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Episode 97: The 2016-17 Championship season begins, and Aston Villa are plenty busy

The Holtecast is back and the summer is nearly over!

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

After a long, tumultuous, and quite frankly confusing summer, Aston Villa are ready to start playing football again. And this time, it's in the Championship. The season kicks off on Sunday at Sheffield Wednesday, and Jack and Robert are back with the Holtecast to take stock of the club in the leadup to the match.

We open with just an absolute bevy of transfers in the last couple of weeks (really? We couldn't do them earlier?) and then move on to trying to figure out what to make of the squad as it currently stands. The strike force looks weak, but what if we add Ross McCormack? And that midfield is... missing a lot of attacking options.

Then we head on to your twitter questions and an honest-to-goodness look at a match that matters!

The episode is embedded below, and you can of course subscribe using your podcast service of choice. Thanks, as always, for listening!