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2018 01 15 Tweet

[Cyrille Regis is dead] It is with huge sadness that we hear of the death of our former striker, Cyrille Regis […] RIP Big Cyrille - a true football icon

2019 03 10 Retrieve

[Aston Villa skipper Grealish attacked by Birmingham fan during Second City Derby] Birmingham City Football Club would like to apologise to Jack Grealish and Aston Villa Football Club for an incident in this afternoon’s derby match.

We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrew’s for life. The Club will also support any further punishment this individual may face in the eyes of the law.

The Club will be working with the relevant authorities to investigate all the circumstances and we will be reviewing our stadium safety procedures.

What happened has no place in football or society. Jack is a Birmingham lad and regardless of club allegiance should not have been subjected to this - there are no excuses.

Again, we apologise to Jack and all at Aston Villa Football Club.

: 2019 05 23 Of the 20 teams that competed in the Premier League 10 years ago, for example, only seven have managed to maintain their divisional integrity. They are: Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester City. The rest have all tasted relegation. Aston Villa, Fulham, West Ham, Stoke City, West Brom, Newcastle United, Hull City and Middlesbrough have all dropped into the Championship at various stages, while Bolton, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers tumbled further down the pyramid, dropping into League One

: 2019 05 27 Aston Villa and Derby County head to London on Monday as they prepare for one of the biggest games in English football, the Championship play-off final. Dean Smith’s Villans and Frank Lampard’s Rams will square off for a chance to join Norwich City and Sheffield United in ascending to the Premier League next season

: 2019 05 27b Aston Villa have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Derby 2-1 in the Championship play-off final on Monday

: 2019 06 10 Aston Villa have signed Anwar El Ghazi on a permanent basis from Lille after his successful loan spell

: 2019 06 13 Having endured play-off heartache in 2017-18, Aston Villa rebounded last season to secure their return to the Premier League in 2019-20

: 2019 06 13b Aston Villa have announced the capture of Brazilian striker Wesley from Club Brugge for what is thought to be a record club fee of £22m.

: 2019 06 19 Former Chelsea captain John Terry has signed an extended contract to remain as Aston Villa assistant coach until 2021.

2019 07 01 Retrieve

[Matt Targett joined Southampton as an eight-year-old and made 63 appearances in all competitions after making his debut in 2014] Targett has been an outstanding ambassador for the academy, setting a fine example for future Staplewood graduates. Everyone at Southampton Football Club would like to thank Matt for his tremendous service and wish him every success in the future

: 2019 07 03 Aston Villa have completed the club-record signing of striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for a reported £22 million after he was granted a work permit

: 2019 07 08 Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth.

: 2019 07 11 Aston Villa have announced the signing of Ezri Konsa from Brentford in a £12 million deal

: 2019 07 16 Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of defender Bjorn Engels from Stade Reims as the club continues its summer spending spree

: 2019 07 24 Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Egypt international Mahmoud Hassan, known as Trezeguet, from Kasimpasa.

: 2019 07 25 Aston Villa’s summer of big spending shows no sign of slowing down, with Douglas Luiz the latest arrival in a £15 million move from Manchester City.

2019 10 07 Retrieve

[Aston Villa say they are disgusted and appalled by a social media video showing a group of supporters ‘chanting a racist song’ at Norwich City on Saturday] Aston Villa is disgusted and appalled by footage circulating on social media of supporters chanting a racist song which makes reference to two of our first team players. The club wholly condemns the chant and urges other supporters to help us identify those responsible. Chants of this nature besmirch the good name of Aston Villa football club and our fans. If the perpetrators are identified they will be dealt with in the strongest manner by the club and be reported to the police immediately.

Our security staff will be vigilant at forthcoming games to ensure that anybody attempting repetition of this chant will be dealt with severely. We know we can rely on the assistance of the majority of our fans to eradicate this toxic behaviour immediately

2019 12 07 Retrieve

[Aston Villa to honour former manager Ron Saunders against Leicester] It is the sad duty of Aston Villa Football Club to announce that our former manager, Ron Saunders, has passed away at the age of 87.

He died earlier today, Saturday 7th December, at 3pm and his family have asked for their privacy to be respected at such a difficult time.

Widely regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever managers, he guided Villa to promotion in his first season in charge, lifted two League Cups and steered the club to a league championship in 1980/81.

Against Leicester City tomorrow afternoon, the players will wear black armbands and, as a mark of respect, we will be holding a period of applause to mark his outstanding contribution to Aston Villa

2020 03 30 Retrieve

[Aston Villa have also released a statement, confirming that Grealish would be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham] Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players ignored the Government’s guidance on staying at home during the coronavirus crisis. Club Captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his house was wrong and entirely unnecessary. It breached the government guidelines which are clear and should be adhered to by everybody. The player will be discplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham

2020 06 17 Retrieve

[Villa released an official statement via their official website explaining their show of unity with Sheffield United] Aston Villa and Sheffield United were proud to stand in solidarity with the actions of the players and coaching staff of both football clubs during the first ten seconds of tonight’s Premier League fixture, expressing our collective support for the Black Lives Matter movement

In the first Premier League fixture of Project Restart, both clubs hope that the act of ‘taking a knee’ will send a strong message of unity and amplify the many messages of support from Premier League players and the wider football family.

The directors of both clubs, Dean Smith, Chris Wilder, Jack Grealish and Billy Sharp and the players of United and Villa are in full support of this action

We believe that ‘taking a knee’ at the start of the fixture and after the pre-match minute’s silence, allowed both clubs to pay their respects to COVID-19 victims and to show the deep gratitude we all feel for our brave and selfless front-line workers