July 27, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 124 - Delph and Benteke sales headline a busy summer

The summer transfer window isn't always a whirlwind of excitement for supporters of Aston Villa, but Tim Sherwood hinted at an overhaul and, in combination with the contractual details of a couple of star players, he's delivered emphatically. Chris and Steve return for a new season and begin by assessing the departures of Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, two players whose exits couldn't have been more different.

We also discuss Villa's new signings - Micah Richards, Mark Bunn, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi and today's new recruit, Jordan Ayew - and a couple of key additions to the non-playing staff. Sherwood will be assisted by Ray Wilkins, while there's also a new addition higher up the ladder. Hendrik Almstadt has been brought in as an analytical Sporting Director; it looks like he's made a quick start.

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May 28, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 122 - FA Cup Final preview

It's here! It's here! The FA Cup Final is here and Aston Villa are bloody in it! Chris and Steve are very, very excited about Villa's Wembley meeting with Arsenal on Saturday and who could blame us? In this week's Aston Villa Review proper we dedicate the full show - obviously - to a preview of the match as the end of the 2014/15 season draws near.

We discuss Villa's approach and previous games against the Gunners, look at the available personnel options and talk about what the FA Cup Final actually means for a club like ours. A mediocre Villa side and a rookie manager stand on the edge of history and we'll be right there with them this weekend. Come on you Lions!

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