Lichaj at Villa: released and looking for a new club

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  1. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Sorry, I'm afraid it is you.
     
  2. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    good to know. future USMNT captain to worry about here.
     
  3. Major Major

    Major Major Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Colorado
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Honestly, I'd like to see Eric go back to Leeds. He is actually appreciated there, whereas Villa fans seem to think he only has a future as a backup or don't rate him at all. Kind of sad that a team on the brink of total collapse is turning their nose up at a young player that has shown boatloads of potential (albeit at a lower level).
     
  4. alky13

    alky13 New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Manchester/NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Give him time. This is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. If we are to ascend to the next level then he has to prove himself at the highest level. Going down to the championship shouldn't be priority until January if anything.
     
  5. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Lichaj did not make the 18 today for AV.
     
  6. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Well since Lichaj is a RB I don't see him making the line-up with everyone healthy. Coaches tend to have a back up CB on the bench instead of RB.

    Today Luke Young had to come off the field due to injury so Lichaj could be looking a start next weekend.
     
  7. jwat15

    jwat15 Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    And Givens was laboring pretty bad during the game. Even had Collins taking the goal kicks again. So Guzan may be getting the nod next week along with Lichaj.

    What I trying to say is..If Villa loses next match, there probably wont be a fan thats not pointing the finger at them. Obviously:cool:
     
  8. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Re: Lichaj at Villa and out on loan: Who's Live at Leeds?

    Villa plays a cup match tuesday against Hereford so I expect to see Lichaj start. Same with Guzan considering Given's injury.
     
  9. redcomet

    redcomet Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    Lichaj scored in the Carling Cup match against Hereford.
     
  10. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    very good game for Lichaj. He attacked a lot. Unlucky not to have gotten 2 goals.
     
  11. SecludedMonkey

    SecludedMonkey New Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Think he will get any first team action soon in the league?
     
  12. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not likely, barring a couple of injuries.
     
  13. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    The two fullbacks Young and Warnock have been very good this season. Lichaj probably is the #3 fullback at the club so once an injury happens or one of those two have drop in form, then Lichaj will be given a shot. Young actually had to be subbed off last game, but I don't know how severe of an injury he currently has.
     
  14. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lichaj should probably leave if that's the case.
     
  15. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not at all clear. Ciaran Clark has made the bench ahead of Eric in both league matches and he played LB last week after Luke Young went off with a minor injury (with Stephen Warnock moving from LB to RB).
     
  16. JC_LIZard

    JC_LIZard New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Club:
    FC Dallas
  17. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm still holding out hope that Leeds will sign him for the year before the transfer window closes.

    Leeds could really use him as Simon Grayson is playing kids/CBs out of position at fullback. They're doing fairly well so far but one injury and we're really hurting and the starting LB Aidy White went off today with an injury. If Grayson has to move Darren O'Dea from CB to LB and Andy O'Brien (who looked completely awful the first 2 games, slightly better apparently today) back in at CB, the outlook worsens drastically.
     
  18. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    No because with Young's injury history and Warnock being a very streaky player, Villa needs a fullback that can play that position very well just in case. Lichaj will get time with Villa this season trust me.

    It is pretty clear. Lichaj doesn't make the bench because he is a fullback. Lichaj can only play the fullback position and as a coach, you want a versatile defender on your bench just in case something happens. Clark can play LB, CB, or CDM so that is why he is the defender that makes the bench. McLeish only wants one defender on the bench and that is why Lichaj is not the guy he chooses.
     
  19. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, it's not clear. Clark certainly provides versatility in that he can play centrally, both in defense and in midfield, but McLeish wouldn't be the first Villa manager to prefer Clark over Eric at LB. We shall see.
     
  20. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Well that is because I don't know if McLeish sees Lichaj as LB as well or just a RB. If McLeish is hesitant to play Lichaj at LB, that would give him even a lesser chance of making the bench.
     
  21. chrizzah

    chrizzah Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    DC
  22. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He might have to ride the bench for a while and wait for an injury or 2, but it´s good to know Eric is in their long-term plans
     
  24. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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