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Berger Off In The Summer?

Berger Off In The Summer?

Patrik Berger has been tapped by an old friend and could be set for a return to Slavia.

Speaking to Hat-trick, Berger revealed that Vladimir Smicer has been convincing him privately to make the move back and even though the SSN website states that Berger has struggled to get into the first team, they comically miss that's because he's been pretty much permanently injured since signing his year extension deal.

'Officially I have not discussed it with anyone but Smica has been persuading me to return and I am already affected by it. I want to return home.

'I am allured to the idea of playing alongside Smica at the new Slavia stadium and I know the coach (Karel) Jarolim, I even played with him in a team.

'But mainly because of my family I would like to settle down finally so that our children did not have to travel about the world.'

Slavia general director Petr Dolezal commented:

'We have discussed it with Patrik's agent Pavel Paska but we rather leave it to Vlada Smicer.'

Bye bye then Berger.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday February 25 2008
Time: 2:59PM


Don't tell me to "berger off" Fieldy, you can jolly well berger off yourself :oP
Villain Of The North
25/02/2008 15:15:00
Not more departures!! How are we going to cope without his major contributions. He literally won us the game the other week all on his own and has been a virtual ever present (on the treatment table) all season ;-)
25/02/2008 17:00:00
How strange he gets this new contract and then ends up injured all season?
25/02/2008 17:05:00
i've heard Eduardo's broken leg is gonna take him 9 months to come back, just a little shorter than when Berger can get fit ;-)
25/02/2008 17:11:00
I really hope u guys join us in europe next year good young english team players like young and gabby are the future of the england national side.
25/02/2008 19:53:00
I posted a poll last year on weather we should give sicknote a year deal with one option pay as you play. This, as I hinted would be the best way. Hate to be proved right. Get rid Martin.
25/02/2008 19:54:00
Feel slightly betrayed by all this. Berger was excellent back end of last season. New contract and he disappears. I guess pyscologically when you are fighting for a new contract that extra few percent of effort required comes a lot easier. Oh well. At least we had half a dozen decent games out of him. VFM?!? ;)
Adam Deuce
25/02/2008 20:44:00
How will Villa manage without this world class player? Is there anybody who really expected this money grabber to do anything except head straight for the treatment table, just one more year on premiership wages then a comfy retirement back in the old country. We should never have given him an extension, should just have said thanks for the nine or ten subs appearances, and don't let the door hit you on the back on the way out!
25/02/2008 22:08:00
Waldorf you are right about the Berger we see today, but worth remembering he was a quality player in his day, fantastic shot, great passing ability, its just a pity his best days were behind him when he signed for Villa. He did have an extention to his contract to keep the numbers up but God only knows why.
25/02/2008 23:03:00
sure col8 during his heyday he was an exciting player, but he has a history of long injury layoffs, if you check his record for Liverpool and Portsmouth its the same story. I do agree we bought him at the wrong end of his career, we've all heard that one a few times! The truth is that in his pomp he would never have signed for us because Villa are the secret european cup winners that play between London and the north west. It was the same with Ginola. The best thing I can say about Berger is that for a short while last year he rolled back the years and gave us a little cameo of what its like to see genuine world class players in claret and blue.
25/02/2008 23:32:00
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