October 21, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 94 - Villa beaten easily by Everton

Aston Villa returned from the international break with a 3-0 Premier League defeat away at Everton. Goals from Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman gave little hope of a Villa revival, and the visitors made life very easy indeed for the Toffees.

In this week's show, Chris and Steve revisit the scene of the crime to assess a performance that was abject even by the standards of Paul Lambert's Villa. A poor showing all round was capped off by defensive mistakes and attacking toothlessness, which we debate in detail within.

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October 13, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 93 - the Roy Keane circus

With no match to review this week, you'd think Chris and Steve would be thankful for the endless copy provided by Aston Villa's assistant manager, Roy Keane, and his new book. Not so, but we discuss the Keane story briefly because everybody else has and at least one of us isn't best pleased about it.

We also look ahead to Villa's next Premier League fixture which, despite Chris' fumbling around with the words (he's ill, leave him be), is away at Everton on Saturday afternoon. Can Villa start to put some form together now the hyper-rich clubs are out of the way for a few weeks?

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October 10, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 92 Stoppage Time - flawed cult heroes

In this week's Stoppage Time Chris and Steve sing the praises of some of Aston Villa's cult heroes of the Premier League era, and ask whether the very nature of 'cult' affection requires a flaw or weakness in a player's life. Villa supporters loved Mark Bosnich and Paul McGrath, who form the bulk of this week's extra show, and we also talk about John Carew and whether Villa Park's song about McGrath is inappropriate and offensive.

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