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**

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


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
11/11/2005 11:08:00
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
11/11/2005 11:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Ayew On Confidence

Watford goal scorer Jordan Ayew has said that confidence is key for the side if we are to turn around our form and get ourselves out of the relegation zone this season.

Youth Cup v Everton Set

This year's Youth Cup for Villa youngsters begins with a tie against Everton at Goodison Park.

Not 'The Villa Times' News 1/12/15

December 1st, a new month, and things around Villa are as icey as the weather.

U21s - Villa 2-2 Blackburn - Update

Gordon Cowans' Under 21 side played out a two all draw in last night's fixture but hark...their is mention of Libor Kozak!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Traore17%
Sub - Gestede0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 14 8 3 3 27 12
5 Spurs 14 6 7 1 25 13
6 Liverpool 14 6 5 3 23 3
7 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
8 West Ham 14 6 4 4 22 4
9 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
10 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 14 5 3 6 18 -5
14 Chelsea 14 4 3 7 15 -6
15 Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 -5
16 Norwich 14 3 4 7 13 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Hamilton questions Mercedes tyre strategy
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Fury: Fame and glory won't change me
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions35
4.The Fear12
Vital Football Comment