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HOLTECAST | New training gear, Villa Park redevelopment, and a new badge - What’s the cost for success?

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Aston Villa’s stadium plans shed light on owners’ ambition

With Villa Park’s redevelopment plans now unveiled to the public, Dan Pritchard details the virtuous circle that could see Aston Villa rise to the very top, both on and off the football pitch.

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The Boot Room: Where does John McGinn’s future lie at Aston Villa?

In this installment of our player analysis series, we take a deep dive into midfielder John McGinn’s skill set. Can the Scotsman consistently recreate his national team form in Claret and Blue?

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HOLTECAST | Aston Villa’s 2022/2023 fixtures released & transfer rumours galore!

Well, it may only be June, but the chatter around Aston Villa’s upcoming Premier League campaign and potential transfer outgoings and incomings certainly haven’t shown an signs of slowing down! Join Cole and Tom as the lads discuss the football club’s recent released fixtures list and all of the latest transfer rumours. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | Reaction: Targett’s move to Tyneside & Aston Villa’s release list!

With Aston Villa’s summer business in full swing and the transfer window now open, things are only heating up at Bodymoor Heath. Tune in as Cole and Danny discuss Matt Targett’s £15 million move to Newcastle United and the club’s released players list. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST: The BIG Aston Villa 2021/2022 End of Season Review!

Cole, Simon, and Danny sat down to reflect on the season that was for Aston Villa — the shaky start to the season, the sacking of Dean Smith, arrival of Steven Gerrard, and everything in between. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | The Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa Review & Welcome Boubacar Kamara!

Oh so close to crashing Manchester City’s party! Join the lads as they reflect on Aston Villa’s mind-blowing 3-2 loss on Sunday, dicuss the arrival of Boubacar Kamara, and look ahead to what should be a busy summer for the football club. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Villama Preview: Manchester City v Aston Villa

Aston Villa look to end the season and the hopes of Citizens everywhere as the Villans take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Can Villa pull off the stunner against the baby blue bullies?

HOLTECAST | HOLTE ENDCAST - Quick reaction to Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley from Villa Park!

In a Holtecast first, our Sebastian Bacon was joined in the Holte End by his brother, Luke, just moments after the final whistle at Villa Park to discuss Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Burnley. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Villans Around the World: The Kidderminster Lions and Paul Harris

Aston Villa became the football club that they are today because of the passion and pride shown by the locals of Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Join us for our next stop on the Villa journey...Kidderminster, England!

HOLTECAST | The Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace Review & Looking ahead to Burnley!

Cole and Danny got together yesterday to react to Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and look ahead to Burnley’s visit to B6 on Thursday. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace - Watkins and Schlupp goals leave things all square at Villa Park!

On the day that Aston Villa paid homage to the football club’s biggest triumph, Steven Gerrard’s fatigued Villans earn a point at Villa Park. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

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Villama Preview: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Off the heels of an equally promising and frustrating 2-1 loss to Liverpool, Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa look to brush off the moss in tackling Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace. With Ollie Watkins doubtful, will we see Emi Buendia and Philippe Coutinho as dueling 10’s or will we have a surprise appearance by Bertrand Traore?

HOLTECAST | PREVIEW - Aston Villa v Crystal Palace w/ HLTCO

Our Sebastian Bacon was joined by Dan from the popular Twitter page and podcast, HLTCO, to chat about Crystal Palace’s season thus far and look ahead to Sunday’s match at Villa Park. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool: Going toe-to-toe with giants!

It’s a little late, but we’re here, so that’s all that matters! Join Cole Pettem and Simon O’Regan as the lads reflect on Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool, the performance of a certain referee, and much more. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool - Spirited display, but Steven Gerrard’s men come up just short!

A hard-fought and courageous effort from Steven Gerrard’s men as Aston Villa went toe-to-toe with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, coming up just short in a 2-1 loss at Villa Park. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

Villama Preview: Aston Villa v Liverpool

Following an emphatic 3-1 victory over Burnley, Steven Gerrard’s Villans welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to Villa Park. The Northern giants haven’t lost a league game since December of last year, but can the trio of Emi Buendia, Ollie Watkins, and Danny Ings pull off the stunner?

HOLTECAST | Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa - Emi Buendia, from Argentina!

Cole was joined by our Danny Raza as the lads reacted to Aston Villa’s rather comfortable win at Turf Moor, Emi Buendia’s brilliance, and Gerrard’s lineup tinkering. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa - A comfortable afternoon for the Villa!

It was a comfortable win for Aston Villa against relegation-threatened Burnley as Emi Buendia shines at Turf Moor. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

Villama Preview: Burnley v Aston Villa

After back to back positive results, Steven Gerrard takes his Villans to Turf Moor to tackle a resurgent Burnley. Caretaker manager Michael Jackson has the Clarets on a roll, but can Villa beat back the relegation candidates?

HOLTECAST | PREVIEW - Burnley v Aston Villa w/ No Nay Never

Sebastian Bacon was joined by George Poole, Burnley fan and No Nay Never podcast contributor, for a bit of a chat as Aston Villa take on Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City - Watkings strikes again!

Cole was joined once again by our Tom Nightingale as the lads reflect on Aston Villa’s 2-0 victory over Dean Smith’s Norwich City on Saturday. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City - Two clean sheets in a row for Gerrard’s men!

A much needed three points for Aston Villa as Steven Gerrard’s men see off Dean Smith’s Norwich City, which now confirms their relegation to the Championship. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

Villama Preview: Aston Villa v Norwich City

Having broken a four match losing streak, Steven Gerrard’s Villans host Norwich City and Dean Smith. With the specter of relegation still mathematically possible, will Aston Villa blow past the competition or will a Norwich win be the canary in the coal mine?

HOLTECAST | PREVIEW: Looking ahead to Aston Villa v Norwich City!

Our Sebastian Bacon took hold of the hosting duties and was joined by Simon O’Regan and Cole Pettem to preview Saturday’s Premier League clash as Aston Villa welcome Dean Smith’s Norwich City to Villa Park. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa - Stopping the rot!

Our Cole Pettem was joined on Sunday evening by our Sebastian Bacon and everyone’s favourite Irishman, Neil Dunworth, to reflect on Villa’s 0-0 draw against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa - A much needed clean sheet for the Villa!

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but Aston Villa earn a valuable point and clean sheet against a fatigued Leicester City. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

Villama Preview: Leicester City v Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard leads a rested Aston Villa to Leicester to take on Brendan Rogers’ Foxes. Will the long awaited return of Marvelous Nakamba prove fruitful or will Leicester City win the day?

HOLTECAST | Taking stock at Aston Villa w/ All Villa No Filler!

Cole and Tom were joined by the lovely Frankie Maguire from the All Villa No Filler podcast to take a step back and assess the season thus far and what we could potentially expect from Aston Villa for the remainder of the season. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Villans Around the World: The Aland Lions

At the entrace of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea, the passion for Aston Villa is proudly on display for all to see. Join us for our next stop on the Villa journey...Aland, Finland!

HOLTECAST | The Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur Review & Twitter Q&A!

Cole was joined by Tom and Simon as the lads try to make sense of a 4-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park and spent some time discussing various Villa-related talking points sent in by 7500 To Holte Twitter followers. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

Player Ratings: Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur - Another sorry showing at Villa Park!

So much attacking intent in the first half of play and nothing to show for it! Aston Villa stumble to a fourth consecutive loss, with plenty of concerns swirling around Villa Park. Here’s how Cole rated the lads.

Villama Preview: Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

Following a disappointing loss to Wolves, Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa host Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur. As Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings look to return to starting roles, will we see a refocused Villa squad, or will Harry Kane and Son Heung-min win the day?

HOLTECAST | PREVIEW - Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur w/ The Extra Inch Podcast

Seb was joined by Windy from Tottenham Hotspur podcast, The Extra Inch, to have a bit of a chinwag ahead of Saturday’s match at Villa Park! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!

HOLTECAST | Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa - Lacking An Identity

Our Cole and Tom got together for a Sunday evening therapy session as the lads reflect on a frustrating loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!