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Join the My Old Man Said inner circle and get membership to Match Club (our match day gathering) and access to an exclusive Patron-only My Old Man Said podcast channel (including access to a back catalogue of 100+ bonus shows), merchandise discount and the inside track on supporter issues and Villa-related opportunities.
Become a MOMS Patron to get all that and help support truly independent Villa publishing that has your interest as a supporter at its heart.
Due to the support of our readers and listeners we avoid the disrespectful football media model of content farming clickbait to drive ads. We don’t want a website that looks like a pinball machine of pop-up ads and auto-play videos. Nor do we want to do podcasts to serve sponsors or get involved in disingenuous fan engagement.
For a small publisher like My Old Man Said, the business model of creating quality content and giving it away for free was never going to be a sustainable one. But with the support of our readers and listeners as MOMS Patrons, we can solely focus on giving you smarter quality podcasts and writing.
We respect our readers and listeners, and we’ll love you even more, if you stand beside us as a My Old Man Said patron in these testing times.
WHAT DO I GET IF I SIGN UP?
Match Club Membership
Without wanting to break the first two rules of Match Club (see below), Match Club originally was born as MOMS’ antidote to putting life and fun into lockdown and behind-closed-doors football. Since, it has grown into a great community that provides like-minded with a smarter and more fun alternative to enjoying Villa games than social media at large. It also invented the notion of going ‘full goldfish’, before Ted Lasso bought into the goldfish state of mind.
Also, there’s clubs within Match Club, including Screen Club where members can discuss what they’re watching and converse about the MOMS spin-off podcast ‘My Old Man Saw’ and Investo Club, where members share investment knowledge and insights.
“Match Club is genius. Definitely enhanced my usual ‘match day’ from home experience. Good people, good vibes, good discussions! “
“Brilliant idea! Match club great much better than Twitter hysteria.”
“MOMS Match Club has been a success, much better innovation than VAR”
Exclusive Patron-only Podcast Channel
New for 2021 a whole Podcast Channel dedicated to MOMS Patrons that includes several exclusive regular shows, including:
The Mad Few – answering the burning Villa questions
Off the Record – The MOMSalogue from MOMS Editor David Michael, insights into supporter issues and MOMS history
My Old Man Saw – Film/TV/Screen Culture for MOMS Patrons – from the current to rabbit hole worthy oldies
Access to a Back Catalogue of 100+ Bonus Shows
Exclusive emailed newsletters and feed
A new form of MOMS newsletter coming soon…
When goods drop into MOMS HQ, we like to pass them on to MOMS Patrons (latest books, tickets, DVDs, clothing, match balls, etc.
In the past MOMS has put forward patrons for an expenses-paid Villa away day, a kit launch where the patron got to play with ex-Villa players and pick up a free new kit (boots included!) and a tour of Bodymoor Heath to watch Villa’s first team train.
My Old Man Said Merchandise Discount
Merch range expanding soon for 2021
You also get our love and appreciation for being part of the MOMS Patron member community, and the knowledge that your contribution will help us grow, so you get more in the long-term.
DOES THIS MEAN YOU’RE GOING BEHIND A PAYWALL?
No! Everything that we do already on My Old Man Said (MOMS) both website and podcasts remains free, as it always has been.
News articles that bring you the actual truth, podcasts, the blogs, the columns, discount heads-up’s and everything else – 100% free. But if you sign up to become a MOMS patron member on Patreon you get more and full experience.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The minimum cost is just £3 + VAT per month, but if you want to get access to Match Club, the extra podcast channel, opportunities, Patron rewards and merchandise discounts, we recommend coming in at least the £5 + VAT – there’s no VAT to pay if you are outside the EU.
That’s around the cost of a pint. If you feel like you want to contribute less or more, then there’s plenty of options. It’s all good!
The good news is now you can pay in your local currency if it’s £, $ or Euros!
OK, I’M IN! HOW DO I DO IT?
It’s simple, sign up via the button at the top of the page or the one below:
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