MOMS #54: Ron Atkinson Interview Remix Special

My Old Man Said goes back in the archives for our newer listeners to put together a special on former Aston Villa boss Ron Atkinson, who played a brand of football, present Villa boss Dean Smith will be looking to emulate. As well as discussion on Big Ron between David Michael and Chris Budd, we revisit an improvised 'Big Fat Ron Claret & Blue Army' podcast segment set in 1991 and also rerun the MOMS interview with Ron Atkinson from two seasons ago that took place at Villa Park.

The interview, which takes up the second half of the show, covers everything from Ron potentially getting the Villa job earlier than he did, the title race with Manchester United, 1994 cup final gambles, almost losing £10,000 cash in Grimsby, funny stories from his Sheffield Wednesday days, plus a load of football anecdotes with a cast including Brian Clough, Paul McGrath, Graham Taylor, Andy Gray, Shaun Teale, Carlton Palmer, David Hirst and Doug Ellis. 

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Enjoy & UTV


PS - While perfectly listenable, some of the audio used from earlier podcasts in this episode may not be as good as the current standard of the show.


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Chris Budd - @BUDD_music

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