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Darren Byfield interview: The Reggae Boy turns Chief Rocka – Goals, grooves and growth for the marksman manager

Redditch United


Even a two-decade playing career couldn’t entirely prepare Darren Byfield for his managerial introduction, but into his second season at Redditch United, the former Aston Villa, Sunderland and Jamaica striker has some old friends by his side and a lifelong love of the game booming bolder than ever.
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Jlloyd Samuel interview: A switch straight out of left field for ex-Villa full-back – How former Bolton man turned the beat around


Featuring in 11 Premier League seasons, former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers left-back Jlloyd Samuel amassed 240 games in the top flight and even once earned a place in the England squad, although the surroundings in which the past few years have played out for him would have taken quite some predicting. Read more →

Lee Hendrie interview: Hot at the Holte End but wintry on the ones and twos!



For ex-midfielder Lee Hendrie, a career that brought him over 300 games for boyhood club Aston Villa, an FA Cup final appearance and an England cap, could have transpired somewhat differently had he mastered a separate art form and fleeting pastime of his. Read more →

Andy Marshall interview: Ol’ Blue Eyes and Butch standing by – The dream team in Villa keeper’s corner



Aston Villa’s Andy Marshall has pulled on the gloves in distinguished stays at Norwich City, Ipswich Town, Millwall and Coventry City, and as he tries to help shape the future of the goalkeepers’ union there is an unlikely duo he can turn to if ever he needs. Read more →

Juan Pablo Ángel interview: Chivas’ seasoned sharpshooter who barked at the moon in Medellín!


Goalscoring exploits over almost two decades have ensured that the name of Juan Pablo Ángel is familiar the world over to anyone with an interest in the beautiful game, but perhaps it is less universally known that the Chivas USA and former Colombia striker was once a keen follower of Black Sabbath’s notorious frontman. Read more →