Episodes
Dan Rolinson and Mat Kendrick pulled out the Random Questions Mug of Destiny on the latest episode of the Claret & Blue podcast to tackle where Villa need to improve in January, how many points they'll earn in their next 5 games, how Covid will affect the squad, and, the big question - what's your favourite chocolate bar?
Published 01/16/21
James Rushton and Dan Rolinson speak to Professor Keith Neal about the coronavirus outbreak at Aston Villa, how it could've occurred, what can be done to stop it and why playing the blame game won't help...
Published 01/12/21
Villa's youngsters put in an exceptional performance for an hour to keep Liverpool at bay but in the end they just couldn't hold out any longer...
Published 01/08/21
We're joined by Theo Squires from the Liverpool Echo's Blood Red podcast to look ahead to Aston Villa's Friday night FA Cup tie against Liverpool, as well as discussing what business - if any - Villa need to do in January.
Published 01/07/21
James Rushton is joined by Nilesh Chauhan from Villans Together to discuss how the group are attracting new fans to the Villa cause, why diversity is more than a buzzword, how discrimination hurts and why gestures are more than just tokens in 2021
Published 01/04/21
A really frustrating evening at Old Trafford as Manchester United take all three points thanks to a questionable penalty decision.
Published 01/01/21
For the final time in 2020, we bring to you the Claret & Blue podcast, on today's episode we dish out our 2020 awards including the Best Player (that isn't Jack Grealish), Best Goal, Best Moment and more. It's a great episode to round off an amazing year for the podcast, despite the difficulties in the rest of our lives. Thank you for your amazing support.
Published 12/31/20
A decent point on the road for Villa against Chelsea 💪 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretAndBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod Mat Kendrick: https://twitter.com/MatKendrick Dan Rolinson: https://twitter.com/DanRolinson
Published 12/28/20
Something special about Boxing Day football, even more so when Villa pick up the 3 points. Mat Kendrick, James Rushton & Dan Rolinson sit down to discuss Villa's win over Crystal Palace.
Published 12/26/20
Thanks to everybody who has supported the podcast over the past 12 months, as we can't be together this Christmas, allow Mat Kendrick to share his best Aston Villa tales of his time as a Villa reporter. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretAndBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod Mat Kendrick: https://twitter.com/MatKendrick Dan Rolinson:...
Published 12/24/20
Mat Kendrick & Dan Rolinson sit down to discuss Aston Villa's victory against West Bromwich Albion thanks to Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore sinking Sam Allardyce's side. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretAndBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod Mat Kendrick: https://twitter.com/MatKendrick Dan Rolinson: https://twitter.com/DanRolinson
Published 12/20/20
James Rushton is joined by West Bromwich Albion correspondent Joe Chapman to look ahead to Sunday evening's game as Aston Villa face Sam Allardyce's Albion side. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretAndBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod James Rushton: https://twitter.com/Jamorushton Joe Chapman: https://twitter.com/ChapmanJ92
Published 12/20/20
Join Dan Rolinson and Max Stokes as Aston Villa just couldn't find a way past Nick Pope and Burnley after really struggling with their finishing in front of goal... 🤨🤨 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretAndBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod Dan Rolinson: https://twitter.com/DanRolinson Max Stokes: https://twitter.com/villaontour_
Published 12/17/20
The large format 400-plus-page coffee table book tells the remarkable story of Aston Villa’s first 75 years. An era when the club dominated football… the Kings of Birmingham and renowned across the globe. Written by respected club authors and historians – Colin Abbott, John Russell and Jon Farrelly – the books contain stunning photographs, illustrations, stories, fascinating press cuttings, as well as precious memorabillia that will be treasured by every Aston Villa supporter BUY IT HERE:...
Published 12/16/20
Claret and Blue pays tribute to Gerard Houllier after the death of the former Aston Villa manager at the age of 73.
Published 12/15/20
It's a late win for Villa at Molineux against Wolves!! Join Mat Kendrick and Dan Rolinson for their post match thoughts.
Published 12/12/20
Ashley Preece is joined by Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Alex Dicken to look ahead to Saturday lunchtime's game as Dean Smith and Aston Villa travel to Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves.
Published 12/11/20
Plenty of people have talked to Villa icon Stiliyan Petrov before, but we can guarantee you something a little bit different... Mat Kendrick was able to keep Stan hooked with our new game of, well, it doesn't really have a name, but we just pick questions from a mug now. For Villa's famous 19, we had 19 questions and through a marathon sitting, Stan answered them all, and seemingly with glee!
Published 12/10/20
We've chosen 4 nominees for Aston Villa's best player of 2020. There's a standout name, of course, but can a case be made for the 3 others to take home the crown? CAST YOUR VOTE: https://www.fansfootballeroftheyear.co.uk
Published 12/07/20
On this week's AVFC Extra we caught up with former Premier League referee Mark Halsey, the man in the middle when Thierry Henry scored *that* quick free kick and Dion Dublin dropped *that* headbutt on Robbie Savage. We also quizzed him on his thoughts on officiating in 2020, the state of VAR and if it can be improved, as well as reviewing some key decisions Aston Villa have suffered in the last 18 months.
Published 12/04/20
Mat Kendrick, James Rushton & Dan Rolinson reflect on a defeat for Aston Villa against West Ham United ----------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up to date with our latest episodes: https://bit.ly/ClaretBlueNewsletter Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretBluePod Dan Rolinson: https://twitter.com/DanRolinson Mat Kendrick: https://twitter.com/MatKendrick
Published 11/30/20
Join Dan Rolinson and Ashley Preece as our viewers quiz our Villa writer on all things claret & blue. Do Villa need to do any business in January? Is a move for Dele Alli possible? What are Jack Grealish's Aston Villa ambitions?
Published 11/28/20
Andreas Weimann joins the Claret & Blue podcast for an in depth interview on his Aston Villa career including that night away at Rapid Vienna, the Peace Cup, blossoming under Paul Lambert in that partnership with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke.
Published 11/27/20
James Rushton sat down with the co-author of 'Football's Black Pioneers' Bill Hern to learn more about a genuine Aston Villa history maker, Willie Clarke. He was Aston Villa's first black footballer and also secured the record of the first black player to score a goal in the English Football League.
Published 11/25/20
Join Dan Rolinson & Mat Kendrick to reflect on another defeat for Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Published 11/21/20