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Aston Villa have just won a trophy - hurrah!


What an abject season it’s been at Aston Villa.

Arguably the worst Premier League side of all time, the Villains’ shambolic year was made even more embarrassing last night when ex-player James Milner, now of Liverpool, notched up his 11th assist of 2016 – which, if you’ve been counting, is six more than Villa’s entire team combined.

But as Villa fans now turn their attentions to the doldrums of the Sky Bet Championship, we can bring them some good news: the club has just won its first piece of silverware of the season…

Yes, they’ve just landed the esteemed Barclays Premier League Grounds Team of the Year award!

A huge honour, much to the delight of the precipitants pictured with their trophy here.


If only manager Remi Garde had employed the two guys on the right as sweepers

But before Tim Sherwood emerges from the woodwork to claim the win as his own, much credit for the win must go to all those Villa players who kept tackles and movement at a minimum so as to keep that grass unspoiled and healthily green. Truly taking one for the team in that regard.

No word on whether Birmingham City Council have planned the route for the open-top bus tour of the trophy as yet, but watch this space. 



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