Monday, November 30, 2009

Coverage of Carling Cup Quarter-Finals between Villa and Portsmouth

I am trying to nail down what is available for tomorrow's Carling Cup match. AVTV is offering live audio coverage for free (Jack Woodward). Go to for details. So far, it appears there is no US tv coverage. I am going to check around for any online streaming sources.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Draw with Tottenham

A win today would have moved Villa into the "top 4", but Tottenham got the equalizer in the 77'. Emile Heskey almost scored the goal of the year with his header - from his knees and facing away from the goal. It would have been a dream ending... but instead Villa only got 1 point at the end of the day.

Aston Villa vs Tottenham
1 - 1
Villa Park
Phil Dowd

Goals :11
Possession :54%46%
Shots On Target :416
Shots Off Target :85
Corners :78
Fouls :108
Most Fouls :Young (2)Kranjcar (2)
Yellow Cards :01
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Agbonlahor 10
Dawson 77
Team Line Ups :
Brad Friedel
Luke Young
Habib Beye
Carlos Cuellar
Richard Dunne
James Milner
Stiliyan Petrov
Nigel Reo-Coker71
Ashley Young
Gabriel Agbonlahor
John Carew75
Substitutes :
Craig Gardner
Bradley Guzan
Steve Sidwell71
Stewart Downing
Ciaran Clark
Emile Heskey75
Fabian Delph
Heurelho Gomes
Vedran Corluka
Michael Dawson
Sebastien Bassong
Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Aaron Lennon
Tom Huddlestone
66Wilson Palacios
78Niko Kranjcar
Jermain Defoe
Peter Crouch
78Robbie Keane
Ben Alnwick
Alan Hutton
Gareth Bale
David Bentley
66Jermaine Jenas
Danny Rose

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Villa v. Tottenham on FSC

The match between our Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur will be televised "LIVE" in the U.S. on Fox Soccer Channel this coming Saturday, November 28th (12:30pm ET 9:30am PT)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Climbing the Table (Villa 1 Burnley 1)

YES! Villa picks a point with a draw against Burnley with Emile Heskey scoring the equalizer late.
Burnley vs Aston Villa
1 - 1
Turf Moor
Howard Webb

BurnleyAston Villa
Goals :11
Possession :41%59%
Shots On Target :66
Shots Off Target :54
Corners :68
Fouls :612
Most Fouls :Mears (2)Carew (3)
Yellow Cards :03
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Caldwell 9
Heskey 86

Friday, November 20, 2009


"AVTV" is offered to fans on the club's official website (,,10265,00.html?

The cost for this service is £3.99 per month or £34.99 fro 12-months and you receive the:

  • Exclusive News
  • Exclusive Match Highlights
  • Live Commentary & Stats
  • Searchable Video Archive
  • Complete Match Live Console
Unfortunately, "live" broadcast of matches is only audio commentary - no streaming video (although, Jack Woodward is alot of fun to listen to as he describes the action). I would love to hear from other supporters that do have an AVTV subscription and find out what they think of the service.

What is available to supporters without cost? "Villa Live" is available online (,,10265,00.html where you can follow a match in real-time via a "chat" format where you not only get live updates of what is transpiring on the pitch, but you can also interact with others following the feed.

Great stuff all the way around. UP THE VILLA!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Villa on the Telly

I am trying to gather as much information on the best options to view Villa matches on the telly - preferably live - but also on a delayed basis.

The Englander in San Leandro offers Setanta Sports where there are several Premiership and other international matches being broadcast everyday. The Villa v. Burnely match will be televised at 5:00pm on 11/21/09.

Click here to check out the listings
Setanta Sports - USA

In my next entry - I will review the offerings directly from AVFC (AVFC TV over the internet)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Special Team Shirts Up for Auction!

On Saturday, first team shirts were printed with a special poppy to commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces.

To help raise funds for Acorns Children's Hospice and Help for Heroes, AVFC is auctioning 14 match issued (and signed) shirts from Saturday’s win over Bolton. The shirts come complete with a certificate of authenticity. Match issued shirts for Brad Friedel, Luke Young, Steve Sidwell, Richard Dunne, Ashley Young, James Milner, John Carew, Gabby Agbonlahor, Nigel Reo-Coker, Carlos Cuellar, Stephen Warnock, Craig Gardner, Nathan Delfouneso and Fabian Delph are all available

To take part in the ebay auction click here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Search for a "Home"

AVFC California is in search of a pub to call "home". Under consideration is "The Englander" in San Leandro, CA USA. A sports pub in the heart of the East Bay that shows a full variety of sports broadcasts - including football on Setanta!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Run Forest, Run!

I keep hearing that Mr. Tom Hanks is a Villa supporter. I actually went to the same high school as Mr. Hanks (Oakland, CA USA), but he graduated a few years ahead of me. It sure would be great to have Mr. Hanks on our rolls as a member of AVFC California. If you are out there Mr. Hanks, send us an email at and join us!