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Play-Off Final Build Up: Preview with Villa On Tour

5 days to go until the big one. The SkyBet Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley. Aston Villa vs Derby County. The season finishes with the most valuable football game in English Football. Villa will look to exercise their ghosts from…

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….

Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Derby County. Play-Off Final

Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final Monday 27th May, 2019. KO 3pm. Wembley Stadium. Aston Villa vs Derby County   This is it. The biggest game of the season. The 160m game of football where both teams aim to finish their…

match preview: aston villa vs west brom, play-offs

Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion SkyBet Championship Play-Off Semi Final 1st Leg: Saturday 11th May, 2019- Villa Park, 12:30pm 2nd Leg: Tuesday 14th May, 2019- The Hawthorns, 8pm. This weekend see’s the return of the EFL Championship Play-Offs. The…

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…

Mental Health: The Importance of having an Outlet

My own story in regards to mental health and football has been well documented and I’m sure some of you have seen it on the home page of this site in the last couple of weeks. Thank-you to those who…

Football & Its Positive Power.

  Inspired by Airbornevillan’s piece, I could only agree and also add my own take on what has already been said. Whether it’s from quite a few years of being depressed (and not talking about it to anyone), I’ve found…

The power of memory and sensation

Sensation and memory are powerful things in mental health.  As a career soldier, my chosen profession has taken me away from the West Midlands, and so my opportunities to go and see Aston Villa live have been fewer and fewer…

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…