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Holtecast - An Aston Villa Podcast

Welcome to the Holtecast - An Aston Villa Podcast; established by #AVFC fans for #AVFC fans! In association with @7500ToHolte. 
Latest Episode10/4/2022

LEEDS UNITED 0-0 ASTON VILLA: Injuries, missed chances, and arrogance!

Ep. 390
Seb and Simon got together to discuss an extremely frustrating 0-0 draw away at Leeds United, Aston Villa’s struggles from an attacking point of view, and where this result leaves Steven Gerrard in the grand scheme of things as Villa boss. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Well then, what did the lads make of that 0-0 draw against Leeds United?Just how bad is Aston Villa’s injury crisis at the moment, with Ludwig Augustinsson joining a list that just seems to be getting longer and longer?With Villa now short of options in the right-back and left-back positions, could this somehow be the opening that Frederic Guilbert needs in order to slot back into the Villa lineup?What did the lads make of Leeds boss, Jesse Marsch’s gameplan following Luis Sinisterra’s red card in the opening moments of the second half?With details now available from a fan led meeting with Christian Purslow, what did Seb and Simon think of the Villa CEO’s comments in regards to Steven Gerrard?It may be easy to point the finger, but what is really going wrong at this football club at the moment?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:Email: holtecast@gmail.comTwitter: @7500ToHolteSebastian Bacon: @SebastianBacon8Simon O’Regan: @SiOReganEPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa
10/4/2022

LEEDS UNITED 0-0 ASTON VILLA: Injuries, missed chances, and arrogance!

Ep. 390
Seb and Simon got together to discuss an extremely frustrating 0-0 draw away at Leeds United, Aston Villa’s struggles from an attacking point of view, and where this result leaves Steven Gerrard in the grand scheme of things as Villa boss. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Well then, what did the lads make of that 0-0 draw against Leeds United?Just how bad is Aston Villa’s injury crisis at the moment, with Ludwig Augustinsson joining a list that just seems to be getting longer and longer?With Villa now short of options in the right-back and left-back positions, could this somehow be the opening that Frederic Guilbert needs in order to slot back into the Villa lineup?What did the lads make of Leeds boss, Jesse Marsch’s gameplan following Luis Sinisterra’s red card in the opening moments of the second half?With details now available from a fan led meeting with Christian Purslow, what did Seb and Simon think of the Villa CEO’s comments in regards to Steven Gerrard?It may be easy to point the finger, but what is really going wrong at this football club at the moment?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:Email: holtecast@gmail.comTwitter: @7500ToHolteSebastian Bacon: @SebastianBacon8Simon O’Regan: @SiOReganEPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa
9/26/2022

Reflecting on Aston Villa’s season thus far w/ Birmingham Live’s Ashley Preece!

Ep. 388
With another break in the schedule for Steven Gerrard’s men, Cole and Tom had the pleasure of chatting with Aston Villa correspondent for Birmingham Live and fellow supporter, Ashley Preece, to get his thoughts on Villa’s season thus far and the direction the football club is headed. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Apart from being able to report on your beloved football team for a living, what’s Ashley’s favourite thing about his job?What has been the hardest moment of Ashley’s time as an Aston Villa reporter so far?What was it like travelling abroad to report on the Villa, especially all the way “Down Under” in Australia and what did Ashley make of the fans abroad?Diving into the 2022/2023 season thus far, what do the lads deem as the best moment and biggest disappointment/frustration regarding this Villa side?Who have been the standout performers so far this season?Who needs to step up going into a busy portion of the campaign?We just can’t have nice things...Boubacar Kamara is set to miss at least a couple months of action - what does Ashley make of the injury and how do we think Steven Gerrard will cope without the impactful defensive midfielder?Do we think all positions were properly addressed during the summer transfer window?To end things on a light note, who would be Ashley’s dream Villa-related interview? Heck, let’s see what Cole and Tom have to say about this topic too!All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:Email: holtecast@gmail.comTwitter: @7500ToHolteCole Pettem: @TalkAstonVillaTom Nightingale: @tdnightingaleGUEST: Ashley Preece - @PreeceObserverEPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa
9/5/2022

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City: Ashley's feeling Young!

Ep. 386
Cole and the well travelled Simon got together to react to an extremely surprising and unexpected 1-1 draw for Aston Villa against Manchester City, with Leon Bailey finding the back of the net and VAR controversy rearing it’s ugly head. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Well, that draw was very unexpected! What did the lads make of the hard-earned point at Villa Park against Manchester City on Saturday?With pressure only building on the shoulders of Steven Gerrard, was the tweak in formation and tactics a sign of a manager who is starting to learn a valuable lesson or was this more so a case of a management team setting up to play one of the best sides in the world?37 going on 27 - how impressive was Ashley Young on Saturday and how important is it for Villa’s bench to put in key performances when called upon?The lads read out thoughts sent in by the listeners in regards to the confidence levels heading into the next few games following Saturday’s results and hone in on one particular theme: “What should Aston Villa’s identity look like this season?”.Ah, VAR is just lovely, isn’t it?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:Email: holtecast@gmail.comTwitter: @7500ToHolteCole Pettem: @TalkAstonVillaSimon O’Regan: @SiOReganEPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa