February 8, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 146 - a win and a loss for Villa

It's been a busy week for Aston Villa. The transfer window ended on Monday with no business done and the board under fire, but it was right back to Premier League action on Tuesday evening. Villa's last game at West Ham United's Boleyn Ground resulted in a 2-0 loss, a defeat made all the more painful by the fact that Jordan Ayew's sending off gifted it to the Hammers before the match really got going.

But the weekend was brighter and even brought with it three precious points. Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the goals as Villa won 2-0 at home against Norwich City, their third win of the campaign. In this week's show Chris and Steve assess both matches before previewing Sunday's visit from Liverpool.

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February 1, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 145 - Villa dumped out of the FA Cup

Aston Villa's brief and slight resurgence ended with a bump on Saturday afternoon. A 4-0 home defeat by Manchester City ended Villa's FA Cup involvement until next January and the nature of the loss was difficult to stomach. Chris and Steve discuss the game in this week's Aston Villa Review, but not before a quick chat about one Charles N'Zogbia.

But there are more important matters at hand. This week sees Villa travel to East London to play West Ham United on Tuesday before welcoming Norwich City to Villa Park on Saturday. We preview both matches in this week's show.

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January 25, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 144 - Villa through in FA Cup and draw at the Hawthorns

Aston Villa remain unbeaten since their devastating loss to Sunderland and appear to gradually putting together some kind of solid footing. The FA Cup Third Round replay against Wycombe Wanderers meant they had another two-game week to negotiate, and they did so in satisfactory fashion.

On Tuesday two late goals saw off the League Two side to set up a Fourth Round visit from Manchester City, and Villa faced West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in a Premier League clash that ended, somewhat predictably, in a goalless draw. In this week's show we focus on that game and look ahead to next weekend's FA Cup showdown.

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