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Mark Walters: ‘It wasn’t just fruit – people threw darts and a pig’s leg’

The former England winger discusses the racism he faced when he joined Rangers and why having ‘all the badges and every award going’ never landed him a top coaching jobMark Walters cannot help smiling about the time Mo Johnston, his then teammate, rece…

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Dean Smith says John Terry will be an asset not a threat at Aston Villa

• Villa manager behind decision for Terry to be his No 2• Smith: ‘I felt it was a win-win for both of us’Dean Smith has insisted that he was behind the decision to make John Terry his No 2 at Aston Villa.Laughing off suggestions that Terry could underm…

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Deadly Doug was not all that deadly and his devotion to Villa was clear | Paul Wilson

Aston Villa’s status as a big club, one even now seen as too sizeable to stay long in the Championship, can be attributed to the 35 years Ellis ‘worked his guts out’ for his beloved teamIt was never exactly a secret that the man known as Deadly Doug wa…

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Sir Doug Ellis obituary

Former Aston Villa chairman known for his turbulent relations with the club’s managersSir Doug Ellis, who has died aged 94, made millions by selling package holidays and a national reputation with two spells as chairman of Aston Villa football club, wh…

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A look back at the life of ‘Mr Aston Villa’, Sir Doug Ellis – video obituary

The former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died aged 94. Ellis enjoyed two periods at the club, the first from 1968 to 1975 before returning in 1982. He left the club in 2006 after the club was bought by American billionaire Randy Lerner. A sta…

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Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa chairman, dies aged 94

Ellis had two spells as chairman at Villa ParkEntrepreneur made his fortune in package holidaysSir Doug Ellis, the former Aston Villa chairman, has died at the age of 94, the club has announced.Ellis was chairman and major shareholder of the Midlands c…

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Aston Villa’s managerial search switches to Dean Smith of Brentford

• John Terry set to be appointed No 2 if Smith lands job• Rui Faria and Brendan Rodgers no longer under considerationDean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official appr…

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John Terry announces retirement from playing amid Aston Villa links

• Former Chelsea captain expected to join coaching staff • Terry won 78 England caps and five Premier League titlesFormer England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing. The 37-year-old has hung up his boots and is expected to foc…

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Thierry Henry favourite to take over as new Aston Villa manager

• Villa could approach Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers• John Terry likely to join coaching staffThierry Henry has been identified as the favoured candidate to take over as Aston Villa manager and could be appointed within the next 72 hours, depending on wheth…

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Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa manager after one win in 10 matches

• Manager had cabbage thrown at him on Tuesday• Bruce took over at Villa in October 2016Steve Bruce has been sacked by Aston Villa after a sequence of one win in 10 matches. Bruce took the club to last season’s Championship play-off final but a disappo…

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Championship roundup: Tyler Roberts fires Leeds into top spot at Hull

• Striker earns 1-0 win at KCom Stadium for Marcelo Bielsa’s side• Middlesbrough win 2-0 at Ipswich and go secondTyler Roberts scored the only goal of the game as Leeds moved back to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 win at Hull.Marcelo Bielsa’s m…

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Is the game up for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa?

Villa sacked Roberto di Matteo after just 11 games two years ago. Steve Bruce’s record this season is every bit as disappointingBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredAston Villa endured a tumultuous summer after their defeat to Fulham in the Championship pla…

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Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell sparks rout of stumbling Aston Villa

It is rare to see a team engrossed, however briefly, in a game of keep-ball to a chorus of olés after a grand total of 27 minutes. But this is a Sheffield United team that has demonstrated, twelve months into Championship life, a penchant for ripping u…

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Aston Villa appoint former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow

• Purslow appointed by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens• English businessman worked at Liverpool and ChelseaAston Villa have appointed former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow as their new CEO and “minority investor”.Purslow, who joined Liverpool…

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Villa and Kodjia leave it late to salvage a point against Brentford

Aston Villa’s striker Jonathan Kodjia rescued a point right at the death to deny a determined Brentford a first victory at Villa Park. He planted a rising header over the goalkeeper Daniel Bentley in a last desperate attack after the Bees twice led thr…

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Aston Villa v Brentford and more: Football League clockwatch – live!

Updates from the matches in the Championship and League OneLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail Jacob.Steinberg@theguardian.com. Tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.14pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Making Joe Kinnear look like…

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Aston Villa held by 10-man Ipswich after keeper Orjan Nyland makes a howler

A dreadful error by Aston Villa keeper Orjan Nyland slowed his side’s early-season momentum. Signed 11 days ago, the Norwegian gifted Ipswich an equaliser that the home side held on to despite playing more than 50 minutes with 10 men.With the visitors …

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Aston Villa’s Hourihane grabs the decider and averts penalties at game Yeovil

Aston Villa squeezed through to the second round of the Carabao Cup to maintain their 100% winning start to season but it was far from plain-sailing against a charged Yeovil Town. With a penalty shootout looming, Conor Hourihane struck the only goal of…

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Jack Grealish denied Tottenham transfer after Aston Villa reject £25m bid

• England Under-21 midfielder frustrated by decision• Tottenham now expected to move onto other targetsJack Grealish appears unlikely to be allowed to leave Aston Villa this month after the club’s new owners backed out of a deal to sell him to Tottenha…

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Why signing Jack Grealish would make perfect sense for Tottenham

He’s young, he’s versatile, he’s only going to improve and he’s a homegrown player. Spurs should do the deal quicklyBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWhile an unlikely trio of goalscorers ensured Aston Villa began their Championship campaign with a win a…