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My Old Man Said Aston Villa Podcast – Episode 9


The first podcast proper since Steve Bruce took charge. MOMS editor David Michael is once again joined by Dan Rogers from the Villa Underground and MOMS writer Chad Wrenn for some Villa discussion and laughs.

We give our an initial reactions to the new boss and look at why the Villa players have been underachieving. Is it fitness? Is it mental? Is it tactics? WTF is going on?!

Recorded before the Reading win, we look at the Wolves draw and also look ahead to the Fulham game. There’s a focus on both Mile Jedinak’s travels and also a discussion on Ross McCormack.

Plus, there’s plenty of fun with various voices of Villa popping in, listener questions and five reasons to be cheerful.

If you haven’t listened before – YOU. ARE. MISSING. OUT.


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Episode 9 Running Order

Show Running Order

Management meery-go-round
Bruce first impressions
Wagner says Nein
What was that against Wolves?
Fitness issues?
Mental issues?
Tactical issues?
All kinds of issues?!
Jedinak’s international travel problem
Jedinak’s Jungle
Mentality for promotion or playing scared?
Delusions of Grandeur?
Are Villa an average Championship team?
Team ethic
Realistic promotion hopes
‘It’s a Trap’
Improvers – Ross McCormack
Meanwhile in the rest of the Championship
Twitter with Tony
Look ahead to Fulham game
Five Reasons to be Cheerful

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  1. Ayew comes on and the game changes, why isn’t Bruce starting with him, even opposition players are questioning the logic if there is any.