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Janoi Donacien: The Next Aston Villa Centre-Back to Watch Out For.

 Janoi Donacien: The Next of  Aston Villa's  Talented Academy Centre-Backs   By Shelley Osbourne   Aston Villa were awarded Category One Academy status in August 2012 in recognition...
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The Genius Midfielder That Aston Villa Let Slip Away

Letting Daniel Crowley Slip Away Wasn't a Great Example of Villa's 'Long-Term Vision'   There's no use crying over spilt milk, the saying goes, but has...
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Despite Harsh Luck Aston Villa’s Academy is Still Producing

Tough Luck One of the most disappointing pieces of news My Old Man Said has heard during it's time, was when UEFA formed the UEFA...
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Aston Villa a Leader in Homegrown Premiership Talent, but is More Aggressive Ambition Needed?

  Aston Villa are leaders in the homegrown talent stakes, but should they supplement these players more aggressively like Southampton have?   Most Aston Villa supporters will...
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Is Jack Grealish Overhyped? The Jack Grealish Notts County Loan Report

Jack Grealish Notts County Loan Report   'It'll be good experience" is the almost cliched stock phrase most supporters utter when a young player of their...
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Hey Supporters Leave Those Kids Alone – Why Aston Villa’s Young Players Shouldn’t Be...

    If you've been to a match at Villa Park this season, chances are you've have heard someone one having a go at one of...