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Rant Of The Week: Villa & Spurs Are Papering Over Cracks

Much fanfare has added an artificial, and purely cosmetic shine to some Premier League sides’ seasons. Certain circumstances have meant that clubs, who would otherwise be hanging on, are able to escape the fact they have under-performed, as a team, this season. The spotlight has been drawn away from teams as a whole. In some instances a sub-plot has formed around one …

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Stats Don’t Lie: Christian Benteke vs Graziano Pelle

Statistics for both Christian Benteke and Graziano Pelle are analysed and compared in our weekly feature ‘Stats Don’t Lie’.  At the moment it’s Benteke who is grabbing all the headlines with eight goals in his last six league games. Despite this recent upturn in form, one would have been forgiven for thinking that Pelle has in fact had a more successful …

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Pundit Arena’s Premier League Team Of The Week

This weekend’s games brought with them unprecedented results as well as fantastic team performances and electric individual displays.  Here we have selected our Premier League Team of the Week, based on Saturday and Sunday’s performances. _____ _____ GK – Thibaut Courtois Despite having little or nothing to do for much of the first half, Thiabaut Cortois makes our team for …

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Is There Any Hope For Aston Villa?

Brian Barry ponders if there is any hope of Aston Villa avoiding relegation.   Aston Villa is for sale, but nobody is willing to buy. Having come so close to breaking into England’s elite a few years back, Randy Lerner is no longer happy to continue injecting the requisite cash to compete at such a level. On the pitch, things are …

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Lambert Not Fearing Aston Villa Axe

Paul Lambert is confident he will survive Aston Villa’s rocky spell and pointed to Sam Allardyce’s success at West Ham as proof. The Villa manager has lost his last six games ahead of the trip to Upton Park on Saturday. Hammers chief Allardyce has backed Lambert and insisted he has sympathy for his opposite number. Allardyce was under pressure last …

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Aston Villa’s Luck Runs Out Again

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Aston Villa slumped to another defeat this weekend, and many have called for Paul Lambert to be sacked. Cian Dalton discusses. The statistics are piling up against Aston Villa and Paul Lambert. It was recently reported that Cristiano Ronaldo had scored twenty times for Real Madrid since Villa last scored in their 1-0 victory over Liverpool. Of course that changed …

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Premier League Preview – Everton Vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa head to Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday afternoon at 3pm with both sides targeting three points as a necessity following recent poor form. Gavin Bergin discusses.  A match between two teams struggling for form. Everton haven’t won in any of their last five games in all competitions, their last win coming in the Europa League against …

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Aston Villa Striker Set To Return Against Champions

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to return from the knee injury that has seen him missing for the Villains since March. Benteke’s surgery appears to have been a success and Villa boss Paul Lambert could play the 23-year-old against champions Manchester City next weekend, according to the Mirror. “Christian’s not too far away. He has been training for a couple of weeks and there …

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Aston Villa: Rise In Form And The Roy Keane Influence

Aston Villa climbed to second in the Premier League this weekend with an impressive win against Liverpool at Anfield. Entering his third season at the helm, Paul Lambert seems to have finally won over the fans. Without any marquee signings, Villa’s fortunes have sky-rocketed, so what has been the secret to their sudden success? The arrival of Roy Keane has …

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Congo’s Lost Footballing Generation

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”- George Santayana Since 1997 over eight million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of warfare and strife. 1997 had the potential to be a year of change for Congo, a year of improvement. 1997 was the year when Congolese dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, was ousted …

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PA Playing Styles – Aston Villa

This week’s PA Playing Styles focuses on Paul Lambert and Aston Villa, who finished the season in 15th place on 38 points. Aston Villa Football Club has endured massive upheaval in the last five years. Under Martin O’Neill they finished regularly in the top six and were returning to the better days when they were winning European titles. Then came O’Neill’s …

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