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.
You can buy the Ticket to the Moon book, here - https://amzn.to/2Rdn4y7
SUPPORT THE SHOW!
If you want the show to continue in 2019 and be more frequent and get access to bonus podcasts, please do support the show by becoming a MOMS Patron. You will get bonus patron-only episodes, advanced sneaks and also get entered into regular reward draws.
For more details and to become a Patron, click here: Join MOMS Patrons
Or become a MOMS supporter on Facebook.
David Michael - @oldmansaid
Richard Sydenham - @BigStarRich
Producer/Editor - David Michael
My Old Man Said - https://www.myoldmansaid.com
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.