Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa Podcast

Gather 'Round The Lamp: An Aston Villa Podcast

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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 hope you enjoy!


Gather ‘Round The Lamp #46 - Inner Dennis Mortimer
May 24 • 41 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #45 - Locked But Not Down
Apr 27 • 41 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #44 - State of Play
Apr 6 • 43 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #43 - Pan(dem)ic on the Streets of Birmingham
Mar 20 • 41 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #42 - Give it Nyland ‘til the End of the Season
Mar 11 • 49 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #41 - Deano Drubbing
Feb 27 • 36 min
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.
They Arrived As Aztecs #8 - Crown Pending
Feb 26 • 16 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #40 - The Bjorn Identity
Feb 18 • 45 min
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.
They Arrived As Aztecs #7 - Momentum
Feb 11 • 33 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #39 - End of Month Hangover
Feb 5 • 52 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #38 - Digging For Gold
Jan 23 • 55 min
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.
They Arrived As Aztecs #6 - Safe Hands
Jan 15 • 16 min
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,…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #37 - Drinkwater? We might need something stronger
Jan 14 • 44 min
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!
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #36 - Window Shopping
Jan 7 • 52 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #35 - “Happy” New Year
Dec 31, 2019 • 56 min
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!
Gather Round The Lamp #34 - Not so Saintly
Dec 24, 2019 • 45 min
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.
They Arrived As Aztecs #5 - The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Dec 19, 2019 • 20 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #33 - Fleck Off
Dec 17, 2019 • 44 min
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.
They Arrived As Aztecs #4 - A Pint of Ale and a Stellar Free Kick
Dec 4, 2019 • 23 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #32 - The Fallen and the Risen
Dec 3, 2019 • 37 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #31 - Magpies Can’t Wave
Nov 27, 2019 • 40 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #30 - Ørjan Is The New Black
Nov 12, 2019 • 55 min
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.
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #3 - Follis, and a Syme of the Times
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #29 - Deep End of the ‘Pool
Nov 5, 2019 • 45 min
Regan and Mark return to discuss everything about the Carabao Cup and the Liverpool game, including individual performances and the performance as a collective.
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #2 - Let’s Talk About Six, Baby
Oct 30, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #28 - Villans and Citizens and Wolves, Oh My
Oct 29, 2019 • 43 min
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…
GRTL: They Arrived As Aztecs #1 - Hayles Stones
Oct 24, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #27 - Jack’s the Greal Deal
Oct 23, 2019 • 38 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #26 - The Zimbabwean Glenn Whelan
Oct 2, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #25 - Let It Be
Sep 26, 2019 • 53 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #24 - Flying Without Wing(er)s
Sep 19, 2019 • 42 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #23 - Women With A Winning Touch
Sep 11, 2019 • 44 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #22 - Friend Or Foe?
Sep 6, 2019 • 42 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #21 - Murder, Dean Wrote
Aug 29, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #20 - Winless, Wesley, and Where in the World is Marvelous?
Aug 21, 2019 • 42 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #19 - The Vase Analogy
Aug 14, 2019 • 51 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #18 - Mingles Gives Me Tingles
Aug 8, 2019 • 42 min
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’.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #17 - The Grass Ain’t Always GREENer
Aug 1, 2019 • 48 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #16 - I Believe In Trezeguet
Jul 24, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #15 - Christian Purslow Q&A
Jul 17, 2019 • 33 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #14 - Comme Si, Konsa
Jul 10, 2019 • 47 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #13 - Putting a Cold Towel On It
Jun 27, 2019 • 33 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #12 - Transfer Crunch Time
Jun 19, 2019 • 37 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #11 - Feeling Jot’, Jot’, Jot’
Jun 5, 2019 • 35 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #10 - Jack Grealish’s Promotion Party
Jun 2, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #9 - One More Game
May 22, 2019 • 30 min
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.
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #8 - The Play-Off Soap Opera Begins
May 8, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #7 - El Ghazi-Gate
May 2, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #6 - The Ten Men
Apr 25, 2019 • 48 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #5 - Pick ‘N’ Mings
Apr 11, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #4 - Assertive Aston Villa
Apr 4, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #3 - The Counter Attack: Blackburn Rovers
Mar 28, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #2 - Good Form, Cup Upsets and Contracts
Mar 21, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Gather ‘Round The Lamp #1 - Juxtaposing Jack
Mar 15, 2019 • 44 min
@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…