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Holte History: Charlie Athersmith

Charlie Athersmith was not only a great player for Aston Villa, but he once did something very amusing.

Holte History: Charlie Athersmith

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Charlie Athersmith was not only a great player for Aston Villa, but he once did something very amusing.

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Soccer

The Weekend in Europe

A Clasico headlines the weekend, but there are huge games afoot in England and France as well ...

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AVFC in Four Numbers: A new scoring drought!

It's time we took a closer look at Aston Villa goal-scoring futility. Christian Benteke, you're our only hope.

AVFC in Four Numbers: A new scoring drought!

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It's time we took a closer look at Aston Villa goal-scoring futility. Christian Benteke, you're our only hope.

Holtecast: 4 losses, 11 goals, 2 sad hosts

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We're beginning to feel a bit like Count von Count after yet another three-goal loss. "Four losses in a row! One! Two! Three! Four! Ah! Ha! Ha!" We dive in on this week's podcast.

Answers to "Is ___ ready for the Premier League?"

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Paul Lambert has told us this week that Carlos Sánchez is ready for the Premier League and Jores Okore is not. Let's see what else falls into each category!

Fantasy update: Diego out, Drogba in

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Avoiding injuries is a big part of being successful in fantasy football. Make sure to update your lineup accordingly.

4 losses, no goals - Villa's broken formation

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Villa have lost 4 in a row, scoring none and conceding 11. What's gone wrong? Adam Clark looks at their broken formation and how it is crippling Villa in defence and attack.

Lambert: Carlos Sánchez now ready to play

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says defensive midfielder Carlos Sánchez is now ready to play in the Premier League.

Villa performance personified by woeful N'Zogbia

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Were we expected to win? No, but we were expected to turn up. They all need the hairdryer treatment, but one man needs it more than others...

Villa defender's injury "looks pretty bad"

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Paul Lambert has informed us all that Nathan Baker's hamstring injury sustained against Everton "looks pretty bad." Great.

Lambert: Okore isn't ready yet

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Paul Lambert has said that the reason Jores Okore hasn't played yet this season is because the Danish defender isn't ready. That makes no sense whatsoever.

Aston Villa vs. Everton: Instant recap of 0-3 loss

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Aston Villa's trip to play Everton ended in a demoralising 3-0 loss. Coming in, it looked like an opportunity for a road point, but the home side had other ideas.

Matchday: AVFC vs. Everton lineups and thread

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Aston Villa travel to Goodison Park today to try and break out of a three-match skid. Here's how Paul Lambert will line up a side missing Fabian Delph.

Match Preview: Everton-Villa

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After a tremendous first season under Roberto Martinez, the Toffees have started things off very much on the wrong foot. Are the Claret and Blue lucky to catch them in a poor run of form, or will...

Delph likely out for the rest of 2014

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Fabian Delph requires surgery on the shoulder he injured in a freak training ground accident. That means we probably won't see him playing for Aston Villa for the rest of 2014.

Holte History: 1897 FA Cup Final

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A look back at the 1897 FA Cup Final.

Oh neat, another injury

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Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph looks set to miss at least a few weeks following a freak shoulder injury in training.

Villa have named a price for Vlaar

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According to a report from ESPN, Aston Villa have informed Manchester United that they will sell Ron Vlaar if their asking price is met.

Three Lions?: Westwood, Delph and Cleverley

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Villa Midfielder Ashley Westwood on Delph, Cleverley and himself.

Podcast: Everton preview! Grealish contract! More!

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Another week, another Holtecast. Jack and Robert are here to talk about the new contract for Jack Grealish, the new offer for Fabian Delph, and the new chance at getting some points at Everton...

How can Villa beat Everton?

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Everton have looked very beatable at times this season, and teams haven't even needed possession to do so. That may play into the hands of Aston Villa.

A better look into Petrov's Sunday league play

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Swapping the Holte End for Amatuer Football, Petrov finds the joy of the game. Now we've got a bit more of a look into what the old captain is thinking about his new digs!

Let's level the playing field in world football

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In light of a lot of the problems surrounding the Women's World Cup, it's time that we start re-examining how we treat women's football. Let's try to level the playing field.

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