5 Aston Villa apps for fans on iPhone & iPad

By Marlon Votta - Aug 26, 2011

Aston Villa Football Club also known as Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions is an English professional football club based in Witton, Birmingham. The club was founded in 1874 and has played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth formed Aston Villa Football Club in March 1874, which is now part of Birmingham. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992, and have remained there ever since. The previous owner and chairman Doug Ellis floated the club, but in 2006, Randy Lerner acquired full control of the club.

They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the FA Cup seven times. Villa also won the 1981–82 European Cup, one of only four English clubs to win what is now the UEFA Champions League. Aston Villa has the fourth highest total of major honors won by an English club. Aston Villa’s first match was against the local Aston Brook St Mary’s Rugby team. As a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under rugby rules and the second half under football rules. They have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City, so fans reacted when new manager Alex McLeish joined the club from Birmingham City. Villa have had some great players including Platt, McGrath, Gray, Yorke, Houghton, Saunders and many more. We thought it would be a good idea to let fans in on five apps available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Aston Villa Football Club by Perform Group is the official AVFC application available to download for £0.69 at the iTunes App Store. Get all the current news and videos, along with live audio commentary of every game. Find out about all the latest news and view videos with regular articles from in and around the club. Obtain fixtures, scores, tables and match stats for every game. This is an ideal application for Villa fans containing wallpapers, Twitter and live chat with other fans.

Aston Villa News by Skweet is a football news reader dedicated to Aston Villa FC for £1.99 at the App Store. Users will be able to keep up to date with current stories from multiple sources. With live scores, goal alerts and table standings supporters will have all the latest relevant information on their favorite club.

Aston Villa Soccer Diary by SpringApp Technologies Inc contains everything a fan requires from historic information to the latest news, this application is available at the App Store for £2.99/$4.99. Find out how many goals has Andy Gray scored, when and where the team was founded and when Aston Villa won the European Cup with a complete guide to the history of the club. View all the current stories including fixtures, scores, statistics and player information.

Aston Villa Total News by Bright Artificial Intelligence Ltd is an unofficial application available at the App Store for £0.69/$0.99. Fans will be able to access current news, gossip, live scores and results. Users will have the opportunity to view league table standings, top scorers and the club Twitter news. This application also has a chat feature where supporters can chat to each other and make their opinions heard.

iAVFC by Angel Applications Ltd. is a free application accessible at the App Store. This is a great free application for fans to follow all the latest news with a unique club finder that assists supporters to locate other league clubs for those away days. Send and read messages from other fans from all over. Users will be able to keep up to date with league standings and all the current stories.

Aston Villa fans will have the chance to find out all types of relevant news with the help of useful apps. How do you feel Villa will do this season? They have started well, but will the loss of Ashley Young to Man Utd have they got the quality to remain consistent throughout the season and become a top four team.

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