Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says EFL chairman Rick Parry should have approached the Premier League directly about Project Big Picture plans. The proposals would give special status and preferred votes to the so-called big six clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham – with a £250m bailout and a re-distribution of money to EFL clubs in the future.
Villa Park welcomed back European football for the first time in seven years as Villa faced Banik Ostrava (Czech Republic) in the first round of the UEFA Cup. Dr Jozef Venglos was now the Aston Villa...
With Aston Villa's training ground still closed due to a coronavirus outbreak, the Premier League have moved to call off Sunday's game.