#42 Aston Villa Miss Out on Big Preseason Friendly

It’s back.

The MOMS Podcast show returns after several weeks in exile. Amongst the claret and blue chat and analysis about the play-off destiny of Steve Bruce and his players, we also look at several issues connected to the present and future of Villa Park.

First, there’s the reason Villa missed out on a summer Villa Park preseason fixture versus Inter Milan. After our two memorable UEFA Cup clashes in the early in 1990’s, it’s always a match to look forward to. Hopefully, it can be staged in a future preseason soon.

We look at Tony Xia’s move to give the club some breathing space with FFP, in case Villa fail to get promoted this season.

We also address the recent unwelcome stance by Sports Minister Tracy Crouch on Safe Standing.

Crouch’s comments came after WBA application for safe standing was rejected, despite it being for legitimate safety reasons.

She said:

“There are regulations to deal with persistent standing — I would like to see them enforced.

While I appreciate there is a vocal minority who want a return to standing, I don’t think they speak for the majority.

The clubs aren’t convinced either… there is no desire among the top clubs to change this policy.”

To say her comments are out of touch of reality is an under statement. For example, both Aston Villa, as a club, and their supporters back safe standing, a stance that is replicated at every English club MOMS is aware of.

Please sign the government petition to get the House of Commons to discuss Safe Standing rationally and with common sense – sign petition here

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MOMS Episode 42 Notes

After two months off, the My Old Man Said podcast returns to chart Aston Villa’s path to the play-offs, after automatic promotion loomed after the last episode.

Dan Rodgers of the Villa Underground returns from his exile to join MOMS David Michael in a double-length show, that makes up for lost time, discussing a wide range of topics :

  • Villa’s slip from the promotion box seat
  • Mentality issues
  • Post-Wolves clusterf**k
  • Bending FFP
  • Pitch stumps massive preseason friendly
  • Safe Standing Stumbles (PS – sign the government petition! )
  • MOMS Wembley trip already this season: Lincoln City – limps to Imps
  • Scot Hogan count catch-up
  • Grabban & Kodjia
  • Josh Onomah debate
  • Is Hourihane below par?
  • Approach in play-offs
  • That’s the Championship? No, here’s the Championship!
  • Listener questions

Also back are – Jedinak’s Jungle, Twitter With Tony and Your God, Randy.

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Podcast Episode 42 features:

David Michael – @oldmansaid 

Dan Rodgers – @avfc_vilr

Chris Budd – @BUDD_music (appears in the intro)

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

Villa Underground – http://www.villaunderground.com

Producer – David Michael

Voice ‘talent’ – Dan Rodgers