The Villans embark on a 3rd season under the stewardship of Paul Lambert, after two seasons of mixed feelings at Villa Park. Having survived the drop in his first season, improvement was called for last but it never came as Villa struggled, only just surviving the drop. Lambert's lions though are anything but sheepish this time round with a bolstered defence and a greater emphasis on counter-attacking play. Lead by captain Ron Vlaar, coupled with a whole host of fresh faces from lower-league stalwarts to European delights, this season is sure to be interesting. Stay with us and hold on tight, for the quest is on, but together we fight: prepared.