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 was a poignant trip for me and I’ll explain as we go through this piece, … Continue reading Aston Villa and Social Media: A Trip to Leipzig
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 have been vying to win promotion back to the Premier League under three different managers … Continue reading Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Bournemouth
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 aim to rectify that. As part of this, I have decided to write a book … Continue reading STATEMENT: HELP WANTED
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 "why bother coming out?" alongside some far less polite comments. "...Why bother announcing it, nobody … Continue reading Why “Gay Footballer” Hoax is More Damaging Than Most Realise
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 League following the Play-Off final success over Derby County. There hasn't been much time to … Continue reading 6 weeks of the Transfer Window remains… Will we be Prepared?
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
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…
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?
Now the dust has settled and the 4 day hangover has commenced, I thought it was about time I gathered my thoughts following Aston Villa’s glorious return to the top tier of English Football. First of all about the day. It was a classic football day. I had travelled down to London the night before, … Continue reading Villa Promoted to the Premier League: A fans review of Final Day.
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 squad of players who fight for the jersey, put their bodies on the line, and … Continue reading WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE