March 2, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 112 - Villa beaten ahead of Albion double-header

Aston Villa posted their seventh consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday and the signs do not read well for Villa supporters. A 1-0 loss at Newcastle United was marked by small improvements in attitude and attacking intent but a lack of quality and an inability to overcome even the smallest knock-back spell big problems for Tim Sherwood's team.

In this week's show Chris and Steve review Villa's latest loss and ask whether the clear but minute positives will be too little, too late. We also put our stake in the ground in the Aston Villa Blame Game and look ahead to two fixtures against West Bromwich Albion in a matter of days. Villa face Albion in league and cup but the timing couldn't be worse.

Please note that for personal reasons this is the last AVR until after the Swansea City match later this month.

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February 23, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 111 - a losing start for Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa's new manager, Tim Sherwood, took charge of his first Premier League game on Saturday and the result put paid to early hope that we might have a miracle worker on our hands. Stoke City visited Villa Park and came from behind to take all three points thanks to a stoppage time Victor Moses penalty. And it had all started so brightly, too.

With that, Villa drop to 19th in the table. In this week's show Chris and Steve pick over the bones of the 2-1 home loss and try to find some positives in amongst the dirge. We preview next weekend's trip to Newcastle United and make some assumptions about Villa's short-term future. One thing's for sure: we need points, and we need them fast.

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February 18, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 110 - Tim Sherwood appointed and Villa progress in the FA Cup

Aston Villa wasted no time in finding a replacement for sacked manager Paul Lambert and their predictable choice is Tim Sherwood, the favourite for every Premier League vacancy since he left Tottenham Hotspur. In this week's show, Chris and Steve discuss the appointment with mixed feelings. Above all else, the simple fact that there's been a change has cheered us up some.

Meanwhile, the football matches are arriving thick and fast. Villa handled their business against Leicester City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup on Sunday, setting up a quarter-final against West Bromwich Albion, and face Stoke City at home in the next league game on Saturday. We talk about both games in the latest Aston Villa Review.

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