About Us

The Claret and View is a football blog established in 2017, surrounding top quality opinion surrounding the football club Aston Villa. We also provide in-depth match day content, as well as news coming from the club.

We have high standards surrounding the content that we produce and try to turn away from ‘click bait’.

Our aim is to inform, entertain and perhaps provide a different look at both the delights and issues that fans face – including views on players, current form and much more.

We have had the opportunity to interview European Cup hero Peter Withe, former defender Shaun Teale, Pre-game talkshow host Dan Bardell and former club journalist Emily Liles in our time as a blog.

In 2018, The Claret and View was nominated for, and was a finalist in the ‘Best New Football Blog’ at The Football Blogging Awards.


The Claret and View provided opinion in an in-depth interview with Birmingham’s Free Radio before Villa’s Play-Off Final in 2018.