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The post-match reaction to Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Villa Park in Dean Smith's boys 2020/21 Premier League opener. As well as looking at the game itself, we look at some of the issues it threw up for the rest of the season. UTV GET EXTRA SHOWS and JOIN MATCH CLUB If you want extra podcast shows during the month and to join Mat…
 
Jack Grealish signed a new five-year contract, an event that the MOMS podcast had deemed the likely conclusion for months now, as long as Villa escaped relegation. We discuss the ramifications and the recent new signings that have also signed up to the Villa cause. As well as talk of Villa cup and friendly victories, there's discussion of a brutal …
 
The First Aston Villa signing of the 2020 Summer Transfer Window has been made, but the overall picture is one of concern, as the club's mooted main targets have failed to arrive. Meanwhile Jack Grealish finally gets into the England squad to provide a distraction. We catch up on Villa's preseason matches, latest news and transfer dabblings - most …
 
The aim for Jack Grealish this season would be to make the England squad for the Euros. The Villa captain not making Gareth Southgate's first squad of 2020/21 sent the Villa fanbase into uproar. But had he done enough since the last England squad was called up back in November 2019? While the England boss was lampooned on social media, in this bonu…
 
They may have their 2020/21 fixtures, but there's still no new Aston Villa transfers in for the upcoming season. While the market has been stagnant, during Villa's pre-season camp in Wales, Dean Smith reflects on what he's learnt in his first season in the Premier League. We discuss Villa's new fixtures and away shirts, recent shonky clickbait abou…
 
In a bonus episode the My Old Man Said team go through all this summer's Aston Villa transfer rumours and discuss the reality and viability of the players attached to the club so far. Then various Villa supporter concerns for Villa's Premier League season ahead are addressed. UTV GET EXTRA SHOWS and JOIN MATCH CLUB If you want extra podcast shows d…
 
Pre-season training is about to start and with players returning from the only real available time to have a holiday, new Aston Villa signings will be announced soon. The club's preparation so far for 2020/21 has been in appointing key backroom staff. Still stunned by Villa's miracle escape the MOMS podcast team returns to catch up on events since …
 
Aston Villa complete an unlikely survival mission to stay in the Premier League thanks to a 1-1 draw at West Ham. In a reaction show, we reflect on 'Survival Sunday' and discuss what staying up now means for Aston Villa and their captain Jack Grealish. Listen to episode 110 for the main show. UTV GET EXTRA SHOWS and JOIN MATCH CLUB If you want extr…
 
Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Arsenal was perhaps Dean Smith's finest moment so far, as Villa's Head Coach. With others capitulating around them, it was a win that sprung Villa out of the relegation zone at the perfect time. Now, can they finish the job? The MOMS team discuss the happenings at Villa Park on Tuesday night - how Dean Smith managed the v…
 
It was billed as the game Aston Villa had to win to give them a serious chance of Premier League survival. But after a poor miss by Anwar El Ghazi at 1-0 was followed by a late Everton equaliser, is it curtains for Villa's hopes of staying up? Team MOMS enter into post-match discussion as they lick their wounds. Listen to Episode 109 for a fuller s…
 
With games fast running out Aston Villa gave themselves a last chance saloon stab at Premier League survival after a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. It was Villa's first win since January, can they now record back-to-back wins and stay alive? As well as discussing the events of the Palace game we talk about Villa's new record, Mile Jedinak's retiremen…
 
In perhaps their best performance since the restart, Aston Villa gave a lacklustre Liverpool team a game and had chances to open the scoring, until a familiar end to proceedings struck. But are there signs Villa might take something off United? We provide our reaction to the proceedings at Anfield and look at what Villa can take from the match goin…
 
Without a win in their first four games back after the Premier League restart, Aston Villa are now starring down both barrels of an instant return to the Championship. After a 1-0 loss to Wolves, we look at Villa's increasing on-field problems. Can Villa find any bite going forward to threaten their next two opponents - Liverpool and Manchester Uni…
 
Despite a close looking 2-1 scoreline Aston Villa were unceremoniously swept aside by Chelsea at Villa Park. Is there scope for Dean Smith to make tactical changes to get a tune out of this crop of players? We may have one solution. In a bolt-on podcast to episode 107, we catch up on events at Villa Park, as the team show little desire in the final…
 
Aston Villa kicked off the Premier League start against Sheffield United with a 0-0 draw...thanks to Hawkeye. Will it ultimately be seen as a missed opportunity or a useful exercise to give them a fitness advantage for their next game against Chelsea? The game and surprises in the line-up are discussed. Also in the show, FFP is iced Were Arsenal 'j…
 
Since episode 106 of the My Old Man Said podcast, MOMS attended a Football Supporters' Association meeting with Premier League Executive Director Bill Bush and got some valuable insights into the road ahead for football fans returning to stadiums. As well as Stage 5 of Project Restart (the return of supporters to games), we share the considerations…
 
Before the 2019/20 season was suspended Aston Villa boss Dean Smith bemoaned Villa having “too many training-ground players”, who only turn it on at Bodymoor. With the Premier League restart on the horizon, will this now be an advantage for Villa? We look at this phenomena in light of Villa's remaining 10 games being behind closed doors. What other…
 
As Premier League clubs return to training to prepare for the possibility of the commencement of the 2019/20 season, we look at the realities of football in the near future - from ghost stadiums to South Korean sex doll fan replacements. With the EFL recently announcing that a Points Per Game format - with promotion and relegation - will be underta…
 
As the media tries to frame Premier League clubs against each other, as 'Project Restart' talks try to find some kind of momentum and direction, we look at Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow's task in hand and what actually is integrity of competition? As well as discussing what Purslow has said in the past week, we also appraise the words of Head C…
 
As Aston Villa announce their intention to defer 25% of first team player wages for four months, the response of European leagues to the Convid pandemic increasingly shine a spot light on the Premier League's plans to try and end the 2019/20 season. On top of the Villa news of the club's reaction to the Covid crisis and Villa player end of contract…
 
Before the lockdown and during Aston Villa's winter break, MOMS took a trip to Los Angeles, USA, and recorded a couple of shows with stateside Villans. In the second of these shows, MOMS visits downtown LA to speak to Aston Villa supporter Danny De Lillo. Having lived in LA for seven years, while working at both Screen International and the New Fil…
 
To void or to continue the 2019/20 Premier League season? That is the question. Whatever happens, My Old Man Said with votes from the MOMS Patrons have decided on their Top 10 Player Power Ranking for the season (so far). Are there any surprise Top 10 entries? Listen to the first part of the podcast to get an update on what's been happening in the …
 
As the pandemic begins to ramp up in the UK, lockdown fever already seems to be gripping some people, including Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who committed a massive hypocritical faux pas mere hours after pleading to fans to stay home to help the NHS. Due to the lengthy nature of the discussion on Grealish, in what was supposed to be an episod…
 
With Aston Villa players in self-isolation like the rest of the world, as the Corona virus changes society in an unprecedented way, we look at the implications on Villa's season, as the Premier League tries to find a way to close the 2019/20 season satisfactorily. While football is very much secondary to life as we're currently experiencing it, the…
 
After a decent spirited display saw Aston Villa come up short against Manchester City at Wembley in the League Cup final, what can Dean Smith do to turn Villa from gallant losers into winners against the Premier League's top six teams? As Villa need wins over them to survive. With Villa almost overcoming giving away two cheap goals in the final to …
 
It's 4am before the League Cup final between Aston Villa and Manchester City, but who needs sleep anyway, when you've got to get out episode 100 to preview the big game. David, Dan and Chris look at ways in which Villa can complete mission impossible. Does City losing 22% of their League games offer hope? Is Henri Lansbury the key? Would Chris's ta…
 
During Aston Villa's winter break, MOMS took a trip to Los Angeles, USA, and recorded a couple of shows with stateside Villans. In the first of these shows, over a few beers on Sunset Boulevard, we speak to actor and writer Bob Stephenson about all things claret and blue...and, black and gold. During our chat with the Villan of over 20-years, we fi…
 
After Aston Villa's woeful performance at St Mary's against Southampton, it's swear box time on the My Old Man Said podcast, as we pick through the bones of the Saints defeat and profile the relegation picture. As well as questioning the Villa player's heart for the fight ahead, we look at how the upcoming League Cup final fits into the relegation …
 
Aston Villa returned from their winter break to display the full spectrum of what they are capable of - from decent attacking football to foolish school boy errors. The injury-time loss against Spurs was a bitter pill to take, yet they some how still sit in 17th position in the Premier League. David, Chris and Phil discuss Villa's latest game, as w…
 
It's not only Premier League players that can have a winter break... MOMS returns to catch up on the latest happenings in the Villa-verse, as Villa prepare themselves for an end of season relegation battle via a trip to Wembley for the League Cup final. As well as looking back at Villa's cup semi-final win against Leicester City and the trip to Bou…
 
After a decent enough start to 2020 against their relegation rivals, Aston Villa lift themselves out of the bottom three, as they look ahead to the second leg of a cup semi-final. Will the arrival of Mbwana Ally Samatta spark both survival and a Wembley trip? David and Chris are joined by Max Stokes (Villa on Tour) to discuss the relegation picture…
 
It was a dramatic and potentially season-defining night at Villa Park as Watford came seeking to do the double over their relegation rivals. A six-point swing to the Hornets would have seen Villa growing roots in the relegation zone, but alas after an injury-time 2-1 win, they escaped the drop zone. In a bonus MOMS show, David and Chris look back a…
 
After a gallant draw away at the King Power in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Leicester City, a tired and clueless looking Aston Villa, got hit for six by Manchester City. It again proved Dean Smith needs reinforcements pronto. The MOMS team look at the concern over January window progress when it comes to strikers, the regressi…
 
It was the proverbial nightmare before and after Christmas for Aston Villa, before a Dean Smith tactical switch against Burnley gave them hope for 2020. Can Villa survive a big triple injury blow though? The January transfer window is now key to their survival. David and Chris are joined by newcomer Phillip Shaw, to take a in-depth look at the Vill…
 
It's Mad Few question time, David, Chris and Ben answer some of the questions that have been on the minds of the show's listeners from the Mad Few Facebook group in December. Including: January transfer needs, should Villa go in for Jarrod Bowen, should Andre Green return, fickle fans, Wesley's beard and performances, Antony Luna's sex tape issues,…
 
In a less light-hearted show than usual, we pay our respects to My Old Man Said's first Aston Villa manager Ron Saunders, who sadly passed away last week, before analysing what is going wrong for Villa at the moment and should we be concerned? We analysis why the possession trademark of a Dean Smith side seems to have expired in the Premier League,…
 
If there's one team that Aston Villa have a terrible record against it's Manchester United. Inspired by a Jack Grealish stunner, they bucked the trend of recent visits to Old Trafford to gain a positive result and a shot of confidence for the rest of the season. The MOMS podcast team return to discuss life after the well-earned point in Manchester,…
 
When you get beat 14 consecutive times by a team, you swiftly begin to despise them. In the case of Manchester United, it's not personal, it's just a matter of all those 'Fergie Time' wins, Federico Macheda and them selling us Djemba Djemba (amongst other duds). In a bonus off-the-cuff show, recorded straight after Episode 92 of the main show, we t…
 
It was a vital win for Aston Villa against Newcastle United at Villa Park. Villa's Head Coach Dean Smith's reward was a new four-year contract for dispatching his predecessor Steve Bruce. After three defeats, the three points will give the club a lift going into a tough month of fixtures. Meanwhile, while there was good news for football supporters…
 
Episode 91...Studio take 2. Aston Villa return from the last international break of the year facing a season defining tough winter fixture list, which will surely test Dean Smith's mettle. It's been a week of returns, Jose Mourinho is back in the Premier League as the new Spurs boss, while Steve Bruce returns to Villa Park, as the Newcastle boss in…
 
While Jurgen Klopp's boys last minute antics at Villa Park were cruel, the 2-1 loss against Liverpool, ultimately proved to be a good bench mark performance in terms of where Aston Villa currently are under Dean Smith. As well as discussing the good, bad and the ugly of Liverpool's visit to Villa Park, we also look at Liverpool's legal wranglings, …
 
Despite a decent first half, Aston Villa succumbed to their 10th consecutive defeat at the Etihad, as Manchester City eventually ran out 3-0 winners. While there's no shame losing to the champions, VAR struck once again with a puzzling decision, as Jack Grealish limped off injured and Villa pondered their lack of real attacking cutting edge. It wha…
 
Aston Villa finally lifted the curse of the not being able to beat 10-men, at their third attempt, as they overcame further VAR frustration, after Jack Grealish inspired his team to an injury-time victory against Brighton. David, Dan & Chris discuss the Villa captain's most impressive display so far this season, as well as deconstruct VAR and shed …
 
Even after John McGinn bagged a first half hat-trick for Scotland, Tyrone Mings still managed to take all the headlines in the international break, as he made his debut for England, rose above racism in Bulgaria and managed to get a shoutout in the House of Commons. David Michael, Chris Budd and Max Stokes (Villa on Tour) discuss Tyrone Mings big d…
 
It wasn't quite panic stations yet, but being in the bottom three of the Premier League table was fast becoming a bad look. Cue a trip to Carrow Road, where Norwich City had beaten the champions, and five goals later, Villa have a spring in their step. We look back at Villa's best win and performance of the season so far, and their five top draw go…
 
Another game, another VAR incident, another loss of points - so far, the 2019/20 Premier League season has thrown up a predictable pattern for Aston Villa, after twice leading against Burnley at Villa Park, they finished winless again. Are Dean Smith's tactical insights matching up with his team selections? What was Wesley doing playing dead on the…
 
Aston Villa beat Brighton 3-1 to set up a last 16 clash with Wolves at Villa Park. We look back at the trip to the Seagulls and various player performances and how Wolves could approach the next round. David and Chris are joined by Villa on Tour's Max Stokes to get his feelings about the recent trips down south this week, as well as discussing the …
 
Frustration builds for a competitive Aston Villa side that should have picked up more wins than just one from their six league games so far. Managing to lose against Arsenal, after being 1-0 up and a man up at half-time, is their most worrisome effort yet. David, Dan and Chris look back at events at the Emirates Stadium and try to process what had …
 
Tell Me Why I Don't Like Mondays...Villa continued their poor Monday night form of recent years, as they frustrated themselves in drawing 0-0 with a 10-men West Ham side that mustered just one shot on target. A missed opportunity for the home side. Looking back at the Hammers' game, the show analyses what's holding back a team, that has plenty of e…
 
As Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings sees a real opportunity ahead of him after England's dubious defensive performance across the international break, Jack Grealish knuckles down in the attempt to fire-up his Premier League season. The MOMS podcast catches up on Villa issues from the international break before having a quick look at the Hammers clash and…
 
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