How Randy Lerner helped make a young Villa fan’s dream come true…

With it being the off-season, we are short on things to discuss in terms of Aston Villa. Yes, we could look back on our remarkable promotion to the Premier League two weeks ago, or we could discuss the numerous transfer rumours that are swirling around social media or even talk about the confirmed signings of … Continue reading How Randy Lerner helped make a young Villa fan’s dream come true…

The High’s and Low’s of Football and Mental Health: Can Football be an escape?

While the Play-Off Final win at Wembley was euphoric and an incredible experience for the majority of the Villa fan base, we should be mindful that there are people out there battling demons in their lives and trying to work things out in their mind to help themselves feel better. Whilst a Play-Off final win … Continue reading The High’s and Low’s of Football and Mental Health: Can Football be an escape?

When Mental Health Wasn’t Mentioned

Back when I was growing up, many years ago now, mental health evoked images of straitjackets, padded cells, asylums, and electroshock therapy. If you had mental health issues, you were a lunatic and got sectioned. Between lunacy and compos mentis there was a whole spectrum of absolutely nothing whatsoever. In the modern day and age, … Continue reading When Mental Health Wasn’t Mentioned