Sunday, April 29, 2012

To Owe Great Thanks

Villa boys held on for a draw versus West Brom on Saturday.  Several thank you's are in order:

(1)  Shay Given - great save to maintain the clean sheet
(2) Chelsea - for beating QPR  6-1
(3) Tottenham - for beating Blackburn

How it stands at the moment:

Remaining games to play that matter to Villa:

Aston Villa:  Tottenham, Norwich City
Wigan: Blackburn, Wolverhampton
QPR: Stoke, Man City
Bolton: Tottenham, West Brom, Stoke (Bolton's game in hand may become very important)
Blackburn: Wigan, Chelsea

Thursday, April 26, 2012, I won't say it.

It has come to the final 3 games.  It's put up or shut up.  That is all that is between remaining in the Barclays Premier League or tumbling to the nPower Championship.

This ESPN columnist has touched upon something that I have seen within Villa at least the past 2 seasons.  Critical games are looked at as "Can't Lose Games" versus "Must Win Games".  Playing not to lose is not the way to play this game. 

Don't get me wrong - I am still hoping for a miracle of some kind.  I'll be supporting the Villa no matter where they end up, but right now the entire world of Villa supporters are frustrated and angry for good reason.  Time to focus on only one thing - beating West Brom on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hot off the Press!

Just received our first Acorns/AVFC California t-shirts and they turned out great! (modeled by Hope)

You can order your own and other items at AVFC California's store:

100% of the net proceeds are being donated directly to Acorns Children's Hospice, the official charity partner of Aston VIlla Football Club.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I can't believe it.  So we score first (Warnock) and before we can feel good about the lead, Bolton scores twice in less than 3 minutes following Villa's score.  The equalizer stunned the Villa and the second Bolton goal was the upper cut to end the battle.  

Villa played strong in the first half and had several chances.  It was amazing when we scored to take the lead - but the environment changed very quickly shortly after that.  I was listening to the commentary by Jack Woodward and it sounded like Villa players were completely stunned after the Bolton equalizer (Jack even used the term "drunk" to describe the teams deomeanor.  

What a horrible loss.  This relegation battle is not over by a long shot.  

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Villa draws with Sunderland nil-nil.  Actually each team had their chances, but the shots that were attempted by Villa were really off the mark.  Weimann showed a lot of hustle all day.  Man of the Match? The linesman that called offsides on Sunderland's Bendtner's second half header that landed in the back of the net.  Whew. Again - 1 point is better none.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Acorns-AVFC California Products

AVFC California is selliing t-shirts, mugs, and drink glasses with all net proceeds being donated to Acorn's Children's Hospice - the Official Charity Partner of Aston Villa Football Club.

Support Acorns by purchasing AVFC California supporter club products!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Not Pretty

Villa tumbled to Man Utd this morning 4-nil.  The wheels didn't fall off of the bus until the second half and the United goals came in a flurry.  None of this was unexpected, but it is still painful to watch.  We at the Mad Dog in the Fog hung in there until the bitter end though.   The boys did fight hard, especially in the first half, but falling behind will knock the winds out of you sails eventually.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heads Up Portland...the California Lions are Coming to Town!

AVFC California will have a contingent of 40+ in Portland for Villa's summer friendly with the Portland Timbers (Major League Soccer) on 24 July.   Sec 223 is designated as the Villa supporters section (last section - closest to the rooftop tennis courts in the image)



Jeld-Wen Field

"Virtual" view from Sec. 223

Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Draw - Villa 1 -1 Stoke

One of our young guns sparked a Villa lead, but Villa could only hold on for a draw versus Stoke City today at Villa Park.  One point is better than none.  Keep the faith Villans!