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ASTON VILLA 3-0 BOURNEMOUTH: Delightful Dougie, magical McGinn, and Cam’s the man!

Ep. 424

Unai Emery has been making magic as Aston Villa boss and it’s a beautiful sight to see! Our Cole and Simon sat down shortly after the final whistle at Villa Park to bask in the glory of another Villa win, get all giddy over how mint Unai Emery is, and just enjoy the fact that the football club is thriving.

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  • Considering Aston Villa seem to always struggle against Bournemouth, how are the lads feeling after a rather convincing win at Villa Park?
  • Luiz loves a Bournemouth goal! Considering that Douglas Luiz was a player that some fans may have expected to depart the football club by now, how impressive has the midfielder been under Unai Emery?
  • Magical McGinn - We may have all thought John McGinn had hit a ceiling in terms of his performance levels, but the Scotsman put in yet another fantastic shift on Saturday.
  • Let’s show Tyrone Mings some love as well, eh?
  • From a defensive point of view, are there really that many improvements that need to be made heading into the summer/next season?
  • With Cameron Archer shining while on loan at Middlesbrough, surely the young striker has given Unai Emery plenty of food for thought heading into next season?tw
  • All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!


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Cole Pettem: @TalkAstonVilla

Simon O’Regan: @SiORegan


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Ep. 438
With a valuable point away at Anfield, Aston Villa’s European dreams will be determined on the final day of the 2022/2023 Premier League season. Listen in as Cole, Simon, and Seb reflect on Saturday’s performance against Liverpool and try not to get too nervous about the season finale against Brighton. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?Aside from Ollie Watkins’ penalty miss, was the first half performance against Liverpool one of the best shifts put in by Unai Emery’s men this season?Should Ollie Watkins be the number one penalty taker going forward or should it fall to the likes of Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, or potentially a new recruit heading into next season?What did the lads make of Lucas Digne, Matty Cash, and Boubacar Kamara coming into the starting lineup? Were those changes justified given their performances?Fabinho’s fouls, Klopp’s comments, and loads of added time; the lads go on a little bit of a rant session and justifiably so!How are Cole, Simon, and Seb feeling about of Sunday’s match against Brighton?Well then, do the lads think Aston Villa will be playing in the Europa Conference League next season?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:Email: holtecast@gmail.comTwitter: @7500ToHolteCole Pettem: @TalkAstonVillaSebastian 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