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Keir Graff
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Attended Hampshire College
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Villans can out-sing anyone!
Act of God? It rained all night Friday in Chicago, and poor field conditions resulted in the cancellation of the U12 and U10 games I was set to coach. I hate it when the kids miss playing time, and...
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You have a better chance of surviving ebola than Aston Villa has of scoring a goal from a crossed ball. This and other fun facts in today's post on American Born Villan.
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Aston Villa supporters are enjoying their time in the top four even after Saturday's result...
Aston Villa's pursuit of the Barclay's Premier League title was dealt a blow Saturday by visiting Arsenal, who, despite their seventh-place table position coming into the match, were able to unlock...
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Why deprive my wife of the pleasure she gets from calling me an athletic supporter?
Sometimes It's Hard to Be a Villan So, last weekend, a nil-nil draw at home against the Saints left some of us feeling like we'd stopped the bleeding. Optimists among us hoped for another precious ...
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Deep thoughts on diving, Suarez, and the difference between European football and the American kind.
Saturday marked the first visit of my older son, Felix, to the Globe Pub. He is a soccer player (7 goals in 9 games this fall), and a soccer fan, but, I'll be honest: I think the biggest draw was b...
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Reasons for pessimism: let’s just say passing, possession, shooting, creativity, leadership, management, and ownership and leave it at that for now.
Stoke City 2 - Aston Villa 1 Christmas travel didn't go as well as it could have. On Friday evening, my wife, sons, and I found ourselves at a ticket counter in Chicago's Midway airport, being assu...
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Coming into Saturday's game against Leicester City, I thought it was winnable. Now I must confront the fact that my definition of a "winnable" game for Aston Villa is several years out of date.
I watched the nil-nil against Crystal Palace with a handful of supporters at the Globe. The sound was off, we were seated in the wrong part of the bar, and the game was so boring I couldn't stand t...
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What’s wrong with me? Have I learned nothing from last year?
Having started the season playing five games unbeaten, a run that saw them reach the giddy heights of third place, Villa have come crashing back down to earth as they play five games against last s...
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My final Villan of the Week profile--the dapper and erudite Anthony Niblett!
"I'll take erudite sports fans for $1000." "This claret-and-blue Birmingham native is a professor at University of Toronto's Faculty of Law." "Who is Anthony Niblett?" Correct! Yes, you'll find Vil...
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Took me about a quarter century to read this, but I'm glad I got around to it.
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Indeed, in the last ten minutes of the game, watching Villa HOLD THE BALL, STRINGING MULTIPLE PASSES TOGETHER, I had a feeling that I hadn’t had in a long time—that we were every bit as good, if not better, than the team we were playing.

If only that team weren’t the team in last place.
Am I a bad fan? Or merely someone who, fearing a bad result, wanted to enjoy the first day of the new year for a few more hours before learning the bad news? New Year's Day, 2014. Villa are due to ...
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A trip to -- and a fall at -- Craven Cottage. I should have slept in.
I have such a good internal clock that I never set an alarm. Not even a 7:30 a.m. kickoff on a cold Sunday morning worried me—I went to bed on Saturday, secure in the knowledge that I would be waki...
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Missoula, MT - Amherst, MA - London, England
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Editor by day, novelist by night, soccer dad on the weekends.
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