#48 Aston Villa Making Progress in the League, Cup and in Squad Building

After the Yeovil game a disgruntled Steve Bruce was visibly disappointed by the performance of his Villa team despite their 1-0 win in the first round of the League Cup at Yeovil.

“We got away with it,” the Villa boss concluded.

Villa to be fair haven’t been convincing in any of their games so far this season, but the good news is they’ve won all of them, while still finding their feet.

Bruce also hinted that supporters could see some new faces in on loan before the loan window shuts at the end of the month.

Considering the position where most of us forecast the club could be now, just a few weeks ago, winning the opening two league games (for the first time since 1999) and progressing in the cup, is as good as it gets.

The latest episode (48) of the MOMS podcast looks back at meeting in person the new owners, who helped turned everything around. It also looks at how we kept Jack Grealish, the players we managed to buy at the end of the transfer window, and the performances of the new boys and the team so far this season.

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Show Notes

Flying solo on the podcast for the first time (normal service will be resumed on the next episode), MOMS David Michael discusses keeping Super Jack, meeting the new Villa owners personally (more insights and Impressions From Meeting Aston Villa’s New Owners), first impressions on Villa’s 100% start to the season, including his trip up north for the opener against Hull City.

Listener questions sent in via Instagram are also tackled, covering Villa’s goalkeeper situation, the prospects of new midfielder John McGinn, the Joe Bryan incident and expectations for the season ahead.

Show highlights

  • The Super Jack Circus
  • Meeting the new Villa owners up close and personal
  • Odd Hull City experience
  • Robert Snodgrass chances
  • The key called John McGinn
  • What’s up with the Villa keepers?
  • Was Joe Bryan a snake?
  • Youth team most hopefuls
  • Global branding
  • Season expectations

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Host: David Michael – @oldmansaid 

My Old Man Said – https://myoldmansaid.com

Producer – David Michael

The show also features audio clips from Superman, Villa on Tour, Arsenal TV, Steve Bruce interview & Sky TV Pundits waffling.


  1. David, really enjoy the podcast/website. Please keep up the good work. Main stream media coverage of Villa is pretty woeful. I would also like to encourage anyone listening to spread news of the podcast, like it on your respective podcaster and leave comments. This content is essentially free, the least we can do it support it.

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