MOMS #46: The Wizard of Xia - Aston Villa's Humbug?

The play-off final is lost and Aston Villa FC go into financial meltdown. What happened to the big promises to Villa supporters of Dr Tony Xia? The Chinese chairman sacks the CEO Keith Wyness and tries to organise a rudderless club for a third season in the Championship via conference calls from Bejjing. My Old Man Said's David and Dan pick through the bones of Villa's fiscal woe and farce, while trying to have some laughs along the way in the face of adversity.

There's 'Twitter With Tony' where Villa's 'Yorkshire Tony' reads through his most recent tweets - from Wembley hope to financial despair. While the show's favourite negative robot Negatron declares some affirmative action now that the situation has reached 'Defcon One'.

Show Highlights:

  • Wembley Fallout
  • Xia vs Wyness
  • Cumulative affect of player wages and stockpiling.
  • Early 2018 sh*t hits the fan
  • Improved Football Infrastructure Disfunction?
  • Bruce tactical shortcomings
  • Financial Quandary
  • Horror Show
  • World Cup Influence on Best Solution
  • Bruce Babes False Hope
  • Company House Movements
  • Jury's Out on Xia
  • Wizard of Xia promises
  • Crown Jewels
  • Buy outs

Stay listening to the end for two post credit excerpts that would have been in the original episode 46 that was originally going to be released prior to the Wembley play-off final.

Referenced article mentioned in the show - The Original Warnings of Villa's Chinese Financial Tragedy


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David Michael - @oldmansaid 

Dan Rodgers - @avfc_vilr

My Old Man Said -

Villa Underground -

Producer - David Michael

Voices - Dan Rodger

The show also features clips from The Wizard of Oz, Tony Xia and Villans Stan Collymore and Nigel Kennedy.


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