The Latest Aston Villa FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2021- 2022
- Sat, 06 Aug 2022 16:07:16 +0000: Bournemouth win on top-flight return as Lerma and Moore sink Aston Villa - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Perhaps Scott Parker’s frank forewarning was a feat of kidology. Bournemouth’s manager did not sugarcoat his words in the buildup to their first Premier League game in two years, saying his squad was under-resourced and weaker than the one promoted from the Championship. The reality is Bournemouth totally outsmarted an Aston Villa team fresh from a summer facelift. The hosts flew out of the blocks, Jefferson Lerma leathering in on three minutes after feasting on some poor Villa defending, and they doubled their advantage with 10 minutes to play when Kieffer Moore headed in unchallenged. Bournemouth deserved victory on their return to this level but for Steven Gerrard, who acknowledged his side need to walk the walk after a positive pre-season, this alarming display will have provided a rude awakening.
For Villa it was an afternoon reminiscent of their opening-day defeat to Watford last season, when a promoted team wiped the floor with them and they trailed 3-0 inside 67 minutes. As stoppage time ticked away Gerrard stood forlorn on the edge of his technical area, hands in pockets. Bournemouth took the lead from an early corner, Lerma hammering home after Lloyd Kelly nodded Marcus Tavernier’s floated ball back across the box. If that made uncomfortable viewing for Gerrard on the touchline then Moore’s header, which stemmed from a Bournemouth free-kick, was an equally painful watch. Kelly was allowed to swing in a high cross from the byline and both Boubacar Kamara, who along with Diego Carlos wilted on debut, and Matty Cash seemed reluctant to challenge, to the delight of Moore who picked his spot.Continue reading...
- Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:30:11 +0000: Steven Gerrard urges Aston Villa players to start ‘walking the walk’ in top flight - Aston Villa | The Guardian
- Manager targets top-half finish after making five signings
- ‘Finishing 14th wasn’t acceptable. We need to give our fans more’
Steven Gerrard has said Aston Villa must start “walking the walk” if they are to achieve a top-half finish after being backed by the club’s billionaire owners to revamp the spine of his team.
Villa have made five signings, including Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal, and Gerrard is hopeful of adding an attacking midfielder. Gerrard has replaced Tyrone Mings as captain, with John McGinn given the armband, and the manager hopes his decision allows the England defender to rediscover his best form.Continue reading...
- Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:13:01 +0000: Premier League team news: predicted lineups for the weekend action - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Get the lowdown on the opening round of top-flight fixtures
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- Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:44 +0000: Leon Bailey: ‘I’m used to tough times. I never let anything break me down’ - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Aston Villa winger on his friends Usain Bolt and Raheem Sterling, working under Steven Gerrard and finally feeling ready to shine
Leon Bailey is reflecting on his childhood in Cassava Piece, the ghetto neighbourhood in Kingston where he grew up, the place that shaped his outlook before a one-way ticket to Europe helped him to fulfil his football dream. “Jamaica is a very beautiful country but, you know, it has its good sides and bad sides,” the Aston Villa winger says. “The inner-city community is where I’m from. There were a lot of times where there was no money there to put food on the table or lunch money to go to school. There were tough times … but I’m used to tough times. That’s why I never let anything break me down. I just build myself back up and learn from it. It makes me stronger and want to push on even more.”
It is why Bailey will not let a frustrating injury-hit first season at Villa Park beat him. He made 18 appearances and scored one goal after a £30m move from Bayer Leverkusen, making seven starts, the last of which ended when he was forced off with an ankle problem in April. But Bailey never needs to think too hard to gain perspective. The words “Cassava Piece Kingston Where It All Started” are etched on to a pair of his boots.Continue reading...
- Sun, 31 Jul 2022 07:00:47 +0000: Premier League 2022-23 fan previews, part one: Arsenal to Leeds - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Fans have their say on key players, wonderkids and weak links – and make predictions for the season ahead
Gabriel Jesus’s appetite for goals pre-season has been voracious – I’m struggling to contain my excitement. So is he the the real McCoy? From what I saw of him at City I wasn’t convinced he was our 20+ goals solution, but I’m fast becoming a believer.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 10 Aug 2022 21:44:55 +0000: Thursday's name the Premier League player quiz - BBC Sport
Think you know your Premier League players? Well now you can prove it by taking our picture quiz every weekday.
- Mon, 08 Aug 2022 22:37:14 +0000: Mings must 'show he's ready to play' - Gerrard - BBC Sport
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says he will select Tyrone Mings again when he "looks me in the eye and shows that he's ready to play".
- Sat, 06 Aug 2022 17:24:14 +0000: Only ourselves to blame for defeat - Gerrard - BBC Sport
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says his side's quality in the final third was "miles off" during their 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth.
- Sat, 06 Aug 2022 16:59:27 +0000: Bournemouth brought passion, desire and energy - Parker - BBC Sport
Scott Parker reacts to his newly promoted Bournemouth side's victory over Aston Villa on the first weekend of the Premier League season.
- Sat, 06 Aug 2022 16:43:36 +0000: Bournemouth beat Villa on return to top flight - BBC Sport
Bournemouth mark their return to the Premier League with a confident opening-weekend victory over visitors Aston Villa.
Aston Villa are now looking to strengthen their squad for the up coming season with a large number of new players touted to be on the clubs radar in the closed season. The club has been boosted lately by the resigning of goalkeeper Brad Guzan who left the club at the end of last season. The American keeper has now penned a new lucrative three year deal which will keep him at Villa park until the end of the 2015 season.
Another huge target for the club this season is Blackburns Steven N`Zonzi who is also a top target for Sunderland, Tottenham and Stoke City with the midfielder stating that he has no intention of playing football in the championship. The Frenchman is thought to be available for a fee of around five million pounds and would welcome the chance to play in the English top flight again.
Blackpool winger Matt Phillips is also believed to be on the clubs radar as the championship side looked doomed to lose their influential winger as a host of top flight clubs are now vying for his signature. The twenty one year old has had a brilliant season for his club and now looks set to move to the premier league with clubs such as Everton, Wigan, Reading and Sunderland all in for the winger.
Sheffield United defender Matt Lowton is another target for the Villa Park outfit as Paul Lambert looks to strengthen his back line for the new season and the player is thought to be his top target for his defence. Lowton is now regarded as one of the hottest prospects in English football but Villa will need to fight off stern interest from additional clubs such as feyenoord and Bersiktas.