “I felt I had already developed a reputation there and felt it was important to prove I can play elsewhere. “I’m ambitious, which is why I chose Villa.” There is certainly logic in McGinn’s explanation. You can The post Aston Villa’s John McGinn hints …read more

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce makes this promise to Manchester United loan star

By original author as reported by the birmingham mail, Steve Bruce has promised Axel Tuanzebe regular game-time this season – and is excited to see how the defender develops in times ahead. The 20-year-old signed on a season-long loan from Manchester United and has started the games against Wigan and Yeovil since arriving. Finding his best position – or at least the role he’s best suited to at Villa – will take some time as Bruce admits he can fit in anywhere across the backline. But already he’s showing his qualities – and helped keep the slate clean at Huish Park on Tuesday night with two vital last-gasp interceptions. Read More “It’s great to have him back because it was disappointing for him last year,” said Bruce. “We only saw little glimpses of him as he got injured twice. “It’s unfinished business as far as he’s concerned. “He’ll fit in anywhere across the back four – right-back, left-back, centre-back, or the middle of the pitch if we need him. “He’s delighted to be back and we’re delighted to have him. “The one thing he wants to do is play and get used to playing week in, week out, competitive football. He will do that here.” Bruce has a decision to make this weekend …read more

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“How Long Will Our Luck Continue” – Some Villa Fans See The Worst After Yeovil Win

By Mike Field first published by vital football.co.uk, It was certainly a mixed bag of reactions from Aston Villa fans when it came to social media following last night’s EFL Cup victory over Yeovil Town. FT: #YTFC 0-1 #AVFC… That’s the whistle. We’re through to Round Two of the Carabao Cup after @ConorHourihane sealed victory 13 minutes from time with his first goal of the campaign. Fair play to our hosts, who gave it a real go tonight. ????#PartOfThePride pic.twitter.com/linKojAeEs — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 14, 2018 Travelling to Huish Park for the First Round tie of the competition this year, Villa took a narrow 1-0 victory on the evening to book our place in Round Two of the domestic Cup courtesy of a second-half Conor Hourihane effort as he connected with a ball across from Jonathan Kodjia. With a disallowed goal for the hosts and a penalty save for summer signing Andre Moreira, it definitely wasn’t an easy game or a great performance and whilst some fans couldn’t help but remark about the performance in general, others were happy to have taken the victory given how often higher level clubs can come a cropper to lower level opposition …read more

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Aston Villa on TV: These matches have been chosen for live Sky Sports coverage

By Alex Dicken as reported by the birmingham mail, Aston Villa will be on telly three more times before the end of October. They have already played in front of the Sky Sports cameras twice so far this season, winning at Hull City in the Championship and Yeovil Town in the Carabao Cup. On Wednesday, August 22, Villa will host Brentford in the Championship at Villa Park, live on Sky, kicking off at 7.45pm. The Championship match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday, September 15, will kick off at 5.30pm and will be screened live. The trip to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road at 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 23, will take place at the scheduled time, but has also been chosen for Sky coverage. There is another fixture change for Villa. Their trip to Bristol City has been moved to a Friday evening, 7.45pm on September 28, but it is not understood to be on the telly. VILLA’S TV MATCHES (Championship unless stated otherwise) Hull v Villa, 7.45pm, Monday, August 6 – Hull 1 Villa 3. Yeovil v Villa, 7.45pm, Tuesday, August 14 (Carabo Cup) – Yeovil 0 Villa 1. Villa v Brentford, 7.45pm, Wednesday, August 22. Blackburn v Villa, 5.30pm, Saturday, September 15 Norwich v …read more

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Aston Villa fans should be delighted with Steve Bruce’s fresh transfer update

By thedroid as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Aston Villa kept their 100% record intact last night in all competitions for the season as they beat Yeovil Town in the EFL Cup. The Villans have had a pretty decent start to their campaign so far this year as, despite sometimes scraping by, they have managed to get the results and that is what matters at this stage. As the season kicks on, though, they’ll need to start raising their performance levels and it looks as though Steve Bruce is going to enhance the chances of that happening by aiming to add players: Steve Bruce on potential incomings ????️ ???? https://t.co/ku2qje3z4d#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/3qU4oSYdzV — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 15, 2018 The loan window remains open for the rest of the month, and fans should be more than happy about his comments. Villa have a decent squad but it’s perhaps not quite at the standard of last season’s given the likes of John Terry, Robert Snodgrass and Sam Johnstone have all left. They were key players and though John McGinn has arrived, the club’s late ability to get involved in the permanent window has meant that they still need to bring in new faces. For sure, thanks to …read more

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Aston Villa on TV: These matches have been chosen for live Sky Sports coverage

By Alex Dicken as reported by the birmingham mail, Aston Villa will be on telly three more times before the end of October. They have already played in front of the Sky Sports cameras twice so far this season, winning at Hull City in the Championship and Yeovil Town in the Carabao Cup. On Wednesday, August 22, Villa will host Brentford in the Championship at Villa Park, live on Sky, kicking off at 7.45pm. The Championship match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday, September 15, will kick off at 5.30pm and will be screened live. The trip to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road at 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 23, will take place at the scheduled time, but has also been chosen for Sky coverage. There is another fixture change for Villa. Their trip to Bristol City has been moved to a Friday evening, 7.45pm on September 28, but it is not understood to be on the telly. VILLA’S TV MATCHES (Championship unless stated otherwise) Hull v Villa, 7.45pm, Monday, August 6 – Hull 1 Villa 3. Yeovil v Villa, 7.45pm, Tuesday, August 14 (Carabo Cup) – Yeovil 0 Villa 1. Villa v Brentford, 7.45pm, Wednesday, August 22. Blackburn v Villa, 5.30pm, Saturday, September 15 Norwich v …read more

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Aston Villa fans should be delighted with Steve Bruce’s fresh transfer update

By thedroid as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Aston Villa kept their 100% record intact last night in all competitions for the season as they beat Yeovil Town in the EFL Cup. The Villans have had a pretty decent start to their campaign so far this year as, despite sometimes scraping by, they have managed to get the results and that is what matters at this stage. As the season kicks on, though, they’ll need to start raising their performance levels and it looks as though Steve Bruce is going to enhance the chances of that happening by aiming to add players: Steve Bruce on potential incomings ????️ ???? https://t.co/ku2qje3z4d#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/3qU4oSYdzV — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 15, 2018 The loan window remains open for the rest of the month, and fans should be more than happy about his comments. Villa have a decent squad but it’s perhaps not quite at the standard of last season’s given the likes of John Terry, Robert Snodgrass and Sam Johnstone have all left. They were key players and though John McGinn has arrived, the club’s late ability to get involved in the permanent window has meant that they still need to bring in new faces. For sure, thanks to …read more

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