Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Mainz starlet Erkan Eyibil according to reports from Turkey. Eyibil has been sensational for the German outfit youth teams and this has attracted attention from across Europe.

Aston Villa are among a host of clubs that have been linked to the player which includes West Brom, West Ham, Besiktas and Fenerbahce.

John Terry, coach of Aston Villa seems to enjoy his retirement and declares that he does not miss playing

John Terry who has won a swarm of trophies as a player is now a coach at Ashton Villa. The Chelsea player has recently been in news talking about his break from the game and addressed his relief on retirement after playing hard as a professional player for so many days. He also said in an interview that he does not actually miss being a professional player; rather he is enjoying his free time and retirement from the game.

The England legend has won almost 18 trophies while working with Chelsea including five Premiere League tiles, a Champions League title, four FA Cups and s Europa League. The 38 year old has had his full chance at winning in a lot of games and has his shelves full of silverware.

Smith shocked with defeat

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said that he cannot understand the defeat against Swansea in the FA Cup. His team was beaten 3-0 at home in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. He said that this is the first time since he has taken charge of the club that his players did not show any commitment and fighting spirit in order to win the game.

He believes that his players were not interested in the game and that this is a thing that he cannot understands. He said that the FA Cup is an important competition and that he would have loved to win this game. He said that it is not wrong to lose a game but it is wrong to lose it without putting on a fight. He said that having a good FA Cup run can help provide additional motivation for the team as well as the fans and that it would have been a great thing if they could have beaten Swansea.

Smith wants protection for Grealish

Aston Villa new manager Dean Smith wants the referees to protect his best player Jack Grealish more. He said that the player suffers numerous tactical fouls during games and it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to play in this situation.

The new Aston Villa coach said that opposing teams do not know how to stop him and have to resort to fouls and this may lead injury.

Yannick Bolasie keen on pushing Aston Villa to promotion

Yannick Bolasie has said that he is keen to help Aston Villa secure promotion to the Premier League, now that he has joined the club on a season-long loan. The Congolese footballer fell out-of-favour under new Everton boss Marco Silva during the summer and he has now been offered the chance to revive his career with the Villains.

In a report covered by Villa’s official website, Bolasie spoke about the stature of the west Midlands outfit and indicated that he would give his best to help the team return to the English top-flight, he said: “My main aim here is to get this club promoted. A club of this stature has to be in the Premier League. I looked around both Villa Park and the training ground, and me and my family just said, ‘wow’. It’s Premier League everywhere you look. I’m here to make myself smile again and use all my ability to try and help the team. It’s great to be here.”

Grealish to Spurs

There are media reports that Tottenham Hotspurs are interested to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.  The player who plays for the England Under-21 national team has impressed last season and is set to attract a number of bids from the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be interested in the player and has told his chairman that he wants this player to join his team next season.

Terry Is Lampard’s Worst Nightmare In Goalkeeping

Terry had a secret love of going in goal, Chelsea’s all-time record scorer tells FourFourTwo while also revealing the most “outstanding” footballer he ever played with. Blues icon Lampard has been giving us the lowdown on his team-mates in a new FourFourTwo video and from the latest to the greatest. As you might expect, Lampard plumps for his long-term captain, leader, legend in several categories.

“John would go in goal and we’d all smash balls at him for 15 minutes before training started… He was actually pretty good! I’m mentioning John too much,” he chuckles as he picks out JT for hardest trainer and toughest tackler but also admits his old mucker loved playing in goal. However, even Lamps’s praise doesn’t stretch to calling Terry his most talented team-mate. That honour he saves for the magical Eden Hazard. High praise for the boy Eden considering some of the players Lampard has lined up with.



Aston Villa player Ross McCormack is flying high in Australia. The Villa misfit seems to be hacking it in the faraway nation. He recently scored his 13th goal in the Australian soccer league while in action for Melbourne City.

City played Central Coast Mariners over the weekend in the A-League. The game ended 2-2 as City came from behind to force a draw. McCormack was on target yet again, making the record for the fastest player to reach the 13-goal mark in the history of the A-League.


Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce said that he is desperate to sign goalkeeper Sam Johnstone who is currently on loan from Manchester United on a permanent basis. Sam Johnstone is currently in his second season with Aston Villa, and Bruce has revealed that he wants him to stay in the long run.



Steve Bruce said that Sam Johnstone is a great goalkeeper and that there is no doubt that he can play at the highest level. He feels however that there are currently some good goalkeepers at Manchester United and that the young player will have some problem breaking into the first team there.


Steve Bruce gives his thanks to Tottenham Hotspur

One of Aston Villa´s summer arrivals is the 20 year old English midfielder Josh Onomah who completed his move from Tottenham Hotspur over to Villa Park on a season loan deal.

The youngster made his very 1st start as a player of Aston Villa during the Curabao Cup match between his club and Colchester United.

Josh Onomoah made an impressive performance during that game as he appeared to be comfortable on the ball and also managed to read as well as make plays on various occasions.

The head coach of Aston Villa, Steve Bruce showed his gratitude towards Tottenham Hotspur after this imposing performance from Josh Onomoah as the 56 year old English tactician said: (more…)