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From The Villa Community: By Fans, For Fans

Tom Cowley

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…

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…

Mental Health

James Geobey Mental Health Interview

Mental Health in Football Interview with Goalkeeper @JamesGeobey. James talks about his situation in football and mentions some outcomes available to you and him. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7aF_TvZDM&feature=youtu.be

WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE

Scenes. Absolute scenes. Aston Villa are back in the Premier League!!! Now I’ve finally recovered a bit, I thought I’d put a few thoughts down. These boys deserve every single beer, every congratulation and every cheer they get. FINALLY, a…

A Royal Team Talk- Thoughts From @Markyoddbod

So I’ve just watched the royal team talk special on the iplayer and to say it was emotional would be an understanding. Hearing some of the legends of the game ( and Jermaine Jenas) talk of their struggles along with…

Why fans should be more optimistic about Kappa

Following the announcement of Kappa as our new principle partner, there has been a, well, “mixed” response from Villa fans. Many complaining about the fit of their kits, the quality of their material, or the “chav” reputation of the brand….