In The Latest Episode…
Villa face off with Tony Pulis’ Middlesborough in the first of arguably Bruce’s biggest games in charge to date.
We take a closer look at the opposition, their turnaround under the former Albion & Stoke boss and re-familiarise ourselves with the reborn Adama Traore and veteran Stewart Downing.
You’ll also hear our pre-match thoughts around Bruce’s approach to this first leg tie ahead of Tuesday evenings sell-out decider at Villa Park.
IN THE MIX
- Hear an overview of the rest of the playoff competition. If victorious, would we rather face Derby or Fulham. And worst case scenario; can we even contemplate defeat at either the playoff semi or final stage?
- Now that the dust has settled on Villa’s new kit deal, we take a look at whether the Luke 1977 / Fanatics is actually the ground-breaking deal that the Villa Park PR machine would have you believe.
- In amongst this is a nod to other recent footballing matters making the news. Birmingham City’s survival, West Brom’s relegation to The Championship, Arsene Wenger’s retirement as well as Alex Ferguson’s recent ill health. We’ll also touch on Cardiff being steered to the Premier League under Neil Warnock, despite both limited resource, mid-season blips and Fulham’s advances.
- And of course, no Podcast would be complete without ‘Negatron’ airing his fears, ‘Tony’s Tweets’ and a farewell speech from Gabby Winston Churchill Agbonlahor.