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712 Flips | 7 Magazines | 191 Followers | @TBARforum | The Bells Are Ringing magazine: website dedicated to Villa supporters the world over. When this site officially opened on Friday 14th March 2014 its aims were to represented the culmination of ideas and passion; of ambition and foresight; of friendship, trust and accountability. The founders of “TBAR” had a vision that was put into action at the end of 2013. That vision was to bring about a sea change in the way Villa fans interact. That vision was to offer Villa fans a place to feel welcomed and valued. That vision was to be the best fans forum in the world. And that vision has become a reality. Our independence from external influences means that we are guided only by the people that post here. We are offering a platform upon which the fans of this proud football club can be heard. And it will be a platform built out of dignity, respect and fairness. We hope you have come to chat about the Villa. But we hope you’ll stay because you’ve found a new home.

Aston Villa: How claret and blue outcast Alan Hutton has earned a new contract

Alan Hutton is celebrating signing a new three-year contract at Aston Villa after going from zero to hero almost overnight.<p>But 'how?' we hear you ask.<p>…

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Aston Villa won't struggle this season, says Ron Atkinson

Ron Atkinson reckons Aston Villa have turned the corner and are no longer relegation candidates.<p>The former boss told the Birmingham Mail he is …

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If you get Aston Villa right it is a fantastic club and a massive one at that, says Paul Lambert

Exclusive interview: Paul Lambert has won Aston Villa's supporters back round with the club’s fine start to the season<p>Paul Lambert was back at his old club, Borussia Dortmund this week, checking on <b>Arsenal</b>, who visit Villa Park on Saturday. Lambert, a Champions League winner with Dortmund, loved …

Aston Villa: Ashley Westwood says Villa will face Chelsea with confidence

Ashley Westwood wants to get Aston Villa back to winning ways after a double gut-wrenching blow last weekend.<p>The midfielder was laid low by the virus …

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Aston Villa nostalgia: Villa Park over the decades

Villa Park over the years View gallery<p>Villa Park - the beloved home of Aston Villa and the place of worship for generations of claret and blue …

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The truth: We investigate whether Aston Villa fans are right to despise Phil Dowd

Phil Dowd's photographic Villa timeline View gallery<p>This article could simply have been one word.<p>Vidic.<p>However, in the interests of fair play, we …

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Aston Villa fans accost public enemy No.1 Steve Hodge on his return to Villa Park – Birmingham Mail

Villain of the piece Steve Hodge would not have expected a hero’s homecoming at Villa Park – and he didn’t get one!<p>In fact before Saturday’s defeat …

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Chelsea & Man United target 'like Bale' says Villa team-mate

Chelsea & Man United target ‘like Bale’ says Villa team-mate<p>25/9/2014 | 05:30pm<p>Aston Villa ace Alan Hutton believes that team-mate Jack Grealish is …

Christian Benteke thrilled to be back out on the fields of Bodymoor Heath. #AVFC

Christian Benteke offers a helping hand to Gabby Agbonlahor. #AVFC

Fabian Delph shows off work-out that turned Aston Villa star into England international

Fabian Delph revealed the secrets behind some of his recent success when he shared a video of his intensive gym workout.<p>The Aston Villa midfielder …

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for Premier League clash

• <b>Chelsea face Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge</b>• <b><br>Diego Costa is expected to start upfront for Chelsea</b>• <b><br>The Blues are still without</b> …

Aston Villa can end Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season, says boss Paul Lambert

• <b>Aston Villa suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend against Arsenal</b>• <b><br>Paul Lambert's team last won at Stamford Bridge in 2011</b>• <b><br>But the</b> …

Aston Villa extend Paul Lambert’s contract after good start to season

Paul Lambert has extended his contract as the Aston Villa manager until June 2018.<p>Lambert has had two difficult seasons since he joined from Norwich in the summer of 2012, with Villa finishing 15th in both Premier League campaigns. But this season his side have made an excellent start, winning …

Aston Villa’s Paul Lambert hopeful over extending key duo’s contracts

The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed that resolving the futures of Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph is his main priority.<p>The manager penned a new four-year deal this week and Gabriel Agbonlahor signed his own contract extension last week.<p>The new England international Delph and his captain …

Aston Villa’s Kieran Richardson: after football I want to do things for God

It has been an enlightening afternoon in Kieran Richardson’s company, listening to the former England international discuss everything from a Roy Keane rollicking and Aston Villa’s revival to abstract paintings and finding God. Reformed and re-energised, Richardson brings more to the conversation …

Roy Keane's beard – stylewatch

We couldn’t profess to be fans of Roy Keane on the fashion desk, but his chin furniture certainly caught our eye on Saturday evening’s Match of the Day (now available on iPlayer). It even prompted us to reconsider banishing the word hipster for all eternity because, really, what else is it but a …

Aston Villa forward: ‘I was addicted to sleeping pills and thought I was dying’

The Danish striker Nicklas Helenius has revealed that illness and an addiction to sleeping pills were behind his failed season at Aston Villa.<p>The 23-year-old joined Villa from Aalborg in the summer of 2013 and there were high hopes for the 6ft 5in forward after he scored twice in …

Chelsea v Aston Villa: match preview

A week ago this would have been an intriguing top of the table contest, but Arsenal burst Aston Villa’s bubble. Paul Lambert’s squad had been affected by a virus before that first loss of the season and his players will arrive recovered, though competing with Chelsea, with Diego Costa fit and …

Aston Villa may offer Ron Vlaar a bumper deal

The Dutchman's performances at the summer's sparked continued speculation over his future, with Arsenal and Manchester United said to be ready to …

Will the real Villa stand up at Chelsea?

In recent years, Stamford Bridge has been a bit of a mixed bag. From wins to close encounters to absolute hammerings, there's been a real feeling …