With the vast majority of eyes on off the pitch issues at Aston Villa at the moment given all the financial shenanigans taking place in the Boardroom and with our cash flow, our pre-season plans continue apace with the announcement of another friendly warm-up game.
With a number of games already announced for our Championship 2018/19 build up, West Ham United become the latest side that we will face this summer.
ICYMI: We confirmed @WestHamUtd as our sixth pre-season opposition earlier.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 12, 2018
The game has been set for a 7.45pm kick-off slot on Wednesday, July 25 and it will take place at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium owing to our ongoing pitch work at Villa Park. Ticket details will be announced in due course.
West Ham join Telford United, Kidderminster Harriers, Walsall, Burton Albion and Dynamo Dresden on our schedule but the big question for fans at the moment is who will be our manager when the players return to training given ongoing speculation about the future of Steve Bruce.
Our full schedule so far:
Telford United – Saturday 14th July
New Bucks Head – 3pm – Split Team
Kidderminster Harriers – Saturday 14th July
Aggborough Stadium – 3pm – Split Team
Walsall – Tuesday 17th July
Banks’s Stadium – 7.45pm
Burton Albion – Saturday 21st July
Pirelli Stadium – 3pm
West Ham United – Wednesday 25th July
Banks’s Stadium – 7.45pm
Dynamo Dresden – Saturday 28th July
Stadion Dresden – 2pm (local time)
Not exactly a money spinner as our technical home friendly of the summer, but maybe a greater prize could be at stake – would the winner get to keep Robert Snodgrass?
Winner gets Snodgrass??
— JB (@JamesJBurton) June 12, 2018
— Jason Canham (@jcanham1986) June 12, 2018
Exactly, bigger things to worry about than who we play pre-season. Anyway, at least this way we get to see @robsnodgrass7 one last time ????????
— Wayne T (@witton_warrior) June 12, 2018
I don’t know If we got enough players for that many friendlies
— peter wilks (@pjwilks) June 12, 2018
Get to see @robsnodgrass7 again!!! Hope villa fans give him the reception he deserves!
— Ghostwave (@GhostWave_H5) June 12, 2018
going from playing them twice a season to friendlies, embarrassing
— James (@jamess_c9) June 12, 2018
Well I've got a spare 4 seats in my car and can fit another 4 average-size adults in the boot, so that's the starting IX covered ????????
— Agent Villan 赤 ⚽️???? (@AgentVillan) June 12, 2018
Ask them if we can borrow @robsnodgrass7 for old times sake.
— Clunkclick (@photogromd) June 12, 2018