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Villa Twins Go Missing

Oh great, more soap opera moments at Aston Villa! This time Eric Djemba-Djemba has gone missing. Now fair enough, the Manchester United fans said he always went missing when playing, but this time the player really has gone missing!

Jumper Jumper was due to return to training after Cameroon were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations and might even have pushed for a start at the weekend as James Milner isn't able to play against his 'parent' club Newcastle United and Gavin McCann is suspended.

However the Djemba twins are out of contact!

David O'Leary told the official site: 'Eric has not been back. We've been trying to get in touch with his agent. We know they all had to go back to Cameroon, but we saw Geremi back at Chelsea last night. Maybe Chelsea put a jet on for him. They all went back to Cameroon and everybody's looking for their players. It's been five days now. I might see him today, but as of yesterday he wasn't back. We were hoping for him to be back and were pinning our hopes on him returning today.'

This is what you get when you buy players and then totally mess them around I guess. That said, if he doesn't want to play ball (literally) I hope his wages are stopped!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 9 2006

Time: 12:14PM

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Perfect opportunity to sell the player- Gross Misconduct, stop his wages and get rid of the moaning idiot to Santander
leelindsay
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09/02/2006 13:04:00

Perfect opportunity to sell the player- Gross Misconduct, stop his wages and get rid of the moaning idiot to Santander
leelindsay
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09/02/2006 13:04:00

I've got very mixed opinions about this issue, so much so that I'm confusing myself. First and foremost, DJx2 has been very badly treated ny the club, like so many players we could mention who are bought and then never given a real chance. (Berson, balaban, Crouch etc.) However he is contracted to the club so should report for training as usual. We should definatly sell him as he'll never play for us again.
DeanoVilla
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09/02/2006 13:39:00

I've got very mixed opinions about this issue, so much so that I'm confusing myself. First and foremost, DJx2 has been very badly treated ny the club, like so many players we could mention who are bought and then never given a real chance. (Berson, balaban, Crouch etc.) However he is contracted to the club so should report for training as usual. We should definatly sell him as he'll never play for us again.
DeanoVilla
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09/02/2006 13:39:00

He has messed up what could have been a chance for him to break into the team on the weekend
dannydeeavfc
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09/02/2006 14:06:00

He has messed up what could have been a chance for him to break into the team on the weekend
dannydeeavfc
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09/02/2006 14:06:00

great news!
AVFCtelegramsam
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09/02/2006 21:57:00

great news!
AVFCtelegramsam
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09/02/2006 21:57:00

Time to get rid. Players like this will never fit in after behaving in such a way. It'll just disrupt the dressing room to have him back.
coyleos
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10/02/2006 12:23:00

Time to get rid. Players like this will never fit in after behaving in such a way. It'll just disrupt the dressing room to have him back.
coyleos
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10/02/2006 12:23:00

We've messed him around, fine, we do that with a lot of players it seems, BUT he is still paid by us, I'd rather his job than mine, so if he goes missing, he should be sacked.
The Fear
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10/02/2006 12:24:00

We've messed him around, fine, we do that with a lot of players it seems, BUT he is still paid by us, I'd rather his job than mine, so if he goes missing, he should be sacked.
The Fear
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10/02/2006 12:24:00

I cant believe players act like this!
simmy8_2000
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10/02/2006 14:00:00

I cant believe players act like this!
simmy8_2000
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10/02/2006 14:00:00

I can't believe Vinny Jones acts like he does - AND gets away with it. ;-p
The Fear
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10/02/2006 16:58:00

I can't believe Vinny Jones acts like he does - AND gets away with it. ;-p
The Fear
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10/02/2006 16:58:00

Any chance we can get Berson back early - he coul have played! He had some good games for us and I think, given the chance, he could do a job for us! DO'L tracked him for ages and barely gave him a chance!
deano.avfc
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10/02/2006 19:09:00

Any chance we can get Berson back early - he coul have played! He had some good games for us and I think, given the chance, he could do a job for us! DO'L tracked him for ages and barely gave him a chance!
deano.avfc
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10/02/2006 19:09:00

If most of us went missing from our jobs without letting employers know we would be up for disciplinary action, no matter how badly treated we felt we had been. I hope the same happens at a football club however I doubt it, something will have been lost in transalation
fatloser
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10/02/2006 19:16:00

If most of us went missing from our jobs without letting employers know we would be up for disciplinary action, no matter how badly treated we felt we had been. I hope the same happens at a football club however I doubt it, something will have been lost in transalation
fatloser
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10/02/2006 19:16:00

It is pretty easy to get lost in Africa, the lad might have a good excuse. Perhaps there is a simple explanation.
NeilBaker
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10/02/2006 19:45:00

It is pretty easy to get lost in Africa, the lad might have a good excuse. Perhaps there is a simple explanation.
NeilBaker
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10/02/2006 19:45:00

Shows the guy's character. Maybe one of the reasons he hasn't made it either here or at Old Trafford.
glensider
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11/02/2006 09:33:00

Shows the guy's character. Maybe one of the reasons he hasn't made it either here or at Old Trafford.
glensider
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11/02/2006 09:33:00

Agreed Deano.avfc, Berson looked quality, why we let him leave whilst we had 'a small squad' (c) DOL, I'll never know.
The Fear
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11/02/2006 12:28:00

Agreed Deano.avfc, Berson looked quality, why we let him leave whilst we had 'a small squad' (c) DOL, I'll never know.
The Fear
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11/02/2006 12:28:00

any news on him yet?
was_danrenshaw
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14/02/2006 17:29:00

any news on him yet?
was_danrenshaw
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14/02/2006 17:29:00

any news on the twins coming back yet?
was_danrenshaw
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14/02/2006 17:31:00

any news on the twins coming back yet?
was_danrenshaw
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14/02/2006 17:31:00

 

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