Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday February 26 2007
Wilfred 'boom boom shake shake da room' Bouma is looking to return for the Fulham match on Saturday when Aston Villa will actually be allowed to play a frigging game of football for the first time in three weeks and says he wants to keep up the form that has seen him re-called to the Dutch team after 18 months in the wilderness. Do they have a wilderness in Holland, I know they have Amsterdam, but that is just full of wilderbeast really!
Anyway, Bouma said:
'Getting back into the national side is a big boost because playing for your country is the highest thing you can achieve. I didn't expect to get call-up again after a year and a half out. In the back of my mind, I knew my form for Villa was good, and therefore you can always get back into the picture. Luckily for me, I was straight back in the team, and I know the coach (Marco van Basten) wanted to see if I was up for it. Hopefully I took my chance - I played quite well so I was very pleased.'
'It's good for the profile of the club, because when you have internationals in your team, it boosts morale.' Adding on the official site: 'Before I came to Villa, I hadn't played left-back for a couple of years - I was a centre-back for PSV and Holland. In fact, I played as a centre-half two weeks ago for Holland. I found that more physical - but easier, because of the way European teams play. In England, most centre-halves are six-foot plus.'
'You have to be really good in the air. I'm not bad in the air, but it's very difficult to win every header. I'm happy playing left-back for Villa - I knew I was coming here to play there, but I still think I can play as a centre-half as well, if I'm needed there. Now full-back is my spot for Villa.'
Date:Monday February 26 2007
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|2.||Pride of Lions||862|
|10.||Villan Of The North||194|
|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
|15. Aston Villa||9||3||1||5||-10||10|
|16. Crystal Palace||9||2||3||4||-3||9|
|17. Leicester City||9||2||3||4||-4||9|
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