Aston Villa

When Aston Villa won the FA Cup, then lost it

This day in football history On 20 April 1895, Aston Villa scored what was at the time the fastest goal in FA Cup final history to beat West Bromwich Albion 1–0 before a crowd of 42,560 at London’s Crystal Palace. Because many of those attendees were slow entering the stadium, they missed the record-setting goal. There …

Newcastle players blames Aston Villa draw on beach balls

With their club’s relegation already sealed, Aston Villa supporters decided to hold a protest/celebration of themselves during last weekend’s match against Newcastle. It was arranged that beach balls would be thrown onto the pitch during the game, which ended in a 0–0 draw that damaged the visitors’ own chances of staying up. After the match, …

Pato’s joy compounds Falcao’s misery

Embed from Getty Images When Loic Remy went down with an injury during Chelsea’s visit to Villa Park, Guus Hiddink opted to give Pato his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt two months after joining the club on loan from Corinthians. This came a surprise to many, including fellow forgotten man on the Chelsea bench: …

A timeline of Fabian Delph’s bizarre double U-turn to Man City

(@AVFCOfficial) [This post was originally published on July 11. It has been modified and updated to reflect the latest in Fabian Delph’s terrible decision making process.] July 3 — Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph is linked to Man City, who are reportedly willing to trigger his £8 million buyout clause. July 8 — Villa signing (and former City player) …