The nerves were, in the end, pointless. Aston Villa invited Birmingham City to Villa Park for the 126th iteration of the Second City Derby, and left with a well earned three points in a two-nil win.
There’s nothing like it, is there?
The Holtecast returns with its 132nd episode, as Aston Villa recorded their seventh league win in a row to remain unbeaten in 2018.
Once more, James Rushton and Daniel Raza are back to discuss an incredible derby day, a few naughty stamps, two incredible goals and of course, preview the upcoming match with Fulham - and offer their predictions.
Oh, and James makes another argument for #GREALISHFORENGLAND. Also - GEGENPRESSING!
The Holtecast is an Aston Villa podcast, and you can tune in below!
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