When Holman does add goals to his game, we’ll be laughing
We asked the question earlier on today regarding which summer signing has impressed you most up until this point of the season (Link), and there were a number of different answers as you’d expect. One man that kept popping up though was Brett Holman, and the Aussie has quickly won over the Villa faithful. Here is a little selection of the praise that went his way:
‘Brett Holman, he never stops running, he chases the ball down, gets in good positions and plays with Villa passion #avfc’
‘Holman I think is a brilliant signing’
‘Holman. Well done McLeish!!’
‘Brett Holman for me,an old fashioned non stop, up and at em midfielder whose full of action and involved in everything’
‘Holman cant believe Mcleish signed him, great signing’
Many fans already view Holman’s signing as one of the only good things to come out of the McLeish era, and anyone who works as hard as he does for the team is always going to be popular. He scored a few belters in preseason, and the signs are there that he’s close to grabbing his first competitive goal for us sooner rather than later. The player himself has been talking to the official site, and here is a selection of what he had to say:
“It could always be better. I could have scored two goals on Sunday but the keeper made two great saves, so it could always be better.
“You just have to try to do the right things and everybody has to fight hard for their spot. That’s my main aim.
“You have got to get into those positions and in the first few games I haven’t had those opportunities,”
“They came up against West Brom and you have to pull the trigger and if you don’t try you’ll never know.
“I was running to the corner flag celebrating after the second one but he pulled off a great save.
“All credit to him but it was unlucky for me. I think everybody tries to score goals.
“It is something you have to try and the keeper made some great saves unfortunately for me.”
Good to hear, and he was pretty unlucky against the Baggies. I’m still not sure where his absolute best position is, but given the flexibility we often see under Paul Lambert, he should have few worries keeping his place, when you consider the good he brings to the team.
As proven in our small, but scientific study, he’s already proving popular with the Villa faithful. If he does start adding goals to his game though, you think his popularity will start to sky rocket.