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Holtecast #236 | Villa Fighting Till The End?

A hard fought and spirited effort by the boys in claret and blue was not enough snatch any points away from newly crown champions, Liverpool. Is there any hope for Villa going into the United match? Here’s our latest podcast.

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Liverpool v Aston Villa: Match thread, live stream info and how to watch Premier League

Can Dean Smith’s men pull off a shock result at Anfield and take a step toward Premier League survival?

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xV: On Villa’s attacking woes, Dean Smith’s tactics, and the importance of personnel

Villa need an in-form John McGinn to play expansive, attacking football — without him playing at a high level, Dean Smith’s forced to make the most of a bad hand.

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Holtecast #235 | Deep In The Relegation Mire

Villa fans have been crying out for Dean Smith to play two strikers and those demands were answered, but without the desired result. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Here’s our latest podcast.

Aston Villa v Wolves Recap 0-1

Another defensive effort comes up short as Villa fall

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xV: Can Aston Villa win the Premier League’s crawl away from the bottom?

Aston Villa have probably looked the best of the Premier League’s bottom five since last week’s restart — so let’s pump the brakes on assuming doom and gloom so quickly.

Holtecast #234 | Elmo To The Rescue & Taking A Bite Out Of Wolves

A change in tactics made Villa the better team, but missed chances, playing catch-up, and leaving it too late to push for the win had the lads settling for a draw. Signs of improvement moving onto Saturday? Here’s our latest podcast.

Newcastle United v Aston Villa 1-1 Recap.

Villa play better but fail to take all three points.

Newcastle United v Aston Villa: Match thread, live stream info and how to watch Premier League

Old friend Steve Bruce is on top as Villa head northeast.

Aston Villa Transfer News And Rumours

xV: Villa’s issues in recruitment are more nuanced than the narrative suggests

Those who criticize Villa for their net spend or for the quality of player they bought are largely ignoring important context.

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Holtecast #233 | Villa 1-2 Chelsea & Steve Bruce’s Revenge

Parking the bus may work if your Chelsea, but against the Blues, it’s a different story as Villa fail to hold on and fall to their 6th loss out of their last 7 Premier League matches. Can Villa turn things around against Steve Bruce’s men on Wednesday? Here’s our latest podcast.

Aston Villa v Chelsea Recap

Defensive Villa can’t hold off Chelsea.

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Aston Villa v Chelsea: Match thread, live stream info and how to watch Premier League

Villa look to climb out of the bottom three against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

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Holtecast #232: Hawk-Eye & Avoiding The Sunday Blues

Villa finally catch some goal-line technology/VAR related luck as the Premier League raised it’s curtains at Villa Park. Good omens to come against Chelsea, surely? Here’s our latest podcast.

xV: Thoughts on Keinan Davis’ strong performance, Villa’s set-piece mining and that referee error

Aston Villa v Sheffield United: Match thread, live stream info and how to watch Premier League

Aston Villa are back!

Holtecast: Match Preview | Aston Villa v Sheffield United

It’s FINALLY matchday and what does that mean? The Holtecast crew and podcaster Neil Dunworth get together to chat all things Villa. Here’s our latest podcast.

xV: Aston Villa must reverse these two trends to have a shot at Premier League survival

Aston Villa haven’t had much success playing away or against top-half clubs this season. They’ll need to reverse both those figures to have a chance to hold their Premier League status.

Holtecast: An Aston Villa Quiz

With the majority of the football world still on hold, the Holtecast crew and Heart of the Holte contributor, Dan Morgan, are put through their paces as their Aston Villa-based knowledge is put to the test. Here’s our latest podcast.

Save the Date: Aston Villa set to return to play on June 17

Game in hand Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be one of the opening matches

What if… Tim Sherwood got a full season with Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph?

In his first few months at Villa, Tim Sherwood steered the club to survival and an FA Cup Final. What if he’d have gotten a full season with the players that helped him get there?

Football without fans is not entertainment

By playing matches in neutral venues with no fans, the Premier League shows where its values lie.

My Favorite Villa Community: Twitter

For our "My Favorite Villa…" series, Corbin Conover describes how for some Villa fans, Twitter is the local pub.

My Favorite Villa Shirt: The 1995–97 home shirt is a thing of beauty

For our "My Favorite Villa…" series, Zach Robinson describes why he loves this 25-year-old kit.

My Favorite Villa Shirt: The old standard

For our "My Favorite Villa…" series, Phil Vogel shares the shirt that — no matter how many years pass or other kits he picks up — he always comes back to

My Favorite Villa Chant: “I just don’t think you understand”

Matt Booher shares his favorite sound from the terraces as part of our "My Favorite Villa…" series

My Favorite Villa Goal: Andreas Weimann scores to shock Manchester City

Alex Carson writes about his perfect Villa goal as part of our "My Favorite Villa…" series

Introducing My Favorite Villa . . . a new series from the 7500 to Holte staff

The writers of 7500 to Holte are set to embark down memory lane . . . for as long as we need to before football’s back.

‘The way he talks about the game is crazy’ Jake Doyle-Hayes hails current Aston Villa coach

Cheltenham Town loanee and Villa youngster Jake Doyle-Hayes believes the former Premier League star could still lace his boots up at 39-years-old.

Aston Villa debut: The late Peter Whittingham

To celebrate the life of the former Villa midfielder, we examine his debut as well as his youth career.

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Yes, that’s right. The world’s imploding yet Villa news is boring, so we want to know how to better serve YOU.

What happens if the league runs into extra time?

A long wait for the Premier League to resume may hurt Villa

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Aston Villa vs. Chelsea is OFF

The Premier League has finally suspended play due to coronavirus

Chelsea player tests positive for coronavirus

Will Aston Villa still face Chelsea on Saturday?