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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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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 27 2006
Time: 12:06PM

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competition for places - whatever next.
tylervilla
27/09/2006 12:44:00
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it'll never catch on tylervilla!
The Fear
27/09/2006 13:12:00
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J Lloyd Samuel is *****e. Sell him!
industrial_musical
27/09/2006 14:19:00
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Easily the worst player at villa.
trinityroj
27/09/2006 16:02:00
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Jlloyd was a tremendous player in the previous managers (can't remember his name) first season. He went downhill with the rest of the squad in the following two seasons. A fully motivated Jlloyd would be an asset to any squad in the Premier League. In his only game this season, at Arsenal, he was outstanding and it looked as if we had rediscovered the old Jlloyd. He was injured in the first few minuteas against Reading so no judgement can be made on that game. However I believe he should be afforded the same clean slate that everybody at the club has had since the arrival of M'ON and Randy. Even if he does not get back to the level of previous seasons, it is important that he is seen to be an integral part of the club. Only then can we expect to obtain the best transfer value for him. I am also very anti, Villa fans having a go at their own players. It is a bad habit that many fans have got into, fuelled I think by the frustration in not being able to remove the main cause of the frustration ......... Ellis. However he has gone. Now is the time for total positivity. We can now confidently leave all team selection matters to M'ON and if picks someone with who we disagree, who are we to argue. If we can not say something positive, maybe it is best to say nothing at all (unless of course we want the manager or the chairman out).
voiceoftheholte
27/09/2006 17:12:00
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JLS is not good enough for this squad. I hope he goes in January.
Donzarra
27/09/2006 18:18:00
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Give the lad a chance guys! Most players have been revitalised by O'Neill. What makes you think he won't be too?! Loads of you wanted Angel, McCann et al to go in the summer, but MO'N had faith and has brought out their full potential again. I reckon he'd do it to Jlloyd as well, so stay off his back!
Tierney
27/09/2006 18:40:00
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Jlloyd played every game when we came top six three years ago. We would be happy with top six this season. By my reckoning that means Jlloyd has the ability to play in a top six team. If you go through every team in the league there are not many better left backs than Jlloyd. The following two seasons he played when not fit because the previous manager did not know who else to play there. Tierney and voth both seem to grasp the reality of the situation.
utv-sotc
27/09/2006 19:48:00
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Let MON rebuild his confidence, playing in an organised and motivated team, then lets judge him. For now lets wait and see, clean slate and all that
fatloser
27/09/2006 19:59:00
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TIERNEY. never mind give the lad a chance, he is to lax when it comes to passing 50% of his distribution goes astray, he's always being caught out of position, he can't tackle, attackers go by him far to easy, have him in the villa squad I dont think so, I wont even have him in the squad on championship manager. are you really telling me that you would be happy if in 2 seasons we get in europe and hes up against some of the big names, he's championship level at best maybe league one get rid and replace with better, we have to move on and up
eltoro
28/09/2006 08:39:00
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