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Cole, Tom, Simon, and Seb got together to discuss Villa’s pre-season thus far, the imminent signing of Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen, and the ever-present Jack Grealish transfer saga with Manchester City. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Pre-season rarely means much in terms of what may…
 
Cole was joined by Danny and Tom as they assessed the current Villa squad and the additions still required in certain positions on the pitch. The lads also dive into the role Wesley could play this season and what his future in claret and blue may look like. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS?…
 
It’s certainly transfer rumor season! Join Cole, Simon, and Danny as the lads discuss the ever-present ‘Grealish to City’ rumors, a number of other potential transfer targets, Villa’s leaked home kit, and the Euros! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? The 2021/2022 season is nearly upon us! Vi…
 
Cole was joined by Seb, Tom, and Simon to discuss Villa’s transfer business thus far, the typical Jack Grealish departure rumors, and all of the latest Euros chat surrounding the club’s stars as well as the England camp. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Emi Buendia and Ashley Young are alre…
 
Join Cole, Danny, Simon, Seb, and Tom for a packed house edition of the Holtecast as the lads reflect on the season that was for Aston Villa - the future looks bright! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? The lads gather to share their thoughts and nominations for... Where they originally predi…
 
Join Cole, Danny, and Seb as the lads reflect on the season finale victory over Chelsea and look ahead to the club’s bright future after Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Youth Cup final! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Ending the season in style - what does beating Chelsea on the final d…
 
Cole and Danny got together for a late night chat following Aston Villa’s triumph at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening - sweet victory! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? A change in mentality against Spurs; how impressive was it to see Villa come from behind and hold out for a w…
 
Join Cole, Danny, and Tom as the lads try to make sense of proceedings at Selhurst Park after Villa gave away two leads and walk away with a loss. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Were the absences of Matty Cash and Tyrone Mings in the Villa defense a key reason as to why there were issues …
 
Cole, Simon, and newcomer to the podcast, Tom, got together to reflect on the positives of Aston Villa’s draw with Everton at Villa Park as Jack Grealish returns to action and Emi Martinez equals Brad Friedel’s clean sheet record for Villa in the Premier League. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISC…
 
Join Cole, Simon, and Danny as the fellas try to make sense of a frustrating second half performance at Villa Park as the 26 year drought of beating Manchester United at home continues. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? The lads discuss the drop in focus from Villa in the second half as two …
 
WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? With Manchester United likely to finish second in the Premier League and now into the Europa League final, what has the United fan base made of the season thus far? What is the general perception of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as United boss and is he the man to take the club forward? Anti-Glazer protest chat. Pre-match thought…
 
Join Cole, Stevie, and newcomer to the pod, Seb, as the lads breakdown Aston Villa’s eighth win on the road this season. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Cole, Stevie, and Seb discuss the impact that Ollie Watkins has made this season and where his future lies within the starting XI - could…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Paul from the Everton fansite, The Toffee Blues, to preview Saturday’s fixture at Goodison Park. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Enjoy! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? With the Toffees still in the midst of the battle for European football next season, how has fans’ expectations changed from the start of…
 
Cole was joined by Danny and Simon to react to a mixed bag performance against the Baggies as the Villans continue to sit comfortably in mid-table. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? The lads try to make sense of what exactly happened as Villa let an early lead slip and would have conceded an…
 
Join Cole, Simon, and Danny as they mull over the loss to Manchester City, look ahead to the game on Sunday against the Baggies, and take part in a little Q&A! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? A fantastic and energetic start, but lacking in areas when it mattered most - did we deserve to lo…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by David Mooney from the Blue Moon Podcast and The Athletic's "Why Always Us?" podcast for a bulky chat about all things European Super League and a sprinkle of pre-match thoughts ahead of Wednesday's game against Manchester City at Villa Park. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE …
 
Cole Pettem was joined Sunday evening by Simon O’Regan and Danny Raza to mull over the painful loss to Liverpool - Jack Grealish, we miss you! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Jack Grealish will be out for at least another 2-3 weeks - what can be done without him? The lads discuss the number of sloppy turnovers that have led to opposition scoring chances; is Vi…
 
In a two-part edition of the Holtecast, Cole Pettem is joined by Neil Dunworth and Jack Gill to preview Saturday’s trip to Anfield. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? With Liverpool coming off of a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, c…
 
Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Simon O’Regan all got together to discuss the quick turnaround victory over Fulham - football is fun again! You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Jack Grealish misses out through a last-minute injury precaution - how big of a miss was he? Why are/were Villa strugglin…
 
WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? With former player turned manager, Scott Parker, leading the charge at Fulham, how has The Cottagers season been perceived within the fan base? Can a fair portion of Fulham’s slow start to the season be attributed to the quick turnaround between the 2019/2020 promotion campaign and the current campaign? With Fulham just two poin…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Danny Raza and Simon O’Regan as the lads discuss the clear downturn in performances, including the loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? What is going wrong at Aston Villa lately? Are Villa destined to be a mid-table/lower-mid table s…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Simon O’Regan, while Ricky from the Last Word On Spurs podcast also stops by to preview Sunday’s fixture at Villa Park. WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Is there reason for optimism for Villa heading into this game with Spurs? With Spurs playing in the Europa League on Thursday, could that hinder or boost their performance on Sunday at …
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Danny Raza and Simon O’Regan as the lads look to relieve some frustrations after a dull draw to Newcastle United on Friday evening. You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Dig In! WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Are Aston Villa running out of ideas and lacking creativity in attack? Winger troubles - are El Ghazi…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Will from the Talk of the Toon podcast to preview Friday’s fixture at St. James’ Park. WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? With Newcastle United sitting just above the relegation places, how has the Magpies’ season been perceived from within the fan base? Will Newcastle survive the drop? How has Steve Bruce been perceived by Newcastle fans…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Danny Raza and Simon O’Regan to go over the draw against Wolves on Saturday. WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? Morgan Sanson’s debut - just how good was the Frenchman on Saturday? What went right in the first half versus what went wrong in the second half? Where does Ross Barkley fit into this team and does he have a future at Villa? Is …
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Danny Raza and Simon O'Regan to try and make sense of a frustrating evening at Bramall Lane. Plus, the lads look ahead to Saturday's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. WHAT DO WE DISCUSS? The starting line-up - Should Dean Smith have went with a more attacking XI? Is there a lack of trust or quality outside of the typica…
 
Cole Pettem is joined by Danny Raza and Simon O'Regan to go over a prideful win against Leeds United and look ahead to the trip to Bramall Lane on Wednesday against Sheffield United. What Do We Discuss? Winning without captain, Jack Grealish. Ahmed Elmohamady’s integration back into the first team - Does he have a future at Aston Villa beyond this …
 
With 7 points out of the last 15, Dean Smith's men will be looking to get back to winning ways at Elland Road on Saturday. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Paul from the Leeds That Podcast to preview the weekend's Premier League fixture. A big thanks to Paul for chatting with us. You can find him on Twitter @leedsthat or via the websi…
 
A humdrum performance from Dean Smith's men leaves many Villa fans wondering what's next. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Simon O'Regan as the lads discuss the Matty Cash and Jack Grealish sized wholes left against Leicester City, Ross Barkley, and assess potential personnel changes ahead of the Leeds game. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STA…
 
As a tough batch of fixtures appear on the horizon for Aston Villa, Brendan Rodgers' men make their way to Villa Park on Sunday. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Jack from Leicester Fan TV to preview the upcoming Premier League clash. A big thanks to Jack for chatting with us. You can find him on on Twitter @Jacklcfc9 and the Leiceste…
 
In what can only be described as a virtuoso performance by Emi Martinez, Villa somehow escaped the Amex Stadium with a point. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Simon O'Regan as the lads try to make sense of Aston Villa's lackluster performance against Brighton and assess what changes may be needed moving forward. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!…
 
With Aston Villa's congested batch of fixtures now in the rear-view mirror, Dean Smith's men travel to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Ady Packham from the Albion Roar to preview the upcoming Premier League clash. A big thanks for Ady for chatting with us. You can find th…
 
In a week that saw Villa exhibit two differing performances, the accomplishment of hitting last season's points total (35) in 21 games has many fans dreaming of just how far Dean Smith's side can go. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Neil Dunworth as the lads reflect on the week that was for Aston Villa and try to answer the all-important question …
 
VAR well and truly became a friend of Aston Villa on Saturday (Pretty sure it's a short-term relationship though!). Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Simon O'Regan as the lads break down the events at St. Mary's on Saturday as Villa's hopes for European football were reignited. Plus, the trio look ahead to the West Ham game on Wednesday and discuss…
 
As most Villa fans still try to make sense of that shocking second half performance by Dean Smith's men, the Holtecast returns! Join Cole Pettem and debutant, Stevie Green, as the lads try to put the pieces together after Sean Dyche's side practically roundhouse kicked Villa in the mouth. Plus, the duo look ahead to the Southampton game on the week…
 
Villa return to winning ways as a Dean Smith-less side cruises to victory over a struggling Newcastle United. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and debutant, Simon O'Regan, as the lads discuss a comfortable win over Steve Bruce's men and look ahead to the Burnley match on Wednesday. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Email: holtecast@g…
 
Aston Villa walk away from the Etihad Stadium emptied handed as yet another officiating controversy proves costly for Dean Smith's men. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and For The Love of Paul McGrath podcast's, Neil Dunworth, as the lads discuss the loss to Manchester City and look ahead to the Newcastle match on Saturday. Enjoy the podcast and Up T…
 
Aston Villa will FINALLY be back in action as Dean Smith's men travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by David Mooney from the Blue Moon Podcast to preview the upcoming Premier League clash. A big thanks to David for chatting with us. You can find him on Twitter @BlueMoonPodcast. Email: hol…
 
Against all of the odds, Villa's youngsters were able to display a valiant and impressive effort against defending champions and current league-leaders, Liverpool, in a 4-1 loss at Villa Park. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and old friend of the pod, James Rushton, as the lads discuss the Friday night FA Cup fixture, the development of Villa's youth…
 
The FA Cup is finally upon us! Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to preview Friday's cup clash with the defending Premier League champions. A big thanks to John for chatting with us. You can find him on Twitter @TheAnfieldWrap and via the website: www.theanfieldwrap.com Email: holtecast@gmail.com Twit…
 
New year, same old VAR issues for Aston Villa. Join Cole Pettem and Danny Raza as the lads dissect the New Years Day defeat to Manchester United and THAT refereeing/VAR call. The clubs outstanding progression and development under the NSWE Group is also discussed. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Email: holtecast@gmail.com Twitte…
 
It has well and truly been a joyous holiday season for Aston Villa as Dean Smith's men currently sit in 5th place with 26 points on the board. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and Steven from @VillaAnalytics on Twitter, as the lads discuss Boxing Day glory over Crystal Palace, the hard fought draw at Stamford Bridge, and look ahead to the New Years Da…
 
Aston Villa head into Christmas with their highest points total since the 2009-2010 season and with Crystal Palace next on the docket, Dean Smith's men have an opportunity to continue their strong form. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Jay Crame from The Eagles Beak to preview the upcoming Premier League clash. A big thanks to Jay for…
 
It looks like it will be a VERY merry Christmas for Aston Villa Football Club! Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and newcomer to the pod, Max Stokes of Villa On Tour, as the lads dissect the 3-0 win at the Hawthorns and briefly touch on the appointment of Sam Allardyce at West Bromwich Albion. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Email: …
 
Home frustrations continue for Aston Villa as Dean Smith's men muster up 27 shots, but fail to register a single goal in a 0-0 draw with Burnley. Join Cole Pettem, Danny Raza, and returning guest, Dom Phillips, as the lads discuss the good, bad, and downright frustrating events at Villa Park. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Emai…
 
With Aston Villa back on track in the win column, Burnley is next up on the docket as Sean Dyche's men travel to Villa Park on Thursday. Keeping that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Dave Roberts from the No Nay Never podcast to preview the upcoming Premier League clash. A big thanks to Dave for chatting with us. You can find him on twitter @DLRbr…
 
Villa never like to do anything the easy way, that's for sure! Join Cole Pettem and Danny Raza as they revel in the stoppage-time win (Thanks to John McGinn and Anwar El Ghazi) over Wolves at Molineux. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Email: holtecast@gmail.com Twitter: @7500ToHolte EPISODE NOTES: Thank you to our FPL league spon…
 
A lengthy 12 day wait for Villa to return to action is nearly over as the lads travel to Molineux for the early kick-off fixture on Saturday. With that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Dave Azzopardi from Wolves fan channel, Talking Wolves, to preview the local clash in the Premier League. A big thanks to Dave. You can find him on twitter @Talking…
 
Think it's fair to say that the beautiful game is well and truly gone! Join Cole Pettem for a two-part edition of the Holtecast as Shaun from One2ElevenKits and Neil from The Love of Paul McGrath podcast stop by to try and make sense of events at the London Stadium. Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa! STAY CONNECTED: Email: holtecast@gmail.com Twit…
 
With 9 days between the loss to Brighton and the trip to the London Stadium feeling like an eternity, Villa have disappointingly topped one particular list that no club would be proud to lead. With that in mind, Cole Pettem is joined by Villa & Proud social media officer, Tom Cowley, to discuss the club's fan base topping the list of reported hate …
 
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