A quick look at all the Aston Villa news you need to start your week.
I didn't get to watch the match this weekend, but I've read all about it! Not that I enjoyed that very much. Good grief, Aston Villa. At least make me regret missing you.
Regardless, I would have felt badly if I hadn't given you all the AVFC news you can use in one place. Let's get on with it!
Just The Facts, Please
Form (Last 5): W L D L L
Results Last Week: Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa (EPL)
Norwich City - Saturday, October 27, 1245 GMT, 745 Eastern
at Celtic (NextGen Series) - Wednesday, October 24
New Injuries Last Week:
- Ciaran Clark - ?
Returned from Injury
- Stephen Ireland - wrist
The Week That Was
- Stephen Ireland returned from injury this week. Hopefully he will return from his season-long malaise soon.
- Aston Villa hired Simone Farina, the whistleblower in an Italian cheating scandal, to be a community coach.
- Paul Lambert reminded us that, yes, Christian Benteke is young and that, yes, he is really really talented. Nevertheless, it's a bit disconcerting to see a manager saying that he is "uneasy" about the price he paid for his signature signing.
- Watching Aston Villa is a better value than watching some League Two clubs! And yes, that even counts the part where you watch Villa play.
Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa (EPL)
Chris Baird (84')
- As I said above, I can't say much about this match, aside from the fact that Villa really desperately need another win. Remember when watching football was fun?
- The Birmingham Mail have their recap here.
- You can find our recap here.
- SB Nation's Cottagers Confidential wrote about the match as well.
- The WhoScored recap is here.
- Paul Lambert gets the first chance to face off against his former club this week, as Norwich City travel to Villa Park.
- It's not must-win time yet, but Lambert desperately needs a win to give himself some breathing room with numerous fans.