Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Not sure what to say about that match yesterday against Spurs.  It was plain ugly.  Villa looked totally disinterested.  Spurs were aggressive on defense and Villa, well, looked like they were afraid to get too close to the man with the ball.  Possession and shots were totally lopsided in Spurs favor. When you give any team the opportunity to walk into the penalty area with the ball and shoot multiple times, eventually they will score.

The "disinterested" part scares me.  This is the first time I think I have seen this with the Villa.  Not sure what to make of it.  To top it off, it appeared that there was no change in game plan after coming out for the 2nd half.  Huh? 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dang it!!

I am at the Streets of London pub in J Street in downtown Sacramento and found out that todays game is not on ESPN2, only on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com.   Fortunately, I have my laptop so I'll just have to watch the match on the "small" screen.  Up the Villa!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Corona, CA Neighborhood - Premiership

I stumbled upon an interesting neighborhood in Corona, CA (45-50 miles south east of Los Angeles).  It is a little development (looks like an in-fill project).  The interesting thing about it is that the street names within this development are "Aston Villa Way", "Bolton St.", "Arsenal Way", and "Fulham St.".  The street names surrounding this little cluster of town homes look like regular street names (no football connections).  Sure would like to find out the story behind this.  Of course, Aston Villa Way is that main street!   UTV!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shambolic Football Podcast

Our own Ken Kawamura, AVFC California member, has started producing a podcast focused on the Premiership and is now available on iTunes. Click here:  Shambolic Football Podcast

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Gabby and Bent join forces to take down Norwich City 3-2 yesterday and lead Villa to 3 points.  Gabby set up each of Darren Bent's 2 goals and scored one of his own.  A great day for the Villa and all of us Villa supporters around the world!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Honorary Member

Today, AVFC California received a note from our honorary life-member, Mr. Tom Hanks.   UTV!