It has been more than 14 months since Aston Villa last won a competitive away fixture – Rudy Gestede’s 72nd minute effort on the opening day of the 2015/16 seaosn gave the away fans something to cheer, but it’s been fairly bleak ever since. Seven draws, 20 losses, three managers, and a relegation have followed – before Steve Bruce took the helm at Villa Park in mid-October.
But, the question on everybody’s lips – and rightly so – is what exactly has happened in Coronation Street since Aston Villa last won away. Don’t you fear. We’ve crunched all the soap gossip just for you, and will be updating it every week Villa fail to win away.
Time elapsed since Aston Villa last won away:
8th August: Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa (Rudy Gestede, 72)
19th August: Jason Grimshaw is battered by Callum Logan and two heavies.
20th August: Craig Tinker passes 10 GCSE’s. Top lad.
24th August: Callum threatens a drugged Sarah to force her daughter Bethany to give him an alibi for his attack on Jason.
4th September: Leanne admits to Zeedan Nazir that her stepson and spawn of Peter Barlow, Simon, has been physically abusing her for weeks.
7th September: Tracy Barlow confesses to Carla that she started the fire that killed Kal and Maddie.
9th September: Tracy is arrested for the suspected murders of Kal and Maddie.
11th September: Estranged from Lloyd Mullaney, Andrea Beckett finds out she is pregnant with his child.
23rd September: Following his escalating campaign of terror against the Platt family, Callum is killed by his ex-partner Kylie Platt when he attacks her sister-in-law Sarah. In a misguided attempt at a cover-up, Kylie’s husband David disposes of his body in a manhole inside the garage at No.8 Coronation Street.
25th September: Lloyd and Andrea leave Weatherfield for a new life in Jersey.
30th September: Tyrone Dobbs and Fiz Stape are told that Hope Stape has a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.
5th October: Tim Metcalfe and Sally Webster are married. Tim almost jilts Sally due to her kiss with Kevin but is talked round by Kevin and Craig Tinker. Johnny and Kate Connor tell Carla that the money Aidan Connor invested in Underworld was actually Johnny’s.
29th October: Alya Nazir confesses to fiancé Gary Windass that she had sex with someone else.
30th October: Gary Windass breaks off his engagement to Alya Nazir when he discovers she had a drunken fling with Jason Grimshaw.
4th November: Rita receives divorce papers from Dennis Tanner. Sophie gets a 21% share of Webster’s Autocentre for her 21st birthday.
27th November: Jamie Bowman is arrested for uploading pornographic pictures of ex-girlfriend Steph Britton on the internet.
2nd December: Sarah finds out that she is pregnant with Callum’s baby.
4th December: Nick and Carla make their engagement official. Meanwhile Carla’s brother Rob Donovan reads about Johnny’s involvement at Underworld in the newspaper.
7th December: Rob sends a visiting order to his ex-fiancée Tracy. Although claiming that he misses her, deep down he despises her for having him arrested by the police.
11th December: Rob blackmails Johnny with the knowledge that he is Carla’s real father.
14th December: Unknown to Carla, Johnny sends off her DNA to be tested against his.
16th December: Gail, Audrey and Bethany are shocked to hear about Sarah’s pregnancy.
21st December: Rob tells Tracy he’s being released early and asks for another start with her. She agrees. Rob calls Robert and asks to see him.
24th December: Rob tells Robert that Tracy has been seeing him. The residents transform the Street into Lapland for Hope.
25th December: Robert finishes with Tracy.
28th December: Johnny gets the DNA results back and tells Carla that he’s her father. Tracy finds out that Rob has been stringing her along.
1st January: Emily Bishop leaves for a six-month trip to Peru, helping Spider Nugent volunteering in a school.
4th January: Carla Connor breaks the news to Aidan and Kate Connor that their father Johnny is also Carla’s biological father. Aidan and Kate are disgusted and order Johnny to leave.
8th January: Cathy Matthews accidentally sets fire to her house while burning love letters she discovered from her sister Nessa Warner addressed to her late-husband Alan. Nessa and Roy Cropper spot the blaze and Roy enters to rescue Cathy. Ken Barlow also ends his relationship with Nessa.
11th January: Hope Stape has an operation to remove a cancerous tumour.
13th January: Tracy Barlow opens Preston’s Petals on Rosamund Street.
18th January: Jamie Bowman and his mate Lee raid Nick’s Bistro to get revenge on waitress Steph Britton for losing them their jobs. They only manage to steal Carla’s handbag. While trying to retrieve it, Carla is thrown from their getaway car and badly injured. Pat Phelan returns, working on Kevin Webster’s new garage.
27th January: Audrey Roberts suffers an angina attack and tells Ken Barlow she loves him. Rita Tanner meets Jenny Bradley, seven months after she was arrested for kidnapping Jack Webster.
29th January: Fiz Stape and Tyrone Dobbs are told that Hope’s cancer is in remission.
10th February: Pushed to the limit, Leanne Tilsley reports Simon Barlow’s assaults to the police.
15th February: Tracy tells Carla that she knows she slept with Robert Preston and hints that she’s going to blackmail her over cheating on Nick Tilsley.
26th February: Jamie is sentenced to three years in prison for distributing naked photos of Steph Britton online without her permission.
4th March: Aidan fires Eva Price from her job at Underworld.
11th March: Gemma Winter is taken on at Audrey’s as a work experience trainee.
14th March: Anna Windass reveals to Eileen Grimshaw that Pat Phelan once coerced her into sex, in order to put Eileen off entering into a relationship with Phelan. Eileen doesn’t believe Anna as Phelan had earlier told Eileen that Anna had done all the chasing.
21st March: Sarah Platt gives birth to her son five weeks’ early.
15th April: Gary Windass is arrested for possession of cannabis. Izzy Armstrong confesses to the police that Gary was buying the drugs for her pain management.
25th April: Tony Stewart is found dead in his flat, having laid undiscovered for three days following a heart attack.
9th May: Tony Stewart’s funeral takes place.
13th May: Carla and her hens get themselves arrested after causing trouble at a club.
16th May: In Blackpool, Jenny saves Jack’s life after a tram nearly runs him down.
24th May: Carla confesses to Nick just before their wedding that she slept with Robert Preston. Although angry, Nick decides to marry her anyway but quickly regrets it and leaves her during the reception.
25th May: Cathy asks Roy to marry her. Carla drives at Tracy in revenge for being the catalyst for Nick leaving her. She ends up hitting Cathy while Tyrone swerves to avoid the accident and drives into No.8’s grannex and exposing the hiding place of the body of Callum Logan.
26th May: Callum’s body is discovered. Realising there’s nothing left for her, Carla leaves Weatherfield, sharing a final emotional goodbye with Roy.
30th May: Gail, Sarah, David Platt and Kylie are all questioned about Callum with David emerging as the prime suspect. David implicates Jason Grimshaw, despite knowing he’s innocent. Roy accepts Cathy’s proposal.
6th June: Todd Grimshaw, believing Sarah to have killed Callum but desperate to prevent either her or brother Jason from going down, lies to the police that Tony Stewart confessed to him before he died.
8th June: Todd finds Billy Mayhew’s brother Lee lying unconscious. Todd and Billy take him to Weatherfield General.
12th June: Billy ends his relationship with Sean Tully as he has developed feelings for Todd.
13th June: Izzy is found guilty of possession of cannabis and assaulting a police officer.
14th June: Callum’s funeral takes place.
19th June: Lee Mayhew holds Sarah Platt hostage at 8 Victoria Court.
29th June: Pat Phelan arranges for an acquaintance to set Jason Grimshaw’s van on fire. Later in the day, Jason decides to leave for Thailand.
1st July: Izzy Armstrong is ordered to serve a two-month custodial sentence. Tracy Barlow collapses in the ginnel while out walking Eccles.
8th July: Billy finishes with Sean once more after falling for Todd. He and Todd then share their first kiss.
11th July: Leanne Battersby is horrified to learn she is pregnant following a one-night stand. Gail and Michael Rodwell begin to rebuild their relationship.
15th July: Kylie Platt is stabbed in the chest by Clayton Hibbs when fighting him off after he attacked her friend Gemma Winter. Kylie dies in her husband David’s arms before the ambulance crew arrive.
20th July: Johnny Connor and Jenny Bradley share a kiss while working at the factory. David Platt visits wife Kylie at the chapel of rest to say his goodbyes.
22nd July: Leanne tells Steve McDonald that he is the father of her unborn child.
25th July: Leanne suffers stomach pains in the early stages of her pregnancy and is accompanied by Michelle Connor at Weatherfield General. Michelle’s husband Steve confesses to his mother Liz that he got Leanne pregnant.
29th July: Eileen Grimshaw finds out about her son Todd’s relationship with Billy when she overhears their conversation over a faulty taxi radio.
1st August: Kylie’s funeral takes place. Todd learns that the deceased killed Callum Logan. Sean finds out about Todd’s relationship with Billy.
5th August: Sean moves out of No.11 after discovering that Eileen knew about Todd and Billy’s relationship before he did.
8th August: Nick has Robert arrested on a charge of drink-driving.
10th August: Nick and Robert agree to settle their differences and set up a 50/50 partnership for the bistro.
12th August: Her sentence served, Izzy is released from prison.
15th August: Maria ends her relationship with fiancé Luke.
24th August: Bethany Platt collapses at V Court Fitness.
26th August: Inside the Rovers, Tracy publicly announces Leanne’s pregnancy.
29th August: Maria is assaulted at her flat in a robbery orchestrated by Caz Hammond.
2nd September: Leanne confesses to Nick that Steve is the father of her unborn child. Aidan walks in on his father Johnny and Jenny. On his 18th birthday, Craig Tinker learns that his dad, Darryl Parkins, is in prison.
14th September: Craig visits his father in Highfield Prison who reveals that his mother Beth Sutherland is bigamously married to Kirk.
16th September: Beth is arrested for bigamy. Phelan is taken into questioning for committing a fraud.
28th September: Ozzy is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
29th September: Ozzy is put to sleep in the arms of a heartbroken Maria and Kirk.
3rd October: David is viciously attacked outside the Dog and Gun. Tim and Steve get giddy over County footballer Tommy Orpington who is a new client of Michelle’s wedding business.
5th October: David is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Eileen gets suspicious of Vinny who hides the fake passports after a tip off from Phelan.
7th October: David heads to the hospital to exact revenge on Macca who is fighting for his life. Phelan and Todd explain to Eileen about the sales scam.
10th October: Jim calls Steve to tell him he has Myotinic Dystrophy and that it’s genetic, putting Steve and Michelle’s baby at risk. Leanne finds out as well and worries as she is also carrying a child of Steve’s.
12th October: David finetunes his plans for revenge on Clayton outside the courthouse. Steve refuses to get tested for MD. Izzy tells Sarah to give it a go with Gary.
14th October: Gail finds David’s farewell video as he darts away with the kids in the car. Sarah and Nick try to track him down. Michelle persuades Steve to take the test. Sophie tells Kevin she wants to leave to see Rosie.
17th October: David’s plan to kill Clayton in a suicide mission fails as his car breaks down, and then Gail and Nick lock him in the bistro cellar to stop him doing anything mental. Peter Barlow returns with a mystery bump on his head, and then his father Ken Barlow has a stroke.