Three pre-season matches left to go and the Aston Villa squad is really beginning to take shape. Mercifully, the end of James Collins' time at the club appears to be nearing its end thanks to the imminent capture of monstrous Feyenoord centre half Ron Vlaar.
In this week's show, Chris and Steve talk about Vlaar's expected signing along with the forthcoming sale of the Cleveland Browns NFL team to Jimmy Haslam. Why is Randy Lerner selling up, and what does it mean for Villa?
On the field, Villa needed a penalty shoot-out to finish off Portland Timbers after a 2-2 draw at Jeld-Wen Field, but the performance was far better than the result. Keep an eye out for Samir Carruthers' winning penalty: PING!
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