Aston Villa’s Squad Frailty Exposed in Man City Loss?

Are Aston Villa One Key Injury Away From Being Compromised?

Unai Emery said recently that he was happy he had two players for every position, but as soon as Villa supporters saw Tyrone Mings missing from the team sheet against Manchester City, the game seemed lost before it started. Yes, Villa need Diego Carlos back (hopefully he’ll be 100% after a serious injury), but will Villa need much more depth in the summer to mount a serious European bid next season?

In the latest My Old Man Said podcast episode, we look at several factors that came out of the Manchester City game, from a below par Jacob Ramsey’s involvement in the last couple of games to whether the season is now in danger of fizzling out with the new manager bounce over?

Meanwhile, Jhon Duran had a bright cameo off the bench, as he gets in valuable minutes to help bring himself up to speed in terms of the Premier League, to have more impact next season. There is a question over whether Cameron Archer should be have such chances in a Villa shirt, but at the age of 21, maybe starting games is more important in terms of his development.

While the hype always builds when Archer scores on loan, it is the Championship after all (the defensive line on one of his goals against Sheffield United in mid-week was appalling), but we’ll discuss his situation further down the track.

As well as looking back at Villa’s trip to the Etihad and the football politics that shadowed it, we catch up on the latest Villa news, and going on’s in the Three Points and Media Muppets sections of the podcast.


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