August 22, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 159 - Dalian Atkinson tribute and Villa's start reviewed

If relegation to the Championship has one effect, it's that a single week out of the podcasting racket leaves a backlog of too many matches to review at once. Since we last spoke, Aston Villa have lost at Luton Town, beaten Rotherham United, and drawn against Huddersfield Town and Derby County. There have been new signings, injuries and some horrendous goals conceded, and we talk about them all this week.

But the truth is that the football was overshadowed last week. Former Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered by police in Telford, leaving behind a tale of tragedy. Our thoughts go out to the people who loved Dalian personally, of course, and this week's show includes a tribute based on our own love for the man as a giant of our formative football years.

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August 8, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 158 - Villa beaten at Sheffield Wednesday

The 2016/17 season is underway and Aston Villa made their Championship bow on Sunday against much-fancied Sheffield Wednesday. Roberto di Matteo's side put in a performance of two halves but conceded late in the better half to lose 1-0, but there are some positives to be taken alongside the same old negatives.

In this week's Aston Villa Review we assess the game at Hillsborough, welcome Ross McCormack to the club and wave goodbye to a few of the departed. There's no show next week so we also consider the next four upcoming games. Villa face Luton Town in the EFL Cup this week before league ties against Rotherham United, Huddersfield Town and Derby County. No rest for the wicked.

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August 2, 2016

Aston Villa Review: Episode 157 - the Championship season begins

It's been a minute but we're back. Yes, plenty has happened since our last show but we needed a break after four brutal years or we might not have even made it into this coming season. It all begins on Saturday, with Aston Villa's Football League Championship kick-off taking place at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.

In this week's Aston Villa Review we have a quick preview chat about that game against Sheffield Wednesday and recap the club's summer dealings, welcome the new coaching staff and ponder the pros and cons of Dr Tony Xia's outspoken Twitter ways. Buckle up, it's going to be one hell of a season.

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