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November 22, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 11/22/2010

This won’t come as news to anyone, but Aston Villa have a problem scoring goals. A big problem. And how that problem is addressed will determine whether they make a push for Europe or wind up just above the relegation places.

November 15, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 11/15/2010

Aston Villa’s injury crisis continued to mount, Monday, with news that defender Richard Dunne had pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Wednesday’s match at home to Norway. In so doing, he became the 10th Villa player to be sidelined at the moment, unless you count Stephen Ireland. (I don’t).

November 2, 2010
Posted by Jerrad Peters on 11/02/2010

When he arrived at Villa Park from Manchester City in late August, Stephen Ireland was trumpeted as a decent makeweight in the James Milner transaction. Two months on, the 24-year-old has yet to make any kind of impact in Gerrard Houllier’s squad and was benched for the Birmingham derby on Sunday. Makeweight has become deadweight. Not that we should be all that surprised.

About
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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