Tom Julian

MATCH REVIEW | Reading 2-1 Aston Villa

Tuesday 15th August, 2017 was an incredibly disappointing night for Villa fans everywhere, both on and off the pitch as the team left Reading with absolutely nothing to show for it. We lost the game, but more worryingly it is the hope… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Championship Favourites – A Preview

Being a legitimate contender for silverware will be an alien concept to many Villa fans, if you don’t include European heavyweight competitions such as the Cup of Traditions, that is. Steve Bruce’s side currently rank second in bookmaker predictions, despite having finished… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Our Pre Season Grades

Steve Bruce may not like the pre-season, and as a rule The Villa View team are in general consensus that the exercise is more important for its role in preparation than the final score. Nonetheless, Aston Villa’s first few fixtures are complete,… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Scouting the Opposition – Brighton

PREMIER LEAGUE BOUND For the first time since 1983, Brighton will be playing top-flight football, after a 2-1 victory over Wigan confirmed their promotion last month. Since their rise to the Championship in 2011, the Seagulls have made the Play-offs… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Scouting The Opposition – Blackburn

THE FORM GUIDE . Having won just one of their last ten, Blackburn have played themselves into the relegation zone. However, that solitary victory came three weeks ago against fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest and, since then, the R’s are unbeaten. . More… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Scouting The Opposition – Birmingham City

THE FORM GUIDE Throw it out the window for this one. Birmingham’s timely change of manager could be the catalyst for a late season flourish, while back-to-back defeats for Villa have hoovered up any recent positivity.  The Blues haven’t won since… Continue Reading →

BLOG | A Trip Down Memory Lane – The Second City Derby

The second city derby is one of the fiercest in British football, and since 1887, when Villa first beat Small Heath Alliance, they have had the better of their midland rivals. After going 13 unbeaten in the earliest days of… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Scouting the Opposition – Fulham

THE FORM GUIDE It’s been a mixed bag of late for Slavisa Jokanovic’s men, with five wins and two losses in their last ten. However, nine points from their last 12, including a 3-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday, means… Continue Reading →

BLOG | Scouting the Opposition – Reading

THE FORM GUIDE . Right in the thick of play-off contention, Reading’s confidence crashed on Saturday when they were rocked 7-1 by mid-table Norwich. The Royals had previously won three on the bounce, but it is their form on the road that… Continue Reading →

BLOG | The Final 10 – Our Predictions

With 10 games remaining in this season’s Championship campaign we’ve all sat down to make some predictions. This post features the thoughts of the three of us plus our team of writers. We’ll certainly be revisiting these predictions come the… Continue Reading →

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