July 15, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 83 - Kieran Richardson signs for a club in turmoil

Aston Villa have an owner who's looking to leave, a manager who would have been sacked without hesitation at any other club, and, now, no chief executive. Paul Faulkner has gone and Villa's army of armchair chief executives are rejoicing.

Perhaps the fuel for their joy is that Villa have been able to sign Kieran Richardson from Fulham. Richardson and Faulkner form the first part of this week's Aston Villa Review, before Chris and Steve take a bunch of listener questions.

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June 30, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 82 - the summer break

If in doubt, talk it out. It's been a difficult summer so far for Aston Villa supporters, with no takeover on the horizon and a change of transfer policy that brings Philippe Senderos and Joe Cole to Villa Park on free transfers from Abyss FC.

In this mid-summer Aston Villa Review, Chris and Steve discuss the club's predicament under the dregs of Randy Lerner's ownership and a lame duck manager who's suddenly the single most important figure at B6. We welcome Senderos and Cole, sort of, and we also ask what the imminent appointment of Roy Keane as Paul Lambert's assistant manager actually means.

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May 14, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 81 - end of season Villa player grades

Aston Villa predictably lost their final two matches of the 2013/14 Premier League season, meaning a 15th place finish with 38 points. That pitiful total immediately preceded the announcement that owner Randy Lerner is looking for a buyer for the club, leaving Paul Lambert and the rest of us in limbo. But, at least it looks like he's off.

In this final Aston Villa Review of the season, Chris and Steve make their annual assessment of every Villa player who's played more than 270 league minutes. The players are graded between A and F, and there are one or two surprises in this bumper edition.

Thanks for listening this season. We'll be back a couple of times during the summer, and will return to full flow in August.

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