The Dark Arts Behind Aston Villa’s Trip to Wembley

Once again Aston Villa are 90 minutes away from a return to the Premier League, but what are their chances this time round? Their passage through the semi-final against West Brom may not have impressed the football gods, but it gave real clues to Villa's capacity to win promotion.

David, Dan* and Chris look ahead to the Wembley final against Derby County, discuss Villa penalty shoot-out memories and have a bit of fun with a one-off Villa players vs the Baggies touch count competition.

Outside the Villa-verse, one of the worst possible trips to watch your team in a final is discussed, along with European Super Leagues and getting sacked for going to watch a Champions League semi-final.

Enjoy and roll on Wembley!


  • - Dan's microphone died before recording, so a bit of improvisation was needed. Rather than not release the episode, we did our best to at least make his track listenable.


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