Villa new boy Brett Holman has been voted Australia`s player of the year by their professional football association.
The 28-year-old midfielder, also won for a second year in a row the international player of the year voted for by the Australian Football Media Association.
The PFA President Simon Colosimo said; 'Brett Holman was a standout player for both his club, AZ Alkmaar, and the Socceroos in the past year."
Holman said: 'I'm very honoured to receive both awards. Sorry I couldn't make it but we've just added to our family.'
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Holman said on signing for Villa: '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.'
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Chris Herd has welcomed fellow Aussie and barbie lover Brett Holman to the Villa as he thinks the move will be bonzer. Erm, this 'sarvo' Herdy said he didn't give a Castlemaine XXXX about anything else other then the impending arrival of his new surfing buddy from AZ Alkmaar. See: G`Day Brett!
Barry Bannan has said that Brett Holman will add great experience and competition to the team when he joins up on a free transfer in the summer. Speaking to the Official Site after the announcement earlier in the week about the Australian international joining up, Bannan says the squad are looking forward to his arrival and to see what he can bring to the club: Bannan Welcomes Our Aussie Bosman
Former Villa keeper Mark Bosnich has been talking to the Birmingham Post about our new signing Brett Holman. Bossie wants 28-year-old Holman to slot in and be the missing link for our midfield. 'I was thinking about Brett recently when Alex McLeish was sacked and I hoped that he wouldn`t be affected. I hope he is going to be okay now with the new manager coming in because he`s a really talented player.' The player has played as an out and out striker and also as a midfielder behind two strikers and has 53 caps for the Socceroos.
Read more: Bosnich In Praise Of Villa's Incoming Socceroo!
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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