Gather ‘Round The Lamp, our Aston Villa podcast returns following the Villans heavy loss against Newcastle. Join our three presenters as they talk all things AVFC.

Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy


In the latest episode of the Gather ‘Round The Lamp Aston Villa podcast, our presenters return to talk all things post-Newcastle. Andy (@Andyvillak2), Dan (@DanielBettridge) and James (@James_of_sutton) ready themselves to talk about everything that’s gone wrong following the first week of the season – including injuries and a poor result.

What to expect in this episode:

In this episode of the podcast there are a range of conversation points that the lads delve into, including:

Buendia’s injury

The gang talk about the potentially season ending injury to Emiliano Buendia during training, just as the Argentinian was showing excellent form in pre-season.

There’s also talk about how the midfielder seems to split the fan-base, but also around his importance in Unai Emery’s Aston Villa squad.

Mings’ injury

Conversation then moves onto the start of the Newcastle United game and the awful injury that Tyrone Mings suffered in the opening period of the fixture.

The presents talk about how much of a miss Tyrone’s experience and leadership will be with him likely out for the season.

Opening day embarrassment

The conversation heads towards the latter half of the Newcastle United fixture, and how poor Aston Villa looked.

Talk centres around how the side will need to improve ahead of the next fixture this Sunday.

Nicolo Zaniolo pending

As well as other transfer window related chat, there’s conversation about the impending arrival of Italy international Nicolo Zaniolo from Galatasaray.

The deal is expected to be a loan with an option to buy, should Zaniolo meet particular clauses.

Everton at home

The podcast concludes with discussion on Aston Villa’s next fixture, a Sunday home tie against Everton.

There’s talk on kick-starting the season, Everton’s performance against Fulham and how Torres and Carlos may fare.

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