Aston Villa Restore Parity to Season’s Optimism

Aston Villa Extend Key Run

Aston Villa’s 3-1 away win against Burnley, as covered by Episode 254 of the My Old Man Said podcast, carried on Villa’s superb form in the calendar year of 2023, which only Manchester City can top. The backbone of Villa’s resurgence under Unai Emery though has been their impressive home form. The opening home victory over Everton at Villa Park was Villa’s eighth straight home win, a run they will hope to continue into double figures, with their next two matches at Villa Park against Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Catching up on a busy week of podcast releases, episode 253 of the show centred around the Everton win, which instantly made up the goal difference from the opening day defeat at Newcastle. On the show, we looked at the reasons behind the improvement from last week, beyond the awful opposition. From the excellent contribution of Leon Bailey and Moussa Diarby to those who came off the bench, whom provided insight to the actual depth Villa still actively have in their squad.

While everything was good on the field, off it, Holte Enders were met with the surreal sight of velvet ropes, hostesses and hospitality lanyards on their first home game back. The Terrace View, which was meant to be a GA+ offering has been perhaps oversold by the club as VIP hospitality, which is disingenuous to the fans that bought in, and ruining the true nature of the Holte. This will need to be addressed.

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