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

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to the Holtecast - An Aston Villa Podcast; established by #AVFC fans for #AVFC fans! In association with @7500ToHolte. 
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    Reflecting on Aston Villa’s season thus far w/ Birmingham Live’s Ashley Preece!

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

    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.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    Cole Pettem: @TalkAstonVilla
    Tom Nightingale: @tdnightingale
    GUEST: Ashley Preece - @PreeceObserver
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 46 min
    ASTON VILLA 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON: A win's a win!

    ASTON VILLA 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON: A win's a win!

    Join Cole and Tom as the lads reflect on a gritty and dogged 1-0 win for Aston Villa over Southampton, the impressive performances of Ashley Young, and a strong start to the season for Aston Villa Women.
    You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!
    WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?
    How are the lads feeling after Friday’s result?The match was a hard watch to say the least, but the Villa boys pulled through - how much can we really take from this win and is it a stepping stone towards a more positive future under Steven Gerrard?What have Cole and Tom made of the recent performances of Ashley Young and has the veteran made a case for challenging Matty Cash for the starting right-back role on a more consistent basis this season?Are we starting to see the best of Tyrone Mings again?Missing Bouba! How much of a miss will Kamara be in the Villa midfield for the foreseeable future?Now another break without Aston Villa, but we still have the mighty Villa Women’s side to watch - how impressive of a season opener over Manchester City Women was that?!All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:
    Email: holtecast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    Cole Pettem: @TalkAstonVilla
    Tom Nightingale: @tdnightingale
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City: Ashley's feeling Young!

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

    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.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    Cole Pettem: @TalkAstonVilla
    Simon O’Regan: @SiORegan
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 38 min
    PREVIEW | Arsenal v Aston Villa w/ A Bergkamp Wonderland

    PREVIEW | Arsenal v Aston Villa w/ A Bergkamp Wonderland

    Our Seb was joined by Josh from Arsenal podcast, A Bergkamp Wonderland, to discuss the North London side’s hot start to the season and look ahead to Wednesday’s fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
    You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!
    WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?
    With Arsenal winning their first four Premier League fixtures of the season, what has Josh made of his clubs’ start to the campaign?Are Arsenal finally developing that different side to their style of play, which has been missing for a good while now?Given the obvious pressure that Steven Gerrard is under by the Aston Villa fan base and the similar sort of pressure that Mikel Arteta was under during the early part of his tenure at Arsenal, how did the Arsenal boss rise above that pressure and steer the ship in the right direction?What has Josh made of Arsenal’s transfer business across the summer transfer window?What does Josh hope to see Arsenal accomplish throughout the current campaign?So, how are the lads feeling about Wednesday then?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!GUEST - Twitter: @TheAFCPodcast
    STAY CONNECTED:
    Email: holtecast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 37 min
    Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham United - Going from bad to worse!

    Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham United - Going from bad to worse!

    Back from the abyss, our Seb and Tom got together to reflect on yet another frustrating loss for the Villa, a 1-0 loss at the hands of David’ Moyes’ West Ham United. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!
    WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?
    We’re just great at playing teams with absolutely no form and and getting their mojo going, aren’t we?What did the lads make of yet another loss then?Was it all negative on Sunday or are there any positives to take out of this 1-0 loss to West Ham United?With Anwar El Ghazi likely to make a move to PSV Eindhoven and Jan Bednarek rumoured to join Aston Villa prior to the conclusion of the transfer window, what do the lads make of the latest bits of transfer chatter?So, how are we all feeling about Steven Gerrard as Villa boss at the moment?Oh yeah, where the heck is Morgan Sanson?!All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:
    Email: holtecast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    Sebastian Bacon: @SebastianBacon8
    Tom Nightingale: @tdnightingale
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 43 min
    The Aston Villa 2-1 Everton Review and life without Diego Carlos!

    The Aston Villa 2-1 Everton Review and life without Diego Carlos!

    Cole was joined by Tom to discuss Aston Villa’s 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday and react to the news of Diego Carlos’ long-term injury.
    You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - dig in!
    WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?
    Now that we’ve all had a bit more time to enjoy Aston Villa’s first victory of the season, how are the lads feeling about the performance on Saturday and what sort of positives can we take into the next match?Who stood out the most on Saturday?Boubacar Kamara is just brilliant, isn’t he?It’s been a constant debate, but how important is it for Emi Buendia to make his mark on the season while also giving Philippe Coutinho a rest during periods of poor form?With the news that Diego Carlos has ruptured his achilles and is most likely out of action for six to nine months, should Villa dip back into the transfer market for a replacement or utilize what’s already at the football club’s disposal?If a Diego Carlos replacement does arrive, what sort of deal do the lads reckon Steven Gerrard and the recruitment staff should be looking at (i.e., a free agent, a cheap transfer fee, or splashing the cash on another big contributor)?All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!STAY CONNECTED:
    Email: holtecast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @7500ToHolte
    Cole Pettem: @TalkAstonVilla
    Tom Nightingale: @tdnightingale
    EPISODE NOTES:Thank you to our charity partner, Acorns Children’s Hopsice.
    Donate today to support a fantastic charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/villa

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tfgjoobgtjnb ,

Fantastic. Consistent updates and Great debates.

Love this podcast. It has everything. Game reviews, interview with other teams podcasts, etc. Up The Villa.

SethFourTen ,

The definitive Villa fan podcast

Succinct and updated in a timely manner this podcast is what a Villa fan needs to keep up with news in and around the squad.

BubbAnsky ,

Of course!

Of course this is a great villa podcast. Appreciate the lag on upload as well as it provides a more reasonable review of the match.

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