#49 Steve Bruce’s Frustrations and What’s Aston Villa’s True Potential this Season?

What’s Aston Villa’s true potential for this season?

Some Villa supporters will always remind you, it’s results that matter. And with Villa unbeaten so far this season, for them, it’s all good.

Other supporters though, see the long-term worry of Bruce playing several players out of position, the imbalance to the overall team and having potential car crash keepers. Are they worrying over nothing? Or will Villa improve their performances in time and come good?

All of the above and more is discussed in the latest MOMS Podcast show.

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Episode 49 Notes

In the second show within a week, David Michael is joined by Chris Budd, for an in-depth discussion on Villa’s current squad and Bruce’s tactics. Also, other more light-hearted topics are covered such as Lego Villa Parks, Villa kits, Leeds litter picking and Celtic disco lights.

Into the third Championship season for Villa and Steve Bruce, and the Villa boss still seems to be going game-to-game relying on player’s individual quality to pull his team through.

What happen to developing the team’s style or identity? Is he in the progress of changing that? Is new boy John McGinn a key cog in his plan? Is he learning from his mistakes?

We look at Bruce’s apparent frustrations despite a decent start to the season for Villa.

Show highlights

  • Villa’s start to the season and historical context
  • Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham’s Villa Park
  • Villa kits x 3
  • Axel Tuanzebe’s Centre Back Cup Trial
  • Villa D-fence
  • Striker issues and Bruce’s struggles to unlock them
  • John McGinn’s snap and pop
  • Celtic’s disco lights
  • Goalkeeper sleepless nights
  • MOMS three top boys
  • Loan situation
  • Tammy Abraham ruse
  • Championship threat teams
  • Leeds stories

Enjoy & UTV


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Host: David Michael – @oldmansaid 

Guest: Chris Budd – @BUDD_music

Producer/Editor – David Michael

The show also features audio clips from Villa on Tour (intro) and Rice Krispies TV spot (1950’s).



  1. I see that Middlesborogh are beating us to the punch again with signing Bolasie, why do our board insist on dragging their feet we obviously can’t negotiate. And why do we insist on talking about Snodgrass, it was never going to happen so forget and move on, we’re being linked with every man Jack at the moment, linked with is all it is we need to sign a striker a winger and a LB in the next 10 days or promotion prospects will be long gone. The team as it is won’t make it, and Bruce says he’s learnt but why then does he keep playing Jedinak at CB it seems that everyone can see that he’s useless out of position well that is everyone except Bruce, we need to get our act together and fast

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