September 15, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 89 - Villa handle business at Anfield

Aston Villa have started the Premier League season very well, and if anybody disagrees with that at this point then they're in for a disappointing campaign in the longer term. Paul Lambert's team now sit in second place in the table behind Chelsea, having won 1-0 with a tremendous defensive performance against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

In this week's show, Chris and Steve gleefully review that win and discuss the candidates for Villa's Man of the Match which, somewhat surprisingly, included Nathan Baker. We also look ahead to the next match, in which Villa welcome Arsenal to Villa Park with the Premier League summit up for grabs, if only briefly. Can we pull off another surprise result?

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September 8, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 88 - Tom Cleverley signs and Liverpool match preview

International weeks, eh? Pffft. Fortunately, the game never really stops, and Aston Villa's loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley ensured that there'd be plenty to talk about in this week's Aston Villa Review. Cleverley's move was the culmination of a bizarre day of dealings last Monday, but he's here and Chris and Steve welcome him with mostly open arms.

We also preview the upcoming Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield, which arrives hot on the heels of the international break this Saturday evening. Can Villa continue their recent good record on the red corner of Stanley Park, or will Liverpool cause an upset? Arf.

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September 4, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 87 Stoppage Time - farewell, Karim El Ahmadi

In this week's Stoppage Time Chris and Steve consider the Aston Villa career of the club's most recently departed player. Karim El Ahmadi was rated by some supporters and not by others, but there's no denying his time at Villa warrants further review simply because it was so...odd.

The Moroccan international midfielder has been seemingly out in the cold at one moment, and a likely starter the next. We ask whether he was a valuable addition to the Villa side two years ago, and whether he really was as tactically important as we've been saying since this time last year.

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