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Aston Villa Begin Premier League Transformation

And so Aston Villa's first summer transfer window back in Premier League begins. David and Chris catch up with Max Stokes of Villa on Tour to survey the landscape and contemplate their claret and blue feelings entering into the summer. Along the way they discuss transfer media muppetry, do the 'Scott Hogan Touch Count' challenge, and look at recent happenings at Villa Park, including play-off winners merch spin-offs, court cases and new sponsors. Also, the plight of Villa's loan players...


Promotion Glory and Rebuilding From Ground Zero

After looking back at Aston Villa's climatic day out at Wembley that sealed promotion back to the Premier League, minds are cast forward to what awaits Villa in the top flight and the mass squad-building project that Dean Smith must undertake. As well as reliving Villa's glorious day at Wembley Stadium, we discuss the Champions' League final, Neymar's recent downfall and the sad passing of José Antonio Reyes. The Scott Hogan Touch Count Meter takes a reading of Hogan's international...


Wembley Ramifications - The Team Villa Have to Beat

It's death or glory time for Dean Smith's Aston Villa, as they stand one game away from a long-awaited return to the Premier League (three seasons has been too long). We've said everything there is to say about Villa, so David and Chris are joined by Max Stokes of Villa on Tour to discuss and analyse our Wembley opponents, Derby County. Or should that be 'Frank Lampard's Derby County'? While most people in football have made Derby the under dogs, it's a position they thrived upon in their...


The Dark Arts Behind Aston Villa’s Trip to Wembley

Once again Aston Villa are 90 minutes away from a return to the Premier League, but what are their chances this time round? Their passage through the semi-final against West Brom may not have impressed the football gods, but it gave real clues to Villa's capacity to win promotion. David, Dan* and Chris look ahead to the Wembley final against Derby County, discuss Villa penalty shoot-out memories and have a bit of fun with a one-off Villa players vs the Baggies touch count...


We Are Villa - F**k the Albion

One leg down, one leg to go. Aston Villa hold a slight advantage from the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final at Villa Park against West Bromwich Albion. David and Chris are joined by Max Stokes (Villa On Tour) to discuss all the major talking points of the game, as well as looking ahead to the crunch second leg. Enjoy! UTV SUPPORT THE SHOW! If you want the podcast show to continue and grow in 2019 and to be more frequent, please do support the show by becoming a MOMS...


Aston Villa's Play-off Destiny

Aston Villa face local rivals West Bromwich Albion over two legs in the Championship Play-off semi. David, Dan & Chris discuss their expectations of the clash. Have the stars aligned and what is different from last year's failed play-off attempt? As well as casting an eye over the recent Norwich City game, they also celebrate the wonder of Ashley Westwood and Scott Hogan, while examining Bayer Leverkusen's potential blueprint for Villa's play-off success. Good luck Villans! UTV SUPPORT...


The Rise of Resilient Villa and the Major Championship Play-off Issues

The MOMS podcast looks at some of the major questions on the eve of the Championship play-offs. Are Leeds United fading post-Spygate, after they broke the traditional Christmas promotion guarantee? Why haven't Villa beaten any of the top four Championship teams? What is Villa's potentially toughest play-off test? Also, David and Chris look back in detail at the sh*t show at Elland Road and what Villa proved in it, as well as casting an eye ahead to the dead rubber Villa Park finale...


Aston Villa - The Freshest and Most Resilient of the Play-off Teams?

Excuse us, while we catch up a little. With a new post-Leeds show on the horizon, this show, which was originally slated before Easter, looks at Villa's advantages in the play-offs and looks back at the key Bristol City game. MOMS is joined by Dan Rodgers of the Villa Underground and Max Stokes of Villa on Tour to discuss their feelings on the Championship play-offs that are fast approaching. They also discuss a sign that it could be Villa's year for promotion and how one football fan...


7Up Comeback Kings Aston Villa Show Credentials

It seems Aston Villa refuse to give up their winning run, as it extended to seven games with two remarkable comebacks, both with very different narratives. David, Chris and Dan, discuss the injury-time miracle versus Sheffield Wednesday and the 10-men New York stadium resurrection against Rotherham. The P-word, surely can be said out aloud now without fear? The trio also cast their eye on FA Cup semi-final ticket prices, pundit pickles, clickbait tennis and once again flick on the switch...


From Play-off Hangovers to Questions of Villa's Destiny

In an extra show for the week, David, Chris and Dan try to find the answers to My Old Man Said podcast listener questions, dilemmas and claret and blue existentialism. The show traverses Aston Villa's play-off hangover, Villa's goalkeeping trident puzzle, old FFP chestnuts and next season's possible destiny, while also slipping into off-topic discussions of Wilfred Bouma, Ian Olney and Villa player song favourites. There's also a bit of singing... Enjoy UTV SUPPORT THE SHOW! If you...


Five Star Aston Villa March On

Five league wins in a row and Aston Villa are now up to fifth spot in the Championship, as they make their late surge for a play-off place. David, Dan and Chris discuss the latest victory against Blackburn Rovers, as well as the ever evolving play-off picture. The MOMS trio also look at the recent big Manchester United news, the on-going Cardiff City aviation saga and the journey of the space burger, as the Scott Hogan Touch Count Meter also flickers into life. Enjoy UTV SUPPORT THE...


No Fear Aston Villa Enter the End Game

Hallelujah! Aston Villa have won four games on the bounce and have marched into the play-off spots to be perfectly placed for the final run-in after the international break. David Michael is joined by Chris Budd and Max Stokes (Villa on Tour) to discuss their hopes for Villa's season climax. Also, the trio discuss the Blues minus nine points drop down the league, the emergence of 'Crisis Clubs', Villa's recent evolution, the Villa goalkeeper situation, Tony Pulis's lack of respect and...


Blues Inglorious Basterd Gets Super Jack Justice

The Second City derby served up a plot that cried out for a Hollywood ending, and it got one. Blues fan thuggery received Super Jack justice and suddenly Aston Villa were thinking that maybe, just maybe, the play-offs were back on again, after their 1-0 win. My Old Man Said's David, Dan & Chris discuss the greatest day in Jack Grealish's life and contemplate a potential twist in the tail of this season. UTV SUPPORT THE SHOW! If you want the podcast show to continue and grow in 2019 and...


The Super Jack Grealish Show (and statue)

He's back. Thank f**k for that! The My Old Man Said team of David, Dan and Chris are thankful they can start discussing proper winning football again, as the return of Jack 'Captain' Grealish inspired a 4-0 win over Derby County. As well as talk and praise of Grealish (and his buddies Conor Hourihane and Glen Whelan) and the selection problems ahead of the Second City derby, there's talk of all kind of happenings from around Villa Park - from toxicity to tampons, from Villa dogs to...


MOMS #64: We Need to Talk About Dean Smith

It's now just two wins in his last 13 games for Dean Smith at Aston Villa. Is it time to be concerned? Villa now will realistically spend a fourth consecutive season in the Championship. Will there be any more? I think it's time we talk about Dean Smith. The second part of the latest MOMS podcast dedicates itself to a big Dean Smith debate, as we discuss recent rather unimpressive performances and results, and look back to signs of concern from his managerial career, so far. Does he...


MOMS #63: More Needed Than Blades Miracles for Play-offs

It'll take more than a mad last eight minute miracle to provide a spark to revive Aston Villa's flagging play-off hopes after an away defeat against Brentford made it two win in Dean Smith's last 12 games in charge. We look at Smith's transfer window and all the other business connected to Villa - from Mings' stamp to Villa's failure to deliver in recent weeks. As well as the Villa discussion, analysis and laughs, we look back at the big news in recent weeks, including the sad news at...


MOMS #62.5: One Game From Promotion, One Day Away From Bankruptcy

What better way to brighten the mood for the rest of Aston Villa's campaign in the 2018/19 season, than a belated look back at the highlights and lowlights of the claret and blue year of 2018. From being 90 minutes away from the Premier League to the financial chaos that presented itself as forfeit for Villa losing to Fulham in the play-off final. 2018 was certainly was an eventful year for the club. David Michael, Dan Rodgers and Chris Budd, ramp up the hilarity as they fondly look back...


MOMS #62: 13th Unlucky for Aston Villa, as Promotion Hopes Drift

Aston Villa slip to the bottom half of the Championship table in 13th place as alarm bells about their promotion chances ring loud. Currently, Villa are starring a fourth straight season in the Championship in the eyes. David Michael, Chris Budd and Villa on Tour's Max Stokes look at the events against Hull City and discuss the big issue of Villa's failing defence. What exactly is John Terry's role in all of this? Also spygate, mass punishment of football supporters and recent Non-league...


MOMS #61: Nevermind - Aston Villa's Start to 2019

The Old Man Said podcast is back for 2019 in what has been a winless year for Aston Villa so far. David Michael, Dan Rodgers and Chris Budd discuss the foundations of Dean Smith's 2018, the FA Cup exit and the stuttering recent form and Villa's mid-table limbo. The episode discusses Villa sans Grealish struggles, the steep dip in form, current defensive woes, the returning loans, the January transfer window, and the key recent non-Villa issue of Manchester United switching from Jose...


MOMS #60: Aston Villa - The Rise and Fall of a European Champion

My Old Man Said's David Michael interviews Richard Sydenham, author of Ticket to the Moon: Aston Villa - The Rise and Fall of a European Champion, to discuss the book which charts Villa's golden period and rise to the pinnacle of European football and then why it went so wrong, so quickly. The interview includes Sydenham's experiences of talking to many of Villa's players from the period, a trip to the late Doug Ellis's house, winning the trust of the Ron Saunders and Tony Barton families,...