September 27, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 162 - Villa snatch draw with Newcastle United

Aston Villa made a meal out of taking a point from the game against Newcastle United on Saturday, but take a point they did. After going behind to a Tommy Elphick own goal, Villa battled back with a rousing last half hour. And, for once, it was Villa who grabbed a goal at the death. Aaron Tshibola's header gave us something to cheer about.

In this week's Aston Villa Review we examine the myriad questions posed by Saturday's match, discuss Roberto Di Matteo's tactical choices and ask whether the latest in a long line of draws might be the one that pushes Villa on. We also preview two upcoming matches, namely the visits to Barnsley and Preston North End.

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September 20, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 161 - Villa endure a tricky start

Chris and Steve have been unable to record a show for a while for various reasons that ain't none o' ya biznizz, but we're back in action this week to catch up on the latest happenings at Aston Villa. Roberto Di Matteo's side has hardly impressed since last we spoke, and our conversation about Villa's recent matches against Brentford and Ipswich Town is a case study in brave-facery.

As well as assessing the two freshest games, we talk about the apparent pressure on Di Matteo, his performance to date, Villa's start in the Football League Championship and a few of our new signings. Is it really all doom and gloom yet again, or is this simply a football team that needs a little time to click?

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August 29, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 160 - Villa beaten by Bristol City

As the international break takes Aston Villa briefly out of the firing line, three parting shots from Bristol City ensured that our temporary departure wouldn't be a happy one. In this week's Aston Villa Review we talk about the team's second loss of the Championship season and ask some of the questions so starkly asked by the performance that inspired it.

There's also yet another chat about Dr Xia, his input so far and his ongoing Twitter exploits, as well a quick update on transfer comings and goings. Ritchie de Laet has joined and Jores Okore and Joe Bennett are amongst the leavers. We skip over a couple of those. Firstly, we (aptly) forgot all about Jordan Veretout, and, secondly, we recorded too early to celebrate the excommunication of the biggest disgrace to wear our shirt for generations.

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