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The Athletic's Gregg Evans joins Villa fan and broadcaster Dan Bardell to bring you the definitive word on Aston Villa football club every single week. Subscribe for instant match reaction shows, top guests, breaking news and opinionated comment.

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The Athletic's Gregg Evans joins Villa fan and broadcaster Dan Bardell to bring you the definitive word on Aston Villa football club every single week. Subscribe for instant match reaction shows, top guests, breaking news and opinionated comment.

    Shaking off The Blues to Move Forward

    Shaking off The Blues to Move Forward

    Dan Bardell hosts The Athletic's Aston Villa podcast in conversation with club correspondent "Global" Gregg Evans.
    A frustrating trip to Stamford Bridge saw a ruthless Romelu Lukaku punish Villa mistakes while chances were squandered at the other end. The resulting 3-0 scoreline didn't tell the full story, but the Everton game now looks pivotal.
    The points aren't coming as quickly as we'd like but there are plenty of positives in the squad, not least the emergence of the Ramsey brothers as genuine first-team contenders. We discuss their progress and the ongoing improvement of Emiliano Martinez who is, arguably, the best 'keeper in the division.
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    • 41 min
    South American Mayhem and Your Questions

    South American Mayhem and Your Questions

    Arch Villan Dan Bardell hosts The Athletic's podcast all about Aston Villa with club correspondent Gregg Evans.
    Inevitably, the show is dominated by the huge story that broke on Sunday evening. Brazilian health authorities intervened during the Copa America clash with Argentina in Sao Paulo and Villa's two Emis were at the centre of it all, so what next for them?
    But, we opened the lines on Twitter and got loads of interesting subjects to dig into. So, from stadium expansion to young Ashley Young, there was plenty to talk about before Villa head to Chelsea on Saturday teatime.
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    • 44 min
    Thinking Positive: Transfer Window in Focus

    Thinking Positive: Transfer Window in Focus

    Dan Bardell hosts The Athletic's Aston Villa podcast in conversation, and occasional conflict, with club correspondent Gregg Evans.
    It was, in typical fashion, a fairly uneventful transfer deadline for the Villans.
    We're viewing it as a positive that Villa managed to get all their incoming transfers done and dusted with plenty of time to spare, but there were one or two departures to report.
    Plus, there was the small matter of a one-all draw with newly promoted Brentford and Dan scraping the barrel for his top three deadline day moments.
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    • 46 min
    Archer On Target as Villa Hit Their Straps

    Archer On Target as Villa Hit Their Straps

    Dan Bardell hosts The Athletic's weekly podcast all about Aston Villa FC, joined by brother-in-arms and club correspondent Gregg Evans.
    It's a much happier camp this week after a reasonably comfortable home win against Newcastle to get us off the mark in the Premier League, and a resounding Carabo cup defeat of Barrow from a youthful looking side.
    With a full breakdown of both games, as well as a quick look at any potential pre-deadline transfer business, and Dan's top three Villa cup performances, it's another busy, busy week.
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    • 40 min
    Life After Grealish: It Will Get Better

    Life After Grealish: It Will Get Better

    Dan Bardell is joined by The Athletic's Aston Villa writer Gregg Evans for the definitive weekly round up of club news. This week, the podcast teams up with our sister-outfit Tifo for a look at life after Grealish.
    It wasn't the start Dean Smith wanted, already three goals down at Watford before his team got going, but we're fairly optimistic about the future thanks to the tactical analysis of Gregg and Tifo's JJ Bull.
    Meanwhile, the Top 3 returns with a musical theme and Dan (revelling in his new-found fame) is promising big things, including tickets to a very special rock concert announced this week.
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    • 42 min
    Breaking and Enter-Ings

    Breaking and Enter-Ings

    Athletic podcast omni-host Dan Bardell brings you this weekly update on Aston Villa FC with club correspondent Gregg Evans.
    It was another busy week for the Villans. No sooner had Jack Grealish signed his contract with Manchester City than Danny Ings was announced as the last of a trio of attacking recruits designed to compensate for Grealish's absence.
    CEO Christian Purslow addressed the Villa nation on live TV to explain the events of last week and outline the club's strategy. Next up, some footballl; specifically, a trip to Vicarage Road to face newly promoted Watford.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

JDfromDC ,

GREAT POD! UTV

Good stuff. Ive been keeping up with Dan Bardell’s work for years. Good place to go for a professional sounding opinion that doesn’t neglect the fan’s perspective either.

Travis Deth ,

Great Villa podcast

Informative podcast about the past, present and future of Aston Villa.

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