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Downing's Return Will Be Like A New Player

Downing's Return Will Be Like A New Player

Comedy quote of the week goes to new signing Stewart Downing who told the official site when he regains fitness it'll be like Villa have an extra player.

He also says that joining Villa has given his spirits a massive boost as he returns from injury, an injury sustained whilst playing against the Villa in a challenge by Petrov at the end of the season - you do wonder, was this an elaborate plan by Monny to get his man?

Anyway, Downing said:

'The rehab is going as well as can be. I have stepped it up now - I'm doing pool and gym work. That is very pleasing because I have been stuck for six or seven weeks not doing much at all.

'At least I am on the move now and joining Villa has given me a boost and I am eager to get back to full fitness as soon as possible.'

Downing explains it's slightly wierd joining a new club but being reasonably isolated as he works on his recovery.

'It's been frustrating and it's not great that I can't go away with the lads on the pre-season tour but equally the overriding feeling is that it's great to be at the club.

'It is strange to join up with a new club and not play - but I will get in and amongst the lads and get to know them - I want to get involved.'

As for whether his Villa debut will make him seem like a new signing:

'I think it will be a bonus to come back at the time I'll be coming back. It will feel like an extra player and I will be fresh as well. I think it will be a bonus.'

As for that nasty man Petrov, Downing insists there are no grudges held.

'I can't wait to see Stiliyan! Joking aside, injuries are part and parcel of the game. It was an accident. The main thing is I am on the way back and it shouldn't be too much longer before I play again. I am looking forward to doing that.'



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday July 17 2009
Time: 4:15PM

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sigh
ric112
17/07/2009 16:30:00
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sigh
ric112
17/07/2009 16:30:00
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I thought that MoN was intent on signing boys with brains - oh well.
andy5759
17/07/2009 17:29:00
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I thought that MoN was intent on signing boys with brains - oh well.
andy5759
17/07/2009 17:29:00
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Haha! Sure is a comedy quote!
Matt_Us
17/07/2009 17:39:00
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Haha! Sure is a comedy quote!
Matt_Us
17/07/2009 17:39:00
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Yeah so **ckin what. Where's the other 6 players we need? It's the same old **** every summer. **** optimism, that's never got us anywhere. Let's face it, Downing and some baffoon called Tuncay will be our only signings. We'll begin the season losing 2-0 to Wigan, by Xmas we'll be 10th, Ashley Young will sign for someone like Spurs or Man City in January. But that's ok because by then we'll have our 'new' signing Stewart Downing who'll have probably forgotten how to kick a ball and need 2 years to 'settle in'. I'm currently in Afghanistan, and if it took me 2 years to settle into a new job, i'd be dead. Seen it too many times now. The squad never gets any bigger. I've truly had enough of having the smallest squad. It's a ****ing joke and we're the laughing stock of the Premier League. I'm more *****ed off with Villa at the moment than I am about being stuck in the desert. The official website is like a marathon of bull****. European dreams, new signin(g) happy to sign for such a big club, 'MON calls on the Holte End to create a wall of noise'. How about 'no', '**ck off', we've done our bit and been doing it for a long long time. It's the owners and management who need to prove themselves, not us. My message to MON and RL is start spending or *iss off because this is getting boring. Rant over, now I feel slightly better.
Villan-in-Cyprus
17/07/2009 17:42:00
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Yeah so **ckin what. Where's the other 6 players we need? It's the same old **** every summer. **** optimism, that's never got us anywhere. Let's face it, Downing and some baffoon called Tuncay will be our only signings. We'll begin the season losing 2-0 to Wigan, by Xmas we'll be 10th, Ashley Young will sign for someone like Spurs or Man City in January. But that's ok because by then we'll have our 'new' signing Stewart Downing who'll have probably forgotten how to kick a ball and need 2 years to 'settle in'. I'm currently in Afghanistan, and if it took me 2 years to settle into a new job, i'd be dead. Seen it too many times now. The squad never gets any bigger. I've truly had enough of having the smallest squad. It's a ****ing joke and we're the laughing stock of the Premier League. I'm more *****ed off with Villa at the moment than I am about being stuck in the desert. The official website is like a marathon of bull****. European dreams, new signin(g) happy to sign for such a big club, 'MON calls on the Holte End to create a wall of noise'. How about 'no', '**ck off', we've done our bit and been doing it for a long long time. It's the owners and management who need to prove themselves, not us. My message to MON and RL is start spending or *iss off because this is getting boring. Rant over, now I feel slightly better.
Villan-in-Cyprus
17/07/2009 17:42:00
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Way to go Cyprusite.... I'm with you. DOWN with optimism and supporting the villa! I'm off to support man city, it's much better seeing people spend cash on mercenaries!
johnnyuk
17/07/2009 18:11:00
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Way to go Cyprusite.... I'm with you. DOWN with optimism and supporting the villa! I'm off to support man city, it's much better seeing people spend cash on mercenaries!
johnnyuk
17/07/2009 18:11:00
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