Posts Tagged: Aston Villa

Second time lucky at the Amex Stadium

The Amex Stadium Falmer Brighton

Blogger and co-founder Pete made his second trip down to Sussex this year hoping this time to be able to get to the American Express Community Stadium. Ground: The American Express Community Stadium (68/92) Game: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa Date: 18/11/2016 Second time lucky The Amex Stadium was proving a difficult obstacle to overcome on my 92 given its location of being a considerable distance from both my own home and my parents’ place. Once or twice previously it was earmarked for a trip that didn’t come to fruition, however last season it was very much… Read more »

Villa Park – A stadium that deserves Premier League football

Villa Park the home of Aston Villa

The once vibrant Villa Park located in Birmingham’s B6 area has cut a lonely figure this season after the side that has played there for 119 years endured one of the worst if not the worst domestic campaigns in living memory. Aston Villa, a club who have won everything there is to win in the game including the European Cup back in 1982 thanks to some heroics from Villa legend Peter Withe, have broken the hearts of fans and football purists alike with the poor form they’ve served up on the football field this season. Located just a stone’s throw… Read more »

Who will win the battle to avoid the drop from the Premier league?

Dean Court Bournemouth

With the table well in shape and the Premier League past the half way point we assess who has got what it takes to beat the drop. Starting from the bottom it looks a certainty that there will be Championship football at Villa Park next season. A summer of investment saw a large number signings, but it was certainly a case of quantity over quality. Survival now would mean a run more miraculous than Leicester’s great escape last year that surely even the most optimistic Villa fan couldn’t see happening. The remaining relegation places are currently occupied by North East… Read more »

Will the FA Cup be heading to the Emirates or Villa Park?

Looking towards the Holte End at Villa Park

With the Premier League title in the bag for Chelsea the last remaining piece of Silverware up for grabs is the FA Cup, but where will it be heading? Arsenal are bidding to retain the trophy after overcoming Hull City in last years final. It they triumph again they will become the first side to win back-to-back since Chelsea 5 years ago and will also take their total haul of FA Cups to 12 and Arsene Wenger’s personal collection to 6. The Gunners go into the final in a fine vein of form not having lost in the Barclays Premier… Read more »

4 grounds in 4 days doing the 92 in style over Easter

vicarage road home of watford fc

With hopping the Easter bunny would have been proud of blogger Adam Thurston had an Easter Bank Holiday weekend to remember using the extended weekend footballing bonanza to tick a quadruple of new grounds off his 92. Grounds: Greenhous Meadow 11/92 iPro Stadium 12/92 Old Trafford 13/92 Vicarage Road 14/92 Games: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Dagenham and Redbridge Derby County 2-2 Watford Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa Watford 2-0 Middlesbrough Dates: 03/04/2015 – 06/04/2015 What a weekend. I always knew I would have to make the most of a 4 day weekend, but I didn’t contemplate one such as the one… Read more »

Far from a thriller at the Villa (Park)!

Looking towards the Holte End at Villa Park

Blogger pb1uk takes in a spot of Monday night Premier League action with a trip to Villa Park for the visit of Premier League high flyers Southampton. Ground: Villa Park (ticked off previously) 46/92 Game: Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton Date: 24/11/2014 Over the years i’ve managed to get to Villa Park a number of times, this being my eighth and my third following my team Southampton. Despite our league position I travelled in pessimistic mood as my previous trips with Saints had been far from fruitful. Both 1-0 defeats, with first half goals from centre backs; Gareth Southgate on my… Read more »