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Jason Chalifour

  • joined Apr 09, 2010
  • last login Jan 02, 2014
  • posts 24
  • comments 187

Passions: My friends & family MLB, Boston Sports, Aston Villa F.C., US, SSC Napoli, Crossfit and Paleo lifestyle. Write for my MLBlog and post on all 7500 to Holte. Living a life of possibility.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NBA Boston Celtics
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • NCAAB UMass Minutemen
  • NHL Boston Bruins
  • FIFA United States
  • EPL Aston Villa
  • Golf Phil Mickelson
  • Serie A Naploli
  • Fantasy San Cristobal Skulls
  • Wrestling Degeneration X
User Blog

A Letter to Santa From Graham

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One Villa fan's letter to Santa. The snark in this piece is right up the alley of the 7500 readership.

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How I Came to Embrace (Association) Football Part I

In life there are moments that have unforeseen consequences.  In sport when your team loses the impact isn't always felt right away.  Often times there is a delayed reaction.  When that reaction...

Aston Villa Baseball Club??

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I found Joe Gray on twitter. Like many of us his two passions are baseball and Aston Villa. The UK has a surprisingly rich, if stop-start baseball history. The first pro-league was launched in 1890, and Aston Villa fielded one of the teams. Gray, a Villan wrote a book about that season.

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How Could Anybody Think This is a Good Idea?

I actually like Alex McLeish.  He did well to bring Birmingham City back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after his first relegation.  He also lead them to their highest top flight...

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Playing by the Rules Doesn't Pay

Many members of the media and fans would have you believe that Aston Villa's managerial search is in chaos.  Every day this week a new favorite, or several new favorites emerge.   All the while...

All Signs Point to Sparky

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I was in the process of writing a post about how Villa are screwed. Mark Hughes would be competent, but not lead Villa to any sort of greatness and not stop the hemorrhaging of our top players. As I examined his career more carefully my view softened and my post was ruined. Maybe given time and backing he can lead us forward if he is indeed the guy. Still not my first choice.

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Is Honesty too Much to Ask for from our Heroes??

At the Aston Villa awards dinner Stewart Downing cleaned up winning three awards including Player of the Year.  His comments stood in stark contrast to that of Ashley Young when he said "I’m...

The Sh!t are Going Down

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If I was a Birmingham City player I'd get hammered every night too! [Ed. - Well, this is just delightful!]

High MLB Salaries a Sign of Health

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Posted on my MLBlog, I compare MLB salaries to leagues around the world making it tangentially related to footy. I'll be back with a Villa post on Tuesday.

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In Memoriam: Michael Bradley

I came here to bury the Player in My Pocket Michael Bradley, not to praise him.  No the United States midfielder is not deceased, but by all accounts and by looking at the evidence his career at A...

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In Defense of the 4-4-2

In many circles the 4-4-2 is seen as this vestige of soccer's primeval past.  An English anachronism that emphasizes speed and braun over skill.  There is a perception that any side that employs a...

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Expect to See (or read) More of Me

I have just started my own baseball blog.  I just authored my fist post and the blog has been live for about 18 minutes.  The idea came about because I have been making lots of breakthroughs in my...

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Aston Villa's Financial Picture

In news that should surprise no Aston Villa supporter, the Villa hemorrhaged even more cash in the latest financial reporting of Reform Acquisitions, Aston Villa's holding company.  Thanks to ...

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Thoughts on Today's Match and Where we Stand

I had a lot of things on my mind after this match.  Aaron does a great job with the match previews and summaries, and I usually agree with most of what he says.    That said there was so much that...

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A Villa Festivus!

Today is the ancient holiday of Festivus, and we will celebrate by airing our grievances about Aston Villa. Ashley Young, Stephen Ireland, and Richard Dunne are easy targets, but Randy Learner, Martin O'Neill and James Milner also get a lashing.

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An Ode to Jack Woodward

Before the Burnley match, which I listened to at work via AVTV on my iPhone I tweeted the following:  "Jack Woodward must walk around Villa Park with a massive erection like Ron Burgundy."  This...

Sweet Caroline meets You Never Walk Alone??

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I posted this on another SB Nation blog as it bears very little relevance to Aston Villa. A Red Sox fan's thoughts on their proposed takeover of Liverpool

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Carling Cup--Great Draw For Aston Villa

Edit: Sorry guys, alarm issues. Thanks to Jason for putting this up. Thoughts on the Clarets? Great Carling Cup Draw for Aston Villa.  The Villains drew Burnley at home.  Given their awful away...

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Villa'a Manager Search Heats Up

With an international break coming word out of Villa Park is that the club will be stepping up their search to fill the managerial vacancy after longtime boss Martin O'Neil quit five days before...

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AVFC iPhone App Review

I downloaded the new Official AVFC iPhone Application today.   It is basically features all of the content on the official AVFC site, in an easier to read/navigate package for your iPhone/iPod...

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Villa's European Adventure Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow Aston Villa will find out the identity of it's opponent in the Europa League Playoff Round  Fortunately for the Villains they are seeded in tomorrow's draw.  Unfortunately included in the...

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Decline in Intrest, Victims of their Own Success

Much has been made of the erosion of the Red Sox TV ratings, and seeming erosion of interest.  There have been many theories suggested:  the team lacks superstars, fans never bought into "run...

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Selling Milner is a Blessing in Disguise

This headline might sound curious, preposterous, or downright delusional.  Generally speaking a football club with any semblance of ambition does not get better by selling it's best player. ...

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