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Frustrations, problematic personality traits and apologies.

Why does my personality always get in the way? It’s the one question I often ask myself. What I’d do to be this normal, run off the mill guy with no past hurt or no dramas. I look at people…

Coercive Control, and my subsequent troubles with trusting women.

I know this is a controversial topic, and because of that, I will start with an explanation of my intent in writing this article. This article is NOT a slight on women, or a justification for any of the feelings…

Crystal Palace: Match Preview

There were ten changes made by Roy Hodgson to the Crystal Palace team for their mid-week Carabao Cup game against Colchester United of League Two, where they went on to lose on penalties. There will certainly be a feeling of disappointed amongst the fans as…

Our Mental Health Experiences: Part 3

There is a lot of stigma attached to the issue of mental health, and especially amongst men. As someone who has suffered with depression for a long time now, I have found it difficult to talk about. Now I have…

Toffees- Stick or Twist?

Villa Park under the lights, there’s no place quite like it – after of a disappointing, but no less encouraging start for the claret and blues, we face our first night match on our return to the Premier League, and…

Aston Villa and Social Media: A Trip to Leipzig

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for the last 2 weeks or so; pen some thoughts on my trip to Leipzig following Aston Villa in their final Pre-Season game. It might be a bit of ramble but it…

Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Bournemouth

This weekend sees the return of Premier League Football at Villa Park. It has been three long seasons since Aston Villa played Newcastle United in the final game of the torrid 2015-2016 relegation season. For the past three seasons, Villa…

STATEMENT: HELP WANTED

Hi all, those who are familiar with the blog will know and understand my aims and objectives for the site. My focus on the mental health side of things has been less than I’d prefer in recent times, and I…

Why “Gay Footballer” Hoax is More Damaging Than Most Realise

So, it seems the “gay footballer” twitter account was a hoax, as many feared. Most will just think “oh well” and move on, but for gay fans, it’s far more than that. Many replies to this account’s tweets were asking…

6 weeks of the Transfer Window remains… Will we be Prepared?

The Summer Transfer Window, you either love it or you hate it. Every year seems to be a busy one for Aston Villa, none more so than this summer. Just a month ago, Villa won promotion back to the Premier…