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April 26, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 04/26/2010

Did Aston Villa outplay Birmingham City on Sunday? Absolutely not. Did they deserve the points? Absolutely.

April 14, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 04/14/2010

Above and beyond a penalty claim and a soggy pitch, Aston Villa’s FA Cup semifinal loss to Chelsea revealed one thing: it’s time to sell Ashley Young. (Bear with me. I’m not as delusional as you think.)

April 5, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 04/05/2010

Martin O’Neill is liked by the vast majority of Aston Villa fans. But loved? That’s a strong word.

Love suggests a mutual intimacy, the type of shared feelings that draw both partners to pursue a similar fate. The relationship between O’Neill and the club he manages was put under the microscope last week, and for the first time both he and Villa supporters were forced to examine their sentiments for one another. That it was so long in coming is not the least bit surprising.

Kevin Hughes Kevin Hughes spent the best part of ten years working and writing for the football magazine Match; once (sort of) inspiring David Beckham to copy his shaved-hair look, getting lost in Paris after the 1998 France v Croatia World Cup semi-final and other such nonsense. As Deputy Editor, he launched and established Sport, the London-based free weekly magazine, before moving on to become a consumer magazine publisher, a position he holds today. Introduced to Villa by his father and grandfather, he attended his first ever match at Villa Park as a seven-year-old in 1982… and has suffered almost constant disappointment since. You can follow him on twitter @KevHughesie

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