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My relationship with Aston Villa Football Club, as a loyal fan, has been something I’ve clung to in my lifetime. Like many football fans, to me, football is my escape. It’s a pastime. It’s a science. And in recent times, it’s become an occupation.

Where I’m from in the West Midlands, it’s mostly Wolves, with a decent mix of Villa and Albion and a few Blues fans. But from birth, there was only one club for me — it’s like ‘they’ say, you do not choose Aston Villa, it chooses you. …

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Aston Villa have announced that Indiana Vassilev has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 19-year-old USA youth international, highly rated at Bodymoor Heath, made four senior appearances this season, debuting against Fulham in the FA Cup, facing Leicester in the Carabao Cup semi-final, and playing against Brighton and Watford in the Premier League.

The versatile attacker is the first of many Aston Villa youngsters whose deals expire in the summer to be rewarded a new contract; the list includes the likes of Keinan Davis, Andre Green, and Callum O’Hare.

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The ongoing public health crisis has halted the 2019/20 football season, building debate over how best to resolve it in the current climate. There are two main schools of thought on the problem — end the season, or finish it at the soonest possible opportunity. I fall into the former, taking the view that the governing bodies should declare the season null and void, as it is the most realistic and fair solution. Whatever option we pursue, lower league clubs and matchday businesses need vast economic support to maintain the football pyramid and protect thousands of ordinary working peoples’ jobs…

Dom Phillips

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