My Old Man Said – Aston Villa Podcast
The problem with potentially doing an Aston Villa podcast in recent times is Villa have rarely played well and have rarely won in the past year. There’s also the cold hard fact that supporter interest is waning in following a club. It’s got so bad, that many season ticket holders haven’t even been going to games they’ve already paid for.
Week-on-week, there wasn’t much transcendence in the weekly Villa routine, just gloom and doom…not exactly the best time to launch a new podcast.
The My Old Man Said podcast was created to go beyond the traditional straight-up football podcast to try and break the monotony and provide more ‘a show’ to entertain. The the collaboration between My Old Man Said and Villa Underground was to add a dose of entertainment and cabaret to informative and insightful discussion of Villa and supporter issues on and off the pitch.
This included giving owner Dr Tony Xia’s infamous tweets an audio form… albeit read in a Yorkshire accent backed by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to create satirical and surreal poetic incarnation. Then there’s comic sketches like ‘Jedinak’s Jungle’, a riff on Mile Jedinak embodying his fellow countryman the late Steve Irwin, as he uncovers the wildlife at Villa Park, Aston. There’s also frequent guest appearances from the likes of Randy Lerner, Tom Fox, and Stan Collymore, although not as you know them.
Also, one of the core aims of the podcast will be to address and raise awareness of core supporter issues through interviews and expert guests.
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— Nick #AVFC Hawkes (@bfg_nick) August 18, 2016
Great podcast! Awesome job 👊👍 https://t.co/mI754l3uLs
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