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Karim's player lowdown: We will have fun on the pitch with Holman!

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Karim's player lowdown: We will have fun on the pitch with Holman!

Karim El Ahmadi has only been at Villa for a few short weeks but he's already well acquainted with everyone in the dressing room.

Here Karim gives his verdict on his fellow new recruits and how they've settled in, as well as running the rule over the very best players in various categories.

New Signings

Ron Vlaar

I knew him from Feyenoord. He's made for this Barclays Premier League competition. It will suit him, no question. He has the game for the top-flight!

I think he will be a very good player for us too. I played with him from a young age and his quality shines through.

He's a good person off the pitch too. He's always very helpful. He tries to help people, even if he doesn't know them.

He's a good guy and a good professional.

Anyone who sees him initially thinks he's big and scary but when you speak to him you realise he's a very friendly guy.

Brett Holman

I didn't know him like I did Ron before I joined but I played against him for around eight years. I knew the way he played and he's a top attacking player.

He's a good professional too. He's willing to talk to the younger players, which is good and encouraging for them.

He's an intelligent player. He can create goals and score goals. We can have a lot of fun and good times with Brett.

Matt Lowton

I didn't know him before he joined but he's a very talented guy.

You can see that in training and in games too.

He's looking very good and I think he will improve every week as he gets used to the Barclays Premier League.

He's a very quiet lad but a top lad!

Best of the Rest

Best Trainer

I couldn't pick anyone out! Everyone works very hard.

I simply can't select anyone because everyone is doing everything they can to make Villa successful.

Most Skilful

Stevie Ireland. His technique is amazing. He's just so good on the ball.


Charles is very, very funny. He tells some great jokes!


Gabby, without doubt. He's so fast. He's like lightning.


I wouldn't know yet! I will let you know at a later date!

Best Dressed

Delphy. He's very well turned out. He looks very cool.

Best Taste In Music

I don't really know anyone's taste yet. Eric plays the music in the dressing room though. That's not bad at all.

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By @AVFCOfficial 23rd August 2012
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