Life Begins At 50: Bruce, Bolasie, Burton, Last Minute Goals & the Villa-Verse.



A long time ago, in a Villa-Verse far far away, probably after a bucket of gin, The Villa Underground and My Old Man Said thought it wise to collaborate on a Podcast.

With 50* episodes (excluding mini shows) now behind us, we catch up on all the latest happenings at Villa Park.

To mark this half century, we are joined by Chris Budd (check out his latest EP here).

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In this Episode:

  • A point salvaged?  A last gasp equaliser saves our blushes against Brentford.
  • 2 points dropped?  A stubborn 10 man Ipswich raised tactical questions.
  • Karma’s a bitch? Struggling Reading’s 93rd minute penalty dashes a home win.
  • Whilst a better mathematical start to the season; have Villa learned lessons from the 2017/18 campaign?
  • You’ll hear exclusive updates from the Away Fans Consultation Group meeting.
  • We consider the troublesome defensive midfield role.  Who amongst Jedinak, Whelan and Bjarnason should be deployed?  How could Bruce use these assets to better effect?
  • New number 1: After allowing Sam Johnstone to defect to local rivals West Brom, we take a look at our new and unfamiliar options between the sticks.
  • Loans:  Given the clubs late arrival into the transfer market following financial turmoil, loan deals need to be used wisely.  Anwar El Ghazi arrives from Lille, with Yannick Bolasie a welcome further addition.
  • Twitter With Tony – He’s back!

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