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The Laursen Return

Villa reserves beat Chasetown 3-0 last night thanks to goals from Sam Williams, Danny MacDonald and Stephen O'Halloran.

Even better, Martin Laursen made a successful comeback from injury and played for 45 minutes.

The 29-year-old Denmark international, who joined Villa from AC Milan two seasons ago, has seen his time at Villa Park ruined by injuries, but despite a series of career threatening set-backs, he kept fighting.

Laursen said: 'It's been hard work and it's been tough but I'm sure it was the right decision for me to stay away. It would have been depressing to watch my team-mates training every day and not being able to participate but it's good now and I'm feeling good.'
The central defender will now join the squad in the pre-season trips to Holland and Germany which starts this weekend.

Be nice when they return if this takeover situation has been resolved one way or the other, this uncertainty has to effect them and it is killing us fans!!!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 1 2006

Time: 10:35AM

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i say good luck to him and hope he has a good year
mcgoo
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01/08/2006 10:39:00

A quality defender. Great to see him back.
pongogidman
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01/08/2006 10:41:00

Hope he has kept his speed. Best defender ive seen for years. Sweeping up behind Mellberg, great in the air too. If fit i think he and Cahill would be great.
trinityroj
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01/08/2006 10:56:00

was he quick to begin with? I remember that he was good positioning but his pace let him down, but then again it was a very long time ago i last saw him play. Mellberg and Cahill for me.
tylervilla
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01/08/2006 11:03:00

he had a great came against bolten befor he got injured. lets hope we see more of them
No.1_villan
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01/08/2006 11:05:00

How do I become a vital member??????THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 11:08:00

If he can stay fit, him and Mellberg could forge a great partnership and we can break Cahil in a little more gently.
Aronno7
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01/08/2006 11:13:00

Yes I agree, with bouma at left back and hughes at right back ...very solid We need creativity me thinks ... THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 11:21:00

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.....send moulder to investigate the UFO at villa park (Unwanted Farting Oldgit)
tylervilla
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01/08/2006 11:48:00

4th choice for me now, even when fit. He has a lot of hard work to do to justify a place in the starting XI after 2 years of milking the club dry.
DeanoVilla
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01/08/2006 12:45:00

Where did the visitors drop Laursen off...on some lonely highway...he walks with a limp now... will he ever be that same human again?....THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Steve64k
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01/08/2006 13:23:00

Any extra defender will be great, I wish him luck but I am skeptical. But I would rather have him with the money spent than Owen for 17 mil!
NY Villa
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01/08/2006 13:50:00

Only seen him a couple of times including a 5-1 hiding at Spurs. He was shocking but I wouldn't judge him on that. But it will still be a long way back for him after hardly playing the last few years
Steve W
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01/08/2006 15:04:00

Still got a long way to go, but at least the early signs are that he's getting there.
glensider
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01/08/2006 15:09:00

I dont think he should ever be a first team regular again. All the best defences have a regular partnership and the likelyhood is that he will break down again thus never giving us a chance of creating a defensive partnership. I'd go with mellberg and Cahill with Ridge 3rd choice followed by Laursen
DeanoVilla
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01/08/2006 15:28:00

I saw him partner Mellberg at Charlton two years ago , before he got his original injury, they were shocking, and I beg to differ with trinityroj, pace was not something he showed in abundance that night.
fatloser
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01/08/2006 17:12:00

We need him back to his best
Villa1982
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01/09/2006 00:34:00

If he's good enough for AC Milan.......
Villa1982
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01/09/2006 00:35:00

 

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