The Villa Boys From Aston

From The Villa Community: By Fans, For Fans

Tom Cowley

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….

Prejudice, Opening up and “Fitting In”

[DISCLAIMER: offensive/ insulting language] When I was a young lad, we moved from South Staffordshire down to Hampshire, due to a job opportunity that arose for one of my parents. However, it all went a bit sour pretty fast. When…

9 Wins In A Row: Playoffs Beckon

4-0 vs Derby, 1-0 vs Blues, 3-1 vs Forest, 3-0 vs Boro, 2-1 vs Blackburn, 3-1 vs Wednesday, 2-1 vs Rotherham, 2-1 vs Bristol and 2-0 vs Bolton… Nine wins. Nine. For the first time since 1910. No living villa…

Next Steps

So far I’ve been amazed by the level of support I’ve received for this site. The responses to my articles on mental health have been incredible. However, looking forward, I believe that the site needs to grow and evolve. Because…

Why I started all this: My Experiences

So, I’ve been sharing others experiences, and will continue to do so, but I feel like one thing is missing. How can I expect others to open up if I don’t continue to do so myself? Yes I’ve admitted I’m…