Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Djemba Djemba Questions Future

Djemba Djemba Questions Future

The sorry tale of unhappy players being bought and not used at Villa Park has continued! This time Jumper Jumper (ok, Eric Djemba-Djemba!) has questioned whether he has a future at Villa. The Cameroon international joined from Manchester United for £1.3million in the January transfer window but has been unable to gain a regular first team place. In fact, in the 10 months he has been at Villa, he has only started four times. The same situation arose for Berson who is currently out on loan at Lyon.

Jumper Jumper is the second player this week to question his future following Lee Hendrie's comments that he might have to go out on loan if he isn't going to feature for the team, although to be fair, Hendrie's comments were more premature as he has only just returned to full fitness!

It appears Steven Davis, Eirik Bakke, Lee Hendrie and Gavin McCann are all ahead of Jumper Jumper in the pecking order.

The midfielder said: 'I want everyone to know I'm fit,' although he doesn't say for what to be fair. He added 'I've come on in four games and I've done well. It's down to the manager. If he wants to put me in the team, he will. I'm a professional, but if I'm only here just to train every day, then I'm wasting my time. At the moment, I'm happy to train and fight for me place but, if not, I will see the manager and discuss the situation. I know when I will see him - but it won't be yet because we've only played 12 games so it's too early. If that time comes I just want the manager to be honest with me and tell me I can leave.'

He is worried about his international future if he doesn't start getting first team football: 'I've played in the World Cup in 2002, I've played in a Confederations Cup final where we lost 1-0 to France and I've played in two African Nations Cups. So Cameroon know me very well, but they know that if I don't play for the first team, I won't be as sharp. You need to be playing first-team football to play well for your country. If I'm not playing first team football, I may end up on the bench for Cameroon, or out of the squad altogether. I need to play here because here is my life -this is where my career is. I like English football but if I can't play here, then I'll play somewhere else.'

He said that he has had plenty of offers from France, so it would be easy for him to move, and that there are also options in Spain but 'I want to play in England with Villa.'

**Join up to Vital Football and join in the debate or leave feedback**

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday November 10 2005
Time: 4:48PM

Comments

0
I honestly believe he should be given at least 2/3 matches to at least show he can do something before he's dumped to full time reserves. Imagine if we never gave Davis a chance... we wouldn't have scored half our goals this year
supermansfoot
11/11/2005 11:08:00
0
I honestly believe he should be given at least 2/3 matches to at least show he can do something before he's dumped to full time reserves. Imagine if we never gave Davis a chance... we wouldn't have scored half our goals this year
supermansfoot
11/11/2005 11:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Match Day Officials v Newcastle (7/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this weekend.

U21s - Villa To Face Arsenal

Aston Villa know their Premier League Division 2 Play Off final opponents - it's Arsenal.

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa meh v Newcastle Utd will
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
LOL.. win32%
Lose, it's what we do56%
Draw, meh12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing dump Kvyat and promote Verstappen
Latest Vital Boxing News
How About Beijing Me Old China?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions139
2.The Fear54
3.kefkat53
4.sirdennis37
5.Thomas Holte25
6.villasince6724
7.Silhillvilla22
8.DeanoVilla20
9.LORD RON SAUNDERS19
10.col813
The Vital Football Members League