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Wilfred Bouma Boost?

Martin O'Neill has explained that although Wilfred Bouma 'tweaked his hamstring' it is hoped that he will be fit for the seasons kick off on Saturday against Arsenal.

O'Neill told the official site:

'He tweaked his hamstring a bit and we sent him for a precautionary scan. It doesn't seem too bad, but we'll do more in depth tests back in England. I don't think it's anything too serious.'

Meanwhile the Dutch international defender says there can be no repeat of last seasons dire campaign.

He told the official site: 'I'm looking forward to my second season here - the same as everybody. I came last year and we had an awful season. Everybody wants to do better and be higher in the table. We don't want another season like last year. It would not be acceptable to have another season like that. The new manager has given everyone a lift - the players and the supporters. He was linked with England and with a lot of top clubs, so here at Aston Villa, we have to be glad that he took the job.'

'We saw the response from the fans on TV, it was unbelievable. Now it's important for us to give all the people at Villa Park what they deserve. He will give his best, the same as us, to do much better.'

He also says he is now much fitter than he was last season adding: 'I think this is the first pre-season for years where I've trained every day and played a lot of matches. In previous years I had European Championships or I was injured, so hopefully now I can push on. I'll do my best.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 12 2006

Time: 11:04AM

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Typical of Bouma. I think he could be a good player for us if he stays fit, but it seems that everytime he opens his mouth on how good he's feeling he gets injured again.
deanovilla
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12/08/2006 11:22:00

I must say, he is looking a lot leaner these days, perhaps he's going to really go for it this season. I think it was a bit of a downer for him to loose his place in the dutch WC squad. Injured or not, he will have been disappointed.
Villain Of The North
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12/08/2006 13:42:00

Be interesting to see where MO'N plays him - left back or centre back?
Tierney
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12/08/2006 20:11:00

agreed villain, but then again, it might make him hungry to re-establish himself and that will be to our benefit.
The Fear
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12/08/2006 23:29:00

Woodgate syndrome sparing he is a top player hopefully all our defenders can be fitter this time round.
Burnsy
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13/08/2006 00:59:00

He is a good solid defender, hopefully MON motivational skills can do something as long as he stays fit. I thought we were getin Danny Mills too?
AussieVilla
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13/08/2006 02:40:00

He has to prove a lot of doubters wrong. Keeping the guy fit is obviously the key here. I rate him, and believe he could be one of our better performers this time around.
glensider
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13/08/2006 06:05:00

 

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