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  • 00:59

    FA Cup final preview podcast: Can Villa beat Arsenal at Wembley?

    in Soccer

    We're back, and we've got an entire hour devoted to talking about the Burnley match. N'Zogbia sure was a weird left back choice, right? And how about that time when... uh... actually I don't even really remember the Burnley match. And we're barely touching on it this week.


    Why?


    Well because the is FA Cup final week. We're here to take a look at everything surrounding Saturday's trip to Wembley. What do Villa have to do to beat Arsenal? Can we finally score a goal on the Gunners this year? Will we be able to liit their damage to fewer than the four goals they've averaged against us.


    To help us figure this all out, we've got Travis King from The Short Fuse to give us a bit of an Arsenal perspective. Don't worry, we checked. He's a decent human being.

  • 00:31

    Inexpensive Vacations

    in Finance

    The summer is almost here and the vacations are not yet palnned. You have worked hard and long all winter and you deserve a nice vacation on the cheap of course. Today we are talking about planning cheap but still fun vacations all right here on The Cheap Cheetah Money Show.


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  • 00:43

    With traumatic loss, Aston Villa assure Premier League safety

    in Soccer

    After a one-week hiatus that likely had you holding your breath in antici...


    ...pation, the Holtecast returns! We've got a lot to talk about, too. There's the slaughter at St. Mary's last weekend. The following demolition of Hull by an aimless Tottenham Hotspur. And, oh yeah, safety! After weeks of worrying, Aston Villa are, finally, officially safe.


    So we've got all of that, plus we dig into your questions on twitter. Mainly: what will be the fate of Christian Benteke? It seems as if everyone is assuming that he's gone this summer, but why have we all suddenly jumped on that bandwagon?


    And of course we look ahead to this week's friendly against Burnley. With the Clarets relegated and the claret and blues safe, there's naught on the line but pride.

  • 00:46

    Win over Everton sees Aston Villa edge closer to safety

    in Soccer

    So close and yet so far. After a dominating 3-2 win over Everton at Villa Park last weekend Aston Villa sit on 35 points. A month ago we probably would have told you that 35 was enough to guarantee safety, but surges from teams like Leicester and Sunderland mean that we're not quite over the hump yet. 


    Today we tackle that win and the concurrent results over the weekend. To top it off, we analyze what it will take to actually ensure Premier League survival. The good news: it's not much more! We also take a look at the incoherent ramblings of Roy Keane, answer your twitter questions, preview this weekend's match against West Ham and more!

  • 00:38

    Can Villa right the ship after Manchester United loss and QPR draw?

    in Soccer

    Jack and Robert are back, one week older and one point to the better. But we all know it should have been three points.


    On this week's Holtecast, we break down Aston Villa's performances against Manchester United over the weekend and Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. One was expected, the other wasn't good enough. There are sure to be calls for heads to roll and things that we'll regret saying later, but what is a podcast for if not snap judgments?


    Then we turn our focus to the future. Can Villa get anything out of a tough trip to White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur. Probably not! But we see if we can find something that might work for Tactics Tim.

  • 00:53

    Villa only get brief moment to bask in Spurs win before Liverpool at Wembley

    in Soccer

    Well this is unexpected. We're back for another week of podcasting and Aston Villa... won? They traveled to White Hart Lane and pulled off an unexpected victory. The Great Tim Sherwood Narrative™ was fulfilled and Villa managed to salvage a week that began with a disappointing result against QPR. And oh the things it did for their league standing.


    Now, although relegation safety isn't assured, it seems more likely than ever that Villa will be a part of the Premier League next year. And that means that we can turn our eyes to this weekend's FA Cup semifinal against Liverpool at Wembley. Unfortunately, Villa go in looking like a MASH ward and what once looked like a tough but winnable match now looks like an immense uphill climb.


    We dive into both matches as well as Jack's relegation poaching series, your questions from twitter, and more. 

  • 00:39

    Villa visit Manchester United with eight matches to secure safety

    in Soccer

    Jack and Robert return after taking their very own international break. And what a week to come back to. All was mostly quiet on the Aston Villa front, but in the next few days the club have three hugely important Premier League matches coming up.


    And the first is this Saturday's trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. We dig into that match with a bit of a preview and also glimpse ahead at the QPR match on Tuesday.


    We've also got injury news, Darren Bent rumours, your questions, and more!

  • 00:53

    Aston Villa: Two wins and a road to Sunderland

    in Soccer

    We're BACK with another scintillating Holtecast. Coming fresh off of two wins over West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa will be looking to put even more distance between themselves and the relegation fight this weekend. The trip to Sunderland comes as seemingly the entire defense is injured or dying, but improved performances in the past few matches are giving us a little bit of hope. 


    Before we get to that, though, Jack and I look back at Saturday's glorious, amazing, wonderful, FA Cup quarter-final victory over the Baggies. Was this what we can expect going forward? Which goal was the best? How terrible and horrifying were the crowds rushing the field? What will happen when civilization falls thanks to those same mobs?


    We answer all of those, your questions, and more.

  • 00:55

    We're going streaking! Aston Villa try for fourth straight win against Swansea

    in Soccer

    Jack and Robert are back and we swear that we won't make any predictions. Three matches without a prediction, and three wins for Aston Villa. The latest was last weekend's 0-4 drubbing of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light that led to Gus Poyet getting fired. Nice to be on the other side of that for once.


    We'll take a look at the relegation race as it stands after the weekend. With their win, Villa look much better, but Burnleytook a surprising 1-0 against Manchester City and made safety a bit harder to achieve. Jerks. We'll also be taking your questions from Twitter and Facebook.


    And of course we'll glance ahead at this weekend's match against Swansea. The last before a two-week international break. Can Villa keep up their winning ways?

  • 00:19

    Arsenal v. Aston Villa FA Cup Final Preview, U-20 World Cup, FIFA Scandal Update

    in Soccer

    0:00 – 8:30 FIFA scandal fallout

    8:30 – 10:30 Toulon Tournament

    10:30 – 20:00 Arsenal vs. Aston Villa FA Cup Final preview

    20:00 – 31:00 Reasons to watch the US in the U-20 World Cup

    31:00 – end: TSS Scouting Network

     


  • 01:19

    Sober Vacations

    in Lifestyle

    The very idea of having fun on vacation without drinking can be daunting, especially for those of us who once planned our resort time around swim up bars and vineyard tours. Is it possible to have fun travelling and stay sober? How do we ensure that we have the support we need away from our usual recovery-centered routines? Whether it is a summer camping trip or a mid-winter beach getaway, vacations require a little extra planning and consideration in sobriety. On this week’s show Jean, Amanda and Catherine will all recount their recent vacations to explore what worked well, what went wrong, and what they might try differently next time.