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ASTON VILLA 2-1 LEEDS UNITED: Tricky Bailey, world class Kamara, and Martinez’s safe hands!

Ep. 410

Cole and Tom got together shortly after the final whistle at Villa Park on Friday to discuss Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Leeds United, Leon Bailey’s up and down nature, Alex Moreno’s memorable debut, and what we should expect during the remainder of the January transfer window.

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  • Cole and Tom spend a good while discussing the enigma that is Leon Bailey and how he can go from Mr. Irrelevant to Mr. Relevant in a matter of moments throughout any given match; is there more to it or is he just your typical winger?
  • The pure brilliance of Boubacar Kamara; he’s just world class, isn’t he?
  • Emi Martinez saves the day on several occasions; doesn’t he just make all the difference in tight matches?
  • Alex Moreno gets thrown into the deep end and produces a memorable performance on his debut; unlucky for the now injured Lucas Digne, but surely Moreno will quickly takeover the starting job at left-back?
  • Cameron Archer heads to Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the season; surely this move was the correct call for Archer’s development, but what does this mean in terms of potential incomings during the transfer window?
  • All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!


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WEST HAM UNITED 1-1 ASTON VILLA: Stalemate in London, young Villans shining on loan, and the rise of the Villa Women!

Ep. 422
Our Cole and Simon sat down as the weekend drew to a close to dissect a point gained at the London Stadium, gush over the superb performances from the club’s young talent that are out on loan, and applaud the mighty Villa Women. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Given the performance on Sunday, is it a sign of progress that sections of the Aston Villa fan base are annoyed that Unai Emery’s men didn’t take all three points at the London Stadium or is it a typical case of fans expecting too much too soon?How mint was Alex Moreno’s cross to setup Ollie Watkins’ header?Leon Bailey and West Ham’s penalty; let’s just say we weren’t fans of it.Was a draw a fair result upon further reflection?Tim Iroegbunam, Cameron Archer, and Aaron Ramsey have all been making key contributions for their respective sides while on loan; how important is it for these lads to continue to succeed and what could it mean for Villa’s loan process going forward?Villa Women have absolutely smashed it so far this season; could they break into the top four in the WSL and what does a top half finish mean for Carla Ward’s side heading into the summer?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