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  1. An unexpected twist

    Kevin Hughes

    It's not too late in the season for a dose of drama. The breaking news emanating from Villa Park delivered an unexpected twist: two of the first team coaching staff, Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa, have been suspended pending an internal investigatio...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Selhurst Park and the curse of the Villa manager

    Kevin Hughes

    Aston Villa prepare to face Crystal Palace on Saturday amid a season that threatens to implode. Palace's home, Selhurst Park, has been an unhappy stadium for Villa managers past. Two of the club's former coaches, who both could rightfully claim to...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Villa go for three in a row

    Kevin Hughes

    After the euphoria of victory over Chelsea, Villa resume Premier League action against Stoke on Sunday. The game may not fire as much enthusiasm as when Jose Mourinho's squad came to Villa Park, but there should be no sense of ant-climax around t...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. Vulnerable Villa need home improvements

    Kevin Hughes

    Brace yourselves, for here come The Gunners. Monday night's Premier League fixture brings with it a sense of foreboding at Villa Park: whatever the identity of the visitors and opponents, it seems the home side should never be considered favourit...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  5. Highs, lows and injury woes in first quarter

    Kevin Hughes

    Believe it or not, when the half-time whistle blows at Upton Park on Saturday, Aston Villa's 2013-14 Premier League season will be more than a quarter of the way through -- 10 matches into the 38-fixture campaign. So, with about 25 percent of the sea...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Villas squad -- the strengths and weaknesses

    Kevin Hughes

    After an early summer flurry of incoming transfers, it's all gone rather quiet at Villa Park in recent weeks with the club's struggles to offload some of the unwanted members of the existing squad, thus potentially stalling any further investment. ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  7. Defining year for Gardner

    Kevin Hughes

    Amid the continued transfer speculation involving players in and out of Villa Park, the return to training for the majority of the squad, and the sheer admiration for Antonio Luna's majestic beard, several items of interest regarding a certain Gary G...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  8. Aston Villa must just keep calm and carry on

    Kevin Hughes

    How best to view Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Fulham? An opportunity wasted to pull further clear of the relegation pack, sure, and frustration at conceding a soft equaliser, definitely. Leaving Villa Park at the final whistle was not without a s...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  9. Villa need a cure for home sickness

    Kevin Hughes

    In this flat-lining season, it is home form which is undermining Villa's attempts to stay in the Premier League: West Ham are the visitors on Sunday and while it may be commonplace to say Villa Park expects, in truth, those at Villa Park have learned...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  10. Aston Villa sleepwalking out of the Premier League

    Kevin Hughes

    It was the night the boos rang out around Villa Park, a night in which the bleakness of Villa's situation was highlighted in large, bold, capital letters. CRISIS. Defeat to Newcastle, together with a point for Wigan at Stoke, means Villa are in the b...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  11. Where do Villa go from here?

    Kevin Hughes

    The before and after couldn't have been starker in contrast. An hour before Tuesday's game, Villa Park sizzled with anticipation and optimism; Wembley within reach, the home crowd tense but excitable, cautiously confident the Premier League club woul...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  12. Positive signs for Villa

    Kevin Hughes

    Positives aplenty emanating from Villa Park after Saturday's victory over Swansea, the first of the Premier League season. While I'll refrain from the hyperbolic verdict given by former Villa player Tony Cascarino in the Times, I genuinely do beli...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. The 13-year transfer - Keane joins Villa

    Kevin Hughes

    Wry smiles among the Villa Park faithful last week with the confirmation of Robbie Keane's loan move from LA Galaxy. Why the wry? Because 'Keane to Villa' has been arguably one of the longest-running transfer sagas in recent club history. Villa have...

    Blog | January 17, 2012