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Freddie A Villa Dreamer

Freddie A Villa Dreamer

Whilst other players are looking to the World Cup Wilfred Bouma, who lost his place in the Dutch national side, is looking to next August as he aims to get his fitness sorted and enjoy his first full season in the Premiership.

Bouma had several injuries including a badly injured knee which hampered his progress last season but is now looking to getting a full pre-season in and to be ready and fit for kick off.

He told the official site: 'The injuries were frustrating last season - I think for the whole team, not just me and hopefully we will have more luck next season. Like every player, I would like to play every game next season and I am looking forward to the pre-season training. That is an important time for every player and I did not come into Villa until a month into last season. That was a disadvantage.'

'The worst injury was the knee injury I picked up in December. That was a frustrating time, because I was starting to feel settled in the side.'
Adding

'That's a risk when you're a football player, but every time you have a spell out of the team, you come back and you're stronger. Unfortunately, these things happen and you have to live with it.'

Bouma was brought in to give Jlloyd Samuel some competition in the left back position, but if reports are to be believed, Jlloyd could soon be moving on, quite where the strength in depth will come from I have no idea.


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday June 9 2006
Time: 10:31AM

Comments

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Have been very dissapointed in him, so lets hope he will prove his worth next season.
irish villa
09/06/2006 11:03:00
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Think he should have been a chance in the centre of defence last season. He's played there often enough for Holland
DougInABox
09/06/2006 11:10:00
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A fully fit Bouma will mean a very strong element of the defence. When he did perform last aseason from what I saw he was like a brick wall. You have to run a long way round to get around Freddie! He appears to be able to hit a free kick with some fair pace as well...just needs to learn to do it UNDER the crossbar!
murph
09/06/2006 11:13:00
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I think he will turn out to be a great player for us, he needs a decent run injury free and we will start to see the very best of him. Would be nice to see him given a chance at centre half as well.
Aronno7
09/06/2006 12:33:00
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If he stays fit, this time next year we will be calling him a Villa legend in the making. He is an immense defender and a great communicator. Possible captain material.
GaztonVilla
09/06/2006 12:35:00
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fully fit and he will be awsome...there were short spells last season where he showed what he can do...lets not forget that apart from moving from a slower paced league abroad , getting injured he was also trying to make up for the weaknesses in the central defensive positions thus not allowing him to concentrate on his own position...i reckon he will be o'drearys best signing and will oneday become team captain.
JASON
09/06/2006 13:16:00
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I hope you're right. When he signed I was happy as Larry. But was really disappointed with him last season - at times I forgot he was playing. Things can only go up for him at VP.
Beovilla
09/06/2006 13:33:00
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I think its a good thing if a full back can play yet be invisible.. Doing his job quietly yet efficiently is a good thing...
GaztonVilla
09/06/2006 13:58:00
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I agree with Gazton, if he stays fit he could be a great player for us, lets hope with a full pre-season under his belt he shows us what he is made of, he played a good few games last season whilst injured so he was rarely at his best.
The Fear
09/06/2006 14:17:00
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He'll do fine. At times he really looked the part, and it was obvious to all that the ability and talent was there. A full pre-season under his belt, a decent run in the team, and he'll be just the job. It had to be very difficult for him as a new kid on the block to come into a struggling Villa team, and as he left the pitch on that totally forgettable night at Upton Park, he looked completely shell shocked. Things can only get much better for him, and they will.
glensider
10/06/2006 01:48:00
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