August 28, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 86 Stoppage Time - Tom Fox joins as CEO

When owner Randy Lerner announced his intention to sell Aston Villa and agreed with Paul Lambert that the manager should remain in his job when it's almost inconceivable that any other owner would have resisted sacking him, Villa appeared to be a club with nobody at the tiller. Worse, it was a club drifting towards relegation with nobody trying to save it. And who wants to buy that?

With no buyer found, however, a modicum of activity in the transfer market has at least made 2014/15 seem like 'business as usual', for all that's worth. In this week's Stoppage Time, Chris and Steve discuss an even more important move by Lerner, namely the appointment of Tom Fox as Chief Executive Officer.

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August 26, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 86 - Villa draw with Newcastle United and prepare for double-header

Aston Villa are now two games in to the Premier League season, unbeaten and yet to concede a goal. Saturday's goalless draw against Newcastle United at Villa Park wasn't much of a spectacle, but a point is a point and it's something to build upon for Paul Lambert and his team.

In this week's Aston Villa Review, Chris and Steve look back over the game against the Magpies and preview two upcoming matches. Villa face Leyton Orient in the League Cup on Wednesday and Hull City in the Premier League on Sunday, both at home. A couple of wins there and you'd have to say Villa have made a decent start. But will they get it done?

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August 19, 2014

Aston Villa Review: Episode 85 Stoppage Time - Aston Villa's Premier League kits

In this week's Stoppage Time Chris and Steve take a suggestion from listener Leighton Castle and discuss Aston Villa's dress sense. From Umbro and Mita Copiers to Macron and Dafabet, Villa have embraced the entire gamut of good, bad and ugly in their kits during the Premier League era.

But what are the crucial elements of a Villa home kit? Should they just play in white away from home? Which kits have been our favourites? For a pair of kit geeks like us, this one could have lasted for hours.

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