March 23, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 113 - recapping March

Aston Villa Review is back after a brief absence, and we were certainly frustrated by the timing of our enforced break. Since the last episode, Aston Villa have been in fine shape, defeating West Bromwich Albion twice to bank their first three points for an age and secure a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Not a bad start to the month, and a 4-0 win at Sunderland was the icing on the cake.

In this week's show we'll take a whistle-stop tour of the whole damned lot including the most recent game, Saturday's 1-0 home loss at the hands of Swansea City. There's also a quick assessment of Tim Sherwood's managerial performance over his first month in charge. We'll be back next week to look ahead to the first knockings of April.

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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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