Saturday, April 30, 2011

Villa Punished By West Brom

It was an ugly game.  West Brom won 2-1 (Villa's only goal was an own goal courtesy of the Baggies).  We did have a few chances, but could not deliver.  (1)  Why is Marc Albrighton seeing so little playing time? (2) What about Carlos Cuellar?  Luke Young's defense was horrible today.

Change in Nor Cal Home for AVFC California:

After a second time showing up at Kezar Pub with their doors locked and lights out inside, we again moved across town to The Mad Dog in the Fog on Haight.  Following today's match - AVFC California will be officially changing its unofficial Northern California meeting spot to The Mad Dog in the Fog

530 Haight St
(between Fillmore St & Steiner St)
San FranciscoCA 94117

Monday, April 25, 2011

AVFC California Viewing - Sat. 30 April 2011 vs. West Brom

AVFC California members will be meeting up for another U.S. televised match on Saturday 30 April 2011 for a clash against West Brom (Fox Soccer Channel).  Kick-off scheduled for 7:00 a.m.

Kezar Pub (San Francisco):

The Olde Ship (Santa Ana):

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Villa Draws with Stoke 1-1

Darren Bent scores the equalizer before halftime to help Villa gain a point versus Stoke City.  Brad Friedel had several great saves to keep Stoke from scoring a second time.

Darren Bent's header scores the equalizer late in the first half.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Villa Post Match Show/Program??

Greetings Fellow Villans -

One of our AVFC California members was wondering if there was a Villa-specific post match show that existed?  He currently listens to 606 Football phone-in (BBC) but often Villa is not discussed much (I know because I listen to the 606 podcast).

If anyone knows of something that exists out there - post a comment (whether it is a phone-in program or an interactive program via the internet, etc).


AVFC California @ West Ham Match!

AVFC California member Sergio S. was able to attend the most recent Villa match v sWest Ham Utd and sent these photos in.  Thanks Sergio!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Villa's Strong Heart Leads to Victory over West Ham

The Villa boys are showing how they can finish strong this season.  3 more points from today's 2-1 victory over West Ham United.  Villa now has 40 points at sits at 9th in the table.  Let's keep it going boys - Up the Villa!

Monday, April 11, 2011

3 Critical Points!

The Villa held on to a narrow 1-nil lead to beat Newcastle yesterday.  We were at the Mad Dog in the Fog (for some reason the Kezar wasn't open - still haven't figured that one out yet).  James Collins knocked in the only goal of the game but it was enough.  We were holding our breath - especially when that free kick got awarded just outside the penalty area.  We need at least 3 more to make me comfortable.  UTV!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

C'mon Villa!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

UPDATE: AVFC vs Newcastle kickoff time

Thanks for the comments re: our upcoming "Villa Viewing" this coming Saturday.  There was a question about the kickoff time (I originally had it down as 7am PT).  The fixture is listed as 3:00pm on the Villa website (this is Birmingham time).  I checked Fox Soccer Channel site and it lists the game starting at 11am (ET), which translate to 8am (PT) for us.  Maybe the problem is he Daylight Savings Time change?  If I had to choose I had to choose a time, I would go with what FSC lists (since they are broadcasting it).

So the update is that kickoff is 8:00 am PT this Sunday, 10 April. 

Sounds like we'll have good size groups at both Kezar and The Olde Ship!