Dean Smith

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Ollie Watkins celebrates with Jack Grealish after scoring against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 0 An early goal from Ollie Watkins helped Aston Villa beat a sloppy Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday to move up to eighth in the Premier(...)

 Aston Villa manager Dean Smith: in speaking to his players, the team improved and instead of finishing 19th, Villa ended the season 17th. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Walsall is the answer. If the question is: when Alex Ferguson was voted manager of the year after Manchester United completed the treble in 1999, from(...)

Ireland international midfielder  Conor Hourihane is to go on loan from Aston Villa to Swansea until the end of the season. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via Getty Images

Conor Hourihane is set to be unveiled by Swansea after the Irish midfielder and the two clubs agreed terms for a loan until the end of the season with(...)

Gareth Bale scores for Real Madrid in their 2018 European Cup final win in Kiev. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before, but there are some lines, some passages that just stick. A page in a book often returned to is No 174 of Ma(...)

Jack Grealish: will remain at his boyhood club Aston Villa after signing a new five-year deal.  Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire.

Jack Grealish has given Aston Villa the perfect pre-season boost by banishing speculation about a transfer and signing a new contract at the club he (...)

Manchester United’s English striker Mason Greenwood in action on the final day of “the extraordinarily elongated campaign”. Photograph: Getty Images

The 2019-20 Premier League season was beginning to feel so long you began to wonder if Mason Greenwood was even born when it kicked off, “the extraord(...)

 Jack Grealish celebrates after scoring the opening goal  for  Aston Villa in the Premier League against West Ham at London Stadium. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool via Getty Images

West Ham 1 Aston Villa 1 The full-time whistle blew. One or two of the Aston Villa players let out a roar of celebration, only to be swiftly hushed b(...)

Ahmed El Mohamady celebrates after scoring Aston Villa’s equaliser  in the Premier League game against  Newcastle United  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1 Ahmed Elmohamady and Steve Bruce go back a long way. The Egypt right back has been signed by Newcastle’s manager at three c(...)

Aston Villa’s Trezeguet celebrates on the pitch after the match at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 2 Leicester 1 (Villa win 3-2 on aggregate) Aston Villa reached the final of the Carabao Cup thanks to a wonderful stoppage-time volley by(...)

Winning Killinarden Youth Initiative Team at Angling For All Facility in Aughrim (from left, front), Sean McGrath, Dean Smith (back), Dara Dixon, Luke Mulcahy with IFI officers (back) Josie Mahon and Rory Keatinge, and Clare Daly.

Fishing is not all about catching fish. Who said that! Well, it certainly rang true last Tuesday as over 30 youths from six centres within the Dublin (...)

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