Sunday, March 28, 2010

April 10th FA Cup Semi Final - TV

I'm still trying to confirm the television information for the 10 April 2010 match between Villa and Chelsea (FA Cup semi final @ Wembley).  The "Live Soccer TV" website didn't provide much detail.  I did check Fox Soccer Channel's website and it did show that FSC would be broadcasting the match "live".  I will keep an eye on this over the coming days to provide as accurate information as I can for our members.  Our plans are still to have gatherings at both The Olde Ship in Santa Ana and Kezar Pub in San Francisco to view the game together.

The oldest knockout club tournament in the world, the FA Cup began in 1872 & is open to professional & semi-professional teams from all English divisions. Part-time footballers are matched up against Premier League clubs in true David vs. Goliath battles.
Saturday, Apr 10
SEMIFINAL - Aston Villa v Chelsea  
12:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 10
SEMIFINAL - Aston Villa v Chelsea  
8:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 13
FA Cup  
8:00 PM
Thursday, Apr 15
FA Cup  
5:00 PM
 All times are Eastern Time

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Noooooooooooooooooooo! 1-7 defeat to Chelsea

Lampard with 4 goals (two were PKs) led Chelsea in their dominance over Villa this afternoon at Stamford Bridge.  Praying that this is not a preview of the FA Cup semifinal.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa
 7 - 1 
Stamford Bridge
Peter Walton

 ChelseaAston Villa
Goals :71
Possession :50%50%
Shots On Target :115
Shots Off Target :22
Corners :86
Fouls :125
Most Fouls :Ferreira (4)Collins (2)
Yellow Cards :32
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Lampard 15
Lampard 44 (pen)
Malouda 57
Lampard 62 (pen)
Malouda 68
Kalou 83
Lampard 90 + 1

Friday, March 26, 2010

AVFC California - Aston Villa News and Record

"Aston Villa News & Record" is the official match program sold at Villa Park for every home match. The News & Record has a supporters club section in every issue. AVFC California was honored to be mentioned in the News & Record for the 20th March 2010 Premier League match versus Wolverhampton, including the photo of a few of us at the Kezar Pub for the Carling Cup Final.

Living on America's West Coast may sound perfect, but it has its disadvantages, particularly if you are a Villa supporter. Rick Leong has come up with the answer, though, by forming the California Lions.

Rick (second right) is pictured at Kezar Pub in San Francisco with club members Simon Amos and Ian Westmoreland - plus their pub hostess Leanne. the club also cater for Villa fans in southern California by holding meetings in Santa Ana."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ugh - Another Draw

Aston Villa vs Sunderland
1 - 1
Villa Park
Mike Dean
Aston VillaSunderland
Goals :11
Possession :49%51%
Shots On Target :45
Shots Off Target :75
Corners :67
Fouls :57
Most Fouls :Young (2)Cattermole (4)
Yellow Cards :00
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Carew 30
Campbell 22

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Aston Villa Lions Club Website

The AVFC Lions Club website is the gathering spot for all 121 of the official Aston Villa Football Club supporter groups. One of the highlights of the website is the discussion forum - where Villa supporters from all over world come together and to discuss everything Claret & Blue.

Villa and Wolves battle to a 2-2 Draw

Only one point again this week. Let's get three against Sunderland on Wednesday!

Aston Villa vs Wolves
2 - 2
Villa Park
Mark Clattenburg

Aston VillaWolverhampton
Goals :22
Possession :54%46%
Shots On Target :34
Shots Off Target :83
Corners :75
Fouls :1012
Most Fouls :Carew (4)Henry (3)
Yellow Cards :12
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Carew 16
Carew 82
Craddock 23
Milner 38 (og)

Friday, March 19, 2010

New AVFC California Flag

It will be hung proudly in Kezar Pub when we gather for games!
(As you can see, it's design follows that of California state flag)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

George will represent AVFC California

AVFC California member, George L., will represent AVFC California at this year's "Overseas" vs "UK" supporters club game at Villa Park following the final game of the season vs Blackburn in May. Go get 'em George!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

3 important points for Villa!!

Our Villa boy's fought and were rewarded with 3 points today after defeating Wigan Athletic 2-1. These critical points keep us right in there for a chance at breaking into the top 4. Milner scored the game winner in the 2nd half.

Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa
1 - 2
DW Stadium
Steve Bennett

WiganAston Villa
Goals :12
Possession :62%38%
Shots On Target :610
Shots Off Target :48
Corners :78
Fouls :1014
Most Fouls :Diame (3)Petrov (3)
Yellow Cards :21
Red Cards :00
Scorers :
Caldwell 27
McCarthy 25 (og)
Milner 63

Monday, March 15, 2010

Villa vs. Wigan...."live" on FSC; Villa vs. Wolves "live" on ESPN2

Our Villa boys take on Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, March 16th and it will be televised "live" on Fox Soccer Channel here in the States. Kick-off is 12:30pm Pacific (3:30pm Eastern)

On Saturday March 20th, Villa takes on Woverhampton and it will be televised "live" on ESPN2 (8:30am Eastern = 5:30am Pacific)!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Arrrrrrrrgh! Another Draw.

Our Villa b oys fought hard, but today's scoreless draw vs Stoke City is not what we needed. We need some victories and 3 point results to have a chance to still take the 4th place spot in the table. Tottenham won and strengthened their hold on the 4th position (6 points ahead of Villa, though Villa has 2 games in hand),,10265~49264,00.html

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

FA announces date, time for Villa/Chelsea FA Cup seminfinal Sat. 4/10

(from Sky Sports)

"The Football Association has confirmed the kick-off times and dates for next month's FA Cup semifinals at Wembley. The games had already been set for the weekend of 10/11th April, but the FA have now revealed when the ties will be played.

Chelsea's clash with Aston Villa is the first semifinal to take place on Saturday, 10th April at 5pm. The weekend's other tie sees Portsmouth face Tottenham or Fulham - who will replay their quarterfinal on 24th March following their scoreless draw at Craven Cottage - with that game taking place at 4pm on Sunday, 11th April.

The showpiece final will take place on 15th May to give England more time to prepare for this summer's World Cup finals."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

FA Cup Semi-Final Matchup ---- Chelsea FC

FA Cup semifinal: Villa v. Chelsea. Weekend of April 10-11.
Start gearing up AVFC California!!!!!

Villa Move on to FA Cup Semi-Finals

Villa 4 Reading 2
John Carew scores at hat-trick and leads Villa to a victory over Reading and a berth in the FA Cup semi-finals! Our Villa lads fell behind nil-2 and came roaring back. To read more about the match, click on the reports below.

Aston Villa Report

ESPN Match Report

Saturday, March 6, 2010

AVFC California Represented

AVFC California member Mark S. represented AVFC California for the League cup final at Wembley. Mark visited family and friends while there and then took in the final. He sent in this photo and here are a few remarks from his email:

"Wembley is a fantastic stadium - easily the best I've ever been in - I don't think there is a bad seat in the place - it puts the old ground to shame, Villa fans seem to get there much earlier then Man. U. fans - I think it was a little old hat for the Man U. fans and all the Villa were clearly enjoying the day out. Shame about the result - I felt sorry for some of the little kids near me who were all in tears, I heard a lot of people saying - it'll be alright we'll be back here this season for the Semi's and the final of the FA cup. Man. U. fans after the game wished us well in the league but they admitted it was mostly because they didn't want t Liverpool or man. City getting the last spot."

Thanks Mark and UTV!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Thank You from Birmingham

Quoted from

"CLUB NEWS - The Board, Senior Management, and playing staff of Aston Villa Football Club would like to thank all of the Villa fans - both at Wembley Stadium and watching around the world - for their fantastic and heartfelt support of the team on Sunday.

You were magnificent and we want you all to know how much that support is valued by everybody at the club."