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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. We'll be talking about players, sharing our own opinions, speaking to the opposition and much more. We also run a subsidiary podcast via this platform about Aston Villa Women, titled 'They Arrived As Aztecs'.

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Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa Podcast

Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E12 - Welbeck to Reality
In this week's episode, Regan and Andy discuss everything from the Brighton game, the future of Kortney Hause and Bjorn Engels, Gabby Agbonlahor's comments regarding Trezeguet, the 'return' of fans in the future and Aston Villa topping a table that they shouldn't be.
November 27, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E11 - Great Scot (Recorded Live on Twitch.TV)
Apologies for any sound issues during this episode. Regan, Mark and Andy are back with another 'filler' episode during the international break, where they discuss Jack Grealish, Scotland and John McGinn, Marcus Rashford MBE and much more, as well as previewing the Brighton game.
November 20, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E10 - The Art of the Underdog
Regan, Mark and Andy discuss Aston Villa's amazing win against Arsenal, the international future of Ollie Watkins, the current goalkeeping set up at the club and much much more.
November 12, 2020
Gather Round The Lamp S2 E9 - You Can't Hustle the Huttl
Regan, Mark and Andy re-unite as a trio for the first time in a few weeks to discuss the duality of Villa Park, Bertrand Traore, issues regarding the height in the squad and to dissect the loss to Southampton. 
November 5, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E8 - Crouching Bielsa, Hidden Deano
Regan and Mark are together this week to discuss the loss to Leeds United - delving into how Bielsa managed to keep Jack Grealish quiet, Aston Villa's upcoming game against Southampton and take a look at the oddities over at neighbours West Brom.
October 29, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E7 - The One Where Ross Wins Us Three Points
In the absence of Mark, Regan and Andy talk through the win against Leicester City, Ross Barkley's future at Aston Villa, Trezeguet's transformation and the added grit in Friday's game against Leeds.
October 21, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E6 - A Break in Play
The trio are back together during the International Break, discussing Jack Grealish and Southgate's alleged 'problem' with the Aston Villa captain and England's two games, Black History Month and the impact of BAME players on the club, and much more. 
October 14, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E5 - Seven From Eleven
Mark and Andy join up to discuss the transfer window as a whole this summer, as well as talking about and dissecting Aston Villa's emphatic 7-2 demolition of Premier League Champions Liverpool. Regan chimes in at the end with a Deadline Day update. Enjoy!
October 7, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E4 - Arise, Sir Konsa
The boys are back as they discuss everything there is to talk about in the world of Aston Villa - from strong results against Sheffield United, Bristol City and Fulham, to the final week of the transfer window. This episode was recorded ahead of the signing of Ross Barkley.
October 1, 2020
They Arrived As Aztecs S2 E2 - Somebody To Lean On
Regan and Mark return with a brand new episode of They Arrived As Aztecs, discussing their opening Women's Super League games, how mistakes in Women's football go viral, the Continental Cup draw, and much more.
September 26, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E3 - O Captain! My Captain!
Regan, Mark and Andy return to discuss all of the latest on Aston Villa, including Jack Grealish's new contract, the signings of Emiliano Martinez and Bertrand Traore, the Carabao Cup game against Burton and much more in an hour long episode.
September 20, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp S2 E2 - Cash Rules Everything Around me
Regan and Mark are joined by a new voice in Andy; and the trio discuss the arrivals of Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash, other transfer rumours, Jack Grealish's England call up and much, much more.
September 10, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1: They Arrived as Aztecs - "Summer of Change"
Regan and Mark return with their Aston Villa Women podcast, discussing EVERYTHING that has happened since their promotion to the Women's Super League, including new signings, player departures and more.
August 25, 2020
A Load of Rashica
Mark and Regan are back - and it's for a second season of the Gather 'Round The Lamp podcast. They discuss all the latest transfer news and rumours, including those about Milot Rashica, James Bree, Jack Grealish and more. 
August 23, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #49 - Until the End
Aston Villa are staying in the Premier League! They fought until the end. Regan and Mark re-unite to discuss everything about the club's survival, talking Grealish, Trezeguet and more - as well as picking out an early transfer target each.
July 30, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #48 - Eternal Claret and Blue
Regan and Mark return for the first time in over a fortnight to discuss everything about Aston Villa's woes during Project Restart, as well as the upcoming game against Manchester United.
July 9, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #47 - A New Hope
Ahead of the return to Premier League football for Aston Villa tonight, Regan and Mark re-unite to discuss the Sheffield United game, the players expected to hit the ground running and more.
June 17, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #46 - Inner Dennis Mortimer
Regan and Mark return in Episode 46 to discuss the return to training for Aston Villa and other Premier League players, how the League moves forward, comments from Troy Deeney and the Bundesliga's revival as lockdowns are slightly eased across the globe.
May 24, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #45 - Locked But Not Down
Regan and Mark return to discuss the new stories that have broken during lockdown, including criticism and praise of Jack Grealish, Keinan Davis' new contract and much more. 
April 27, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #44 - State of Play
Regan, Mark and Harry are joined by 7500toHolte's Cole as they discuss the arrival of Mile Jedinak as a youth coach, the continued postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Jack Grealish's foolish act of lockdown defiance and players that they wish had never left the club. 
April 7, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #43 - Pan(dem)ic on the Streets of Birmingham
Regan, Mark and Harry speak for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced football and life to change for the foreseeable future and discuss how life is different in the Midlands, Wales and the United States. Other discussions are about the postponement of the season, empathy for Jack Grealish and the untimely passing of Peter Whittingham.
March 20, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #42 - Give it Nyland 'til the End of the Season
Regan is joined this week by Under A Gaslit Lamp writer Harry in the absence of Mark, and they discuss the embarrassing loss against Leicester, their opinions on certain players, Pepe Reina and much more.
March 11, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #41 - Deano Drubbing
Regan and Mark discuss the poor showing at Southampton, the impending Carabao Cup final and the drubbing that Dean Smith gave the players post-game, as well as much more.
February 27, 2020
They Arrived As Aztecs #8 - Crown Pending
Regan and Mark return to discuss the Aston Villa Women win against Coventry United Ladies, being four wins away from promotion and potentially swapping places with Birmingham City Women.
February 26, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #40 - The Bjorn Identity
Regan and Mark return to discuss everything about Aston Villa's heartbreaking loss to Tottenham Hotspur, some exceptional and non-exceptional performances, and much more.
February 18, 2020
They Arrived As Aztecs #7 - Momentum
Regan and Mark catch up with everything Aston Villa Women, including the arrival of Eniola Aluko as Sporting Director, the signing of Sophie Maierhofer and the win against Charlton Athletic Women.
February 11, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #39 - End of Month Hangover
Regan and Mark are here to take you through the final stages of January, including Aston Villa's emphatic Semi-Final victory over Leicester City and the performances of players like Orjan Nyland, before digesting some of the moves in and out of the club as the window draws to a close, and then discussing (or glossing over) a poor performance against Bournemouth. We hope you enjoy!
February 5, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #38 - Digging For Gold
Regan and Mark return to discuss the Brighton & Hove Albion draw, the arrivals of Pepe Reina and Mbwana Ally Samatta and the win against Watford at Villa Park. 
January 23, 2020
They Arrived As Aztecs #6 - Safe Hands
Regan and Mark discuss the return from the Winter Break for the Aston Villa Women, where they cemented their place at the top of the FA Women's Championship with a 1-0 win away to Sheffield United Women. Talk also centres on Sian Rogers and Emma Follis, as well as the cup games against Chelsea and Brighton - two Women's Super League sides. SOCIALS:
January 15, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #37 - Drinkwater? We might need something stronger
Regan and Mark discuss the arrivals of Danny Drinkwater and Pepe Reina, gloss over the draw to Leicester in the Carabao Cup and then delve deep into the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Enjoy, or at least try to!
January 14, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #36 - Window Shopping
Recorded Monday, Regan and Mark discuss the exit in the FA Cup at the hands of Fulham, as well as a whole host of transfer targets linked in the press, their personal targets and more in the first transfer special of this window.
January 8, 2020
Gather 'Round The Lamp #35 - "Happy" New Year
Regan and Mark return to discuss (or avoid discussing) everything about the embarrassing 3-0 loss to Watford, the social media uproar and much much more in our final podcast of 2019. We hope you enjoy!
December 31, 2019
Gather Round The Lamp #34 - Not so Saintly
In the absence of Regan and Mark, Ryan Pitcher and Dom Phillips take us through the discussion post-Southampton, the drop into the relegation zone and more. 
December 24, 2019
They Arrived As Aztecs #5 - The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Regan and Mark discuss the continued unbeaten run of the Aston Villa Women, three goal of the season contenders, and their draw against WSL side Chelsea.
December 19, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #33 - Fleck Off
Recorded Monday, so there's no discussion on the Carabao Cup, but Regan and Mark return after a week break to discuss the loss to Sheffield United, what's been bugging them about performances and discuss potential January targets for Aston Villa.
December 17, 2019
They Arrived As Aztecs #4 - A Pint of Ale and a Stellar Free Kick
We catch up on all of the Aston Villa Women games we've missed, as well as discussion about Asmita Ale's professional contract and the latest game, a 2-1 win against London Bees.
December 5, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #32 - The Fallen and the Risen
Regan and Mark catch up post-Manchester United to discuss everything about the game - including Jack Grealish's wondergoal, the injury to El Ghazi and suspension of Guilbert, as well as looking ahead to Chelsea midweek.
December 3, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #31 - Magpies Can't Wave
Regan and Mark return after the international break to discuss Monday night's win against Newcastle United, the impact of Conor Hourihane, Jack Grealish making us worry and reminisce about Bruceball.
November 27, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #30 - Ørjan Is The New Black
Regan and Mark return post-loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and discuss the re-arrival of Orjan Nyland into the fray, the poor performance and more. 
November 13, 2019
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #3 - Follis, and a Syme of the Times
Regan and Mark return for the third episode of 'They Arrived As Aztecs', a shorter one this week, as they discuss the 2-0 Aston Villa Women win against Women's Super League side Liverpool Women.
November 6, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #29 - Deep End of the 'Pool
Regan and Mark return to discuss everything about the Carabao Cup and the Liverpool game, including individual performances and the performance as a collective. 
November 5, 2019
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #2 - Let's Talk About Six, Baby
It's now six games unbeaten in the FA Women's Championship for the Aston Villa Women. We discuss their latest result, a draw at home against Durham, the unfortunate injury to Ella Franklin and the impending Continental League Cup game against Women's Super League strugglers Liverpool Women.
October 31, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #28 - Villans and Citizens and Wolves, Oh My
Regan and Mark are back for Episode 28 to discuss the Aston Villa v Manchester City game, the impact of Trézéguet and the lack of from Wesley, as well as previewing the Wolverhampton Wanderers Carabao Cup game and the next Premier League game against Liverpool.
October 29, 2019
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #1 - Hayles Stones
It's brand new! Regan and Mark introduce Under A Gaslit Lamp's new Aston Villa Women Podcast. Discussion centres around their 3-1 win against Sheffield United Women, the return of Jodie Hutton from injury and the impact that players like Shania Hayles can have when players in the same position are in such fearsome form.
October 24, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #27 - Jack's the Greal Deal
We're baaaack. Regan and Mark return from holiday to discuss everything about the win against Brighton and the impending Manchester City game, as well as a fair bit of housekeeping and discussion about Jack Grealish.
October 23, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #26 - The Zimbabwean Glenn Whelan
There's discussion from Regan and Mark in regards to the 2-2 draw against Burnley at Villa Park and a preview of the Norwich City game. Other topics include The Zimbabwean Glenn Whelan, Marvelous Nakamba, Anwar El Ghazi and Wesley's lack of impact despite scoring two goals in seven. We've even added a special weekly feature at the end of the episode!
October 2, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #25 - Let It Be
Regan and Mark discuss everything about the Arsenal game, including VAR decisions, as well as the midweek game at the Carabao Cup. Full of questions, bold statements, and even a potential chant for forward Wesley.
September 26, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #24 - Flying Without Wing(er)s
Regan and Mark discuss the 0-0 draw with West Ham United, the Ladies 6-0 demolition of Crystal Palace Women and more; including tactics, wingers, and how we move forward in this Premier League season.
September 19, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #23 - Women With A Winning Touch
Regan and Mark discuss the win at Villa Park last weekend, seeing Aston Villa Women take all 9 available points from their first three game. There's also a preview for West Ham United and discussion about Mings and his England omission. 
September 11, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #22 - Friend Or Foe?
Regan and Mark re-unite during the international break for discussion on the Aston Villa Women's return to Villa Park, the Crystal Palace controversy and Tyrone Mings and his call-up to the England squad.
September 6, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #21 - Murder, Dean Wrote
Regan and Mark discuss the Everton result and the Crewe Alexandra game, including the performances of Wesley, Fred Guilbert, Henri Lansbury (hence the podcast title) and more. There's also discussion on coaching, psychology, philosophy, and the Aston Villa Women's game too.
August 29, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #20 - Winless, Wesley, and Where in the World is Marvelous?
Regan and Mark return to discuss the Bournemouth game, the Everton game ahead, as well as Douglas Luiz, Wesley, what we've seen of Aston Villa so far. We also look at why Marvelous hasn't quite made it into a squad yet.
August 21, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #19 - The Vase Analogy
Regan and Mark discuss the Tottenham Hotspur game and individual performances, including the 'Vase Analogy'. There's also previews for the Bournemouth fixture, the Women's opening fixture against Sheffield and more.
August 14, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #18 - Mingles Gives Me Tingles
Regan and Mark discuss everything Aston Villa, including potential Deadline Day deals, the game against Leipzig and Saturday's match against Spurs. There's also discussion on the coining of the Mings and Engels partnership as 'Mingles'.
August 8, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #17 - The Grass Ain't Always GREENer
Regan and Mark are back and discussing the signing of Douglas Luiz, the impending signings of Marvelous Nakamba and Tom Heaton (the latter of which is now complete) and speak about the fan perception of Andre Green. There's also talk on Pre-season so far and the Women's side too.
August 1, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #16 - I Believe In Trezeguet
 Trézéguet, Makes my troubles seem so far away - He's a Villan and he's here to stay - Oh, I believe in Trézéguet. Regan and Mark join forces once again; with the help of two Egyptian fans, to discuss new signing Trezeguet, as well as a catch-up regarding pre-season so far.
July 24, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #15 - Christian Purslow Q&A
During the Minnesota training camp, Christian Purslow did a question and answer style interview amongst some of the American Lions Clubs. We managed to attend and detail what went on in a written post on our website. Here's the full audio from that Q&A.
July 17, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #14 - Comme Si, Konsa
Regan and Mark re-unite once more to talk about everything Aston Villa - including the arrivals of Matt Target, Tyrone Mings and Wesley Moraes, as well as the impending arrival of Ezri Konsa and a potential move for Egyptian winger Trezeguet.
July 10, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #13 - Putting a Cold Towel On It
Regan (@findfoy) and Mark (@VillaMarkPGH) return to discuss all of the latest Aston Villa rumours as they try and put a cold towel on their nerves with only 21 days until pre-season begins. 
June 27, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #12 - Transfer Crunch Time
Regan and Mark join forces once more to discuss the signings of Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause, the impending arrival of Wesley Moraes, and all of the rumours surrounding Axel Tuanzebe, Tyrone Mings, Jack Butland and more. 
June 19, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #11 - Feeling Jot', Jot', Jot'
Regan and Mark re-unite for another podcast this week, covering all the latest transfer rumours. They speak about the signing of Jota and why it's a smart move, as well as rumours surrounding Valentin Rongier, Neal Maupay, Mbwana Samatta and more. There's also their live reaction to Aston Villa triggering Kortney Hause's £3,000,000 transfer clause. 
June 5, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #10 - Jack Grealish's Promotion Party
Jack Grealish's Promotion Party never ends. Regan and Mark discuss Aston Villa's return the Premier League, emotions at full time, Ahmed Elmohamady's impact, and the transfer system that needs to be implemented this summer.  *Some information, such as Mile Jedinak and Glenn Whelan's contracts, is now out of date.*
June 2, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #9 - One More Game
Regan and Mark re-unite for the pre-Play-Off Final podcast where they discuss the one game that stands in the way of an Aston Villa return to the Premier League.
May 22, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #8 - The Play-Off Soap Opera Begins
Regan and Mark discuss the Norwich City game, the impending two legs against West Bromwich Albion, and some more niche or unique Aston Villa discussion includes Jonathan Kodjia's future, Chelsea and Sarri and Bournemouth and Howe and how these men could prove detrimental to Aston Villa should they get promoted, and Ramadan fasting for players.
May 8, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #7 - El Ghazi-Gate
Regan and Mark return to discuss everything that happened in the Leeds affair, the upcoming game against Norwich and punishment for Patrick Bamford, as well as the approaching Play-Off games, the Ladies 5-1 win against London Bees and El Ghazi's rescinded red card. 
May 2, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #6 - The Ten Men
Regan and Mark are back to discuss the ten game winning streak, the development of Keinan Davis, the final two games and the impending play-off fixtures, as well as much, much more. As always, if you enjoy, please subscribe or leave a review. Thanks for listening!
April 26, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #5 - Pick 'N' Mings
Regan and Mark are back again to discuss the hard-fought win against Rotherham and the poor officiating that came with it, the weekend's game against Sheffield Wednesday. Other topics of discussion include player specifics and the 'making the most from mistakes' mentality the side seam to be employing. Up the Villa.
April 11, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #4 - Assertive Aston Villa
Regan (@FindFoy) and Mark (@VillaMarkPGH) dissect Aston Villa's win against Blackburn last weekend and discuss the return of Steve Bruce to the forefront of Villa fans' thoughts. As well as this, there's talk about the Aston Villa Ladies' continued unbeaten run in 2019, the psychology of dressing rooms, the Americanisation of football and a potential old transfer link that could still come to pass. We hope you enjoy, and if you do, please subscribe/follow and give us a rating! P.S - We're currently in the running to win a national award, 'Best New Content Creator' at the Football Blogging Awards. If you've got a second to spare, please visit us on twitter @UnderAGaslitLamp and take a look at our pinned tweet. 
April 4, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #3 - The Counter Attack: Blackburn Rovers
Regan (@FindFoy) sits down with Thomas from @Rovers_Chat to discuss the upcoming game against Blackburn Rovers, concentrating on the form of both sides, standout players and more. We'd like to apologise in advance if any audio issues arise as previous recordings had to be recovered after corrupting. 
March 29, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #2 - Good Form, Cup Upsets and Contracts
Regan (@FindFoy) is joined by Mark (@VillaMarkPGH) and Cole (@TalkAstonVilla) as they discuss the rich form Aston Villa find themselves in as we move into the international break, as well as highlighting some of the key players that have got us into this position. Other topics of discussion include the Aston Villa Ladies and their SSE Women's FA Cup upset, Jed Steer's new contract, and Jack Grealish's chances of an England call up.
March 22, 2019
Gather 'Round The Lamp #1 - Juxtaposing Jack
@FindFoy and @VillaMarkPGH delve into what made Jack Grealish go from zero to hero, the influence of Gabby Agbonlahor on his career so far and how their careers are similar, and speak about how Grealish has performed since returning from his injury which saw him miss thirteen games of the Sky Bet Championship season.
March 15, 2019