Martin O'Neill

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The bottom half: should Villa be worried?

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With the season two-thirds over, it's time to figure out if Aston Villa are really part of the relegation battle.

Villa could have been more ambitious in January

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New reports suggest that Villa had plenty of money to spend in January, but didn't. What does that tell us about the club?

Villa looking to give Lambert an extension

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The manager's contract was set to expire after next season, but re-upping now provides some stability that the club desperately needs.

Kickin' It: Former Villa Managers & Crystal Palace

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The managerial merry-go-round continues to spin in South London and Villa fans have to hope that they don't land on any familiar faces.

England's style clash is still against tiki-taka

The Premier League has long had a reputation as a graveyard for possession football, and even though sides such as Swansea City and Liverpool have looked to change that, Aston Villa show a more popular blueprint.

Di Canio: Should He Tone It Down?

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Management by hand grenade or is a more measured approach now required from the Sunderland supremo?

Holte History: Aston Villa 3, West Ham 0

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This week's Holte History is a trip into the very recent past.

Transfers more complex than meets the eye

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When Aston Villa makes a new signing, the first number we all look for is the fee. Things are quite a bit more complicated than that, though.

Club-by-club guide to the relegation battle

If Wigan Athletic get a result tonight, it'll mean that the entire bottom half of the league is in danger of relegation. We take a look at the runners in what appears to be an eight-horse race.

Villa-Sunderland: Match preview

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Depending on Monday's result, Aston Villa could be well on their way to achieving safety or inching ever closer to a final day showdown with Wigan to determine survival.

Di Canio Factor Must Be Captialised On

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Sunday's emphatic win over Newcastle has lifted the mood and put us one step closer to Premier League safety, so we ponder what is in store for Sunderland this summer?

Why A Technical Director Is A Must For Sunderland

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With Di Canio being given the title of 'Head Coach' rather than 'Manager', it looks likely the club will bring in a Director of Football. This would be a wise move, and will allow Sunderland to come up with the kind of long-term strategy they wouldn'

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