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So it wasn't a win against Manchester United. Heck, Aston Villa couldn't even get the draw. But nevertheless, it's hard to feel too down-trodden after a solid performance on a Friday night against a club who will probably finish in the top 3 and have a shot at winning the whole league.
We're back with another Hotlecast to dissect the match a bit. Who played well? What can be improved? How angry are we about the penalty that Micah Richards should have gotten but didn't?
And then we dive into everything else. Adama Traore is now a Villan, and between him and Jordan Amavi we've got two of the most exciting outside talents around. Who knows, we might get to see his debut at Crystal Palace on Saturday!
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And Jack returns from the wilds of the North American west to help anchor this week's episode. We obviously spend a fair amount of time rolling around in the glory of an opening day win at Bournemouth, but that's not all we have in store. Jack tells us a bit about the North American Villans meet-up in San Diego, too!
We've also got a look at all of the transfer news surrounding the club this week. Adama Traore looks to be on his way! Maybe! For an unspecified sum of money!
And there is a little match with Manchester United coming up, too. A nice, one-year-early preview of Friday night football. And hopefully Villa's chance to break a 20-year winless streak over United at Villa Park.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Steven Manchester to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his literary journey and new book GOOSEBERRY ISLAND.
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show...
0:00-30:52 - Listener questions, featuring (possibly) apocryphal Ian Rush quotes, Thor's anger, the confirmation that England is an island, and communist scarves.
30:52-39:38 - Expanding the TSS Scouting Network
39:38-Close - Specific predictions for Manchester United v Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm on NBC).
Huh. Two consecutive weeks and Aston Villa have played their best football of the season, and yet they've only gotten one win. Defensive miscues doomed the club on their visit to the reigning champions Manchester City, but the big issue is the relegation picture. A normal club would get to feel good about such a strong performance, but Villa have to immediately start looking below and above them.
So this week we take on that City match: what went right? What went wrong? And then we turn to the bigger relegation picture. If you trust the bookies, we shouldn't be worried yet, but never trust the bookies.
And as always, we get to your twitter questions and take a look at this week's match against Everton.
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0:00 - 4:35 Manchester City fans in trouble for booing the UEFA Champions League anthem.
4:35 - 25:32 In-depth review of Arsenal's win over Bayern Munich, including a disagreement about Hector Bellerin.
25:32 - 33:45 Previewing Manchester United vs Manchester City, with Very Specific Predictions. Plus: big test ahoy for DeAndre Yedlin in the Tyne-Wear derby.
33:45 - 36:00 MLS Hashbrowns Decision Day!
36:00 41:45 Discussing Jurgen Klinsmann, technical director. Stories referenced are Grant Wahl for Sports Illustrated:
Wendy Thomas for American Soccer Now:
41:45 - 51:48 Two new scouts for the TSS Scouting Network, including a Minnesota-born USMNT prospect and a young Aston Villa striker.
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!
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.
Welcome back to the Holtecast: the official podcast of a website that blogs about a team who are now FA Cup finalists! It's practically like having Christian Benteke whispering in your ears if Christian Benteke were white and American. But Jack and Robert are here to talk extensively about the incredible semifinal win over Liverpool. We also delve into the fact that Tim Sherwood now has the best winning percentage of any Aston Villa manager ever.
And of course, we have injury news. We say of course because this is Aston Villa and injuries are just a normal part of life. This week it isn't so bad, though! Even baby steps are still steps. In between all of this we've also got answers to your questions on twitter as well as a preview of Saturday's Manchester City match.
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