Villa were top of the league on New Year’s Day but a run of no wins in ten games from January 9 to April 10 ended their participation altogether as they held on to finish sixth. It was a phenomenal effort from a team that was forced to sell its top goalscorer amid vague threats of managerial gun violence at the start of the campaign. They jeopardised Treble dreams long before they became a reality and still missed out on European qualification to Harry Redknapp’s West Ham.
Inspired by the performance at the Euros, the Premier League have announced sweeping changes to their application of the system
Eric Bailly will hold talks with Manchester United so he can try and understand where he will fit in Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s plans next season. United have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid defender...