Ross Barkley needed to escape the “pressure” of life at Chelsea and become a “big fish at Aston Villa”, claims Kevin Phillips, with the England international told he could turn out to be “the signing of the season”. Eyebrows were raised when the 26-year-old opted to swap life at Stamford Bridge for that at Villa […]

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp declared his team “lost the plot” after conceding inside four minutes against Aston Villa in a 7-2 loss on Sunday in the Premier League. The Reds conceded four first-half goals with Ollie Watkins netting a hat-trick inside 45 minutes as Villa strolled to a third straight league win. Klopp’s side dominated possession but struggled […]

Emiliano Martinez has insisted that going from Arsenal to Aston Villa is a “step up” in his career. Martinez’s ten-year association with Arsenal came to an end when he completed a £20 million ($25m) move to Villa on September 16. The Argentine joined the Gunners’ academy ranks in 2010 before graduating to the senior squad […]

Pepe Reina feels shelved plans to continue playing Premier League games despite the coronavirus outbreak were crazy as he prepares to return to training with Aston Villa on Monday. The spread of COVID-19 has led to widespread preventative action across the football world, with the top divisions in England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy among those to suspend all […]

Newcastle United have named former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce as their new manager. The announcement comes in the wake of Rafa Benitez’s departure from St James’ Park last month and his subsequent switch to Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang. Bruce has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal with the Magpies and will fly out to China […]

Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38 having represented England, Liverpool, Tottenham and many other clubs across a distinguished career. Most known for his height – measuring at 6ft 7in tall – Crouch spent much of his playing days in the Premier League and featured for his country […]

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