Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Getting Back To His Best

Getting Back To His Best

Jlloyd Samuel says on his icons website that he thinks he is getting back to his best and that he has relied on his family to help him through the hard times this season.

'I feel I'm getting back to my best. I'm enjoying my football and it's just nice to be playing regularly again'

Jlloyd has suffered an up and down season due to injuries and the added competition from Wilfred Bouma and ended up the target for some of the Villa boo boys. However he looks to have gained some of his old confidence that not only earnt him a place in the Villa side, but made him an automatic choice. Some fans have lost faith in his ability, but it seems he is out to prove them wrong. Personally I think he is a great player when he is on form and he is far from at the peak of his game. He certainly links up well with Gareth Barry on the left and has got a cutting edge pass when the tactics allow him to go forward.

He continued: 'On the odd occasion when I have got a bit frustrated I've had my family to fall back on and they've all been great. My relatives have been up from London to visit me quite a bit, while my partner has been very supportive. She's great. And I've also had my little boy to keep me occupied and he always makes me realise how lucky I am.'

Adding the footballing cliché:

'you're only as good as your last game and we need to get a result or all our good work of the last few weeks will be forgotten about. You always have to keep proving yourself as a player and as a team. We're still looking over our shoulders a bit in the Premiership so it's important we beat those teams around us, one of which is Newcastle. It's not going to be easy.'

'But their loss has been our gain and he's been one of our outstanding players this season. He's got a lot of skill, his enthusiasm is infectious and he's full of energy.

'And what I like about him is that if things aren't going well for him he never lets his head drop. He always gives 100 per cent and keeps coming back for more.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday February 11 2006
Time: 11:50AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
He gets a load of stick and pulls off a couple of decent performances, for that you have to give him some credit, but for me he isn't good enough.
Vince_AstonVilla
12/02/2006 21:16:00
0
He gets a load of stick and pulls off a couple of decent performances, for that you have to give him some credit, but for me he isn't good enough.
Vince_AstonVilla
12/02/2006 21:16:00
0
i always stuck by this lad whils others slated and im glad i stayed by him hes proven many wrong and i hope he kicks on from now
was_danrenshaw
14/02/2006 17:33:00
0
i always stuck by this lad whils others slated and im glad i stayed by him hes proven many wrong and i hope he kicks on from now
was_danrenshaw
14/02/2006 17:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Nigel Pearson NOT Aston Villa Bound - Rammed

Phew (for me) and doh (for others!) Nigel Pearson has gone to Derby County

Di Matteo Appointment Close

Late yesterday evening it was reported that further talks between Chairman Steve Hollis and Roberto Di Matteo had taken place...

No Villa Regrets For Amavi

French Left back Jordan Amavi has said he has no regrets about joining Aston Villa last summer, and he's pretty down to earth when it comes to his thoughts...

Xia Has Bigger Plans To Benefit Aston Villa

It's being reported that new owner, or soon to be, Dr Tony Xia is already in talks to purchase a second club.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment31%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other40%
An average appointment16%
No thanks appointment!13%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2016 Monaco GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Burns Set to Make History Tonight
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions861
2.The Fear504
3.kefkat347
4.sirdennis296
5.Fulford254
6.Lerner Out!250
7.JuanPabloAngel228
8.glensider205
9.DeanoVilla175
10.Silhillvilla174
Vital Football Comment