Jonny Gould's Football Channel

Jonny Gould's Football Channel
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Nick Timothy, Project Restart and what the Trust has been doing since lockdown?
May 12 • 28 min
This is the first podcast since our AGM with CEO Christian Purslow and legendary winger Tony Daley - and with lockdown since then, there’s a lot to catch up on. We have a very special guest as Nick Timothy, Theresa May’s joint chief of staff at Downing…
Tony Daley at the Villa Trust 2020 AGM
Feb 24 • 28 min
As promised following the popular episode from our AGM with Christian Purslow, we were also delighted to have Villa and England wing legend, Tony Daley with us too. Tony told us about his wonderful years as part of both Graham Taylor and Ron Atkinson’s…
The Villa Trust 2020 AGM: Purslow speaks
Feb 19 • 49 min
Each year, the Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust AGM gives supporter members exclusive access to ask questions of our CEO. Christian Purslow gave generous time and answers to kit manufacture, Bodymoor Heath development with HS2 in mind, his long-term strategy…
Howard & Jonny wonder what’s happened to Villa’s season?
Jan 13 • 31 min
What’s happened to Aston Villa’s season since December? A terrible loss of form, some highly damaging injuries and a seeming loss of confidence and direction during games. But while the men struggle, the women are doing the business! Many congratulations…
Howard & Jonny applaud Dean’s new deal and hope for a prosperous Christmas
Dec 2, 2019 • 30 min
Aston Villa enter December and the Christmas and New Year period showing signs of development and acclimatization to the Premier League and with individual players being acknowledged by their countries. John McGinn with Scotland, England’s Tyrone Mings…
Howard & Jonny ponder dropped points and await improved results
Oct 1, 2019 • 31 min
Howard and Jonny are back together to work out how the mostly good performances in the Premier League have delivered just four points from the first five games. Villa have shed eight points from winning positions - so what is it? are we still…
Howard & Jonny get excited about Villa’s Premier League prospects
Aug 8, 2019 • 31 min
Hold on to your hats! Aston Villa return to the Premier League having invested over £120m on a new squad of talents - from goalkeeper to striker. But how top-flight ready is Dean Smith’s team? Howard and Jonny are delighted that the cream of the crop…
“Will we do a Fulham?” on BBC 5 Live breakfast
Jul 31, 2019 • 0 min
Don’t you just hate those flippant questions from non-Villa fans? I gave it short shrift to sports Johnny on Nicky Campbell’s Breakfast Show.
Jonny tells talkSPORT2’s Jake Robson, “McGinn is not for sale. Simple as!”
Jul 1, 2019 • 3 min
There’s been a lot of paper talk about Manchester United preparing a £50m bid for Aston Villa’s player of the season, John McGinn. “Nonsense!”, cried Jonny, who doused the rumours by speaking to Jake on the radio
Dave Jordan (@YorkshireAVFC) is back with Villa’s new Premier League fortunes revealed!
Jun 3, 2019 • 25 min
With his expertise in balance sheets, forecasting and the language of business, fellow Villan Dave Jordan writes and tweets extensively about Aston Villa’s financial and business fortunes, able to respond to changes in Companies House reporting,…
“Dean can be Villa’s Shankly”: Celebrating a Premier League return on national & local BBC Radio
May 28, 2019 • 12 min
The phone has been ringing off the hook from TV and radio stations across the world asking me to pop on the line or in to the studios for a comment on Aston Villa’s unlikely, yet stunning return to the Premier League. I talk now with the responsibility of…
Howard & Jonny reach for the Promised Land from Wembley!
May 27, 2019 • 20 min
What seemed an impossible dream even two months ago came true at Wembley on a late Spring Bank Holiday as Aston Villa secured promotion back to the Premier League after a three-year absence. It capped off a truly remarkable season which started with the…
Howard & Jonny are off to Wembley! It’s the second Championship playoff final
May 23, 2019 • 28 min
The richest game in Aston Villa’s history (again!). After crushing defeat to Fulham at the end of last season, Villa find themselves back at Wembley twelve months later with new ownership, new management, a mostly new team - but the same old fans!! But…
On yer bike, Tone! Phil Williams’ last BBC Radio 5 Live show: memories of the Villa and BRMB
May 11, 2019 • 2 min
Phil Williams’ final show on BBC Radio 5 Live was a special occasion; I was part of his regular Team Talk feature, as one of contributors for several years. Alongside others including Ian Herbert, Ian Ladyman, Alison Bender and Conor McNamara, we all came…
Howard & Jonny have #WalkingWithMcGinn optimism ahead of the playoffs!
May 10, 2019 • 29 min
An incredible late season run has seen Aston Villa storm into the playoffs - but are we optimistic ahead of two-legs against WBA and a Wembley final against either Leeds or Derby? The podcast also includes a clip of the Villa Trust charity single by Emma…
Howard & Jonny are play-off dreaming!
Apr 2, 2019 • 26 min
Happy Villa families, Jimmy Hessel-style! Magnificent artwork by officially Villa’s “weirdest fan”! Yes, it’s the latest Villa Trust podcast with Howard and Jonny, as they look back on Magnificent March, the sudden and very real prospect of a play-off…
Dave Jordan (@YorkshireAVFC) explains Aston Villa’s 17/18 accounts and forecasts the future
Mar 7, 2019 • 19 min
Dave Jordan joins us on the Villa Trust podcast to fully explain the latest accounts - and why we’re still so short of FFP compliance. He predicts the next financial year ahead and assesses what’s needed to improve our financial fortunes. Make no mistake,…
Howard and Jonny’s homage to Skipper Jack’s Derby rocket!
Mar 5, 2019 • 29 min
What better preparation could there be for Birmingham City away than an emphatic four–nil thrashing of Derby County and the return of Jack Grealish to our lineup? Recollecting that moment, a look at our accounts just out and the reality of our situation…
Howard & Jonny’s January Window Roundup
Feb 5, 2019 • 27 min
Howard and Jonny are back to explain the rationale behind such a busy transfer window, Dean Smith’s first as Aston Villa manager. In addition, Tyrone Mings’ debut which competed for man of the match but for controversy in his clash with Nelson Oliveira.…
The Villa Trust 2019 AGM
Jan 16, 2019 • 18 min
What a fantastic evening we enjoyed at the Holte Suite at Villa Park for the annual AGM. But it was more than just about votes and procedures – we also welcomed Christian Purslow, our new club CEO who outlined Aston Villa’s prospects – plus there was a…
Howard and Jonny’s Aston Villa Christmas podcast!
Dec 12, 2018 • 39 min
Howard and Jonny are back to preview a busy holiday time for Villa, there’s news of the AGM (where you can have your say as a fan among the biggest names at the club), we look at some of the players Dean Smith might target in the January transfer window -…
Howard and Jonny’s Small Heath special
Nov 22, 2018 • 32 min
Looking forward to a terrific Second City derby weekend in prospect, Howard and Jonny preview Blues, Howard reveals how close he was to an alternative summer takeover, tributes to Ron Saunders and Doug Ellis and why our Supporters‘ Trust is a vehicle…
Howard & Jonny’s welcome mat for Smith & JT as we pay tribute to Doug
Oct 16, 2018 • 24 min
We haven’t played a single competitive minute of football since the sacking of Steve Bruce, the appointment of the new management team Dean Smith, John Terry and Richard O’Kelly - and the passing of former chairman Doug Ellis - yet Aston Villa fans have…
Howard and Jonny’s reaction minutes after crushing Wembley defeat to Fulham
May 27, 2018 • 7 min
What now for #avfc? Defeat in the @SkyBetChamp #PlayOffFinal brings with it harsh new financial realities. So what does a third Championship season require? I spoke to Howard at the final whistle at Wembley