Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Stretchin’ in Pamplona

31 Mar

The weekend hungover photographer apparently went along for the trip as the weird angles are in play again. The team stretched in the garden of their hotel. I love Google Translate because this is how they phrased it: “Real Madrid took place in the gardens at the rear of the Hotel Muga Beloso session of face lifts.” Ah! Now it all makes sense – that’s how they keep looking so good! Continue reading

Sad News: Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov Diagnosed With Acute Leukaemia

30 Mar

From BBC Sport:

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has acute leukaemia

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, the West Midlands club have announced. The condition was diagnosed following tests after the Bulgaria international, 32, developed a fever following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Gabriel Agbonlahor

11 Jan

Striker Gabriel has been with Aston Villa since 2005 and is the team’s second highest EPL scorer of all time. He has represented England at the U21 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool: David James

5 Jan

41 year old David has had a long run as a goalkeeper in English football. He began his senior career in 1988 at Watford and went on to play for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and currently Bristol City. He holds the record for the most clean sheets in the EPL with 173. He has also represented played for England U21 (1990-1992), England B (1994-1996) and the English senior team(1997-2010).

The Daily Drool: Ciaran Clark

21 Sep


English born (but with an Irish mum), Ciaran made his professional debut for Aston Villa in 2009. He’s been playing as a central midfielder or defender. He represented England at the U17, U18, U19 and U20 level, he was named captain of the latter two teams. Due to his lineage, he had the option to also choose to play for Ireland. He made his international debut for the Irish National Team on February 8, 2011.

The Daily Drool: Jermaine Jenas

15 Sep

Center midfielder Jermaine currently plays for Aston Villa in the EPL on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. He has represented England from the U15  through senior levels beginning in 1999.

The Daily Drool: Curtis Davies

18 Aug


Central defender Curtis signed to Birmingham City in January of 2011. He previously played for Aston Villa (2008-2011 with a loan to Leicester City in 2010-2011). He made 2 appearances for the England U21 team and has been named in other England squads, but has not made his full debut as of yet. Here’s a better shot of his face and lovely smile.

The Daily Drool: Habib Beye

1 Aug

French born of Senegalese descent, defender Habib played professionally in France (Paris Saint-Germain II, Strasbourg, Marseille) from 1997-2007. He went to the EPL in 2007, joining Newcastle. While he was there he had his own chant which gives me the giggles still to think about it. Of course it was to the tune of “Happy Days” – “Sunday, Monday, Habib Beye / Tuesday, Wednesday, Habib Beye / Thursday, Friday, Habib Beye / Saturday, Habib Beye, rocking all week with you!”  Footy fans are endlessly creative, aren’t they? He joined Aston Villa in 2009. He has played regularly for Senegal’s national team since 2001.

Well Done, Nando!

30 Jul

Nando scored himself a nifty little first touch goal today against Aston Villa in Hong Kong. It’s the hair, I tell you! Final score: Chelsea 2- Aston Villa 0

I’ll have a recap of the Real Madrid – Leicester game a bit later.

The Daily Drool: Milan Baroš

3 May


Milan Baroš is a Czech striker who currently plays for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig. In his senior career he has played for Liverpool (2002-2005), Aston Villa (2005-2007) and Lyon (2007-2008). He joined Galatasaray in 2008. He began his Czech National Team career with the U-15 team in 1998 and worked his way up through the ranks until he joined the senior team in 2001, where he continues on.