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Remembering Dalian Atkinson

AVST’s Howard Hodgson made a number of appearances on the radio this week to reflect on the life of the recently departed Dalian Atkinson. At fifty-four minutes in, Howard can be heard here on the BBC WM Football Phone-in. As well as that appearance, you can read and listen to Howard’s glowing tribute to Atkinson on talkRADIO here. 7500toHolte and Stevie Green of the Aston Villa Review remember Dalian in a longform piece here. Finally, we have a video to share from ‘The Villa View’.

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Dalian Atkinson

The AVST was deeply saddened to hear the news earlier today of the death of Dalian Atkinson. Whilst it is too early to comment on the circumstances, we extend our thoughts and best wishes to his family at this difficult time. Fans of all clubs will remember Dalian for “that goal” against Wimbledon. However, we also remember him as being part of one of the most exciting to watch teams we have fielded. We will always think fondly of the important goals he scored in…

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So The Home Campaign Begins

And so it begins at Villa Park tomorrow! The first two fixtures have offered cause for optimism, and banging your head on the coffee table, in equal measure. Welcome aboard to James Chester who should form part of the best central pair in the league defensively. Still much to be done on transfers as we see it. We need a core in the first team not tainted by failures of seasons past. We really hope the last few weeks of the transfer window are productive.…

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Aston Villa Sale

You might be wondering why we haven’t yet commented on this weeks news that Tony Xia is the new owner of the club. Given that we have been very critical of the previous owner, why haven’t we been jumping for joy at the end of the Lerner era? In truth, it is because we are not sure what to make of it. It was plain for all to see that Randy Lerner had to sell up. Another disastrous campaign has ended in timid relegation and…

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