Dean Smith’s Father

May 29, 2020 8

I saw on the news today that the Aston Villa manager Dean Smith’s father sadly passed away yesterday after contracting Covid 19. Football rivalries should be set aside for things like this, and all at Joys and Sorrows send our condolences to Dean and his family and friends.

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Reflections on Yesterday

March 11, 2019 2

Before I say what I want to say about yesterday, I’ve always tried to be balanced and honest when I have written my blogs. I appreciate that not everyone agrees but that’s fine, that’s the point of a blog – to facilitate discussion. Yesterday caused emotion to rise in both Read More

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View from the South- Birmingham City v Aston Villa

March 10, 2019 7

The alarm sounded just after six and it was up and out if I was to make the 07.19 train from Blackwater to Guildford to meet up with Will where we’d arranged to rendezvous. There was a light steady drizzle as I left the house on a deserted and quiet Read More

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What Garry Monk Said About the Derby Loss and the Response

November 30, 2018 0

Reflecting on last week’s loss to villa, Boss Garry Monk has come out to the press saying that it was largely due to instability throughout the match, which they paid dearly for. Blues were in charge for most of the first half, having taken the lead through a Lukas Jutkiewicz shot Read More

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