If you’re an Aston Villa fan, you’ll probably enjoy the latest Aston Villa podcast. Hosted by Aston Villa fanatics @7500ToHolte, the Holtecast is a weekly podcast which covers all aspects of the club. They discuss everything from the away win over Everton to Javier Philogene-Bidace’s loan move to Stoke City. They’ll also discuss the latest news regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Villaland.
Interview with lads
This week, we’re chatting to Tom, Cole and Seb about their journeys to the Premier League. The three players have all played for Villa, and their journeys to the Premier League have included beating Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup final. The Holtecast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Acast, and Spotify. Listen now! We’re hoping it will become a regular feature of your commute.
Aston Villa’s away win over Everton
Aston Villa smashed Everton 3-0 on Tuesday night to end their unbeaten Premier League campaign. The lone goal came from Emiliano Buendia in the 66th minute, but the team lacked quality and confidence at crucial moments. Villa were forced to endure abuse from Everton fans, and two of them hit Lucas Digne and Matty Cash. This is not good for Everton, who have now lost 10 of their last 13 matches and sit five points above the relegation zone.
The game was the first game following the departure of talisman Jack Grealish. Despite his departure, Villa have been able to keep up with Everton’s attack. They are unbeaten in five league matches against Everton since Grealish’s departure, which is the longest unbeaten run at Villa Park since January 2015.
Everton came to this game lacking key players, including Jordan Pickford, and was missing Richarlison and Seamus Coleman, all injured. Jordan Pickford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were unavailable due to injuries, but Emiliano Martinez and Alvaro Morata returned to the starting line-up. Everton’s absences were a big factor in their 1-0 win, as it is clear that they do not have the same quality as their opponents.
The game had its high points. Everton were the better side, but Villa’s tempo was too much for them. Everton’s injury list was too large to field a full bench. The win also extends the unbeaten run at Villa Park. This is the longest such run since January 2015, and it was the first time the two sides have won at Villa Park. You can read the full match report below.
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Javier Philogene-Bidace’s loan move to Stoke City
Former England Under-20 international Jaden Philogene-Bidace has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Aston Villa. The midfielder made his senior Villa debut last season and has since made four appearances. In September, he made his England U20 debut. Stoke City have not yet confirmed his move but they are still in the Championship.
The centre-back spent half of last season on loan at Anderlecht but has since made his first appearance for Stoke. His bravery and good passing ability up the pitch has earned him praise at Stoke, while his concentration levels are still a concern. A permanent move would be out of Stoke’s budget, but the club have a good relationship with the man’s pathways manager, Fergal Harkin.
Coronavirus epidemic at Aston Villa
There are a number of worrying signs for Liverpool fans this weekend, after the team’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday. The club has cancelled a training session and a recovery session, as the team tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The club has confirmed one case of the virus, with the rest thought to be training ground staff. The club is now hopeful the Norwich match will go ahead on Sunday, but the QPR v Sheffield United fixture is off.
Aston Villa have reported a significant outbreak of the coronavirus, or Covid, at their training ground. Sunday’s training session at Bodymoor Heath has been cancelled, but the club is working with the Football Association to make sure the team can still play. This match is currently on hold, but the team expects to play Norwich City on Tuesday. However, there are still no definitive reports on the condition of players and the squad.
The Premier League has notified the public of the outbreak, which has been affecting several football clubs across England and Wales. The Aston Villa match against Burnley was also cancelled, as a precautionary measure. The game was due to kick off at 3pm but was called off at the last minute. The Premier League is meeting early next week to discuss the situation. The team’s statement on the outbreak is below. The team is apologetic for the inconvenience and apologises to the fans and supporters.
Meanwhile, the English Premier League has cancelled three Sunday games. Liverpool vs Leeds was postponed due to the outbreak of Covid, and Manchester United have also been affected by the disease. The Premier League apologises for the inconvenience and disruption caused by the illness. Aston Villa has said it has acted as quickly as possible. The players and fans are in shock, but the team has taken every precaution to ensure they’re safe.