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SIGNING SIGNING Australian International

Villa have tonight announced that AZ Alkmaar's Australian midfielder Brett Holman will join the club in the summer of a free transfer.

Sorry I've just covered my monitor in coffee - gis a sec.

The 27 year old wide midfield player has been capped 53 times by Australia since making his debut in 2006 and has gained huge experience in Holland playing for Feyenoord, NEC Nijmegen and AZ Alkmaar.

He was also Australia's erm Australian Football Media Association's Player of the Year in 2011.

Speaking to the Official Site Alex McLeish said:

'Brett is a very intelligent player, a great team player and a man who is recognised in the game as a non-stop, committed wide midfielder. He has international experience and he has played in the Champions League and at European level for the past few years. He will add significantly to the experience in the Villa squad.'

Holman himself told the OS:

'I'm delighted to have agreed terms with Aston Villa and I am looking forward to joining up in the summer. Villa have a long and prestigious history and a fantastic set of fans.'

Interesting move for the player who for the remainder of the season will now be aiming to add a championship medal to his collection as Alkmaar look to finish as Eredivisie champions.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday March 12 2012
Time: 6:29PM

Comments

0
LOL another waste on the wage budget.
P.Avfc
12/03/2012 18:32:00
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He sounds absolutely brilliant on the official site, wonder what he will really be like. More than willing to give him a chance tho my only worry is the last time i said that it was about Mcleish in the summer. UTV
avfcfazza
12/03/2012 18:38:00
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Brilliant P.Avfc, not kicked a ball yet and already he's *****. Love it.
mike_field
12/03/2012 18:47:00
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There's a video of him on the Birmingham Mail website. Can't say he'll set the premiership alite but loves too shoot albeit a little wide of the mark.. check it out you'll see...
smokey_jnr
12/03/2012 18:51:00
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http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/aston-villa-fc/aston-villa-news/2012/03/12/new-aston-villa-sifning-brett-holman-in-action-97319-30516622/
smokey_jnr
12/03/2012 18:52:00
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Im sure he has kicked a ball before mike? Not very well though, take a look on youtube, shocking.
P.Avfc
12/03/2012 18:55:00
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Ldas take a look at him on youtube he looks decent to be fair, he has just got australien footballer of the year award so cmon lets give him a chance, fulham and a few others were in for him so i suppose Jol must not know a thing about football either ay?
clivethevillan
12/03/2012 18:59:00
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were you expecting Messi?! He looks ok, Van Gaal knows a player and you know an Aussie, like the Scandinavians, settle well and are professional. I think he could be a good signing and not bad on a free! feel free to shoot my ridiculous optimism down :-)
richlewis
12/03/2012 18:59:00
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Yeah I've seen the youtube stuff, hardly shocking. But granted he's not Messi, or Rooney because players like that never miss the target do they? However, have you seen him kick a ball for us yet? Deal with a less flightly Premiership ball, seen what effect he'll have on Albrighton who now has some competition. I can find youtube clips that make Tim Cahill look like a pub player - but hey let's write off every signing, more fun isn't it.

Good luck Brett, anything short of a hattrick on your debut and you'll never be accepted.
mike_field
12/03/2012 19:04:00
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Clive: Says a lot if Jol was interested - he worked at Ajax. Mike: you are so right but how dare you be positive? You should know by now that only negative sells on this and any other fan site.
Gordonsleftboot
12/03/2012 19:18:00
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