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Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa Podcast

Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa Podcast

By Under A Gaslit Lamp

Welcome to Gather 'Round The Lamp, an Aston Villa Podcast by popular blog Under A Gaslit Lamp. Delve into the latest Aston Villa news with host Andy and a slew of regular guests as they provide balanced insight, outrageous opinion and a level-headed look at the club we all love. Follow us on social media by searching for 'Under A Gaslit Lamp'.

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Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E7 - The First of Many - Watkins On The Scoresheet, Besting Chelsea Once More and Cup Beginnings

Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa PodcastSep 27, 2023

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Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E12 - Leaving it Late - Battling Against Bournemouth and Tough Fixtures to Come

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E12 - Leaving it Late - Battling Against Bournemouth and Tough Fixtures to Come

Join Craig and Dan as they discuss Aston Villa's battled performance against Bournemouth to secure a point, away form issues, and the two huge games coming this week against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Dec 06, 202301:03:07
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - In Control, Crowd Trouble at Villa Park and A Look to the Future

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - In Control, Crowd Trouble at Villa Park and A Look to the Future

Highlights from our Gather 'Round Again YouTube livestream in which Craig relives the win against Legia Warsaw at Villa Park.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Dec 02, 202334:58
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa - King Unai, Seeing off Spurs and Sitting Steady in the Top Four

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa - King Unai, Seeing off Spurs and Sitting Steady in the Top Four

Highlights from our Gather 'Round Again YouTube livestream in which Craig relives the win against Tottenham Hotspur and all the accompanying goodness.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.


Nov 29, 202331:26
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Digging Deep, All To Play For Against Warsaw

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Digging Deep, All To Play For Against Warsaw

Highlights from our Gather 'Round Again YouTube livestream in which Craig relives the win against AZ Alkmaar at Villa Park.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Nov 12, 202327:06
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E11 - Felled by Forest - Slow Starts Away From Home and Struggling to Break Sides Down, Onto Alkmaar and Fulham

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E11 - Felled by Forest - Slow Starts Away From Home and Struggling to Break Sides Down, Onto Alkmaar and Fulham

Join Andy and Dan as they discuss the loss against Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa's struggles with getting started away from home. There's also discussion on Emi Martinez, as well as the upcoming games against Alkmaar and Fulham.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Nov 08, 202301:02:33
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E10 - Flying in Fifth - Victory Against Luton and The Best Goalkeeper in the World

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E10 - Flying in Fifth - Victory Against Luton and The Best Goalkeeper in the World

Join Andy and Craig as they talk about another strong victory against Luton, a number of player performances, the upcoming Nottingham Forest game and much more - including having the best goalkeeper in the world in the form of Emiliano Martinez.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Nov 03, 202301:06:10
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Quadruple Dutch, Emery's Game Plans and Four Being the Norm

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Quadruple Dutch, Emery's Game Plans and Four Being the Norm

Highlights from our YouTube livestream in which Craig and James relive the wonderful victory against AZ Alkmaar and discuss exactly how good it is to be an Aston Villa fan right now.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Oct 29, 202344:08
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E9 - His Home Is His Castle - Douglas Luiz, Playing Out a Plan and a Year of Unai Emery

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E9 - His Home Is His Castle - Douglas Luiz, Playing Out a Plan and a Year of Unai Emery

Join Andy and Daniel as they talk the international break and subsequent return to Villa Park, where Unai Emery's Aston Villa, on the brink of a year with mister at the helm, demolished West Ham with a 4-1 drubbing. There's talk on Douglas Luiz, Nicolo Zaniolo and much more.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Oct 24, 202301:00:48
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - McGinn's Last Minute Maestro and Star Boy Zaniolo

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - McGinn's Last Minute Maestro and Star Boy Zaniolo

Highlights from our YouTube livestream in which Craig and Andy relive the last minute John McGinn winner against HŠK Zrinjski Mostar group stages of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Oct 07, 202335:13
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E8 - Six Up, Look Sharp - Demolishing Brighton, Hattrick Hero Ollie and Rotation Woes

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E8 - Six Up, Look Sharp - Demolishing Brighton, Hattrick Hero Ollie and Rotation Woes

Join Andy and Craig as they talk through the midweek loss against Everton in the Carabao Cup, before moving on to the remedy to every Villa fan's ailments, a 6-1 demolition of Europe rivals Brighton on home turf. There's also talk on Ramsey's return and how this may impact Zaniolo, Watkins' hattrick, and a look towards hosting Zrinjski Mostar and visiting local climbs as we head to the Molineux this weekend.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.


Oct 02, 202301:08:05
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E7 - The First of Many - Watkins On The Scoresheet, Besting Chelsea Once More and Cup Beginnings

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E7 - The First of Many - Watkins On The Scoresheet, Besting Chelsea Once More and Cup Beginnings

Join Andy, Craig and Daniel as they discuss a perfect three points against Chelsea, Watkins returning to the scoresheet, Ezri Konsa's new five year contract, and the upcoming games against Everton in the Carabao Cup, and Brighton in the Premier League.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.


Sep 27, 202301:05:45
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Woeful in Warsaw and Questionable Defending

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Woeful in Warsaw and Questionable Defending

Highlights from our YouTube livestream in which Craig and Andy relive the poor performance against Legia Warsaw in the club's first game in the group stages of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Sep 22, 202340:41
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E6 - Fourteen Minutes in Heaven - Crystal Palace Comeback, Jhon Duran Impact and Villa Park's Winning Factor

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E6 - Fourteen Minutes in Heaven - Crystal Palace Comeback, Jhon Duran Impact and Villa Park's Winning Factor

Join Andy, Daniel and James as they discuss Aston Villa's exceptional comeback against Crystal Palace, the impact of Jhon Duran and Youri Tielemans from the bench, the controversial penalty decision, and Moussa Diaby's impact on Leon Bailey. There's also previews for the Legia Warsaw tie and the trip away to Chelsea.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.



Sep 20, 202358:36
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E5 - Break and Go Again - Liverpool Loss, Diego Carlos Injury and Moving Forward After the International Break

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E5 - Break and Go Again - Liverpool Loss, Diego Carlos Injury and Moving Forward After the International Break

Join stand-in host Craig and 7500toHolte's Cole as they take a look at the 3-0 drubbing against Liverpool, the injury to Diego Carlos, Deadline Day Transfers for Keinan Davis, Cameron Archer and Jaden Philogene-Bidace and what we can expect post-International Break.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Sep 07, 202301:04:19
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfilitered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Through to the Groups and Deadline Day

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfilitered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Through to the Groups and Deadline Day

Highlights from our YouTube livestream in which Craig takes a solo look at Aston Villa's performance against Hibernian in the second leg as Aston Villa find themselves in the Conference League Group stage, as well as looking towards exits so far and other potentials for deadline day.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Sep 01, 202324:57
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E4 - Cold Hard Cash - Emphatic Victory Against Burnley, First Impressions and The Final Days of the Transfer Window

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E4 - Cold Hard Cash - Emphatic Victory Against Burnley, First Impressions and The Final Days of the Transfer Window

Aston Villa are on fire! Join Andy and Regan as they take a look at the emphatic win against Burnley, the initial impact from Pau Torres and Moussa Diaby, have a first look at Nicolo Zaniolo and talk about the final few days of the transfer window - including a link to Clement Lenglet.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Aug 30, 202301:05:28
Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Five Ahead Against Hibernian and Academy Questions

Gather 'Round Again - An Unfiltered Look at Aston Villa in Europe - Five Ahead Against Hibernian and Academy Questions

Highlights from our YouTube livestream in which Craig takes a solo look at Aston Villa's performance against Hibernian as the Villans ran out as 5-0 victors in Edinburgh. There's talk about Digne, Watkins and more - as well as looking at Cameron Archer, Aaron Ramsey and Jaden Philogene-Bidace all potentially not being at the club by the end of the window.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Aug 24, 202314:06
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E3 - Back With a Bang - Demolishing Everton, Selling Young Assets and Heading Back to Europe

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E3 - Back With a Bang - Demolishing Everton, Selling Young Assets and Heading Back to Europe

In the space of a week Aston Villa have gone from the demolished to the demolisher. Join host Andy and this week's guests James and Regan as they talk on all things Villa related from the past week, including the arrival of Nicolo Zaniolo, a great performance against Everton, certain players struggling with consistency and the impact of John McGinn in recent months, as well as much more.

Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Aug 22, 202301:07:48
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E2 - Tears and Fears on Tyneside - Major Injuries, Crashing Back to Earth and Zaniolo Loan

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E2 - Tears and Fears on Tyneside - Major Injuries, Crashing Back to Earth and Zaniolo Loan

Well, that wasn't a great week in the world of Villa was it? Join host Andy and guests Daniel and James as they head into the frankly depressing news surrounding season ending injuries to Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings, the optimism-choking poor showing against Eddie Howe's Newcastle, and further news from the transfer window including the impending arrival of Nicolo Zaniolo. There's also a preview for the Everton game as Aston Villa return to Villa Park.


Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com. Want to get in touch? You can email us via contact@underagaslitlamp.com.

Aug 15, 202357:21
Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E1 - On The Road Again - Pre-Season and the Summer Series, Signings Bedding In and the Opening Day

Gather 'Round The Lamp S5 E1 - On The Road Again - Pre-Season and the Summer Series, Signings Bedding In and the Opening Day

We're back after a Summer break! Join Andy, Craig and Dan as they digest the gluttonous pre-season offering across the Summer Series and beyond, talk about new signings settling in, preparing for Europe and the Conference League draw, what they're expecting across the rest of the transfer window and the opening day game against Newcastle United.


Gather 'Round The Lamp is a podcast by Under A Gaslit Lamp, an opinion-based blog covering Aston Villa Football Club. You can read some of the latest articles available at www.underagaslitlamp.com.

Aug 11, 202359:47
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E37 - Youri(n) for a Treat - End of Season Review, Tielemans Arrival and Purslow's Final Bow

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E37 - Youri(n) for a Treat - End of Season Review, Tielemans Arrival and Purslow's Final Bow

Gather 'Round for the final episode of the season as Andy, Craig and Daniel round up the season with their most memorable moments, dish out awards, and discuss a number of juicy news topics including the departure of CEO Christian Purslow, the arrival of Belgian Red Devil Youri Tielemans on a free transfer, and the impending transfer window circus, including ins, outs and returning loanees.

Jun 14, 202301:15:03
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E36 - Aye-Aye Bye-Bye - Qualifying for Europe, Saying Goodbye to Ashley Young and Starting the Summer

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E36 - Aye-Aye Bye-Bye - Qualifying for Europe, Saying Goodbye to Ashley Young and Starting the Summer

Join Andy and Craig as they talk about the final day against Brighton, qualifying for the UEFA Conference League, letting Ashley Young's contract run out, England call-ups and omissions, and preparing for a summer of solidifying the squad, as well as much more.

Jun 02, 202301:02:36
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E35 - All Or Nothing - The Race For The Conference League, Alemany U-Turn and Ambition Statement from V Sports

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E35 - All Or Nothing - The Race For The Conference League, Alemany U-Turn and Ambition Statement from V Sports

Join Andy and Dan this week as they talk over the credible point earned on Merseyside, Klopp's post-match moaning, the u-turn from Mateu Alemany and the resulting statement of ambition of the project from the newly coined 'V Sports', formerly known as NSWE. There's also a preview of new Europa League entrants Brighton and what they'll pose on the final day of the current season.

May 24, 202359:17
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E34 - High Line Heaven - Beating Spurs, Defensive Work and The Last Two

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E34 - High Line Heaven - Beating Spurs, Defensive Work and The Last Two

Join Andy and Craig this week to talk about the victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park, playing with a high line and a working offside trap - and criticism of such tactics from pundits, individual player performances and the penultimate game against Liverpool who are also in good form. Listen in!

May 18, 202301:02:48
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E33 - Nice to Mateu - Hiring Barcelona's Sporting Director, Wolves Disappointment and European Hopes

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E33 - Nice to Mateu - Hiring Barcelona's Sporting Director, Wolves Disappointment and European Hopes

Join Andy and Craig as they digest all of the latest backroom changes at Aston Villa, with Barcelona's Mateu Alemany making his way to Bodymoor Heath this summer. There's also talk about the disappointment of the result against Wolves and how Villa's hopes of European football may have been dented by the previous two games. The lads get into the Spurs game at Villa Park too, ready for this weekend's huge tie.

May 12, 202359:19
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E32 - Start A New Streak - Brentford, Fulham and United, Making and Breaking Records and Coping With Injuries

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E32 - Start A New Streak - Brentford, Fulham and United, Making and Breaking Records and Coping With Injuries

Join Andy and Daniel as they discuss the games against Brentford, Fulham and finally a loss against Manchester United, all of the records that have been made, renewed and broken during this second half of the season for Aston Villa, how the side have coped with injuries to key players and there's also a bit of talk about whether new streaks can be started or if the squad are running out of steam.



May 04, 202357:33
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E31 - Playing With The Toon - Emphatic Win Against Newcastle, Real European Possibilities and Impending Watkins Contract

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E31 - Playing With The Toon - Emphatic Win Against Newcastle, Real European Possibilities and Impending Watkins Contract

Welcome back to Gather 'Round The Lamp, as host Andy and regular guests Craig and James take a look at Aston Villa's emphatic win against the Magpies this past weekend. They talk about the game itself, Dendoncker's fine display despite limited game time, Watkins' double and his impending contract talks, the overall team performance and whether a European Tour could be a real possibility with qualification on the horizon. There's also a preview of Brentford away.


Thanks for listening!

Apr 18, 202301:20:38
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E30 - Bertie's New Groove - Beating Forest, Sitting in 6th and Smiling on the Tyne

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E30 - Bertie's New Groove - Beating Forest, Sitting in 6th and Smiling on the Tyne

Join Andy and Craig as they talk through another Aston Villa victory, this time against Nottingham Forest, the injury to Leon Bailey, Bertrand Traore's return to Aston Villa and potentially to the starting XI, Watkins and his improvement over time, being sat in 6th, and a relatively feel-good fixture against Newcastle United for the first time in over a decade - as well as much more!

Apr 13, 202301:15:06
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E29 - Do You Want To Bet Against Us? - Thrilling Form, Taking a Look Towards Europe and a Bertrand Screamer

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E29 - Do You Want To Bet Against Us? - Thrilling Form, Taking a Look Towards Europe and a Bertrand Screamer

Join Andy, Craig and new face James as they talk through everything from the wonderful world of Aston Villa, including victory away from home against Chelsea and Leicester, general form away from Villa Park, Watkins and his ability to keep on scoring, Buendia's first assist of the season, Bertrand Traore's wondergoal winner and the upcoming game against Nottingham Forest as Europe seems ever closer in the rear view mirror.

Apr 06, 202301:20:56
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E28 - Back From The Break - McGinn and Ramsey Returning to Form, Douglas Luiz Standing Out and the International Break

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E28 - Back From The Break - McGinn and Ramsey Returning to Form, Douglas Luiz Standing Out and the International Break

Join Andy and Dan as they return from the International Break to discuss all things England, Scotland, Argentina and more, Watkins and his omission from the England squad, the return to form of McGinn and Ramsey for Aston Villa, Douglas Luiz reigning supreme, and much, much more.

Mar 29, 202301:08:53
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E27 - Ham It Up - Diego Carlos Return, Bailey's Bedlam and Danny Ings

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E27 - Ham It Up - Diego Carlos Return, Bailey's Bedlam and Danny Ings

Craig runs the podcast solo this week as he talks about the West Ham result, Danny Ings and the decision to sell him, the return of Diego Carlos to the matchday squad, Bailey struggling for form and the upcoming Bournemouth game, as well as much more.

Mar 16, 202343:55
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E26 - Cheikh Yourself - Kamara Injury, Style of Play and Getting the Rub of the Green

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E26 - Cheikh Yourself - Kamara Injury, Style of Play and Getting the Rub of the Green

Join trio Andy, Craig and Daniel as they talk through Aston Villa's win against Crystal Palace (including the own goal and a positive VAR decision), and the injury to Boubacar Kamara and how big his loss is to the team. There's also discussion on Aston Villa's style of play under Unai Emery, and whether the patient build-up is making fans nervous or whether it's a patience related issue - before discussion turns to the impending 'Danny Ings Derby' against West Ham United this Sunday.

Mar 09, 202301:09:22
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E25 - Making Records - Watkins Five in Five, McGinn Improvements and Home Form Questions

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E25 - Making Records - Watkins Five in Five, McGinn Improvements and Home Form Questions

Andy is joined by Daniel this week as they talk through the latest Aston Villa news, including a good performance and victory against Everton, Watkins scoring five goals in five games, Buendia's impact from the bench, McGinn's form improvements and Martinez being named 2022's FIFA Best Goalkeeper. There's also talk on the upcoming Crystal Palace game at home, and questions over our home form.

Mar 01, 202301:08:56
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E24 - Reverting to Type - Defensive Woes, A New Mings Contract and Needing a Win

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E24 - Reverting to Type - Defensive Woes, A New Mings Contract and Needing a Win

Join Andy and Craig this week as they take a look at Aston Villa players struggling with Emery's expectations and his post-game anger, the disappointing loss against Arsenal, the goals from Watkins and Coutinho and Tyrone Mings being awarded a new contract. There's also talk on much more, including a must-win tie against relegation threatened Everton and their new manager Sean Dyche.

Feb 25, 202301:13:04
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E23 - Welcome To The Family - Nassef, Wes and Vitoria, Defensive Issues and Duran Impressing

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E23 - Welcome To The Family - Nassef, Wes and Vitoria, Defensive Issues and Duran Impressing

Welcome back! Join Andy and Craig as they discuss the loss against Manchester City and continued issues in front of our own goal, the impact of Tyrone Mings and missing leadership when he's absent, the acquisition of a 46% share in Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes by Aston Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wed Edens, and the young Colombian Jhon Duran impressing in his appearances so far. There's also preview of the upcoming Arsenal game. 


Feb 17, 202301:16:39
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E22 - The Goal Giveaway Club - Watkins Form, Mistakes Against Leicester and Looking Forward to City

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E22 - The Goal Giveaway Club - Watkins Form, Mistakes Against Leicester and Looking Forward to City

Welcome back to Gather 'Round The Lamp! Join Andy and Dan as they dissect a disappointing afternoon against Leicester City, including the team sheet, Watkins' current form, the many mistakes which lead to the loss and more. There's also talk about fan apathy and the "lack of atmosphere" and dissatisfaction at Villa Park and the upcoming tie against Manchester City.

Feb 09, 202301:18:40
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E21 - Save It For The Summer - Percieved Transfer Inactivity, Clearing Out and Facing The Foxes

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E21 - Save It For The Summer - Percieved Transfer Inactivity, Clearing Out and Facing The Foxes

Join Andy, Craig and Daniel as they discuss Aston Villa's patience in the January window and their clearing out of players who are no longer needed. There's also talk about Bertrand Traore's return from Istanbul, the deadline day outgoings, youngsters who could find themselves making their mark and the upcoming fixture against the Foxes, Leicester City. 


Thanks for listening!


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Feb 02, 202301:07:53
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E20 - New Jhon On Monday - Flying Without Ings, The Exit Conveyor Belt and Excellent Form

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E20 - New Jhon On Monday - Flying Without Ings, The Exit Conveyor Belt and Excellent Form

Join Andy, Craig and Dan as they talk through the signing of Jhon Durán, and Danny Ings leaving Aston Villa to head to London and West Ham United. There's also a discussion about the win away against Southampton and the big moment for Ollie Watkins as he scored following Emery's comments about the forward. Other talk focuses on Frederic Guilbert, Morgan Sanson and Jan Bednarek exits and the continued rumours around Guendouzi.


Apologies for the slight audio issue around the 42:00 mark!


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Jan 25, 202301:01:52
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E19 - More, More, Moreno

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E19 - More, More, Moreno

Join Andy and Craig as they discuss the win over Leeds, Alex Moreno's enforced debut and strong performance, Bailey's and Buendia's goals, defensive foundations and Aston Villa's continued work in the transfer window - before previewing Southampton away. 

Jan 17, 202301:17:36
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E18 - Soft Underbelly - FA Cup Humiliation, Local Derby Lulls and Welcoming Alex Moreno

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E18 - Soft Underbelly - FA Cup Humiliation, Local Derby Lulls and Welcoming Alex Moreno

Join Andy and Daniel, and returning face Mark, as they talk about a mixed week on the pitch for Aston Villa. The lads catch up on the lacklustre local derby with Wolverhampton Wanderers, and FA Cup humiliation at the hands of Stevenage. There's also conversation about Unai Emery's first signing Alex Moreno, Archer to Boro and Wright to Plymouth, further transfer speculation, the upcoming Leeds game and much more.

Jan 12, 202301:13:53
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E17 - Spurred On - Olsen Clean Sheet, Midfield Duo and the Magic of the FA Cup

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E17 - Spurred On - Olsen Clean Sheet, Midfield Duo and the Magic of the FA Cup

Join Andy and Craig as they take a look at the Boxing Day defeat against Liverpool and the New Years Day delight against Tottenham Hotspur. There's also talk about Martinez not being ready to play and the argument for Olsen against Wolves, the partnership of Luiz and Kamara, and the upcoming games against Wolves and Stevenage. 



Jan 03, 202301:20:58
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E16 - Campeones Del Mundo - Mid-Season Friendlies, Trimming the Fat and Welcoming Back a World Champion

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E16 - Campeones Del Mundo - Mid-Season Friendlies, Trimming the Fat and Welcoming Back a World Champion

Well, well, well Villans! With Aston Villa's Emi Martinez now a world champion, Andy and Craig return to digest the Qatar 2022 World Cup Final, rumours of Coutinho returning to Brazil, the final of the mid-season friendlies against Villarreal and the upcoming Boxing Day bonanza against Liverpool.

Dec 21, 202201:10:42
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E15 - The Lie Of The Land - Dubai, Emi Martinez Shining and Silly Season Starting

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E15 - The Lie Of The Land - Dubai, Emi Martinez Shining and Silly Season Starting

We're back! Andy and Daniel get together ahead of Argentina's semi-final display against Croatia to discuss the ever-improving Emiliano Martinez and his role in his countries success at the World Cup, England and Gareth Southgate's future, Aston Villa's mid-season warm weather camp in Dubai and the transfer window getting ever closer - and silly links starting to show.



Dec 13, 202201:03:15
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E14 - Wins, Sins and World Cups - Improved performances, being out of the cup and the Winter break

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E14 - Wins, Sins and World Cups - Improved performances, being out of the cup and the Winter break

Gather 'round! It's three for this episode, as Andy welcomes Craig and Dan back to the podcast to talk about Manchester United in the cup, facing Brighton away and overcoming a disastrous start, the improvement of Leon Bailey in recent weeks, initial impressions of Unai Emery, and the upcoming Qatar World Cup - where Martinez, Cash, Bednarek and Dendoncker feature.

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Nov 16, 202201:21:51
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E13 - 27 Years Later - Beating Manchester United, Unai Emery's tactical nous and facing the same foe

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E13 - 27 Years Later - Beating Manchester United, Unai Emery's tactical nous and facing the same foe

Gather 'round! Andy and Craig return once more to digest an event that seemingly only happens once every 27 years - a win at home against Manchester United.  There's talk about all three of Aston Villa's goals, the symbolism of the victory, Emery's tactical ability and the upcoming games against Manchester United (again) in the cup and Brighton before the World Cup - as well as much more AVFC goodness!  


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Nov 09, 202201:14:42
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E12 - Dust Ourselves Off - Newcastle loss, Emery's challenges and the Aston Villa squad

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E12 - Dust Ourselves Off - Newcastle loss, Emery's challenges and the Aston Villa squad

Gather 'Round Villans! Andy and Craig return to discuss the disappointing loss to Newcastle United, Unai Emery's arrival and the challenges he'll face in his opening weeks as manager, the current state of the Aston Villa squad and the upcoming game against Manchester United.

Nov 05, 202201:05:20
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E11 - A New Dawn - Gerrard's sacking, Breezing past Brentford and the arrival of Unai Emery

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E11 - A New Dawn - Gerrard's sacking, Breezing past Brentford and the arrival of Unai Emery

Join Andy, Craig and Daniel as they discuss the loss to Fulham and Steven Gerrard's subsequent sacking, before turning their attention to the new system employed by stand-in boss Aaron Danks and the emphatic 4-0 win against Brentford. There's also talk about the announcement of Aston Villa's next permanent manager, Unai Emery, and the upcoming game against Newcastle United.

Oct 25, 202201:18:48
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E10 - Burning Bridges

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E10 - Burning Bridges

Join Andy and the returning Regan as they delve into Aston Villa's loss against Graham Potter's Chelsea, the current situation the club finds itself in, John McGinn's troubles and the future of both Steven Gerrard and Christian Purslow at the club.

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Oct 19, 202201:16:23
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E9 - Forever Young

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E9 - Forever Young

Join Andy and Craig as they delve into another dismal display as Aston Villa picked up another draw against Nottingham Forest. There's discussion about team selection and tactics, both goals, the lack of impetus from Coutinho, and being involved in a potential relegation battle. There's also a preview of the upcoming Chelsea game and much more.

Oct 13, 202201:07:11
Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E8 - Grind It Out

Gather 'Round The Lamp S4 E8 - Grind It Out

Join Andy and Daniel as they wade through the away trip to Leeds, discussing a well-organised defence and players stepping up, dominating against ten men, and struggling in the final third. There's also discussion surrounding fan feelings around Gerrard after a few better results. The upcoming Nottingham Forest game is previewed too, which could signal the end for Steve Cooper at The Garibaldi. 

Oct 06, 202201:05:21