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Liverpool 2013/2014
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Chelsea 2013/2014
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Manchester City 2013/2014
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Arsenal 2013/2014
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Tottenham Hotspur 2013/2014
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Newcastle United 2013/2014
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Everton 2013/2014
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Queens Park Rangers 2013/2014
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Aston Villa 2013/2014
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Fulham 2013/2014
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Norwich City 2013/2014
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Stoke City 2013/2014
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Reading 2013/2014
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West Ham United 2013/2014
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Wigan Athletic 2013/2014
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Aston Villa 2013/2014

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Aston Villa quick review - season 2013/2014

Aston Villa Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Witton, Birmingham. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992, and have remained there ever since. The club was floated by the previous owner and chairman Doug Ellis, but in 2006 full control of the club was acquired by Randy Lerner.

They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the FA Cup seven times. Villa also won the 1981–82 European Cup, and are thus one of five English clubs to win what is now the UEFA Champions League. Aston Villa has the fourth highest total of major honours won by an English club. They have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City. The Second City derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City has been played since 1879. The club's traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts and sky blue socks. Their traditional badge is of a rampant gold lion on a light blue background with the club's motto "Prepared" underneath; a modified version of this was adopted in 2007.

The club colours are claret shirt with sky blue sleeves, white shorts with claret and blue trim, and sky blue socks with claret and white trim. They were the original wearers of the claret and blue. Villa's colours at the outset generally comprised plain shirts (white, grey or a shade of blue), with either white or black shorts. For a few years after that (1877–79) the team wore several different kits from all white, blue and black, red and blue to plain green. By 1880, black jerseys with a red lion embroidered on the chest were introduced by William McGregor. This remained the first choice strip for six years.

Aston Villa have a large fanbase and draw support from all over the Midlands and beyond, with supporters clubs all across the world. Former Villa chief executive Richard Fitzgerald has stated that the ethnicity of the supporters is currently 98% white. When Randy Lerner's regime took over at Villa Park, they aimed to improve their support from ethnic minorities. A number of organisations have been set up to support the local community including Aston Pride. A Villa in the Community programme has also been set up to encourage support among young people in the region. The new owners have also initiated several surveys aimed at gaining the opinions of Villa fans and to involve them in the decision making process. Meetings also occur every three months where supporters are invited by ballot and are invited to ask questions to the Board. In March 2011, the club supported a supporter-based initiative for an official anthem in order to boost the atmosphere at Villa Park. The song "the Bell's Are Ringing" is to be played before and after games.

Like many English football clubs Aston Villa has had several hooligan firms associated with it: Villa Youth, Steamers, Villa Hardcore and the C-Crew, the last mentioned being very active during the 1970s and 1980s. As can be seen across the whole of English football, the hooligan groups have now been marginalised. In 2004 several Villa firms were involved in a fight with QPR fans outside Villa Park in which a steward died. The main groupings of supporters can now be found in a number of domestic and international supporters' clubs. This includes the Official Aston Villa Supporters Club which also has many smaller regional and international sections. There were several independent supporters clubs during the reign of Doug Ellis but most of these disbanded after his retirement. The supporter group My Old Man Said formed to stand up for Villa supporter's rights, as a direct result of Villa supporters' protest against the club's appointment of Alex McLeish. The club's supporters also publish fanzines such as Heroes and Villains and The Holy Trinity.

Aston Villa's arch-rivals are Birmingham City, with games between the two clubs known as the Second City Derby. Historically though, West Bromwich Albion have arguably been Villa's greatest rivals, a view highlighted in a fan survey, conducted in 2003. The two teams contested three FA Cup finals in the late 19th century. Villa also enjoy less heated local rivalries with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City. Through the relegation of West Brom and Birmingham to The Championship in the 2005–06 season in the 2006–07 Premiership season Villa were the only Midlands club in that League. The nearest opposing team Villa faced during that season was Sheffield United, who played 62 miles (100 km) away in South Yorkshire. For the 2010–11 season, West Bromwich Albion were promoted and joined Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Birmingham City in the Premier League. This marked the first time that the "West Midlands' Big Four" clubs have been in the Premier League at the same time, and the first time together in the top flight since the 1983–84 season. However, Birmingham were once again relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season, meaning they would be playing Championship football the next season.

Trophies list

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    FA Premier League Cup

    1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899. 1909, 1980

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    FA Cup

    1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913, 1920, 1957

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    Football League Cup

    1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, 1996

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    FA Charity / Community Shield

    1981

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    European Cup / UEFA Cup (Europa League)

    1982

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    UEFA Super Cup

    1982

ESTABLISHED

1874

MANAGER

Paul Lambert

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The Villans

STADIUM

Villa Park

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12/13 Aston Villa Home Shirt

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12/13 Aston Villa Away Shirt

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Aston Villa 12/13 team squad

  • Goalkeeper

  • Shay Given
  • Bradley Guzan
  • Andy Marshall
  • Defender

  • Ron Vlaar
  • Richard Dunne
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Joe Bennett
  • Enda Stevens
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Midfielder

  • Stephen Ireland
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Brett Holman
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Stiliyan Petrov
  • Simon Dawkins
  • Barry Bannan
  • Chris Herd
  • Forward

  • Darren Bent
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke

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