MOMS #60: Aston Villa - The Rise and Fall of a European Champion

My Old Man Said's David Michael interviews Richard Sydenham, author of Ticket to the Moon: Aston Villa - The Rise and Fall of a European Champion, to discuss the book which charts Villa's golden period and rise to the pinnacle of European football and then why it went so wrong, so quickly.

The interview includes Sydenham's experiences of talking to many of Villa's players from the period, a trip to the late Doug Ellis's house, winning the trust of the Ron Saunders and Tony Barton families, as well as his interviews with ex-bosses like Graham Turner and Ron Atkinson.

Also, he tells the My Old Man Said podcast how he got access to the club's boardroom notes and memos, which makes the book an authority on the club's most fascinating and glorious period, and why it didn't turn into a longer legacy of success.



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