Pre-Season Advanced Planner: Domestic friendlies announced with German opposition to follow.

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Full details for all Villa’s friendlies for pre-season 2017 have been confirmed.

JULY 12TH 2017

In a follow on from last seasons non-league double header (Telford & Worcester), Villa revive the same approach to give the entire first team squad a run out.

Both fixtures are away from home and will kick off at 7:45pm:

Telford United

Ground: New Bucks Head

Capacity: 6380

Tickets: TBA


Telford currently have 40 year old former Albion striker Lee Hughes on their books.  He was also in Worcester City’s squad last year when they faced Villa, by coincidence.  Villa won the 2016 friendly 2-1.

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Kidderminster Harriers

Ground: Aggborough Stadium

Capacity: 6444

Tickets: £12 for adults, £6 for concessions and £1 for under 16s


  • Aiming for promotion from 5th tier this term.
  • Former Villa youngster Lewis Kinsella was relegated twice in one day – whilst on loan at Kidderminster and then parent club Villa.  Kinsella now plays for Colchester.

15th July 2017

Shrewsbury Town (KO 3pm)

Ground: New Meadow

Capacity: 9875

Tickets: TBA


  • Currently in League 1.
  • Home of the English Border Front.

18th July 2017

Walsall (KO 7:45pm)

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Ground: The Banks’ Stadium

Capacity: 11300

Tickets: TBA


  • Last friendly in 2015 ended 1-1.

29th July 2017

Watford (KO 3pm)

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Ground: Vicarage Road


Tickets: 4500 Villa tickets available.


  • Graham Taylor memorial ‘Trophy’ Fixture.
  • All profits to charitable causes.

European opposition to follow, with the expectation that ties will take place against German opposition between Walsall/Watford fixtures.

Details including recommended pubs, travel and updated ticket information to follow.

Further information for European friendly fixtures in Germany to feature detailed trip plans including flight information, public transport details, what to do before/after and recommended watering holes.

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