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Holman Leaves With Praise

Holman Leaves With Praise

After news was confirmed that Brett Holman had his contract terminated by mutual consent, he not only confirmed his arrival at Al Nasr, he also said that without regret it just wasn't meant to be at B6.

In quotes carried by thenational.ae the 29 year old who joined us on a free transfer said.

'The Premier League is a fantastic competition and I was at a great club, Aston Villa. They treated me really well, but it wasn't meant to be there.'

Good luck Brett, your work ethic alone means you leave the club with the best wishes of many for your future career.

The Australian international only spent one season at the club, and although he was industrious and worked hard, but he failed to make the desired impact at the Birmingham club.

Holman arrived in the Premier League last summer, signing for Villa from AZ Alkmaar. Plenty of Villa fans were quick to get the Australian's name printed on the back of their shirts from The Soccer Store, as the attacking midfielder came with a solid reputation after ten years playing in the Eredivisie.

One thing that the club hoped for was a player who could contribute goals from midfield, which would take some of the goalscoring burden away from the side's strikers. Although a solid striker of the football, Holman only managed to score one goal for Villa in the Premier League, which came against QPR at Loftus Road. Holman scored a lot of goals for AZ and previously NEC Breda, but failed to recapture this in England.

That said, the Australian's experience in a young side last season was valuable, and at no point was the player's work ethic or commitment on the pitch questioned. He showed glimpses of his ability, but to really push on would have needed more time to bed into the way of football in England.

Paul Lambert is obviously looking to make the Villa squad his own, and is really starting to do so with a busy summer in the transfer window already. With Holman signed by his predecessor Alex McLeish, Lambert will have been willing to let the Aussie leave to pursue a lucrative contract with Al Nasr.

Shame, he never quite fit in with Villa, he started brightly enough and then it all seemed to taper off. Good luck Brett!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday June 22 2013
Time: 10:50PM

Comments

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Still thought he had something to offer. Disappointed hes gone
craigy1874
22/06/2013 23:15:00
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As a fellow Aussie its sad to see him go. But he needs to play. Can't wait for the WC! All the best Brett.
Zarch
23/06/2013 00:03:00
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Yep, good luck Brett
Lost_In_Ca
23/06/2013 02:45:00
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Didn't really rate him but couldn't fault his effort. Been respectful when leaving so wish him all the best. Top professional.
NI Villan
23/06/2013 03:10:00
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got to feel for him a bit - arrived at a club where the guy who signed him was gone - thats a tough ask. incredible work rate. healthy attitude. needs to play now the aussies are at the world cup and gets paid a bagful in the uae.
leftfoot
23/06/2013 04:57:00
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More graceful about his departure than I, fair play...
CDX_Eire
23/06/2013 11:57:00
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