Yannick Bolasie’s Villa Wait, El Ghazi Ajax Verdict and New Owners Get to Work


Aston Villa’s season is up and running and we’re only a few days away from the loan window closing. Thankfully that’ll be the end of silly rumour stories like Scott Hogan going on loan to Sheffield United and Gary Cahill coming to Villa.

MOMS has avoided wasting your time covering such rumours and tried to get over some articles that actually have substance and some meat on the bone to make you better informed or entertained. See below.

In other news, you may have noticed MOMS has added a ‘SHOP’ option to the site’s menu bar, this currently hosts an ‘Aston Villa Shirt Shop‘ page, where you can find discount codes and tips to get your Villa shirts cheaper – whether they be new, retro or classic.

For example, one tip on new Villa kit is that as well as free world-wide delivery, Fanatics owned Kitbag will give you 10% off your order if you sign up to their email list. If you’re after a Villa shirt or more, it’s a good way to beat the queues and make a saving at the same time – check out their Villa page here

Anyway, onto the stories…

Did You Miss?

Below are a series of stories you may have missed in the swamp of clickbait from other sites and outlets over the past couple of weeks.

Meeting New Men

At the Reading game, Villa’s new majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens got their first taste of a Villa Park match. Chances are they are in town to hopefully finalise a new Villa CEO. MOMS met the duo last month. In case you missed it, here’s our first impressions from meeting them:

Insights and Impressions From Meeting Aston Villa’s New Owners

Spending Again

The new owners have spread positivity around Aston Villa, after the doom and gloom of the start of the summer. Villa are squad building once again and actually spending money. Judging from his debut against Reading, Anwar El Ghazi could fast challenge John McGinn as the pick of the new signings. MOMS asked their Ajax buddy for some insight into El Ghazi’s time at Ajax:

Aston Villa’s Plans for Anwar El Ghazi and Ajax Insight

Bolasie Wait

Meanwhile, we’re going to have to wait until next month to see how Villa’s other loan winger Yannick Bolasie is shaping up. He’s currently on a fitness plan to get up to speed after a disrupted preseason at Everton. More details here:

Yannick Bolasie Fitness Concern Means Aston Villa Must Show Patience

Away Days

MOMS has introduced reviews of Villa away days by the lads who run YouTube channel Villa on Tour, they also include the video of the corresponding trips. Check out the last one the Villa on Tour lads did for the Ipswich game.

Villa on Tour – Away Day Shenanigans at Ipswich Town

Away Biz

Speak of Villa away days, here’s some up-to-date information for Villans who follow Villa away – from the away season ticket scheme issues to upcoming allocations.

Villa Away Fan Consultation – Away Season Ticket Issues, Allocations, etc

Villa Cheer

The long-running trusty shot of Villa Prozac continues to run on MOMS, and here is the latest five reasons to be cheerful from a Villa week that produced three draws:

Five Reasons to be Cheerful as Villa Fans After Three Draw Week


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  1. A bit early to get sucidal, but yeah, we are underperforming. Should have paid Burton Albion more respect. When they saw our second tear team sheet they would’ve been greatly encouraged.

    New signings look good, but Bolassi isn’t match fit. We’re looking to loan an experienced mid-fielder and get in a lad that’s reported to have great potential. Hope that works out. Such a vital position.

    As Big Ron used to say, can’t have enough forwards. Albert’s no scoring, Kodjia’s picking up, but we’d do better if he was less selfish.

    On the positive side, at least up front, there’s compition for places. Sheffield United game a good barometer for rest of season.

  2. Well here we are 7 games in. Some fortunate results have us in play off places. The performances are dreadful. The squad is more than good enough it’s just appallingly managed as predicted. Players out of position, manager totally incapable of getting players to play. None of last season’s 9 signings are regulars. Not one player is a definate on team sheet except Chester. We have bought 4 right backs and get in inexperienced loan player who has already cost us 2 games. Gets in 2 keepers let’s one go to Leicester another can’t get look in. He has not got a clue what he’s doing. God help us. I’d give him 6 games to turn it round. Then replace shoe we still have a chance.

  3. Agree Colin. Total disgrace and Steve Bruce is to blame. Tactics – what tactics. Game plan – what game plan. Another season travelling up to Anfield for me. I wont be wasting my money on this lot or listening to lame excuses from the manager.

  4. Just seen the Burton /Villa result, hang your heads in shame including Bruce, how the mighty have fallen, this is an out and out embarrassment,
    I know it won’t be the same team but I’m dreading Saturday, we couldn’t hit a barn door. If we don’t get a striker in by Friday we will be lucky to finish mid table. Completely teed off with all of this rubbish.

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