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MOMS #51: Bruce Out? Really?

Despite only one league loss, so far this season, only three wins out of eight in fairly soft fixtures has made many Aston Villa supporters question whether it's fools gold continuing with Steve Bruce as Villa boss. My Old Man Said's David Michael, Dan Rodgers and Chris Budd return to discuss the 'Bruce Out?' debate and the major issues that have triggered the growing impatience with the Villa manager. Is Villa's goal of promotion already in danger? Are we now a Championship outfit for the...


MOMS #50.5 Listener Questions Right Here, Right Now

In a bonus show recorded in the early hours straight after Episode 50, David, Dan and Chris tackle MOMS podcast listener questions sent in via Instagram. There's questions from Blues fans to all the current concerns of the Villa faithful. A guillotine pops up for some reason and at least one of us is drinking gin and tonic from a non-Birmingham post code... Show highlights Enjoy & UTV SUPPORT THE SHOW! If you want the show to continue and be more frequent, please do support the show by...


MOMS #50: Will the Real Aston Villa Please Stand Up

Within barely the space of a week, Aston Villa go from 100% to unbeaten to winless, despite improving their overall footballing style. Once again, last minute goals determine their results. While it's been three draws in a row, help is at hand, with two new recruits in Yannick Bolasie and Anwar El Ghazi, who hopefully will bring more cutting edge to the team to aid its the promotion goal. My Old Man Said editor and host David Michael is joined by both Dan Rodgers and Chris Budd to discuss...


MOMS #49: Aston Villa's Search for Style, Snap, Crackle & Pop

In the second show of the week, David Michael is joined by Chris Budd, for an impromptu show discussing a wide range of matters from, Villa kits and Lego Villa Parks to a full assessment of the current Aston Villa squad and a look at the shortfall in Bruce's tactics. Into the third Championship season for Villa and Steve Bruce still seems to be going game-to-game relying on player's quality to pull them through, rather than having any team style or identity. Is he in the progress of...


MOMS #48: Super Jack - The Show Goes On!

It's been a busy couple of weeks or so in the Villa-verse, as the new Aston Villa owners have started to prove their worth. They've took Financial Fair Play by the horns, got in some unexpected signings before the transfer window shut and also fended off Spurs and their attempt to get a cut price Jack Grealish. Flying solo on the podcast for the first time (normal service will be resumed on the next episode), MOMS David Michael discusses keeping Super Jack, meeting the new Villa owners...


MOMS #47: How Many Billionaires Does it Take to Save a Football Club?

Recorded shortly after the Bass Vase pre-season victory vs Burton , My Old Man Said's David and Dan discuss the new Aston Villa owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, Jack Grealish's situation and a bunch of other issues going into the 2018/19 season...a dreaded third in the row in the Championship. Listener questions sent in via Instagram are tackled from the serious to the dubious. Stay listening post the end credits for the burning question of dressing room nutsacks. MOMS has actually met...


MOMS #46: The Wizard of Xia - Aston Villa's Humbug?

The play-off final is lost and Aston Villa FC go into financial meltdown. What happened to the big promises to Villa supporters of Dr Tony Xia? The Chinese chairman sacks the CEO Keith Wyness and tries to organise a rudderless club for a third season in the Championship via conference calls from Bejjing. My Old Man Said's David and Dan pick through the bones of Villa's fiscal woe and farce, while trying to have some laughs along the way in the face of adversity. There's 'Twitter With Tony'...


MOMS Episode 45: Aston Villa Wembley Parklife Session

Aston Villa are now 90 minutes (and maybe some extra-time and penalties) away from a return to the Premier League. My Old Man Said's David and Dan take the podcast into the great outdoors and enjoy a pre-Wembley detox in a Birmingham park, where the park life literally takes over the show in dramatic effect. Warning: there is strong language! In a more casual than usual setting, we discuss the fallout from the Boro game at Villa Park - from over-hype, giant invisible flags and pitch...


MOMS Bonus: Gabby Agbonlahor's Alternative Farewell Speech

Were you underwhelmed by Gabby Agbonlahor's short on-pitch farewell speech (in opening credits) to Aston Villa supporters after the last regular game of the season at Villa Park? If so, here's the alternative Churchillian style, heartfelt and inspiring speech, we wish Gabby had delivered to the House of Villans. The sketch originally appeared at the end of Episode 44 of the My Old Man Said podcast, so just in case you didn't have the stamina to make it that far, we thought we'd give you a...


MOMS 44: Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Play-off Mega Mix Special

Silly and sophisicated, My Old Man Said fully opens the fourth dimension of podcast crazy to look ahead to Aston Villa's play-off battle against Middlesbrough. David and Dan, look at how the season ended in the PL and EFL, before focusing on the double-header against Boro. The show is bookended by Gabby Agbonlahor's goodbye speech and the Churchillian farewell he perhaps should have given Villans. There's a season's recap of Tony's Tweets and the return of Negatron, who's getting anxious...


MOMS Ep. 43: Championship Play-off First Impressions

The My Old Man Said podcast goes to Bescot stadium to see England U-17's vs Italy U-17's before sitting down for a casual chat about Aston Villa's upcoming Championship play-off double-header with Middlesbrough. This podcast was recorded on location. Please support the show by becoming a MOMS Patron. You will get bonus patron-only episodes, advanced sneaks and also get entered into regular reward draws. More details and to become a Patron, click here: Join MOMS Patrons Enjoy! UTV Podcast...


MOMS Ep. 42: Aston Villa from 2nd to Play-off Uncertainty

After two months off, the My Old Man Said podcast returns to chart Aston Villa's path to the play-offs, after automatic promotion loomed after the last episode. Dan Rodgers of the Villa Underground returns from his exile to join MOMS David Michael in a double-length show, that makes up for lost time, discussing a wide range of topics : government petition! Also back are - Jedinak's Jungle, Twitter With Tony and Your God, Randy. Please support the show by becoming a MOMS Patron. You will...


MOMS Extra Ep.41.5 - Fulham vs Villa Preview & Which Villa Players are Good Enough for PL?

A bonus preview show for Fulham vs Aston Villa, in what could be a pivotal game for Villa and the Championship promotion picture, as the division's two top form teams in 2018 go head-to-head. Can Fulham end Villa's long winning run? Also, in the show we discuss the question of which of the current Villa team would be in the first team if Aston Villa were in the Premier League next season. This is just a quick straight-up additional bonus episode. Check out Episode 41 for the full...


MOMS Ep.41 - The City is Ours: Live From Lichfield

The Second City derby against Birmingham City is won and the city remains ours. David Michael is joined by Chris Budd to discuss an impressive days work by Aston Villa at Villa Park, as they leap into the automatic promotion spots for the first time since they've been in the Championship. All the main factors of the clash with the Blues are discussed as the podcast is recorded in the Mailbox (not Lichfield), high above the city that is well and truly owned by Villa. As well as looking at...


MOMS Extra Ep.40.5 - Second City Derby Special & Three Valuable Villans

If all goes to plan (i.e. promotion), this could be Aston Villa's last league clash with Birmingham City, for a while. So to honour that, here's an extra Second City Derby preview MOMS podcast show. As well as looking at the match ahead and potential changes Steve Bruce and his coaching team may make to the unchanged line-up of recent games, we look at how Villa may tackle the likes of Sam Gallagher and Jota. Who should play in this game as Villa's DM? Bjarnason? Jedinak? Whelan? Will...


MOMS Ep.40 - Game of Thrones Season 8 Spoiler, Sex Tape & Villa March On

Dan Rodgers returns from Belfast having witnessed a major event filming on the set of Games of Thrones season 8 to discuss with David Michael, Aston Villa's sixth win on the trot, as the club march on the automatic promotion spots. As well as talk of Games of Thrones' ginger John Carew, the recent footballer sex tape to hit the headlines makes us recall Villa player's infamous videoed transgressions. Back to the football, we look at another Championship team on an impressive run and look...


MOMS Ep.39 - 2018: Year of the Villa? 100%, Transfers & Joy.

Aston Villa's 100% record in 2018 so far, takes Aston Villa to five wins on the trot, as they complete their final transfer business for the promotion push ahead. David and Dan of the My Old Man Said podcast chew the fat over the last-minute win at Sheffield United, as well as looking at the recent prime movers in the Villa team. They also look at Villa Park being made an asset of community value (ACV), Villa's January transfer window and balk at Mesut Ozil's wages. Why did Tommy Elphick...


MOMS Ep.38 - Aston Villa Promotion March Begins, Hogan's Run, Transfer Window View

After beating Nottingham Forest and Barnsley, Aston Villa have won four games on the trot and are currently just three points off the automatic promotion spots. My Old Man Said hosts David Michael and Dan Rodgers discuss the recent factors of Villa's 100% 2018, including the emergence of Jack Grealish, the rise of Scott Hogan and the revelation of Birkir Bjarnason. Also, we question Aston Villa's approach to cup competitions after their recent limp exit from the FA Cup at the hands of...


MOMS Ep.37 - Promotion Uncertainty, Five Goals and a Bear's Arse

For the first show of 2018 we look back from the 'Mass Hysteria' of December to the New Year's Day five-goal Massacre of Bristol City. What went wrong as Villa slipped out of the play-off spots to what an under pressure Steve Bruce got right to reverse the team's fortunes going into the new year. David and Dan also talk about Steve Bruce's disturbing team selections and the issues in defence and attack, with special focus on Scott Hogan and Tommy Elphick. There's also random chat about...


MOMS Pele Interview - Bonus Show

Pele Interview Bonus Podcast Once upon a time MOMS interviewed Pele... We dig out the Pele interview from the archives and before pressing play on it, quickly look back at when Pele played at Villa Park in the Aston Villa vs Santos friendly match, his presence at Highbury in 1981 when Villa won the League title, Pele's position endorsing Viagra and also what the players of New York Cosmos used to use Ketchup bottles for. As well as discussing Pele's career, which English team he came...