The Unapologetic & Dysfunctional Emery Christmas Special 2023 – Part 1 & 2

My Old Man Said Podcast Christmas Special

It’s that time of year, when My Old Man Said gets the MOMS crew around the log fire, with some bells and claret and blue tinsel, and reflect on the Villa year. We give out some awards along the way (including Villa player of the year) and even catch up on what’s been happening at the MOMS glue factory.

The Unapologetic & Dysfunctional Emery Christmas Special 2023 is across a bumper two parts and includes:

  • Villa’s performance in 2023, up to the 38-game mark
  • A Villa Year in a Villa minute
  • Analyzing the market values of squads and Villa’s position.
  • Noting Villa’s squad depth compared to teams above them in market value.
  • Acknowledging Emery’s impact on the team and questioning if it’s sustainable.
  • Discussion on Martinez, McGinn, Bailey, and other key players.
  • Reflecting on the team’s performance and squad depth.
  • Expressing concerns about how injuries affected Villa’s initial expectations for the season.
  • Debating the year’s most costly injury.
  • Limbs moment of the year
  • Most improved player and different perspectives on what defines improvement
  • Emphasising the transformation of Luiz after his contract renewal
  • Looking at John McGinn fulfilling his captain role
  • Favourite moments of 2023

    And much, much more!

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