UK time is: 15:45:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!

Brett Holman Profile.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 22 2013

Time: 10:50PM

Your Comments

Still thought he had something to offer. Disappointed hes gone
craigy1874
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
Yep, good luck Brett
Lost_In_Ca
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
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
More graceful about his departure than I, fair play...
CDX_Eire
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Southampton (Saturday April 19 2014)

Something For The Weekend (459) (Friday April 18 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 965
2. The Fear 857
3. ClivetheVillan 413
4. Barney2004 254
5. Villan57 253
6. Villan Of The North 216
7. BlackCountry Villa 203
8. sirdennis 201
9. tarzan 194
10. Sussex Villan 193

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Liverpool: We're Not Doing It The Easy Way!
» Liverpool : 21/04/2014 13:30:00
Arnautovic wins Newcastle man of the match poll
» Stoke : 21/04/2014 13:29:00
Stoke and Cardiff play out a draw
» Stoke : 21/04/2014 13:18:00
With Three Games to Play……….
» Fulham : 21/04/2014 13:01:00
From the Opposition Camp!
» Chelsea : 21/04/2014 12:48:00
Trust in Moyes Wavering?
» Man Utd : 21/04/2014 12:37:00
Vital Report: Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool
» Liverpool : 21/04/2014 12:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 14%
Bacuna 1%
Bertrand 3%
Westwood 2%
Vlaar 8%
Baker 1%
El Ahmadi 1%
Delph 1%
Agbonlahor 3%
Albrighton 59%
Weimann 0%
Sub - Holt 3%
Sub - Robinson 4%