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Jlloyd Samuel Closes In On Return

Jlloyd Samuel Closes In On Return

The official site say that left-back Jlloyd Samuel, the subject of much transfer speculation through the summer, is finally recovering from an initial thigh injury plus further complications.

Jlloyd strained his thigh against Reading and Martin O'Neill explains his return took longer than expected,

'That's been really slow - it's been a lot slower than we anticipated. It's like two injuries in one - a thigh pull and then he developed a lump in the thigh as well but we're getting to grips with it. It's hard to put a time scale on it.'

Might take some doing to force his way back into the team now anyway, lets hope he is up for the challenge as he doesn't now just have to try to shift Wilfred Bouma when the Dutch international returns but also skipper Gareth Barry who has moved to left-back in a re-shuffle to accommodate Stiliyan Petrov.

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Date:Wednesday September 27 2006
Time: 12:06PM


Freddie Bouma has not made the left full back position his own due to disappointing and indifferent performances, so there is still hope for JLloyd. You cant help but wonder though whether its time for JLloyd to move on to pastures new. Maybe he needs the new challenge.
30/03/2007 22:28:00
I don't think that eltoro! And yes you probably have spent more on and seen Villa more than me! I'm glad you are basing in on what you've seen, I just know some people make comments but don't actually see the games. But calling me a *****er because I expressed a contradicting opinion is a bit far don't you think? Like Gaz has said it's a discussion site!
29/09/2006 21:42:00
thanks gazvilla the fact is i've seen plenty of the villa, just not in the last two seasons as i said earlier, i've also never been to the Labour party conference but I still vote for them and have my say - but i don't get *****ers writing up to me saying "if you've not been to a party conference before, you can't have your say on how the country's run!" Some people are just born *****ers. If I wasn't a really passionate Villa fan then i certainly wouldn't be on this site posting comments and arguing with *******s who think because they were born in B6 they have the right to have the monopoly on the Villa.
29/09/2006 20:20:00
I don't care if eltoro hasn't ever been to watch a match live. He's still entitled to his opinion. If he said he'd been to every match JLS played in, you'd still disagree with him. If others reach the conclusion an opinion isn't as valid because it's based on poor foundations, then dismiss it. Can't see why we can't have a reasonable discussion on a DISCUSSION site. Now we've now DHE or DOL to complain about we're turning on ourselves. Typical!
29/09/2006 17:48:00
Jesus christ whats the matter with you people, I've seen more of the villa than the pair of you put together, and spent more, I would be more than happy to meet and discuss this face to face with anyone who questions my loyalty. so for the last time I base my facts on what I've seen nothing more nothing less, and just to put the record striaght i don't seem to be the only one on here that things he's *****e, but if you want to put your money were your mouth is I bet he wont be at the villa in 2 years, time will tell
29/09/2006 16:09:00
HERE HERE!!! Tierney you cant criticise what you don't see a lot of
hampshire villian
29/09/2006 12:22:00
Just out of interest eltoro, how many games do you get to a season? I like you, am based down on the South Coast so don't see Villa as much as I'd like, hence the reason I'm very wary about criticising the players because I'm not actually seeing them in front of me which I believe is the only fair way to judge them. By the way it's Tierney - 2 e's (!) ;-)
29/09/2006 10:39:00
voiceoftheholte,you want to know if I go to the villa or sit at home. I don't live in Birmingham or ever have, I'm based on the south coast Dorset but that has not stopped me travelling home and away with the Villa, its been a couple of seasons since I've got to the Villa what with work and family commitments but before that me and my lad went home and away for 8 seasons spending just over £18,000, in season tickets (upper holte), travel, petrol, shirts, booze in the Aston social club, so don't ask me if I'm in for the long ride, I spend as much has anyone on the villa, I'm 44 years old with 3 sons 2 grand daughters and 1 grandson and they're all Villa, so don't question my credentials, and tierny I've never backed JLS to play for England then or now, my assesment is based on what I've seen over the years and yes your right every one is entitled to their opinion, so that’s why I was having mine, if you believe he is the right player for villa then fine, I myself don't ,the bottom line is simple when he first arrived on the scene he looked like a decent player, but I think he his poor now, remember norman whiteside, jason McCateer, 2 good seasons a piece then no where to be seen. voiceoftheholte you say he’s been one of the best passers over the last 3 seasons, what are you basing that on, I'm not talking about the passes back to the keeper or across the back line, I'm talking about passes moving forward, he's poor when it comes to that, and that’s what counts at the end of the day, its called consistency and he dosn't have that, I can't base my claim on what MON can or might do, I can only base it on what I've seen, I don't get any joy from saying some villa players aren't good enough, but sometimes it as to be said, and has for steff_the_villan " if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all" these are grown men we're talking about who earn more in a week than I earn in a year, I wasn't talking about the man's family or how he conducts himself outside of the villa, Its simple when he or whoever plays for my beloved villa if they don't play well then I will say my piece . so voiceoftheholte,tierny, steff_the_villan, you should be more worried about the fans who don't voice there concerns, not those that do! GO ON THE VILLA
29/09/2006 10:19:00
He's definitely been a major disappointment since he played himself very close to international honours with continually impressive displays. His career has gone downhill fast, but the ability is definitely there. He needs to get himself fit, knuckle down, get himself back in the starting line up and take it from there. Good luck to him.
28/09/2006 21:21:00
Eltoro, was JLS like that a couple of seasons back when he was pushing for an England place? And did you say your comments then or were you part of the large contingent who backed him for that spot?! Steff, no problem, but it is an opiniated game, however, common sense and some thought is always required.
28/09/2006 19:36:00
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