Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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Jack Grealish needs to show he really has grown up this time | Paul Doyle | Football

Jack Grealish needs to show he really has grown up this time | Paul Doyle | Football

Jack Grealish probably was not the only 24-year-old to ignore the government lockdown last weekend in order to go socialising, but he was the only one to do so almost immediately after lecturing hundreds of thousands of followers on social media about the importance of staying at home in order …

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Who should play attacking midfield for England at Euro 2020? | Football

While the FA work out whether England will play their scheduled friendlies against Italy and Denmark later this month – or in the continent-wide Euro 2020 in the summer – Gareth Southgate faces a few big decisions of his own. The England manager is sweating on the fitness of forwards …

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Vardy and Barnes put Villa to sword as Leicester end winless run in style | Football

Harvey Barnes evades a charging Pepe Reina to open the scoring

If Leicester end up qualifying for the Champions League next season then Brendan Rodgers may be tempted to send his regards to Pepe Reina. The Aston Villa goalkeeper fell out spectacularly with Rodgers when he took over at Liverpool before being shown the door, but it was the veteran’s rush …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action | Football

Phil Foden suffered from being positioned on the wing against United.

1) Shaw’s uncertain form is a thing of the past The rehabilitation of Luke Shaw has been a success of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign. A player given harsh treatment by José Mourinho may never turn into the first-choice England left-back he looked set to be as a teenager at Southampton …

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Aston Villa can take heart from Wembley but face race against time | Football

Mbwana Samatta scored an excellent header against Manchester City to give Villa hope in the Carabao Cup final.

A good video editor could really mess with Aston Villa’s minds after Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. On one hand they could show the two goals Manchester City scored with the aid of slovenly defending and slack officiating, thus intimating that Villa are likely to continue to fall short this season …

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Aston Villa take seat at top table but leave with worry they’ll never belong | Jonathan Liew | Football

Marvelous Nakamba leaves his mark on Sergio Agüero with a tackle that earned the Villa defender a yellow card.

The pivotal scene in the wonderful Oscar‑winning film Parasite comes about halfway through, with the impoverished Kim family gathered in the living room of a luxurious mansion they do not own, glugging expensive whisky they have not bought, enjoying a life that is not theirs. Through various nefarious schemes they …

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Virtuoso cup final display suggests future is Phil Foden-coloured | Barney Ronay | Football

You can take our freedom. But you’ll never take our largely routine domestic cup victories! On a fun, occasionally full‑throated afternoon at Wembley Manchester City extended their hugely impressive winning run to six of the past seven domestic trophies. At times City seemed to doze a little at the wheel. …

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Manchester City sink Aston Villa to win third successive Carabao Cup | Football

Rodri scores the second and eventually decisive goal.

Manchester City had no time for the romance of Aston Villa’s Carabao Cup final story. Pep Guardiola and his players deal only in the hard currency of domestic silverware and they extended their grip on it via a performance of near suffocating control. It was important to add the qualification. …

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Indispensable Jack Grealish offers hope for Villa against City machine | Jonathan Liew | Football

Jack Grealish

This week the last man to lead Aston Villa to major silverware met the man who hopes to be the next. These days Andy Townsend is better known as a pundit and broadcaster, but when he sat down with Jack Grealish, it was he who ended up fielding the questions. …

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