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  • 00:59

    Dissecting Villa's FA Cup win over Liverpool and looking ahead to Manchester Cit

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    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.

  • 01:31

    FA Cup: Fulham. vs. Norwich City

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    This is our preview show of Fulham vs. Norwich City in the FA Cup

  • 00:19

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

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    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

     


  • 01:00

    Does FA Cup Matter? Will BPL team win Champions League? Arsenal v Chelsea banter

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    In this third Two Yanks v Brits Soccer Show, the panel reacts to the final eight teams in the FA Cup.  Can Arsenal repeat and Arsene Wenger surpass Alex Furgeson in total FA Cups with six?  How do genuine English football fans feel about the prestige of the FA Cup compared to winning  the EPL title, Capital One League Cup, Europa and Champions League competitions? Old Bald Gooner meets Young Bald Gooner as they face off against ScouserCraig and Professor Football chelseaMartin. veepJayne leads a discussion of the Championship League.  BPL fans are familiar with the relegation fight - how do the football wars to determine who gets promoted to the BPL work and which teams are positioned to move up?  The impacts of relegation and promotion may surprise you.  We give frank opinions of Fox Soccer's football coverage compared to NBC and domestic commentators in England.  We discuss all this and more! 

  • 01:31

    FA Cup Replay Preview

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    This is our preview of the FA Cup replay for Fulham

  • 01:09

    From The Touchline in Seattle

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    Todd Stauber and Aaron Heinzen return this week on From The Touchline in Seattle ready to answer all your questions on the FIFA scandal. We'll bring on our legal analyst John Wilson to break down the legal ramifications for the 14 FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland this week. Soccer? Oh yeah we've got that as well. We've got former Premier League goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann on the show to talk FA Cup Final, the transfer market in England, and the MLS. We've got the Copa del Rey Final and will Xavi become the most decorated Spanish player in history? We'll also bring on Kim Tate from Santos Laguna to talk about the Liga MX final this weekend. As always, Heinzo's World XI, Stauber's Bottom 3, and the 2-touch segment. All Friday at 9am PST!

  • 01:24

    Cottage Talk: Fulham vs. Sunderland

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    This is our preview of Fulham vs. Sunderland in the FA Cup.

  • 00:53

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

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    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. 

  • 01:01

    From The Touchline in Seattle

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    What a week in soccer it has been. You want some? We've got it. Todd Stauber and Aaron Heinzen break it all down this week starting with a look at all four Champions League first leg matches, including Porto's unlikely 3-1 victory, the blood bath that was Real v Atletico, Barca's 3-1 magical display in Paris, and Juventus' 1-0 win over Monaco. We'll break down a Manchester derby that saw City jump out early, only to be subdued by a driving rain and a surging United squad 4-2 at Old Trafford. While we'll break United's derby win down, we'll also look at their next test, a visit to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea on Saturday. We'll also look at the FA Cup Semifinal games this coming weekend.  We'll talk USA v Mexico and of course Jordan Morris, Seattle boy turned USA scorer, as he netted his first international goal in his first start against Mexico leading the US to a 2-0 win over their bitter rival. Last but not least, we welcome former MLS veteran and Seattle Sounder FC legend Roger Levesque to the show to talk all things life, Seattle, and MLS.  It was a big week in soccer, therefore, we're going to have a big show. Join us Friday at 9am PST.

  • 01:01

    From The Touchline in Seattle

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    Todd Stauber and Aaron Heinzen return this week with another great show. We'll cover all four EUFA Champions League 2nd legs....Chicharito joy at the Bernabeu for Real Madrid, a majestic night in Munich, Juventus squeak through and Barca dominate PSG. We'll talk Barclays Premier League and Chelsea's imminent title, along with who will the top 4 be?? Will Southampton surpass Liverpool and/or Spurs to gain a Europa League spot? So many questions and we have the answers. The FA Cup Final is set and the only question remaining is will Tim Sherwood jump into the stands at Wembley if Villa score?? The MLS is heating up and we have everything you need and want to know. How are the Vancouver Whitecaps rolling through the Western Conference? Are the New York Red Bulls for real? Join us Friday at 9am PST for all of the answers.

  • 00:43

    With traumatic loss, Aston Villa assure Premier League safety

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    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.