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Holman Wins PFA & Media Player Of Year Awards

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.'

Wiki: wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Holman

Forum thread (strong language): Click Here

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!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 13 2012

Time: 10:11AM

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I think thats BBQ....barbie??? isn't she Ken's doll?
Steve64k
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13/06/2012 10:50:00

I'm looking forward to Holman coming, hopefully he'll play the same role as Robbie Keane did, and if he can do as well as Keane did he'll be a top signing on a free. Best of luck to him! And yeah I do hope the article writer meant barbeque and not that he's an avid fan of the barbie doll collection haha!
VillaHippo
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13/06/2012 11:15:00

holman is more exciting to me than another linked signing.. best thing is he is free!! - this is how we get a great sqd on the cheap tbh... spending 8mil on rhodes or whatever.. can't fcking stand english players and their values - so overrated its untrue. if its true (as I've heard and been told) dortmund won the league on a 40k wage limit then we can easily fight for 5th with the right buys.. have you seen dortmund play?? they are amazing.. they slaughtered bayern all last season and have beaten them like 6 times in a row! this is an opportunity to get decent players on a tightish budget i think. its possible
villa4life87
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13/06/2012 11:42:00

Yeah a LOT depends on a club's scouting network (and Academy), being able to get spot young players who fit the mould of the club, and will be the top players of the future. That's how Dortmund got to where they are (Gotze, Lewandowski, Kagawa, Hummels). Tbh, I haven't had much faith in Villa's scouting network in the past. I mean, Salifou, Agathe?
VillaHippo
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13/06/2012 11:58:00

Agathe, Sutton were simply stop gaps for O'Neill, he also saw Salifou whilst on media work so can't blame our scouts for that lol But a lot of work went into our scouting set up under Houllier, so it should be far better placed now than it has been in previous years mate in terms of software and the database they wanted, even though we are to add a new head scout and staff again I believe.
mike_field
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13/06/2012 14:22:00

I see, it's always hard to judge the 'behind-the-scenes' work. Hopefully we'll see some results in the future!
VillaHippo
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13/06/2012 14:33:00

V4L87: Do you have to swear in every recent comment? Overhyped and over priced English players are over here to stay, so, in essence your vitreol would be better directed towards our scouting system who are light years behind Spurs rahter than the players themselves - it's not their fault they're overpriced. Anyhow, not a dig just an observation, your opinion is valued and wanted - minus the potty mouth would be great tho or you lose credibility. :-)
koolbill
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13/06/2012 15:37:00

 

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