Aston Villa Earn Crazy Luck With Defensive Masterclass

My Old Man Said Podcast Episode 134

With Aston Villa needing a win at Southampton to stay keen at the top end of the table, they rode their luck against the dominant home team with two decisions that recent rule tweaks gave in their favour, leaving Barkley’s headed goal enough to win it.

Villa certainly deserved their luck though based on the immense rearguard action particularly by the backline of Martinez, Mings, Konsa, Targett and Cash.

As well as looking at what happened in the Saints game, the podcast episode discusses what could happen in the future in terms of preventing being under the cosh in such a manner in the future. For example, what adjustments can be made when we play similar high energy midfields such as the likes of Leeds United?

Elsewhere, we wrap up Villa’s January transfer business and latest news, plus look at behind-close-doors player anger management, the 10-minute bill in the House of Commons to improve football governance and the current meltdown at Barcelona.

In ‘Overrated or Underrated’ ex-Villa and Saints Moroccan midfielder Hassan Kachloul goes under the microscope.



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