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HOLTECAST | Pre-Season feelings, Leon Bailey, and the Jack Grealish transfer saga

Cole, Tom, Simon, and Seb got together to discuss Villa’s pre-season thus far, the imminent signing of Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen, and the ever-present Jack Grealish transfer saga with Manchester City...You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In!

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Bristol City v Aston Villa Friendly Recap 0-3

A look at the friendly in Bristol and a word on the Jack Grealish situation

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John Terry leaves Aston Villa coaching staff

The assistant manager departs saying it would not be fair to start a season without intending to complete it.

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Transfer Round-Up: Will Aston Villa add Bailey to their forward cocktail?

7500 to Holte’s transfer round-up is back! As club football becomes the focus again, so to does Villa’s transfer activity — in particular, the club’s search for another attacker.

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Alternative Transfer Targets: The search for a number 10

7500 to Holte takes up the role of Aston Villa’s data scout to highlight players who could fill the number 10 position for Aston Villa.

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HOLTECAST | Assessing Aston Villa’s squad & needs in the transfer market!

Cole was joined by Danny and Tom as they assessed the current Villa squad and the additions still required in certain positions on the pitch. The lads also dive into the role Wesley could play this season and what his future in claret and blue may look like...You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In!

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The inside story of Italy’s Euro 2020 success

With Italy entering the competition off the back of previously failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, very few regarded Gli Azzurri as a threat. So, how exactly did Roberto Mancini’s team conquer Europe?

Alternative Transfer Targets: Looking for a defensive midfielder

7500 To Holte role plays as Johan Lange’s search for a defensive midfielder continues after Villa drop out of the race for Pape Matar Sarr.

Player Ratings: Italy 1-1 England* (Italy win 3-2 on penalties)

England’s European dream came to a bitter end thanks to the lottery that is a penalty shootout. Let’s see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

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Player Ratings: England 2-1 Denmark

England booked their ticket to the Euro 2020 final after overcoming a resurgent Denmark team in extra-time. Let’s see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

HOLTECAST | Transfer Rumors Galore + Football’s Coming Home!

It’s certainly transfer rumor season! Join Cole, Simon, and Danny as the lads discuss the ever-present ‘Grealish to City’ rumors, a number of other potential transfer targets, Villa’s leaked home kit, and the Euros!...You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In!

Transfer Round-Up Special: The A-Z of Grealish to Manchester City

7500 to Holte brings you a deep dive on the speculation surrounding Jack Grealish's future — why do City want him now? Where has the £100 million price tag come from? And why Villa and Grealish’s market value are entwined.

Player Ratings: Ukraine 0-4 England

England sailed through to the semi-finals of the Euros after raising their mast and forcing Ukraine to walk the plank in a riveting display. Let’s see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

Transfer Round-Up: Fine Villa, We’ll Talk About Emile Smith Rowe Again!

Four more transfer rumors brought to you by 7500 to Holte. We look at Villa’s continuing interest in Smith Rowe and where he might fit in, exciting Argentinian attacker Álvarez, and is Winks underrated?

Player Ratings: England 2-0 Germany

With Wembley at half capacity, England provided a monstrous spectacle as they progressed to the quarter-finals, leaving Germany in their wake. Let’s see how Seb rated the lads!

Euro 2020 Group Stage Grades

The Euros have certainly lived up to expectations thus far and the excitement will only ramp up throughout the final rounds of the tournament. Let’s see how Seb graded each nation!

Player Ratings: England 1-0 Czech Republic

England strolled to their second win of the tournament whilst extending their clean sheet streak to three games. Lets see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

The rise of the Welsh national team

Since their incredible feat of reaching the semi-final of Euro 2016, the small country of Wales continues to do their nation proud on the footballing stage.

HOLTECAST | A Very Busy Villa Summer!

Cole was joined by Seb, Tom, and Simon to discuss Villa’s transfer business thus far, the typical Jack Grealish departure rumors, and all of the latest Euros chat surrounding the club’s stars as well as the England camp...You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In!

Transfer Round-Up: Can We Have Milner Back Too Please? 

This week’s collection of rumors features returning players, potential free transfer pickups, and defenders from Manchester United, as well as thoughts on Ashley Young, who is all of the above.

Player Ratings: England 0-0 Scotland

A rejuvenated Scotland produced a resilient defensive display against a stagnant England. Let’s see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

Feeling Young again! - Looking back at Ashley Young’s Aston Villa highlight reel

He’s back! So lets jump in the way back machine and remember when the young winger was considered one of the best in England.

What went wrong for Scotland?

Scotland fell to a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Monday — but what exactly went wrong for Steve Clarke’s side and can they turn things around in time?

Player Ratings: England 1-0 Croatia

England began their tournament on home soil as fans enjoyed a winning start in the Group D opener. Let’s see how Seb rated The Three Lions!

Transfer Round-Up: Where will Villa shop for their midfield options?

7500 to Holte assesses a spate of recent midfield transfer rumors — who is Pape Sarr and is James Ward-Prowse worth it? But above all, how likely are they to join?

Bienvenido a Aston Villa, Emi Buendia!

With the transfer of Emi Buendia from Norwich City to Aston Villa now confirmed by both clubs, it’s time to look at the stats that make the Argentine a must-watch next season.

Transfer Round-Up: Lange has found some targets down the back of his spreadsheet

7500 to Holte takes a look at the latest transfer speculation surrounding Aston Villa as five more targets are added to the board — which stories are likely and which are busts?

HOLTECAST | Aston Villa 20/21 End of Season Review!

Join Cole, Danny, Simon, Seb, and Tom for a packed house edition of the Holtecast as the lads reflect on the season that was for Aston Villa - the future looks bright!...You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In!

Villans Around the World: California

Aston Villa fans are everywhere; you just need to know how to find them. Aidan gives 7500 to Holte a run down on the Villans in California.

Aston Villa Roundtable: Reflecting on a promising season for a club on the rise!

As the curtains close on another campaign, Sebastian Bacon spent his time talking to some of Aston Villa’s most influential content creators from around the globe to reflect on the last ten months of Premier League action.

Transfer Round-Up: Will Villa follow travel guidelines and buy domestic?

7500 to Holte guides you through the paper talk surrounding Villa’s incoming transfers. Who’s linked? Will they fit in? Which stories are likely and which are non-starters?

Transfer Round-Up: Relax, Grealish is staying

Daniel Pritchard guides you through the paper talk surrounding the Villa squad. Who is staying? Who is going? Which stories are based in reality, and which are just looking for clicks?