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Shorey Confident Of Bouma Recovery

Nicky Shorey has said that he fully expects Freddy Bouma to come roaring back next season from his nightmare injury.

Freddy's recovery hasn't exactly been ideal, from finding floating bits of bone and then breaking down just as he thought he was making progress, it definitely hasn't been a great 12 months for our Dutch fullback.

But Shorey believes Bouma will be back and challenging for his left back spot in time to help Villa during our next campaign.

Speaking on the official site, the diminutive player said:

'Villa has competition for places and that's one of the reasons I came here.'

Nope, I'm behaving, I'll leave that there.

'I was as gutted as anyone when Freddy didn't come back as quickly as we all hoped after that horrific injury.

'We just hope he'll be back for pre season fighting fit now. I think everyone wants to see that and I'm no different. Freddy is a great lad.'

I know it's a fluffy story from the OS, there's very little other news about but Shorey does seem genuine in his comments even if the sarcastic amongst you will say he'd have rather been kept out the side by a natural leftback.

Shorey's future is still in doubt if you believe the rumours, so it's good to hear him being so positive about his teammates, but by the same token the longer Freddy takes to recover the more you wonder whether that tackle was worse than we all imagined during the Odense match.

I think I speak for all in saying, I desperately hope that isn't the case.




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Date:Thursday June 25 2009

Time: 12:22PM

Your Comments

Personally I want Shorey to stay. Players need time to settle not just a couple of months but a whole season especially when they go from Big Fish in a small pond to little fish in a big pond. I reckon we'll see much improvement from both Shorey and the ginga ninja Hands up who's glad Villa stuck it out with Petrov?
2fishinatank
Personally I want Shorey to stay. Players need time to settle not just a couple of months but a whole season especially when they go from Big Fish in a small pond to little fish in a big pond. I reckon we'll see much improvement from both Shorey and the ginga ninja Hands up who's glad Villa stuck it out with Petrov?
2fishinatank
I was at that match in the lower holte and you could hear him screaming, it was a very bad tackle, but i wouldn't of imagine him being out so long.
Villa 4 Ever
I was at that match in the lower holte and you could hear him screaming, it was a very bad tackle, but i wouldn't of imagine him being out so long.
Villa 4 Ever
I like Shorey, think he has been ok for us. As for Freddy, so hope he does return, the rumours not long back were he was about to retire after several failed attempts at come backs. Fingers crossed he is back and fit soon.
the fear
I like Shorey, think he has been ok for us. As for Freddy, so hope he does return, the rumours not long back were he was about to retire after several failed attempts at come backs. Fingers crossed he is back and fit soon.
the fear
I like shorey and i see him as our furture left back, he is very good with the ball at his feet, reminds me of gareth barry.But if bouma does get back to his old self then the same nicky shorey will be dropping come and get me hints in the jan window.
lerneravfc
I like shorey and i see him as our furture left back, he is very good with the ball at his feet, reminds me of gareth barry.But if bouma does get back to his old self then the same nicky shorey will be dropping come and get me hints in the jan window.
lerneravfc
Bouma will be back. I have faith!
greyhound
Bouma will be back. I have faith!
greyhound
Lets hope it is true or his career could be ******. [Edited by FearVilla]
TeddyLyon
Lets hope it is true or his career could be ******. [Edited by FearVilla]
TeddyLyon
Getting a bad feeling about this (see The Mirror today). We be cursed I tell ye CURSED!!!
olofthegreat
Getting a bad feeling about this (see The Mirror today). We be cursed I tell ye CURSED!!!
olofthegreat
 

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